The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

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  • William Katt and Connie Sellecca in The Greatest American Hero (1981)
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  • Connie Sellecca in The Greatest American Hero (1981)

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Stephen J. Cannell

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27 July 2005 | xallisterx
Season Three
After a short first season, and a full length second season, GAH's problems stemming from a lawsuit with DC comics finally brought enough pressure to convince ABC execs to pull the plug.

The Greatest American Hero is one of, if not, the most underrated shows of the 1980's. Slapstick, family friendly humor, and a nod to the comic book crowd.

The third and final season DVD collection includes four episodes that were never aired on ABC (the show went to syndication in the early 90's, and FX did in fact air the four episodes) with guest appearances ranging from Andre the Giant, to Bob Saget, and a strong natural chemistry with William Katt, and Connie Selleca, as well as Robert Culp, who once played Kelly Robinson in the series I Spy.

GAH is highly recommended, not only for adults who grew up with the series, but also their children, it's a refreshing look back at the more wholesome family entertainment that dominated the 1980's culture.

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