So in Pee Wee's Big Adventure a convict with black hair in his 40s named Mickey Morelli stopped his red convertible to pick up Pee Wee Herman, an old school nerd in his early 30s. What I am wondering is why did the convict pick up this hitchhiker? Why risk letting someone know his location? Did he just need someone to talk to? What purpose did it serve?
There is no explanation given by Mickey Morelli at the time that he picks up Pee-Wee while he is hitchhiking to Texas:
Pee-Wee: Thanks a million. I've been trying all day.
Mickey: The name's Mickey.
Pee-Wee: I'm Pee-wee.
Mickey: How about some music? Forget the music. Let's enjoy the scenery.
Perhaps Mickey is wanting to have a passenger with him to assist him in his escape. Pee-Wee has an idea to pose as Mickey's female companion to elude a road block set up by police who are searching for Mickey: