Urgo (Stargate SG-1)
|Stargate SG-1 episode|
Urgo convinces Teal'c to try the paddles
|Episode no.||Season 3
|Directed by||Peter DeLuise|
|Written by||Tor Alexander Valenza|
|Original air date||December 19, 1999|
Urgo is the sixteenth episode from season 3 of the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. The episode guest stars Dom DeLuise, the real life father of director Peter DeLuise, as Urgo, a curious being who invades the minds of the SG-1 team. The episode is revered among Stargate fans for its humour and is often quoted as one of the best Stargate episodes of all time.
The SG1 team embark on a trip to visit a planet with an idyllic beach, but as soon as they step through the stargate, they find they are back in the SGC. They thought that they just left, but have been missing for hours. They soon discover that an alien device has been implanted in their brains and a being called Urgo reveals himself to the team. But no one else can see him and he is extremely irritating. Will they be able to extract him before they lose their minds?
The episode is rated highly among critics and fans of the show alike. Much of the praise is focused on the humour, script and acting.
Dom DeLuise ad-libbed the majority of his lines in the episode, and Christopher Judge found the constant ad-libbing so hilarious, keeping a straight face around DeLuise proved nearly impossible on-camera for him, so everyone agreed to reduce his shared camera time with DeLuise for this episode.