Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Anyone remember the TV show The Greatest American Hero? It was about some high school teacher who was given a super-suit by aliens, but he lost the manual, so he never really knew how it worked.

I sort of remember liking it as a kid, but I was too young to know really what the hell was going on with that FBI agent and lawyer, and they used the word “scenario” like 50 times per episode.

One weird tidbit about the show:

The main character’s name was originally Ralph Hinkley, but after the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr., on March 30, 1981, the character’s last name was hurriedly changed to “Hanley” in two episodes. In “Saturday on Sunset Boulevard”, aired within days of the incident, this was accomplished by overdubbing dialogue (i.e. “Hinkley” to “Hanley”) whenever the character’s last name was spoken aloud. For the rest of the first season, the character was generally referred to as either “Ralph” or “Mister H”, although in “The Best Desk Scenario” where Ralph is given a promotion and his own office space, we see the name “Ralph Hanley” on the door plaque. By the season 2 premiere, “The Two-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Fast Ball”, the show’s producers returned the character’s surname to the original Hinkley.


Have a bitchin’ day, pals.