The Greatest American Hero

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The Shock will Kill You - A space shuttle is about to crash, and only Ralph can save it. He does so, but ends up magnetized. Worst of all, a strange creature aboard the shuttle heads towards Los Angeles, electrocuting all who get in its way.
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Ralph Hinkley (William Katt) was just a normal guy. Until, that is, the substitute teacher gets a visit from beings of another world! The aliens give him a suit of red that endows him with superhuman powers, leaving with the directive that he fight crime and injustice. Working with FBI Special Agent Bill Maxwell (Robert Culp), our reluctant hero—who immediately loses the suit’s instruction booklet—must discover how to harness his awesome powers while duking it out with the bad guys.
  • Season

    S1/EP 1 - Pilot: Part 1

    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.

    S1/EP 2 - Pilot: Part 2

    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.

    S1/EP 3 - The Hit Car

    A mobster that Ralph and Bill put in jail is out on parole, and is seeking revenge. He has his girlfriend pretend to be willing to be an informant against him, but only if Bill takes her in to court.

    S1/EP 4 - Here's Looking at You Kid

    Someone has stolen a secret gunsight. Bill again hopes to use the super suit to help solve the case. This time, however, Ralph has his own problems: he's unexpectedly turning invisible.

    S1/EP 5 - Saturday Night on Sunset Blvd

    Bill reluctantly recruits Ralph's students to help him track down a Russian defector.

    S1/EP 6 - Reseda Rose

    Ralph and Bill try to unravel a case involving secret military plans, a Russian submarine and the kidnapping of Rhonda's mother.

    S1/EP 7 - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

    Ralph takes advice from his childhood hero, The Lone Ranger, after he almost kills a busload of people by accident while busting some crooks.

    S1/EP 8 - Fireman

    Tony is hired to repossess cars, and unknowingly takes a car filled with arson equipment. He gets pulled over, and blamed for setting fires.

    S1/EP 9 - The Best Desk Scenario

    Bill is so depressed after being passed over for a promotion that he decides to quit the FBI, but not before one last adventure with Ralph. Mission: rescue Pam from the mob.

    S2/EP 1 - 200 Mile an Hour Fast Ball

    The California Stars pitchers are all getting beaten up by thugs, and it's up to Ralph and Bill to figure out why.

    S2/EP 2 - Operation Spoilsport

    Ralph and Bill must stop World War III by defusing a corrupt military leader's plans to launch a surprise missile attack against Russia.

    S2/EP 3 - Dont Mess Around with Jim

    Ralph and Bill are kidnapped by a tycoon.

    S2/EP 4 - Hog Wild

    A motorcycle gang tries to force Ralph to do their dirty work while holding Bill captive.

    S2/EP 5 - Classical Gas

    Ralph's students start a band, and a promoter lands them a spot on a big-ticket concert while trying to get Pam to go out with him.

    S2/EP 6 - The Beast in Black

    After Ralph finds a window into the fourth dimension he uses it to help Bill, who has been possessed by a woman's spirit.

    S2/EP 7 - Lost Diablo Mine

    Bill has a treasure map, and takes Ralph and his class out to the desert to find the lost Diablo Gold Mine.

    S2/EP 8 - Plague

    The psychotic leader of a militant cult tries to spread the small-pox virus.

    S2/EP 9 - Train of Thought

    Ralph crashes head first into a train, and gets amnesia. Pam and Bill have to convince him that the suit really works.

    S2/EP 10 - Now You See It

    While practicing flying in the desert with Bill, Ralph gets a vision of a plane crash. They figure out that the crash hasn't happened yet, and they're supposed to prevent it.

    S2/EP 11 - The Hand Painted Thai

    Years ago, prisoners of war were brainwashed to respond to a code phrase. Now, someone is using them to commit acts of sabotage.

    S2/EP 12 - Just Another Three Ring Circus

    Ralph takes a job at the circus as a human cannonball while trying to help Bill bust a crime ring that involves a phony dating service.

    S2/EP 13 - The Shock will Kill You

    A space shuttle is about to crash, and only Ralph can save it. He does so, but ends up magnetized. Worst of all, a strange creature aboard the shuttle heads towards Los Angeles, electrocuting all who get in its way.

