My Hero

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 04, 2000 on BBC
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Thermoman follows Janet to Northolt for love, but Janet's life is already crazy enough with her parents and work without adding a superhero to the mix.

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  • A wonderful introduction to Thermoman and his wacky friends & relatives and sane girlfriend!

    9.7
    This is a pretty perfect pilot episode- clear premise, fun characters, fun music, costumes, and effects! That is, of course, taking for granted the brilliantly quick, and quick-witted, script! The zingers fly almost as fast as an Ultronian!



    I have watched for five series/seasons, and while there are some newer situations and a couple of more characters added here and there, the basics were set-up in the pilot.



    Personally, I think Janet summed up part of what I enjoy about this show- she mentions how the circus if fun when it comes around, but no one wants the circus everyday. Not only do we see how George adjusts to Earth customs and ways, but how Janet adjusts to an odd lifestyle that's pretty impossible to explain to outsiders.



    The cast is uniformly great in their roles and I can't really picture anyone else playing them!



    I'd gush on, but I'd be keeping you from watching a great half-hour of goofy, thoughtful, smart comedy! So? What else do I have to do?! *g*moreless

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Ultronian Facts:
      • George mentions that six beats/minute is fast for an Ultronian heart beat.
      • Ultronians have "Solar Batteries" in their bodies which give them their powers.

    • Mrs Raven's hair is very blonde and has NO curlers or hairpins visible.

    • The items that George brought to Janet's flat to show her he really was Thermoman were:

      • Janet's Granny
      • Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers
      • A penguin
      • A block of wood he carved into a flute/pipe, and then brought an female Irish dancer over
      • The Pope

    • George's first present for Janet is a pair of hand-woven, Nepalese surgical stockings; she could also strain yogurt through them!

    • The sign on the place George was living in in Killeeny was:

      Killeeny Boarding House
      All Rooms
      Colour TV
      Tea & Coffee
      Facility

      Proprietor:
      Mrs Bridie O'Riordan Killeeny 6198

    • Other doctors at the Health Center are J. Plumb and R. Drew; the Center's hours are 9-5 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Janet is the only nurse in the facility.

    • Women from the planet Zargos have nose hair down to mid-chest level. Arnie only mentioned the women, so the men may or may not have this condition.

    • Janet's flat is clearly shown to be #59.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • George: She's come out for dinner with me, but I don't know what to do next. I need help!
      Arnie: You got her a present?
      George: Surgical stockings.
      Arnie: You do need help. Okay, you take her back to her place, and you show her the money! If she likes you as George 'Surgical Stockings' Sunday, she'll love you as Thermoman!
      George: You think so?
      Arnie: You're Tom Cruise in tights, only taller.
      George: Right, I'll show her what I'm made of. Well, not literally, I mean, she'd faint if I did that.

    • Janet: Tyler, what were you on in the sixties?
      Tyler: Well, I was on Jupiter for a few years, then I got moved to Saturn.

    • Mrs Raven: And you are...?
      George: Fine, thanks!

    • Arnie & George: Zneet, znadder, zneet.

    • Piers: Hello, sick people. "I am always here."

    • Mrs Raven: D'you know what's wrong with her?
      George: Well, she's got rheumatoid arthritis in her left shoulder, a slightly irregular heartbeat, and two nasty scars where she was delivered by forceps.
      Mrs Raven: I meant, why is she unconscious?
      George: Oh, she just fainted.
      Mrs Raven: And you are...
      George: Fine, thanks for asking!

    • Piers: (to Ella) You have the legs of a teenager.
      Mrs Raven: (under her breath) On steroids.

    • Janet: We have drugs now, Tyler.
      Tyler: We had drugs then.

    • Piers: So, Mrs Raven, you doing anything remotely interesting tonight?
      Mrs Raven: I'm taking the triplets to see the exorcist.
      Piers: Great movie.
      Mrs Raven: Who's talking about the movie?

    • George:Janet, in my many travels across this planet, I have met 9842 women who were prettier than you, over 21,000 cleverer, but to me you are perfection. You've captured my hearts.

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