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The '''barman of the [[Horse and Groom]]''' was a [[human]] bartender who served [[Ford Prefect]] and [[Arthur Dent]] three pints each at lunchtime. He was a football supporter, believing Arsenal would win the game that day. After being told the world was about to end, he called "last orders, please."
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[[File:Horse_and_groom_barman-film.png|thumb|350px|The barman of The Horse and Groom in the 2005 film.]]The '''barman''' was a [[human]] bartender who served [[Ford Prefect]] and [[Arthur Dent]] three pints each at lunchtime on the [[Thursday]] that the [[Earth]] was destroyed. He was the barman of [[The Horse and Groom]] in all versions of the story except for the television series, when the name of the pub was changed to the name of the inn used for the setting: [[The Red Lion]], Haywards Heath, Sussex.
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He was a football supporter, believing Arsenal would lose the game that was to be played later that day. After being told the world was about to end, he called "last orders, please".
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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[[File:Screen Shot 2018-09-02 at 11.12.45 pm.png|thumb|210x210px|The barman as seen in The Red Lion in the 1981 TV series.]]
 
The barman appeared in:
 
The barman appeared in:
 
*[[Fit the First|Fit the first]] of the original radio series.
 
*[[Fit the First|Fit the first]] of the original radio series.
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*[[Stephen Moore]] in the LP recording.
 
*[[Stephen Moore]] in the LP recording.
 
*Albie Woodington in the 2005 movie.
 
*Albie Woodington in the 2005 movie.
The Red Lion Inn at Chelwood Gate, West Sussex was used during the TV series.
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==Trivia==
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*At the time of the creation of HHGTTG Arsenal were in something of a slump, unlikely to be heavily favoured in many league matches save by their diehard fans.
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[[Category:Humans]]
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[[Category:Minor characters]]

Latest revision as of 01:25, February 3, 2019

Horse and groom barman-film

The barman of The Horse and Groom in the 2005 film.

The barman was a human bartender who served Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent three pints each at lunchtime on the Thursday that the Earth was destroyed. He was the barman of The Horse and Groom in all versions of the story except for the television series, when the name of the pub was changed to the name of the inn used for the setting: The Red Lion, Haywards Heath, Sussex.

He was a football supporter, believing Arsenal would lose the game that was to be played later that day. After being told the world was about to end, he called "last orders, please".

AppearancesEdit

Screen Shot 2018-09-02 at 11.12.45 pm

The barman as seen in The Red Lion in the 1981 TV series.

The barman appeared in:

  • Fit the first of the original radio series.
  • The novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Episode 1 of the TV series
  • The 2005 movie.

Behind the scenesEdit

The barman was portrayed by:

TriviaEdit

  • At the time of the creation of HHGTTG Arsenal were in something of a slump, unlikely to be heavily favoured in many league matches save by their diehard fans.
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