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* ShoutOut: When Ralph is in the hospital, an off-screen voice is heard, [[Film/SupermanTheMovie "That's a bad outfit, Jim."]]


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: When Ralph tries his first flight, he crashes into a building and falls down unconscious. A PI his ex-wife hired to follow him whips out a Polariod Land Camera and snaps off a few quick "instant photos."


Ralph must balance his new powers and responsibilities with his old ones, which not only include his students, but his girlfriend Pam (Connie Selleca) and his son Kevin. The basic concept of the show, combined with the quality of the performances was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for television in the early 80s, even if it appears cheesy and lame to some of the more jaded viewers.

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Ralph must balance his new powers and responsibilities with his old ones, which not only include his students, but his girlfriend Pam (Connie Selleca) and his son Kevin. The basic concept of the show, combined with the quality of the performances was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for television in the early 80s, even if it appears cheesy and lame to some of the more jaded viewers.
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The series is currently being rerun weekend mornings on Heroes & Icons.

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The series is currently being rerun on weekend mornings on Heroes & Icons.


The series is currently being rerun on Heroes & Icons.

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The series is currently being rerun weekend mornings on Heroes & Icons.

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* HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement: As mentioned above, "Operation: Spoilsport's" extensive in-universe use of "Eve of Destruction" means that the episode becomes pretty much incomprehensible when aired without the rights to include that particular song.


Various as-yet unsuccessful attempts to revive the show have surfaced over the years, with the latest proposal featuring a more comedic slant and (once again) a GenderFlip heroine in the form of a young Indian-American woman named Meera; this version, featuring Hannah Simone (''Series/NewGirl'') in the lead role, is planned to premiere on ABC in 2018.

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Various as-yet unsuccessful attempts to revive the show have surfaced over the years, with the latest proposal featuring a more comedic slant and (once again) a GenderFlip heroine in the form of a young Indian-American woman named Meera; this version, featuring Meera. This version got as far as casting Hannah Simone (''Series/NewGirl'') in the lead role, is planned to premiere on role before ABC in 2018.
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Has been rerunning on Heroes & Icons for the past couple of years.

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Has been rerunning The series is currently being rerun on Heroes & Icons for the past couple of years.
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Has been rerunning on Heroes & Icons for the past couple of years.

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* StealthInsult: In "It's Only Rock and Roll", Bill is openly critical of Dak Hampton's rock music and goes on a rant about what makes good music.
--> '''Dak:''' [[SarcasmMode Max, you must have studied music, huh?]]
--> '''Bill:''' In the army, I played a pretty mean accordion. I don't get a chance to rehearse anymore, you know, but I had a version of ''Lady of Spain'' that would have brought tears to your eyes.
--> '''Dak:''' I'm sure it would.

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** On another occasion, Pam is holding up the bad guys of the week with GunsAkimbo, and Bill asks her to give him the guns. She does so -- by pointing them directly at him. Bill reacts to the safety violation with a nervous laugh and immediately pushing the muzzles to a safer direction.


* RunningGags: Bill is constantly injured and is constantly wrecking his cars, accidental or not.

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Bill is constantly injured and is constantly wrecking his cars, accidental or not.


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** Bill is hopeless at pronouncing French loanwords, such as "repertoire".

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* TranslatorMicrobes: In "Divorce Venusian Style", the aliens lend Ralph and Bill a translator device so they can have a discussion in English. It doesn't help when the alien tries to say the name of his home planet and it comes out as a [[StarfishLanguage series of wordless squeaks]], then adds, "There is no other way to say it."

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ralph is a kind, compassionate, generous, socially conscious bleeding-heart liberal whose calling in life is to help troubled youth. That said, threaten people, abuse his kindness or simply push him too far and he will not hesitate to ruin your day.


* MundaneUtility: Ralph will occasionally wear the suit when he thinks it will come in handy for everyday matters. On one occasion he wears the suit as ski-wear when he and Pam go skiing. Ralph claims its because he doesn't get cold with the suit on but Pam notes that it also makes him a much more proficient skier and he's been showing off on the slopes.

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* MundaneUtility: Ralph will occasionally wear the suit when he thinks it will come in handy for everyday matters. On one occasion he wears the suit as ski-wear when he and Pam go skiing. Ralph claims its it's because he doesn't get cold with the suit on but Pam notes that it also makes him a much more proficient skier and he's been showing off on the slopes.

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* MundaneUtility: Ralph will occasionally wear the suit when he thinks it will come in handy for everyday matters. On one occasion he wears the suit as ski-wear when he and Pam go skiing. Ralph claims its because he doesn't get cold with the suit on but Pam notes that it also makes him a much more proficient skier and he's been showing off on the slopes.

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