The Greatest American Hero

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ABC (ended 1983)

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  • Great show despite pirated concept

    8.0
    Greatest American Hero was pretty much television's attempt at a comedy take on the Superman legend, like the Batman show of the 60's was. The idea itself of the alien suit being given to an Earthman was lifted from Green Lantern Hal Jordan of DC Comics, but unlike Jordan's power ring, school teacher Ralph Hinkly's suit would not respond to his will power, but rather to an instruction manual he lost in the first episode.
    An interesting note: Ralph's last name, Hinkley, was pretty much ditched around the time of John Hinckley's assassination attempt on then President Reagan. The writers/producers had him referred to as "Mr. H" by his students to avoid upsetting viewers.
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