Captain Nice

The alter ego of Carter Nash (William Daniels), a costumed crime fighter on the superhero spoof CAPTAIN NICE/NBC/1967. Carter Nash was a shy police chemist working for Big Town Police Department in Big Town, USA when he accidentally discovered a powerful and foul-tasting blue liquid formula called “Super Juice.”


When swallowed, the formula made Carter impervious to harm, giving him the ability to fly (he was afraid of heights), to move at fantastic speed and to have tremendous strength. The Super Juice powers were only effective for one hour. When Carter first tried his experimental formula, he hiccuped and was abruptly struck by lightning.

captain-nice-william-danielsTheme Song Lyrics

Look, it’s the man who flies around like an eagle
Look, it’s the enemy of all that’s illegal
Look, at the muscles on his arms, they’re like hammers
Look, it’s some nut who walks around in pajamas
That’s no nut boy!
That’s Captain Nice, nice, nice, nice, nice!

Carter’s mother (Alice Ghostley) urged him to fight evil in a red, white and blue costume with CAPTAIN NICE emblazoned on its chest that she so lovingly made for him.

Together with his Super Juice and his mommy made costume, Captain Nice battled such sinister super villains as Chameleon, The Rooster, and Slymme Fatale’

When someone asked what the “CN” on his belt buckle meant, he replied, “Captain Nice” and thus was born his superhero name.

Carter’s circle of friends and associates included:

  • Ann Prentiss as Sergeant Candy Kane, Carter’s girlfriend
  • William Zuckert as Chief Segal
  • Liam Dunn as Mayor Finney
  • Sabrina Scharf as Miss Schneider
  • Byron Foulger as Mr. Nash
  • John Dehner as Medula

Note: The series was created/written by Buck Henry, the co-creator of the spy spoof series GET SMART/NBC/CBS/1965-70. Debuting during the same television season was similar superhero parody series called MR. TERRIFIC/NBC/1967 starring Stephen Strimpell.

William Daniels later portrayed heart surgeon Dr. Mark Craig on the medical series ST. ELSEWHERE/NBC/1982-88).

See also – “Captain Nice – Intro and Closing” @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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