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
- In "All Shook Up", Sledge sings an Elvis-style song with mutters. David Rasche came up with one of the "songs" and used generic love-themed phrases.
- Originally, the opening credits sequence was to have Sledge Hammer firing his gun directly at the camera and shattering it. But ABC's standards and practices department feared that Hammer…
[show]Originally, the opening credits sequence was to have Sledge Hammer firing his gun directly at the camera and shattering it. But ABC's standards and practices department feared that Hammer firing straight at the camera would frighten some viewers and possibly leave the network liable in case a viewer had a heart attack. A compromise was reached. Hammer would fire his gun slightly to the left of the camera but still shattering the screen. Nevertheless, on the night of the series' debut, a person working for a Midwest ABC affiliate was startled by the opening sequence, panicked and threw on the station logo thinking something had gone wrong with their tape machine.
- The opening credit sequence is a parody of the credit sequence of Magnum Force which featured close ups of "Dirty Harry"'s .44 Magnum.