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Season 1

18 Mar. 1981
The Greatest American Hero
The Pilot episode of the series. School teacher Ralph Hinkley meets FBI agent Bill Maxwell on a field trip to the desert, where they are met by a UFO that gives them a mission and a red costume with amazing powers. The new team must then use those powers to thwart a conspiracy.
 
25 Mar. 1981
The Hit Car
Ralph's class prepares to perform Shakespeare while he works with Bill to dodge professional killers and transport a beautiful and flirtatious FBI informant to testify against her drug-dealing mobster boyfriend.
 
1 Apr. 1981
Here's Looking at You, Kid
A military aircraft with a top-secret prototype targeting system is stolen, and Bill recruits Ralph to help him find the gun-sight, during which Ralph discovers a new superpower that he is unable to control. Meanwhile, Ralph's students press a classmate to run for class president, and Pam's mother and judgmental father fly in from Minnesota to meet Ralph.
 
8 Apr. 1981
Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard
FBI agents and Russian killers pursue a man and woman, Ralph's students are disillusioned and preparing to drop out of school, and Bill is given a lie detector test where he is caught covering for his extra-terrestrial and super-suit escapades, causing him to be suspended from the FBI until he takes a follow-up test. Bill comes up with a plan to resolve the high-profile FBI case in order to buy himself out of the failed test predicament, enlisting Ralph and Pam to help him.
 
15 Apr. 1981
Reseda Rose
Ralph and Pam's plans (all of them) take a back seat when Rhonda's Mom Rose is kidnapped, opening the door to a Soviet operation to steal U.S. secrets.
 
29 Apr. 1981
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Ralph retires the suit after his super-heroics result in a near-tragedy. Bill desperately needs Ralph to help him crack a corrupt cop caper masterminded by a war buddy. Can the Lone Ranger remind Ralph of a hero's great responsibility?
 
6 May 1981
Fire Man
Tony is accused of arson, and Bill and Ralph must find evidence to clear his name.
 
13 May 1981
The Best Desk Scenario
Pam and Ralph get promotions, and Bill begins to worry about his mistakes and mortality. Pam's new boss is mixed up with the mob, and the team must rescue her and Bill's career.
 

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