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 ...
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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 was meant to be a spoof on the superhero genre, just as the Batman TV series of the same era was intended to be. I believe that the Batman series prompted at least two "copycats" in the fall of '67, Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice. I was only ten when these were on, but I thought they were funny. I expect, however, that adults tired of the rather juvenile humor. That may be why they only lasted a season (or less).
However, I wonder if the producers of the early '80s show, "Greatest American Hero" were somehow influenced by these programs. GAH was also a total "deconstruction" of superheroes, though the humor was much more adult and thoughtful. Just wondering...
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