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The Greatest American Heroine 

The aliens tell Ralph to find a suitable replacement for himself when his secret identity is revealed to the world. Much to Bill's disgust he selects a woman to be his successor.

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Mary Ellen Stuart ...
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Sarah Hathaway (as Mya Akerling)
John A. Zee ...
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The aliens tell Ralph to find a suitable replacement for himself when his secret identity is revealed to the world. Much to Bill's disgust he selects a woman to be his successor.

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According to William Katt, the original concept for this pilot was for NBC to revive the series with himself back in the role of Ralph Hinkley for another season, but due to his steady work on Perry Mason, he declined the offer, thus The Greatest American Heroine concept was created, and ultimately rejected. See more »

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When Ralph and bill are looking at the computer for the next wearer of the suit, the camera pans to the right and the boom mic shadow is visible on the wall. See more »

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Holly Hathaway: Ralph, you were right, this cape is so cumbersome and - you know, I'm not so sure about these little shoes, they're so blah. Maybe we could go with a nice pump?
Ralph Hinkley: Eh, Holly, I think you'd better forget redesigning the suit, I think the green guys are kinda locked into this model.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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The Greatest Love of All
Music by Michael Masser
Lyrics by Linda Creed
Performed by Whitney Houston
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Cute, close but no cigar
10 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

It was a cute retry of a great show. As a huge fan of G.A.M. I love the thought that they tried to redo it, BUT, it just did not hold the snap of the original series. While the woman was cute, and looked really good in the suit, she was too flighty and too obnoxious, she was more annoying than foil to Maxwell. I know what they were going for, I just do not think they captured it. Had the show aired and progressed maybe it would have improved, but it just goes to show that you shouldn't rehash a show unless you have the same caliber of actors and writers. I also felt cheapened by the way Ralph had to give up the suit, it seemed like a cop out. It was emotional, but it seemed like the show ended there, then they went to the goofy girl. I am glad that I saw it, it gave some closure, but unless you are a die hard fan, it is almost passable.


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