SYFY to AIR The Greatest American Hero Marathon This 4th of July!

For those of us old enough to remember The Greatest American Hero, this July 4th will offer the opportunity to revisit our childhood.

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If you have never seen The Greatest American Hero, it is a funny look in to the life of a man who is given an incredibly powerful superhero alien suit. There is only one problem, he loses the instructions and never figures out how to make it do anything that he wants it to do. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It is worth watching to see what could have happened if Superman had no idea what he was doing.

I am going to tune in to at least one or two episodes to see if it is as funny as I remember and to see if it still holds up to what my childhood eyes made it out to be. I have not seen this in almost 30 years.

Below is a portion of the official press release from SYFY...


New York, NY - June 1, 2010 - Syfy celebrates America's birthday with a 20-hour July 4th marathon of the cult classic The Greatest American Hero, which hasn't been seen on national television since its original network run in 1983. The holiday celebration airs Sunday, July 4, from 9AM-5AM (ET/PT).

Featuring a most unlikely superhero, The Greatest American Hero aired from 1981-83, starring William Katt, Robert Culp and Connie Selleca.

Katt portrayed Ralph Hinkley, a young high school teacher in Los Angeles who is set upon by extra-terrestrials while on a field trip in the desert. The aliens give him an incredible red flying suit with unknown powers - unfortunately Ralph loses the instruction book. Culp plays a neurotic FBI agent who persuades Ralph to use his new powers to fight crime. Selleca is Ralph's girlfriend, an attorney.

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