Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY GREATEST AMERICAN HERO DAY!
Happy Greatest American Hero Day! Yep, believe it or not, today is the 28th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero.
During the evening of March 18, 1981 at 7:00 on ABC the two-hour pilot premiered. That night was a television event that found my brother and I parked in front of the tube with big bowls of popcorn and orange soda. We loved it! The show was so good that it was one of the few times that two hours went by without us wrestling on the shag carpet over a TV show or Atari.
We followed the show until its untimely cancellation in 1983. The show was created by the king of TV characterization, Stephen J. Cannell, the guy who whips out the paper from his typewriter at the end of his TV shows. Probably the main reason why this show has become a cult classic is the main cast - William Katt, Robert Culp and Connie Sellecca. They were a fantastic trio!
In honor of this great show, I've scanned a few items to help celebrate this greatest American holiday! You'll find those in seperate posts below. First, you can view some old TV Guide scans by following thislink.
See one of the original TGAH suits at the in the Hall of Heroes Museum.
More amazing props and collectibles can be viewed here.
Also, I came across a couple of vintage snapshots of TGAH fans from back in the day. View ‘em here and here.
Be sure to visit the Greatest American Hero Shrine.
I know what I’m doing tonight and that’s watching the pilot episode, popping some popcorn and drinking some orange soda!