In "Like Man, Somebody Dig Me," a beatnik tries to play it cool when he is framed for murder.
As the episode opens, a beatnik named "The Tennis Shoe" is hitch-hiking his way to California to read a poem to the Pacific Ocean. A friendly couple pick him up on their way to Las Vegas, but he is barely able to tolerate their squareness. He explains to them that he is "cool" with whatever happens, and if they want to be a part of his experience, well, that is their decision.
They explain to him that they were just trying to make conversation.
As the three of them are driving, they hear a news bulletin on the radio about a hatchet murderer on the loose. At first, the couple are convinced that their hitch-hiker is the wanted man, but he convinces them he is harmless because he doesn't have a hatchet. When they stop for gas, the couple drive off and leave TheTennis Shoe at the gas station.
The Tennis Shoe continues hitching down the road, but he is soon picked up by the Kingman police. They have reason to believe that he is the man they are looking for...
(Image of Route 66 from Wikimedia Commons)