Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that ... See full summary »
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Stephen Strimpell ...
 Stanley Beamish / ... (17 episodes, 1967)
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 Hal Walters (17 episodes, 1967)
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 Harley Trent (17 episodes, 1967)
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 Barton J. Reed (17 episodes, 1967)
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Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that gives him an hour's worth of strength, courage and flying time. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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He's the country's unique crime fighter. In reality he's a mild-mannered filling station attendant, but when law and order break down, he takes a magical pill which sends him flying after the gangsters. Starring Stephen Strimpell, Dick Gautier and John McGiver as Barton J. Reed. New comedy, in color.

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9 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Immer wenn er Pillen nahm  »

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After the show was canceled, Universal took three episodes of the program and edited them into a feature titled "The Pill Caper" (copyright 1967), which was then syndicated to television. See more »

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Narrator: [over opening titles] A scientist both wise and bold set out to cure the common cold. Instead, he found this power pill "which", he said, "most certainly will turn a lamb into a lion. Like an eagle he'll be flyin'! Solid steel will be like putty. It will work on anybody!" But it was found this potent pill made the strongest men quite ill. And so the secret search began to find the one and only man! What they found made them squeamish, for only Stanley Beamish, a meek and droopy daffodil, could ...
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I loved it.
7 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember this growing up in Australia. I was 6 years old. I loved watching this and have never forgotten the show. I have only re-visited the show, using the web just recently and had to make a comment in here, seeing as there wasn't any.

Dick Gautier was brilliant I remember him walking around acting like a turkey and uttering "Gobble gobble.. gobble"

The greatest American Hero was probably inspired by Mr Terrific, same kind of scenario of a Superman that was a clown. As someone said , "everything Clark Kent tried to be"

Directed by the one and only Jack Arnold his fame includes, Gilligans Island, Rawhide, Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Love boat so much more..

I have been looking for recordings of this series.


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