Episode 3 - Fit The Third - Missing Scene ScriptHere's the script for the missing scene. The text is from the first edition of the HHGTTG radio scripts book. A newer edition is available from Amazon. This is worth reading if you are a fan. You can see that this short sample is filled with stage directions and notes that can't be (directly) heard in the radio programme; the book is full of similar material.
EDDIE It'll all end in tears, I know it F/X HATCH CLOSES LEAVING TOTAL SILENCE. WIND. GRAMS PINK FLOYD `SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND' INTRO. FROM THE ALBUM `WISH YOU WERE HERE' (They all have to shout into the wind) ARTHUR It's fantastic! FORD Desolate hole if you ask me. TRILLIAN It's bloody cold. It all looks so stark and dreary. ARTHUR I think it's absolutely fantastic! ARTHUR It's only just getting through to me... a whole alien world, millions of light years from home. Pity it's such a dump though. Where's Zaphod? ZAPHOD (Calling from a distance) Hey! Just beyond this ridge you can see the remains of an ancient city. FORD What does it look like? ZAPHOD Bit of a dump. Come on over. Oh and watch out for all the bits of whalemeat. GRAMS THEY ARE ALL WALKING OFF AND THEIR VOICES FADE, WITH THE MUSIC ARTHUR Do you realize that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can you do Marvin? MARVIN Rock and roll? F/X: GRAMS AS THEY FADE INTO THE DISTANCE THE PINK FLOYD MUSIC CHANGES ABRUPTLY INTO `ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC' BY THE FAB FOUR WITH JUST A SLIGHT ELECTRONIC DISTORT AND ECHO TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE ROBOT IS IN FACT SINGING IT TRILLIAN I wish I knew where my mice were. ZAPHOD (Approaching) OK, I've found a way in. ARTHUR In? In what? ZAPHOD Down to the interior of the planet - that's where we have to go. Where no man has trod these five million years, into the very depths of time itself... GRAMS THEME MUSIC FROM 2001 (ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA) HAS BEEN BUILDING UP UNDER THIS AND NOW REACHES A CLIMAX ZAPHOD Can it, Marvin GRAMS 2001 THEME STOPS ABRUPTLY ARTHUR Why underground? ZAPHOD Well according to the legends the Magratheans lived most of their lives underground. ARTHUR Why, did the surface become too polluted or overpopulated? ZAPHOD No, I think they just didn't like it very much. TRILLIAN Zaphod, are you sure you know what you're doing? We've been attacked once already you know.