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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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Episode complete credited cast:
Mary Ellen Stuart ...
Mya Stark ...
Sarah Hathaway (as Mya Akerling)
John A. Zee ...
Alien (as John Zee)
Arm Wrestler
Jeffrey Markel ...


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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1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Brandon Tartikoff felt that ABC had made a terrible mistaking in canceling the series and decided NBC should recreate it with a female protagonist. This pilot was not picked up but was added to the syndication rerun package. See more »


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 »


Sarah Hathaway: You must be Mr. Maxwell. My name is Sarah, I live here. Can I get you something to drink?
Bill Maxwell: Well, uh... stiff scotch wouldn't be bad.
Sarah Hathaway: We don't encourage alcohol in our home, Mr. Maxwell. If you need scotch to help you through a situation, then you may have the beginnings of a serious social problem.
Bill Maxwell: How old are you?
Sarah Hathaway: Almost seven. How about you?
Bill Maxwell: None of your business.
Sarah Hathaway: You look about fifty. You ever have a facelift?
Bill Maxwell: No, I never have. How about you?
Sarah Hathaway: I'm too young.
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References The Dick Cavett Show (1986) See more »


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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