As inevitably as the rise of the sun, one of these shows did a “don’t hitchhike” episode. But I think they got this one backward, honestly. The first time the naughty hitchhiker, played by Jewel Blanch, gets into a stranger’s car, he drives it off a cliff. The second time, reasoning that he’s not a stranger any longer, the car’s electrical system shorts out, leaving them stranded on train tracks with the power locks down. So the lesson probably shouldn’t be “don’t get into strangers’ cars,” but “don’t let Jewel Blanch into your car; she’s bad luck.”
Striving for the moral high ground, we reminded Daniel not to get into a car with strangers. “I know that,” he said with a roll of his eyes.