Arthur Dent

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.

Kai the Hitchhiker

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.