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9 January 1967 (USA) See more »
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.
Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent... See more »
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Actor Michael Pataki Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 27 April 2010, 10:49 AM, PDT)

’50’s Sci-Fi Writer Myles Wilder Dies
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 12)
Stephen Strimpell ... Stanley Beamish / ... (17 episodes, 1967)

Dick Gautier ... Hal Walters (17 episodes, 1967)

Paul Smith ... Harley Trent (17 episodes, 1967)

John McGiver ... Barton J. Reed (17 episodes, 1967)

Paul Frees ... Narrator (17 episodes, 1967)

Series Directed by
Jack Arnold (9 episodes, 1967)
Arthur Lubin (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
Budd Grossman (11 episodes, 1967)
William Raynor (3 episodes, 1967)
Myles Wilder (3 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Jack Arnold .... executive producer / producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Byron Chudnow .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Budd Grossman .... producer (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Gerald Fried (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Cinematography by
Walter Strenge (15 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli (10 episodes, 1967)
Danford B. Greene (4 episodes, 1967)
Robert L. Kimble (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson (14 episodes, 1967)
John T. McCormack (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (17 episodes, 1967)
John M. Dwyer (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 1967)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
John Morrison .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Astor .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
James T. Porter .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1967)
Elbert W. Franklin .... sound (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 1967)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Music Department
Gerald Fried .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1967)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (17 episodes, 1967)

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30 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The character of Mr Terrific is an amalgamation of DC Comic's golden age superheroes; the name "Mr Terrific" is from the DC's Mr Terrific (Terry Sloane), the costume is similar to DC's flying character "Black Condor", and the 1-hour super pills are similar to the Miraclo pills that "Hourman" took for limited strength and powers.See more »
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...See more »
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Referenced in Contact High (2009)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Pill-Popping Superhero, 23 April 2002
Author: blairwitch-1

I also remember this sitcom fondly. I remember the balding man who was the superhero's mentor. That was the man who invented the pill. Mr. Terrific pops a pill, then his face turns one color after another, then he gets super powers. I've always thought the pill was the reason this show got axed. It was a good show! But with all the pill-popping going on during the psychedelic sixties, I would imagine the network caught some blowback.

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