Tex (derived from his real name Terry and "Texas and that") is a friend of Michael's who regularly visits the BP petrol station. He loves American things, including trucks, America's Strongest Man and Dr Pepper. His hero is John Wayne and he owns a pick-up truck which he calls "Convoy". Alan is instantly disdainful of Tex and disgusted by his obsession with American things, but primarily threatened by the fact Michael has found a new friend. Michael plays up to Tex's interest in American things by making truck horn noises and visiting Truckfest with him. Alan attempts to reconcile with Tex by inviting him to watch The Spy Who Loved Me, but is horrified to discover Tex has taped it over with America's Strongest Man.