The Greatest American Hero

The Greatest American Hero ran for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 it stared William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley Robert Culp as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson.

The show’s premise is that a group of aliens gives Ralph Hinkley a special red suit that gives him superpowers. on his way back to his car Ralph looses the instruction manual to the suit, so has to learn how to use his powers by trial and error, with varying degrees of comical results.

Ralph’s Supersuit grants him the powers of and there are quite a few, flight, super strength, resistance to bullets, invisibility, precognition, telekinesis, x-ray vision, super speed, pyrokinesis, holographic vision, shrinking, psychometry, resistance to fire/heat, and finally superbreath, I think that’s it, bloody hell I could do with one of them.

The show had a fantastic theme song “Believe It or Not” , composed by Mike Post, lyrics by Stephen Geyer, and sung by Joey Scarbury.


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