The Greatest American Hero: Living or Dead?
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|Artist||pinguino k from North Hollywood, USA|
|Desc||William Katt, star of The Greatest American Hero at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2008|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution 2.0|
The Greatest American Hero
|Released||18 March 1981|
|Ended||3 February 1983|
|Genre||comedy-drama and science fiction|
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Number of episodes||45|
|Number of seasons||3|
About The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero burst onto television screens in 1981, bringing with it a fresh take on the superhero genre. The show followed the adventures of Ralph Hinkley, a high school teacher who is given a suit with incredible powers by aliens. However, there's a catch - Ralph loses the instruction manual, leaving him to figure out how to use the suit's abilities on his own.
Starring William Katt as Ralph and Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell, The Greatest American Hero was a hit with audiences and critics alike. The show's blend of action, comedy, and heart made it a standout in a crowded TV landscape.
One of the show's most memorable elements was its theme song, "Believe It or Not," performed by Joey Scarbury. The song became a chart-topping hit and remains a beloved piece of pop culture nostalgia.
Despite its popularity, The Greatest American Hero only lasted three seasons before being cancelled in 1983. However, its impact can still be felt today, with references to the show appearing in everything from The Simpsons to Guardians of the Galaxy.
Overall, The Greatest American Hero was a groundbreaking show that paved the way for future superhero stories. Its mix of humor and heart, along with its iconic theme song, have cemented its place in TV history.
- "The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series." DVD Talk, 2010.
- "The Greatest American Hero." IMDb, accessed 28 July 2021.
- "The Greatest American Hero." Rolling Stone, 22 June 2018.
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