Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Favorite Fictional Character (1)

Favorite Fictional Character

Ryan at Wordsmithonia started this on every Wednesday.

So, thanks to Ryan I thought I would join him in this fun walk down memory lane - Remembering all the great characters I have come across in books, movies, television series, cartoons, comics, or any other source you can name.

Great American Hero

Okay, so some of you young pups out there probably wont know who this is. This hero had a television series that played on ABC from 1981 through 1983.
Here is a little background of the show for you:

Ralph Hinkley, the characters name, is a school teacher who takes his students on a field trip and the bus breaks down. Ralph starts to walk back looking for help with the broken down school bus and in doing so a car stops. The driver of the car is an FBI agent. To both of their surprise blue lights appear in the sky. Yep, you guessed it...Aliens. The aliens tell Ralph and the FBI agent they are to work together to save the world and give Ralph a case. Later when Ralph opens the case he finds a red suit which gives him superhuman powers.

Now that is said the show can get going. Ralph becomes the Great American Hero. Yet this is more than just another superhero show on the television, it is a comedy of a superhero. See, Ralph has lost the operating manual for the suit in the desert where the aliens found them. Ralph clumsily rescues all in need of rescuing with the help of his partner (the FBI agent).

The humor of the whole show takes the superhero theme to a whole new level. You knew with every rescue you would have a good laugh and know it was an accident that the rescue even worked out.

The actor/actress choices were wonderful. They all played their parts off of each other very well. This just added to the humor in the show as well.

I have to say when I was growing up I looked forward to this show every week. It was enjoyable, and hilarious. You couldn't help but crack a smile when it came on. I can still see Ralph trying to land after flying. HA HA!!! He never did get that down, did he...


  1. Ha, ha, very cool! Great character! I have never seen this before, though. It looks like it would have been a funny one. Very cool, Mel!

  2. OMG I remember this show too! I use to love it way back when! Dang it makes mefeel oldat 35!! You know they have this out on dvd! The oldie one I want is Ally McBeal..I loved that show! :)

  3. I loved this show!! Of course, I'm not a young pup. Whatever happened to that actor??
    I love renting old series on Netflix and reliving my childhood

  4. I am so glad I am not the only one who remembers this show. I just loved the humor in it.

    Krista, Froggy, Deb - Thanks everyone for stopping by!

    I love these posts with Ryan because it was like a nice stroll down memory lane. I really like remembering some of these shows.

  5. Love the show, Love the post, you are the best! Now I'm going to be singing Believe it or Not for two nights in a row!

  6. I have been singing it for 2 days. lol! That was all I could remember yesterday till you helped me with the name. Thanks Ryan. This really is a lot of fun!

  7. We're really showing our age here! I loved this show when I was a kid. I used to watch it with my parents and my sister. William Katt was great!

    Great first fict character post Melissa! I've got one brewing...soon. It's a good one too =)

  8. Michelle I cant wait to see your pick. I have a few tucked away in the closet in the back of my mind that I have to pull out and think over for next week.

    This is a fun blog to do. Thanks!


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