The series was a superhero drama-comedy. Ralph Hinkley was a schoolteacher for 'special students', and was determined to get through to them. The novelty of the show was based on his inability to properly learn to use the super suit, and even learn of its capabilities, other than by trial and error, because he lost the instruction manual in the desert.
Last Episode03x09 Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo Aired: Feb. 03, 1983
A young Chinese scientist has invented a deadly particle "ray gun" weapon. A local gang kidnaps his uncle, hoping to obtain the gun. Bill's plan …
The Greatest American Hero: Season 1, Episode #3 - Saturday On Sunset Boulevard
Maxwell and Hinkley discover that they are in the midst of international affairs that could gravely affect the world.
The Greatest American Hero: Season 1, Episode #4 - Reseda Rose
Hinkley and Maxwell discover a direct link between an important spy network in charge of stealing secret…
Series Fun Facts
- Two years after the show's cancellation by ABC, NBC picked up the series and aired its reruns in a Sunday night, post-prime time time slot. This led to speculation that NBC was looking to…
[show]Two years after the show's cancellation by ABC, NBC picked up the series and aired its reruns in a Sunday night, post-prime time time slot. This led to speculation that NBC was looking to revive the series, but their efforts only resulted in The Greatest American Heroine pilot.
- The shows theme song was sung by Joey Scarbury and released as a single, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Charts during the summer of 1981.
- In March 2002, plans were reportedly underway at Disney to make a feature film of the TV series.