The Greatest American Hero

Season 1 Episode 3

The Hit Car

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 25, 1981 on ABC
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After years of tracking Johnny the mobster, Bill thinks he has a chance to convict him. An ex girlfriend has agreed to testify but only if Bill personally drives her to the courthouse. They're attacked several times along the route, with Bill receiving repeated injuries. They arrive only to find out that the ditsy girlfriend is not as helpful as they thought she would be.moreless

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    Gwen Humble

    Gwen Humble

    Scarlet Wild

    Guest Star

    Gianni Russo

    Gianni Russo

    Johnny Damanti

    Guest Star

    Kene Holliday

    Kene Holliday

    DA Arnold Turner

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Bill develops his taste for Milk-Bone dog biscuits when that's all that's available to eat at the safehouse Pam arranges for them.

      • In one of the last flying scenes they edited in the first flying scene where he crashes in to the wall then show him landing under the hit car from the show that followed them to the school.

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    • NOTES (2)

      • In the Season 1 DVD, Robert Culp(Bill Maxwell) says he can't get over why Bill never hit on Pam "Counselor" Davidson(Connie Selleca). Culp mentions the closest they came to that was in this episode. Bill, Pam, Ralph and the girl are at a secret hideout home. Pam and Bill are talking in the kitchen as he looks through the blinds for anything suspicious. Bill bluntly tells Pam that the woman is hitting on Ralph and that Pam has permission to "whacky smacky" if the woman gets out of line with Ralph. Pam is appauled and says something like "i can't believe we both live on the same planet." Bill replies in a sincere, lovelorn torn, "funny, I was thinking the same thing about you Davidson." Quickly he changes back to "Bill" mode and gets cocky.

      • Notice how many clips from this one are in the credits with the "Believe It Or Not" song.
        Also notice how many clips of Ralph's flying are stolen from the first two episodes.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The high school students are performing Taming the shrew. The lady that Bill and Ralph are sent to transport is a bit on the demanding side. The play seems quite fitting once you see all that they go through to please the witness.