Mr. Terrific

Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: January 9, 1967

Last Telecast: August 28, 1967


Stanley Beamish / Mr. Terrific..... Stephen Strimpell

Barton J. Reed..... John McGiver

Hal Walters..... Dick Gautier

Harley Trent..... Paul Smith


Stanley Beamish was a young gas station attendant whose partner at the station, as well as his best friend and roommate, was Hal Walters. Stanley did have one secret that he kept from Hal - with the aid of special top-secret power pills, he could turn into the caped crime fighter, Mr. Terrific.

The pills had been developed by the Bureau of Secret Projects, a special government agency. BSP chief Barton J. Reed sent Stanley on his missions and and supplied him with the power pills. A power pill would give him extraordinary abilities good for only about one hour each. In emergencies, he could take two booster pills, each good for an extra 20 minutes of super powers but after that, he reverted back to normal.

Stanley was a nice, soft-spoken, naive guy who was the only person on whom the pills worked. This was unfortunate for the BSP as they were looking for someone a little more aggressive to do the crime fighting! His efforts to serve his government were notable, but not always what Mr. Reed would have liked. Stanley was too gullible, to considerate and too preoccupied to pay attention to the time limits of his powers. He had a disturbing inclination for returning to normal at the most inopportune times!