If you thought that what triggered my downward spiral last weekend was proof that I’m too loosely wrapped, then you’ll be calling for them to bring on the funny jackets when I tell you what finally snapped me out of it: full immersion in the SYFY Channel’s 20 hour The Greatest American Hero marathon I DVRed over Sunday and Monday. I defy anyone to do that and not come away with a smile (or brain damage :roll:)!
For anyone who’s ever looked, you’ll have noted that in the very first post for the My Heroes volume of this blog, Inspiration, The Greatest American Hero was the first thing on the list. That’s just how much I liked that show. I mean, how can you not love a guy who manages to stumble and fumble his way through saving the day, time after time, despite losing the instruction book for his alien provided super-suit – TWICE?!?!
To this day, in fact, The Greatest American Hero theme song plays through my mind whenever I’m in a particularly good mood. And the full version of “Believe It Or Not” (Written by Mike Post and Performed by Joey Scarbury) is even better!
Amazingly enough, while searching out that video I found a Youtube page where you can watch full episodes of this classic show: YouTube – The Greatest American Hero. For some strange reason, neither this site or the SYFY marathon includes the pilot episode, but both had my favorite episode, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” (from season 1).
I don’t know how I missed that site back when I did the Inspiration post, but I have been following The Greatest American Hero (William Katt) on Facebook ever since.
Well, I’ve gotta go. There’s still a few hours left for me to watch! 🙄
I want ice water.