This article is about the Golgafrinchan captain of Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B. For Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz, click here.
It's probably time I was getting out of this bath in fact. Oh, I don't know though, why stop just when I'm enjoying it.
—The Captain[src]

The Captain was the ablutophiliac commander of the Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B, containing the supposedly useless third of the population of the planet Golgafrincham.

He likess taking a bath with his rubber duck (he bathed practically the entire time he was captain of the B Ark and as much of his time on Earth, a total time of over three years, as has been documented in the bath) and has got a very relaxed attitude towards everything. The Captain also has a fondness for a drink called "jynnan tonnyx."


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The Captain having a scrub in the tub on prehistoric Earth.


Primary Phase[]



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Ford Prefect and the Captain, looking at the Golgafrinchans' efforts at creating a wheel.

Behind the scenes[]

  • His personality was based on Douglas Adams' habit of taking extraordinarily long baths as a method of procrastination to avoid writing.
  • He was portrayed by:
    • David Jason in the radio series
    • Frank Middlemass in the LP album adaptation
    • Aubrey Morris in the TV series