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"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: There is a line in the book that references Ford Prefect puffing and panting after running a short distance, followed by the joke that "Writers are not used to that kind of exercise". Douglas Adams, the series' progenitor, died of a heart attack he sustained while working out.
Trillian, who came across as a very poor mother in Mostly Harmless, thanks to her Married to the Job lifestyle, is much more sympathetic here and spends a lot of the book dealing with her guilt over how she raised Random.
Random herself, thanks to her Lotus-Eater Machine experience of serving as Galactic President, transcends her original Emo Teen characterization and now has ambitions of opening Earth up to contact with the rest of the galaxy.