Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Known For: narcissism, general ass-hattery
Zaphod is the inept president of the galaxy in the absurdist Hitchhiker's caper. He hails from the planet Betelgeuse, is related to Ford Prefect through three common mothers, and invented the potent Pan-galactic Gargleblaster cocktail. He was also named worst dressed sentient being in the known universe (which is almost, but not quite as funny as the Vogons having the galaxy's third worst poetry, the first being a poor lady in England). I really like Sam Rockwell's portrayal of Zaphod in the 2005 movie version. He's wacky, but charming (how else could he have lured the much smarter Trillian?). He's loveable but a complete fool.
Fitting that Zaphod appears in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe as we have reached the end of the A to Z posts. Thanks for reading!
Stay tuned: usually the A to Z-ers do a wrap-up post in May. I'll have books to give away!