Mr. Terrific TV Show 1967


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Mr. Terrific TV Show 1967

Complete Series 4 Disk Box Set

Riding the tide of the camp superhero craze of the 1960s, the show’s premise involved gas station attendant Stanley Beamish(Strimpell), a mild-mannered scrawny youth who secretly worked to fight crime for a government organization, “The Bureau of Secret Projects,” in Washington. All he needed to do was to take a “power pill” which gave him the strength of a thousand men and enabled him to fly, much like Superman, albeit by furious flapping while wearing the top half of a wingsuit. To the often-lamented misfortune of the Bureau of Secret Projects, he was the only person on whom the pills worked. It was established that, although the pill would give him high strength levels, he was still vulnerable to bullets. Furthermore, each power pill had a time limit of one hour (like Underdog and DC Comics’s Hourman), although he generally had two 10-minute booster pills available per episode. Much of the show’s humor revolved around the tendency of the amiable yet gullible Beamish to lose Mr. Terrific’s powers at inopportune times, before he completed his given assignment.

Beamish’s government employers were Mr. Barton J. Reed and Mr. Harley Trent, and his day-job partner at the service station was Hal Walters. Beamish was sworn to secrecy concerning his alter-ego and super-powers.

Alan Young, who had just completed his run as Wilbur Post on Mister Ed, was the original choice to play Stanley Beamish, and appeared in the original 1966 unaired version of the pilot, which featured a different supporting cast.

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 “Matchless” January 9, 1967
1-2 “Mr. Big Curtsies Out” January 16, 1967
1-3 “I Can’t Fly” January 23, 1967
1-4 “My Partner, the Jewel Thief” January 30, 1967
1-5 “The Formula Is Stolen” February 6, 1967
1-6 “Stanley the Safecracker” February 20, 1967
1-7 “Stanley the Fighter” February 27, 1967
1-8 “Stanley the Jailbreaker” March 6, 1967
1-9 “Fly, Ballerina, Fly” March 13, 1967
1-10 “Harley and the Killer” March 20, 1967
1-11 “Stanley and the Mountaineers” March 27, 1967
1-12 “Has Mr. Terrific Sold Out?” April 3, 1967
1-13 “Stanly Goes To the Dentist” April 10, 1967
1-14 “Stanley the Track Star” April 17, 1967
1-15 “Try This On For Spies” April 24, 1967
1-16 “Stanley Joins the Circus” May 1, 1967
1-17 “The Sultan Has Five Wives” May 8, 1967

4 Disks – 17 Episodes – Region 1

Additional information

Weight 36 oz
Dimensions 11.5 × 9.5 × 2 in


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