Regardless of how funny you found the special do you or do you not find yourself welling up and blubbering like a baby when Lister delivers his final monologue to Kochanski? For me I think this is the peak of pathos in a show that has had some fine moments over the years. There is so much hope and beauty contained in his delivery and in the rediscovered optimism and self-belief that first led us to fall in love with the character. In my view no lines of dialogue in the show's history come close to making us root for one of its characters (Out of Time's "Well I say fight" is a close second) more than those three words delivered with that irrepressible smile: "Yeah...I will" Was anyone really not touched by this? Did anyone seriously believe this was "phoned in acting". If so I can only say "no soul, man...no soul..."