Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Greatest American Hero

Each Wednesday night in 1981, my Dad and I would return home from church and sit down together to watch The Greatest American Hero. The show, which ran on ABC for three seasons, was more comedy than drama, and it made my Dad laugh.

Dad was then, and remains today, an intensely private sort of fellow, and laughing--especially a good ol' rip-roaring belly laugh--is a pretty public display of emotion. So, anything that made my Dad laugh out loud was cool with me, and I enjoyed watching episodes with him mostly because of that.

I miss that show.


Off Route 75 said...

I liked the one where they went into the Fourth Dimension (not the Fifth Dimension, mind you), and some ghost chick possessed Maxwell. When his eyes were blue, you could tell it was her!

The guy who played the G.A.H. (William Katt) also read for the part of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Just a bit of geek trivia.

The Film Geek said...

Yep, and William Katt is also the son of the woman who played Perry Mason's secretary.

Kelly said... went to church?

jedi jawa said...

I don't remember a lot about this show even though I did watch it. What came to mind when reading your post was that awful message that George left on his answering machine on "Seinfeld".

"Believe it or not, I'm not home, where could I be...believe it or not I'm not home."

LisaY said...

It was a funny show! Especially when he would change into his hero outfit or he was flying! You couldn't help but love the funny all American boy with blonde curly hair. My grandmother (who I spent alot of time with) never laughed, but when we watched "Benny Hill" together she always smiled really big, her equivalent of a laugh, the show got on my nerves with all his running antics but her smile made it worth watching!