"O.D. Feelin" is without a doubt one of the best "Hitchhiker" episodes and it was ahead of it's time, but focused on a theme that captures the then current times of the 1980's. Set in a futuristic world the viewer is taken on a journey of betrayal and deception with characters from all walks of life that most can identify with, only the power struggle is over a powerful bag of cocaine which was a media darling and common problem in the 1980's. It starts with Sandra Bernhard as a trashy homeless woman on the street at night when she crosses a shootout between a drug pusher and mobsters, and when all bite the dust, she recovers the bag of white powder and treats it like gold. Yet in the big city everyone wants power, money and fame, soon one by one this little white bag goes thru the hands of two dumb city slickers, a chemist, a hooker, and a king ghetto pimp before finally ending up in the hands of the main man Mr. Big(played great and well suited for Gene Simmons). The ending of the episode is freaky and wild it just blows you away! This was well done it really captured the mood and times of the mid 1980's when everyone was power hungry and betrayal was so common, especially when it came to dealing with power drugs like cocaine. I know people can even relate this to then President Reagan's war on drugs during the 80's. The moral lesson from this episode was drugs like cocaine can give you power, but when you sell your loyalty it corrupts your soul and life both. Overall a wonderful "Hitchhiker" episode due to it's moral lesson and for the way it captured 80's pop culture.
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