I preached a sermon about this show a few weeks back, and it was a blast watching clips and remembering how much I loved this show. The Greatest American Hero is a television show that ran on ABC from 1981-83. It’s a comedy drama about a teacher, an average guy, who is given a superhero suit by aliens. The problem is that he loses the manual, so he has to figure out how to use it by trial and error. What makes the show so brilliant is that that’s how we all feel. We’re all trying to figure life out by trial and error, we all feel like a hero sometimes, but when we do we’re usually not sure how it happened or what we did to make it happen. All superheroes are people we can relate to, but the reason we can relate to him is unique among superhero stories, and it is also the most universal. That’s why I wish I’d written this show, even though I was only eight when it began.