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Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – ‘Urgo’ (S03E16)

Description: An alien invades the minds of SG-1 members.

Ooooooh, another episode played mostly for laughs. As if you couldn’t tell from the teaser act, the appearance of Dom Deluise should cement the fact for you. Once again, the SG-1 writers show that they can do comedy quite well. Too bad they don’t do it more often.

DeLuise does a great job of Urgo, talking non-stop and being very funny. In fact, you should watch the extras in the background who are not supposed to see Urgo. Many times they look like they are trying to keep from laughing. I can only imagine what the takes for each scene were like.

In any case, this is a fun episode, even if it isn’t that deep (although they do hit on the whole ‘what is a lifeform’ thing near the end).

Best Lines:

[SG-1 tries to one-up each other using cliches.]

Teal’c – “Appearances may be deceiving.”

O’Neill – “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.”

Jackson – “A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell.”

O’Neill – “Never run with… scissors?”

[Doc Frasier discovers devices in SG-1’s brains.]

Hammond – “Can these devices be removed?”

Fraiser – “Not without causing irreparable brain damage, sir.”

O’Neill – “What’s the down side?”

[Carter attempts to explain what Urgo is.]

Urgo – “You are so smart, Samantha. I love that about you.”

O’Neill – “Carter?”

Carter – “The technology implanted in our brains, sir. We’re looking at some sort of visual communication interface; controlled hallucination.”

O’Neill – “So… I… Be- What?”

Urgo – “He gets confused. By the way, who is Mary Steenburgen?”

[Urgo explains what he wants.]

Urgo – “I wanna live! I wanna experience the universe! And I wanna eat pie!”

O’Neill – “Who doesn’t?”

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3 Comments on Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – ‘Urgo’ (S03E16)

  1. I wondered what you would think of Urgo, glad to see you liked it. The whole episode is awesome. I wish the writers had kept THIS kind of humor (where everyone acts silly and funny and no one is singled out for mocking and joking around) rather than how they did it on Atlantis with the same person being the butt of a joke every time and everything bad/crazy that could happen happened to him.

     

  2. For a fluff and non arc story, this is one of the funniest in the oeuvre. Deluise is a big reason why. As Jen says above, too, the writing of the humor here is better than many Stargate episodes.

  3. Urgo was really great, both the episode and the actor. And while the idea maybe wasn’t that new, the execution was very funny.

    Some nice urgo-scenes for other non-us sfsignal-readers (with spoilers):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1RsVSZrlho

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