    S2/EP 14 - A Chicken in Every Pot

    When an old FBI buddy invites Bill to his Caribbean retreat, Maxwell takes Ralph, Pam and the students along. Unfortunately, they find themselves involved in a voodoo plot to take over the island's government.

    S2/EP 15 - Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    Ralph and Bill hunt for a sea creature in the Bermuda Triangle, suspecting that the monster may be responsible for all of the boats that disappear there.

    S2/EP 16 - It's all Down Hill From Here

    Ralph skis like a pro with the suit on, and stands in at the Olympics for a Russian skier so the man can defect to America and hand over top-secret information.

    S2/EP 17 - Dreams

    An act of kindness backfires when Ralph uses the suit to help a coworker with a personal project.

    S2/EP 18 - There's Just No Accounting

    Bill convinces the parents of a kidnap victim to pay the ransom, certain that Ralph can recover it when he saves their little girl.

    S2/EP 19 - Good Samaritan

    Tired of using the suit to fight crime, Ralph decides to branch out, trying to help an old man fighting to keep his home. However, Bill wants him back on the hunt for bank robbers.

    S2/EP 20 - Captain Bellybuster

    Bill receives hot tips on a speed factory working out of a fast food chain, and a newspaper reporter publishes pictures of Ralph flying.

    S2/EP 21 - Who's Who in America

    Ralph's mother is re-marrying to a man who planted a microchip in her engagement ring.

    S2/EP 22 - Lilacs, Mister Maxwell

    Bill falls in love with a female FBI agent, and wants to tell her about the suit. She turns out to be a spy ordered to kill him.

    S3/EP 1 - Divorce Venusian Style

    Ralph and Bill get into a fight and Ralph quits the partnership and leaves the suit with Bill, but Ralph gets caught in the crossfire with some Neo-Nazi and is seriously wounded and the Nazis get possession of the suit.

    S3/EP 2 - The Price Is Right

    One of Ralph's high school classmates is now a pro football star, but gamblers kidnap his wife to force him to throw a game. Ralph dons the suit to save his pal, but to do so, Ralph must take his place in a big game.

    S3/EP 3 - This is the one the Suit Was Made For

    Pam is ready to break up with Ralph after he always puts the suit first. Bill gives them tickets to a tropical island to keep them together. Once there, they discover Bill's true plan-to use the suit to find a missing experimental aircraft.

    S3/EP 4 - The Resurrection of Carlini

    A magician killed performing his greatest trick seemingly returns from the grave to murder his three rivals. Ralph must use his suit to out trick the would-be killer.

    S3/EP 5 - Newlywed Game

    On the way to Ralph's bachelor party, he and Bill are kidnapped and Ralph is persuaded to fly a mission for the president.

    S3/EP 6 - Heaven in Your Genes

    Ralph must rescue Bill who has been kidnapped by a crazed scientist, who wants to experiment on him to find out what makes him such a successful agent.

    S3/EP 7 - Live at Eleven

    Ralph tries to make the connection between terrorists who tried to steal plutonium, and a TV news anchor who plans to run for President.

    S3/EP 8 - Space Ranger

    Ralph's finds that his newest student is wanted by the CIA and KGB after tapping into a Soviet satellite.

    S3/EP 9 - Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo

    Ralph and Bill find themselves trying to protect a Japanese man after a gang tries to kidnap him.

    S3/EP 10 - Wizards and Warlocks

    Bill is called upon to find a missing Middle Eastern prince, but it turns out that the prince is involved in a game of Wizards & Warlocks. Ralph and Bill try to unravel the mystery of the game and find the prince before the potential kidnappers do.

    S3/EP 11 - Desperado

    Ralph and Pam come across some horse rustlers who steal a herd of wild mustangs, but Ralph stops them from capturing on the prize stallion, Desperado.

    S3/EP 12 - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

    After receiving a bomb threat, Bill is put in charge of protecting Dak Hampton, the lead singer of a rock n. roll group.

    S3/EP 13 - Vanity Says the Preacher

    Bill accepts an invitation to be honored as Man of the Year by a Latin American country where years before he was instrumental in helping them establish a democratic government.