In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) wakes to find that Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. He's able to escape, just barely, with the help of extraterrestrial hitchhiker Ford Prefect and still dressed in his bathrobe.
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May 1, 2013 by Amanda
Sherlock Holmes’s flatmate and blogger seems harmless enough when you first meet him, but don’t let the frumpy exterior and questionable taste in sweaters fool you. Underneath the plaid and knits is a sharp-eyed ex-soldier and adrenaline junkie who loves the chase almost as much as his partner-in-crime-solving does.
June 18, 2014 by Tom
In the FX television adaptation of Fargo, Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) is a polite and meek insurance salesman from Bemidji, Minnesota. After he’s pushed over the edge by his old high school bully and then his abusive wife, boy does he embraces his darker side.February 25, 2013 by Jaime
When Kai hitched a ride with a stranger he probably wasn’t expecting to save a life or become an internet sensation as a result. However, that’s what happened when an interview with the laid back hitchhikers took the internet by storm and resulted in several parodies. Perhaps this proves everyone does get 15 minutes of fame.
August 23, 2014 by Tom
In the 1981 BBC adaptation of Douglas Adams’s the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ford Prefect (David Dixon) is an alien journalist who’s doing undercover research on Earth. He chooses his name with the idea that it will be inconspicuous, when in fact it’s the name of a popular car model.