At the end of series VIII of Red Dwarf, "Only the good...";
The short crimson one is in a pretty dire situation, with everything breaking around them. At one point, Rimmer is approached by Death incarnate, only for Rimmer to kick Death in his presumably skeletal crotch and run, stating "Only the good die young."
This is followed by a placard, saying;
Which is then replaced by;
The smeg it is
The next time we see the boys from the Dwarf is in the 3 part "Back to Earth" mini series, where none of this is mentioned.
What happened to the Red Dwarf and it's inhabitants in between the end of series VIII and the start of "Back to Earth"?