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|Wonko the Sane (John Watson)|
|Planet of Origin:||Earth Mark II|
|Appearances:||So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; Quandary Phase|
Wonko the Sane was a marine biologist and scientist, the enigmatic John Watson (regular name) lives in California with his wife and a mysterious glass fishbowl, proudly remaining Outside of the Asylum.
Arthur and his girlfriend Fenchurch visit him in the fourth Hitchhiker's novel. He explains to them the meaning of the fishbowls sent by the Dolphins.
One day, after coming across a set of detailed instructions on a set of toothpicks, John Watson, distressed and fearing for the world's sanity, built The Asylum to put it in and help it get better.
The Asylum can be described as a four-walled house turned inside out.
To elaborate: the ceiling turns outwards, the furniture and carpet rests on the coast, the door one would normally believe to lead into a house leads outwards to a lawn with benches and walking paths, an area John calls "Outside the Asylum", in which is mounted the instructions for the toothpicks to discourage going back in it.
Wonko the SaneEdit
John created his name for two reasons: to reassure people of his sanity, and to remind himself that a scientist, in having no pre-assumed notions, must be like a child; ("Wonko" was what his mother had called him in his youth).
One of the first reasons for which Wonko's sanity was put into question was his insistence of the existence of green-winged angels on scooters, later revealed to be the guardians of God's Final Message to Creation.