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 2, Episode #9 - Train of Thought
Ralph suffers amnesia when he gets knocked out while trying to stop a hijacked train.
The Greatest American Hero: Season 2, Episode #11 - The Handpainted Thai
Bill and Ralph uncover a devious plot to threaten the Western World when a band of hypnotized ex-war prisoners…
Series Fun Facts
- In March 2002, plans were reportedly underway at Disney to make a feature film of the TV series.
- 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.