TV Series | TV-14 | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.
The unsuccessful pilot for a spin-off series, "The Greatest American Heroine", produced in 1983, but not aired until 1986, screens as the final episode in syndication.
They give... and office like THIS to a kid... a GIRL? Come on now, counselor. I wasn't born yesterday.
Pam Davidson: No, it was more like 1880, wasn't it, Bill?
Bill Maxwell: That's very funny.
During the opening credits of the pilot "Greatest American Heroine", the three-note NBC theme is heard as the letters "i-n-e" appear one at a time on screen. (An in-joke as NBC was the network the series was being pitched to at the time)
In 1986, three years after the series ended, a pilot film entitled "The Greatest American Heroine" was produced which reunited the original series cast. The pilot was not broadcast, so the film was reedited as an episode of "Greatest American Hero" (complete with original opening credits) for syndication. It was also included on the 2005 DVD release.
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