TV Series | TV-PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.
Shooty and Bang-Bang (the American cops at the end of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Episode #1.4 (1981)) were inspired by the main characters in Starsky and Hutch (1975). Douglas Adams' impression of this show was that the characters cared too much to shoot people, so they crashed their cars into them instead.
Life. Don't talk to me about life.
The person operating Zaphod's third arm can be seen on multiple occasions.
Animator Kevin Davies, credited from episodes four to six, receives a different, humorous title each time. The job titles are: Mouse Trainer, Milliways Catering and Bath Superintendent.
At the time of filming, BBC policy was that all comedy shows should have a laugh track. The first two episodes were played to an audience of 100 people to record the laugh track, but it was never broadcast in this form.
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