Meet Slim Goodbody, the “Superhero of Health.” Created by John Burstein in 1975, the kind of not so exciting character had the impressive power of education. His goal – to educate kids about anatomy and their bodies through the power of song and skits, all while wearing that super cool, skin tight organ suit. Exhilarating, right?! For sure (wink).
Slim went on to appear in guest spots on shows such as Good Morning America and The Today Show, and in 1980 Slim even got his own T.V. show on PBS called Inside Story. Shockingly enough, the show became the channel’s second-highest rated program which led to even more appearances for the Superhero of Health.
Burstein’s secret identity has obviously don’t wonders for the man himself as he is still at it today today, performing around the U.S. and Canada on his National Bodyology Tour. Yes, the flesh-colored-organ suit is still around, and Mr. Goodbody is as dedicated as ever to educating kids about health, fitness, and human anatomy. Creepy, yes. Effective, must be.