The Bionic Weirdo

The Bionic Weirdo

The Six Million Dollar Man was a television series that ran from 1973 to 1978, chronicling the adventures of Steve Austin, American astronaut turned bionic superhero.


  • The cover of Look-in Junior TV Times No. 15 for the week ending 09 April 1977, featured the Muppets sharing a cover with an illustrated Lee Majors, who played Steve Austin.
  • Baby Gonzo becomes the Bionic Weirdo in the Muppet Babies episode "Masquerading Muppets". He explains how he's been "scientifically altered to do all kinds of great stuff", with a computerized diagram of his inner workings that references the opening title sequence of The Six Million Dollar Man. His name is a spoof of The Bionic Woman. 
  • Episode 21 of the web series From the Balcony features two characters delivering a pitch for sequels to a Hollywood executive. One of their titles is "Six Million Dollar Baby," making an additional reference to the Oscar-winning film by Clint Eastwood.


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