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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
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This series and a remarkably similar one on NBC called Captain Nice (1967) both debuted the same evening, 9 January 1967. Both shows aired their last episode on 28 August 1968 . Neither was a big enough hit to justify being renewed for a second season. See more »
I was a big fan of Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific. I have some video of the Captain Nice program and after much searching, I recently bought the pilot for Mr. Terrific. Here's the big surprise - Alan Young, not Stephen Strimpell was the original Stanley Beamish, alias Mr. Terrific! Yes, the Alan Young from Mr. Ed. Mr Ed finished in 1966, so he must have filmed the pilot right after. Young was 47 when this was shot, but appeared to be trying to play someone in their late twenties or early thirties. He just seemed to be a little to old for the role, perhaps that's why Strimpell ended up with it.
It was very enjoyable to watch, regardless. It WAS silly. But I'll take that over the garbage that passes for comedy today!
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