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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Updated on June 6, 2014

Who is Zaphod Beeblebrox?

Three arms, two heads, and one big ego. Zaphod Beeblebrox is cool. He's so cool you could keep a side of meat in him for a month. He's also the president of the galaxy - or at least, he was until he stole the starship Heart of Gold, and went on a jaunt to find the fabled planet of Magrathea.

He's not quite sure why. There might have been fabulous wealth involved, but he might have been searching for the real ruler of the universe.

When faced with the horrifying prospect of being fed into the Total Perspective Vortex, he thought first of his stomach, and secondly of a trip to a disco.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox Quotes

"Life is wasted on the living."

"If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now."

"Magrathea's been dead for five million years,' said Zaphod; 'Of course it's safe. Even the ghosts will have settled down and raised families by now."

"I am so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month. I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis."

"That's it,' said Zaphod with the sort of grin that would get most people locked away in a room with soft walls."

"'Hey this is terrific!' Zaphod said. 'Someone down there is trying to kill us!'

'Terrific,' said Arthur.

'But don't you see what this means?'

'Yes. We are going to die.'

'Yes, but apart from that.'

'APART from that?'

'It means we must be on to something!'

'How soon can we get off it?'"

Zaphod to Trillian: Hey slim, are you wearing my underwear? 'Cause I'm wearing yours, and they're not doing the trick.

You Zarkin' Frood!

In Search of The Ultimate Question

Zaphod: Some parts of my character weren't what you'd call presidential.


Trillian: You idiot! You signed the order to destroy Earth!

Zaphod: I did?

Arthur: He did?

Trillian: Love and kisses Zaphod? You didn't even read it, did you?

Zaphod: Well, I'm president, I don't have a lot of time for reading.

Trillian: My whole planet destroyed because you thought someone wanted your autograph!


Ford: What's with the whole two-head thing?

Zaphod: Oh, yeah, apparently you can't be president with a whole brain.

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Zaphod: I'm sensing a lot of hostility from you, Alex.

Arthur: Arthur!

Zaphod: Have you ever tried yoga?


Arthur: Normality? We can talk about normality until the cows come home.

Ford: What is normal?

Trillian: What is home?

Zaphod: What're cows?


Arthur Dent: It's a big-biggy Ford, a big-biggy! I mean what if it rips us all into tiny little atomic partical things?

Zaphod: This is the right one! I have a hunch!

Ford: [smiling] His hunches are good! Arthur! I say we go!

Arthur Dent: Go with a hunch of a man who's brain is fueled by lemons?


Ford: You're looking for the Ultimate Question.

Zaphod: Yep.

Ford: You.

Zaphod: Me.

Ford: Why?

Zaphod: No, I tried that: Why? 42. Doesn't work.


[Waiting for Trillian to be released]

Zaphod: Who are we waiting for again?

[Waits for a reply]

Zaphod: No, I'm serious.

Zaphod Beeblebrox 1981 - As played by Mark Wing-Davey

Which Zaphod did you prefer? The orignal 1981 Zaphod played by Mark Wing-Davey (who also voiced the radio episodes) or the new 2005 Sam Rockwell Zaphod. Vote now!

Who Played the Best Zaphod Beeblebrox?

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      steve834 4 years ago

      What a great politician! Todays mob should model themselves on him.

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      hurrem73 5 years ago

      This was really funny. Great lens.

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      The 1981 was one of my favourite programmes of all time. I enjoyed the new film too - the lemon thing was different, especially for those who are familiar with the Gargleblaster.

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      Oosquid 6 years ago

      Nicely put together lens. I learned a thing or three about Zaphod Beeblebrox.

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Enjoyed the videos on here! A very well organized lens. Great job! Sundae ;-)

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      Nathalie Roy 6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      First time I hear about this Zaphod Beeblebrox, I kinda like his outfit lol.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Three cheers for the man who invented the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

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      C A Chancellor 7 years ago from US/TN

      Cool lens -- I love Zaphod!

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      Paul 7 years ago from Montreal

      Hey thanks for visiting this lens Zaphod fans...I just added some more funny quotes and a poll, hope you enjoy them and don't forget to vote!

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      EelKat13 9 years ago

      I just made a new group, for Sci-Fi lenses. Sending along an invitation to come join it!