The Greatest American Hero: Season 1, Episode 1

The Greatest American Hero (18 Mar. 1981)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Preston Halcomb

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In the pilot when Bill and Ralph are talking in the bathroom at the school, the morning after the alien encounter the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the wall throughout most of the scene See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Blake: You know, I'm getting real tired of being trash.
Tony Villicana: Hey, come on, Rhonda, you ain't trash.
Rhonda Blake: Oh, Tony, that's the way everybody treats me. Everybody except him.
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by Joey Scarbury
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