Captain Nice

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Captain Nice was a comedy TV series that ran from January-May 1967 on NBC. Riding the tide of the camp superhero craze of the 1960s, the show's premise involved police chemist Carter Nash, a mild-mannered mama's boy who discovered a secret formula that, when taken, transformed him into Captain Nice.

Captain Nice didn't behave much differently from Carter Nash. In fact, the good Captain ran around in a pajama-like costume sewn lovingly by his mother. Carter Nash selected the name "Captain Nice" since he already had items monogramed "CN". His superpowers included the ability to fly, but he was nervous about doing so as he was afraid of heights.

Carter had a girlfriend in the police department, Sgt. Candy Kane. Candy looked like the typical meter maid, but there was something about her that attracted Carter--not to mention Captain Nice.

The series was created by Buck Henry, who was a co-creator of the later hit series Get Smart.

Carter/Captain Nice was played by William Daniels, who later gained critical acclaim and won several Emmy Awards as Dr. Mark Craig in the drama St. Elsewhere.

Ann Prentiss, younger sister of actress Paula and sister-in-law of actor Richard Benjamin, played Candy. She was never to have the recognition Paula had, and met with a bizarre twist of fate in July 1997.

Alice Ghostley played Carter's mother. She later won fame as neighbor Bernice on the comedy Designing Women.ja:キャプテン・ナイス

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