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The Greatest American Hero

Superhero spoof about an inept crimefighter with superpowers given to him by aliens. Trouble is, he lost the instruction manual. The show wasn't a hit, but the theme song, `The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not),' was. Stephen J. Cannell (`The A-Te (more…)

Premiered: March 18, 1981

Rating: TV-PG

User Rating:4.31 out of 5 (16 ratings)

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  • Premiered: March 18, 1981
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • User Rating:4.31 out of 5 (16 ratings)
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  • Premise: Superhero spoof about an inept crimefighter with superpowers given to him by aliens. Trouble is, he lost the instruction manual. The show wasn't a hit, but the theme song, `The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not),' was. Stephen J. Cannell (`The A-Te… (more)

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