Over-the-top parody of "Dirty Harry". Inspector Sledge Hammer is always looking to model himself on that character and his other fictitious heroes including good spies. But Officer Dori is always there to help him out of the situations he lands himself in and worse he always seems to drive his chief Capt.Trunk mad with rage.
Last Episode02x19 Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer Aired: Feb. 12, 1988
Hammer discovers that his best buddy is planning to marry his ex-wife.
Sledge Hammer!: Season 1, Episode #14 - State of Sledge
The precinct is surrounded by devil worshipers after a cult leader is allowed his phone call.
Sledge Hammer!: Season 2, Episode #1 - A Clockwork Hammer
In this "Max Headroom" sendup, a TV programmer schemes to brainwash witnesses in a mobster's trial.
Series Fun Facts
- The first 13 episodes had canned laughter in their audio tracks. Starting with episode 14, "State of Sledge", ABC gave in to Alan Spencer's request to have the laugh track omitted from the…
[show]The first 13 episodes had canned laughter in their audio tracks. Starting with episode 14, "State of Sledge", ABC gave in to Alan Spencer's request to have the laugh track omitted from the series after he was furious because he notoriously dislikes the use of it. Because of Spencer's ownership rights to the series, the DVD release has all canned laughter deleted from the first 13 episodes.
- Before its run, creator Alan Spencer recorded a message urging television critics to watch the show despite airing along with more popular prime time programs.
- The first season was filmed on 35mm film. But the second season was filmed on 16mm film in order to cut costs.