The idea for the story originated in Douglas Adams' 1982 novel "Life, the Universe and Everything". The original reference said that the Starship was one of the first large ships built with an Infinite Improbability Drive, so that it could have a safe journey. There it is said that the Starship actually exploded, and there is no reference to the "Sudden Massive Existence Failure". See more
Chicken, chicken, squawk, oh bliss! Oh bleeding heck, this chicken's cold! What's this, some sort of low-calorie fob-off? Where's the steaming fat? Where's the hot running grease? This is no chicken - this is some dirty no-good health food!