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Old 09-21-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Who remembers “Captain Nice” and “Mr. Terrific”?

Both were superhero spoofs that turned out to be half-season wonders.
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I just remember they played back to back on different networks. The great John McGiver was in Mr. Terrific.
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While William Daniels of “Captain Nice” eventually found greater fame in Hollywood, Steven Strimpell of “Mr. Terrific” did not. A few years before his 2006 death, he gave an interview to “Outre” (either a print or online magazine) talking about his negative experiences with the series.
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I generally like 1960's TV shows but neither of these were very good, both lasting for only a half season and deservedly so.
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I generally like 1960's TV shows but neither of these were very good, both lasting for only a half season and deservedly so.
They were trying to cash in on the “Batman” craze.
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They were trying to cash in on the “Batman” craze.
This is true. CBS and NBC tried for a ratings grabber of their own in response to Batman, but neither show was a particularly inspired effort and both were half season failures.

As it turned out, Batman didn't really have long term staying power either as it's time on the air, 1966-68, was fairly short. Batman was a fad that rose quickly and shone brightly for a time, then the shine began to fade and eventually disappear.
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I read somewhere once that MR. TERRIFIC is never shown anywhere is because of implied drug use; or something.
I remember years ago in 2001 or 2002 TV Land showed 2 episodes of it though.
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