Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Greatest American Hero's content is pretty tame by modern primetime drama standards, but you'll still see shootouts, kidnappings, death threats, and some injuries. The protagonist is a mild-mannered teacher-turned-superhero whose altruistic priorities don't always mesh with his hardened FBI boss', which makes him all the more endearing. Expect to see some drinking and smoking indicative of the times of this '80s dramedy, as well as some allusions to sex, but nothing physical.
No sex is shown, but there are implications of it. Women make blatant passes at Ralph, insinuating they'd like to sleep with him. He's usually shy and polite about the attention but doesn't encourage it.
Plenty of shooting, guns, and some death, but the violence usually isn't very bloody or graphic. Kidnappings, death threats, and plans for hits on enemies are common, and innocent bystanders are often caught in the middle of the violence.
Rarely "hell" and "damn."
The series has fun with the typical superhero story, centering on an average guy who's thrown into the position against his own wishes. He likes to help people and nab the bad guys, but he doesn't care for the trappings of being a hero. Good and bad are easily identified, and the law (or the FBI, in this case) defines the two sides. Women (especially the pretty blondes) are often referred to as "bimbos" and assumed to be unintelligent.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults often drink and/or smoke, but it's more a sign of the times than a plot point.