The Greatest American Hero

Ralph Hinkley (William Katt) is a school teacher for some troubled youths. He decides to take them all out on a field trip when the bus breaks down. Suddenly , Ralph is visited by aliens who give him a special suit, with a instruction manual, and tell him that he must use the suit to help those in need. After the aliens leave in their spaceship, Ralph loses the instructions and have to try to work the suit himself, with the help of Bill Maxwell (Robert Culp) a despondent FBI agent. Of course, what 80’s TV show would be complete with a beautiful girlfriend, Pam Davidson (Connie Sellecca)!

I remember how funny this show always was. Yes, there were some serious elements (Russian spies, terrorists, gangs). But, it was just the adventure of seeing Ralph trying to become a reluctant superhero and to use his suit without any instructions! Not to mention Maxwell’s constant, yet humorous, berating.

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