Mr. Terrific

Season 1 Episode 0

Pilot

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Unknown on CBS
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The United States' Office of Special Assignments, researching methods of enhancing the physical capabilities of humans, develops a miraculous power pill that will endow great strength, heightened sensory input and propulsion capacity. Unfortunately, the only person whose unique metabolism makes him a suitable subject for this experiment is a timid shoe clerk named Stanley H. Beamish (Alan Young). A ne'er-do-well who seems to be constantly frustrating his girl friend Gloria and their boss Mr. Finney (Jesse White), Stanley is certainly headed for further complications with the introduction of his new government responsibilities. When the head of the OSA is kidnapped by a deadly Soviet dance company (Yes, a dance company), Stanley is pressed into service and saves the day. He is rewarded with plaudits from his superiors and a better fitting pair of flying pants.moreless

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  • The government invents a drug that will turn a man into a Superhero, but the drug is limitted in duration. Worse yet, it works on only one man. That man is Stanley Beamish, a meek department store worker who tends to be absent minded.moreless

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    This very rare unaired pilot is only available in a poor quality tape that has been floating around on the internet. The pilot differs from the series that followed in a couple of ways. First, Alan Young plays Stanley Beamish. Frankly, Alan Young was the better of the two. He had a much better knack for humor and slapstick which had perfected over his comedic career. For whatever reason he abandoned the show, the new Stanley Beamish lacked some of the qualities of the first. Other changes were largely minor including an unnecessary change in jobs to the gas station. Unfortunately, even this change hurt to some extent as it was always fun to see Stanley's old boss at the department store trying to find out where Stanley was going and what he was doing.



    In any case, the pilot was a good, albeit, extremely silly Superhero parody. It was also better than the two episodes I have seen from the regular series that followed.



    Interestingly, this show came out at the exact same time as Captain Nice, another Superhero parody made by the creator of Get Smart.moreless

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