The Greatest American Hero

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ABC (ended 1983)

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The Greatest American Hero
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This show was first aired in 1981, and was both a comedy and a drama. A special "power suit" that only works on him is given to the teacher by the aliens, and he is paired up with the gumshoe FBI agent who keeps them both busy with his scenarios. The suit of "unearthly powers" gives the power of strength, flight, invisibilty, flames, telekenesis, vision of events without being there, protection from bullets and fire

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altruistic behavior, outrageous situations, relationship woes, underdogs, superhero escapism