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Mr. Terrific 

Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ...  Stanley Beamish / ... 17 episodes, 1967
Dick Gautier ...  Hal Walters 17 episodes, 1967
Paul Smith ...  Harley Trent 17 episodes, 1967
John McGiver ...  Barton J. Reed 17 episodes, 1967
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Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent. When the Government's Bureau of Special Projects needs Stanley, he takes a pill that gives him an hour's worth of strength, courage and flying time. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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He's the country's unique crime fighter. In reality he's a mild-mannered filling station attendant, but when law and order break down, he takes a magical pill which sends him flying after the gangsters. Starring Stephen Strimpell, Dick Gautier and John McGiver as Barton J. Reed. New comedy, in color.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Immer wenn er Pillen nahm See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the show was canceled, Universal took three episodes of the program and edited them into a feature titled "The Pill Caper" (copyright 1967), which was then syndicated to television. See more »

Quotes

Barton J. Reed: Yes. I'm afraid it's a 'Purple Alert.'
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Referenced in Contact High (2009) See more »

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39 years ago...
10 December 2005 | by darthciteSee all my reviews

Like the previous comment, no one I know has any memory of "Mr. Terrific" whatsoever. I was five years old when this show aired, but remember that "Mr. Terrific" had to take some abnormally large pill to get his superpowers, which he kept secreted in his ring. He would make several funny faces when he swallowed it, which of course was hysterically funny to a five-year-old! He always had to wear his "flying jacket" when he flew, and he would flap his arms as he did so. Whenever his boss called for "A-C-T-I-O-N", Mr. Terrific would swallow that pill & save the day. I thought I was the only guy on Earth who remembered it!


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