From the pages of Douglas Adams' masterwork 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' trilogy, comes the SciFi Cult television series (under the same title).
Arthur Dent is a 6' tall ape decendant whose best friend is Ford Prefect (a Beatlegeusean editor for the Guide). When a fleet of Vogon ships destroy the Earth in order to make way for a hyperspacial bypass, Ford saves Arthur just in time by catching a ride on one of the ships. Together they set out on an adventure involving such characters as: Zaphod Beeblebrox (the President of the Universe who is currently on the lam), his smart and pretty assistant Trillian, and Marvin the Paranoid Android, who is always depressed in one way or another.
Original, witty, and always funny, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series is truly Douglas Adams at his best.