Red Dwarf X Episode 1 - Trojan
It all kicks off when Rimmer receives an SOS distress call from a doomed ship commanded by his brother, Howard. But Rimmer, being Rimmer, can't bear to save him until he's on an equal footing career-wise. So instead of rushing to his rescue, he does what anyone would do - study for 15 hours to pass the exams he needs to become an officer. The utter smeghead.