History Series / SledgeHammer

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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: "Model Dearest" had women being who were supposedly hired to be models but were actually being put on display to be sold to a man. He decided the first would be a wife, the second a mistress and the third (Doreau) would be a wife AND a mistress.
5th Jan '17 3:54:36 AM ApeAccount
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* CreatorCameo: Creator Alan Spencer can be seen in the backgrounds of several episodes, usually at the precinct.
18th Dec '16 12:03:33 PM MarkLungo
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** In the episode "Sledge, Rattle, and Roll," where Sledge and Dori investigate a series of murders revolving around [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]-esque heavy metal band The Plague.

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** In the episode "Sledge, Rattle, and Roll," where Sledge and Dori investigate a series of murders revolving around [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]-esque heavy metal HeavyMetal band The Plague.



** In the episode ''Sledge, Rattle, and Roll'', Sledge quotes the chorus of Music/ThePolice's big hit "Every Breath You Take".

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** In the episode ''Sledge, "Sledge, Rattle, and Roll'', Roll", Sledge quotes the chorus of Music/ThePolice's big hit "Every Breath You Take".
18th Dec '16 11:59:54 AM MarkLungo
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* InstrumentalThemeTune: By Danny Elfman.

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* InstrumentalThemeTune: By Danny Elfman.Music/DannyElfman.
18th Dec '16 11:56:40 AM MarkLungo
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-->"I would like to address that particular stereotype if I may. Now, your stereotypical donut is nothing but dough and sugar fried in fat, am I right? Now that fat gums up your arteries and goes to your brain, and you turn liberal. And the next thing you know, Barry Manilow is on the turn-table and you're not going to work and you're voting for gun control. You see what I'm saying? You see the connection? That's why I eat granola."

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-->"I would like to address that particular stereotype if I may. Now, your stereotypical donut is nothing but dough and sugar fried in fat, am I right? Now that fat gums up your arteries and goes to your brain, and you turn liberal. And the next thing you know, Barry Manilow Music/BarryManilow is on the turn-table turntable and you're not going to work and you're voting for gun control. You see what I'm saying? You see the connection? That's why I eat granola."



* {{Expy}}: Of ''Series/GetSmart'', a childhood favorite of creator Alan Spencer. The shows even share one episode plot line ... Sledge/Max get fired from the police force/Control and decide to open a detective agency leading to Humphrey Bogart jokes (Max imitating him, Sledge seeing him).

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* {{Expy}}: Of ''Series/GetSmart'', a childhood favorite of creator Alan Spencer. The shows even share one episode plot line ... Sledge/Max get fired from the police force/Control and decide to open a detective agency leading to Humphrey Bogart Creator/HumphreyBogart jokes (Max imitating him, Sledge seeing him).
18th Dec '16 11:56:40 AM MarkLungo
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18th Dec '16 11:53:58 AM MarkLungo
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!!''"Trust me, I know what I'm troping."'

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!!''"Trust me, I know what I'm troping."'
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18th Dec '16 11:53:26 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:300:"Trust me, I know what I'm doing."]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"Trust [[caption-width-right:300:''"Trust me, I know what I'm doing."]]
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The series received critical acclaim, but struggled in the ratings, largely due to its numerous time slot shifts. Even so, ''Sledge Hammer!'' attracted up to nineteen million viewers who followed the show religiously, along with a very abbreviated ComicBook series from MarvelComics. Despite a season finale that [[KillEmAll ended with a nuclear explosion]], ABC changed its mind and renewed the show for a second season. The second season suffered from another horrible time slot (against ''Series/TheCosbyShow'') and a reduced budget.

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The series received critical acclaim, but struggled in the ratings, largely due to its numerous time slot shifts. (It didn't help that at one point, the show competed against ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' and ''Series/MiamiVice'' on Friday nights.) Even so, ''Sledge Hammer!'' attracted up to nineteen million viewers who followed the show religiously, along with a very abbreviated ComicBook series from MarvelComics. Despite a season finale that [[KillEmAll ended with a nuclear explosion]], ABC changed its mind and renewed the show for a second season. The second season suffered from another horrible time slot (against ''Series/TheCosbyShow'') and a reduced budget.



!!Trust me, I know what I'm troping:

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!!Trust !!''"Trust me, I know what I'm troping:
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17th Dec '16 6:23:36 PM ApeAccount
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** Another example in "State of Sledge" had Sledge asked what time it was and answer 7:06. Then 6:30 displayed on the screen and he added that his watch must be fast.
31st Oct '16 2:41:29 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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-->''[Suspect breaks down and spills the beans, but Hammer fires anyway and hits the balloon]''

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-->''[Suspect breaks down and spills the beans, but Hammer fires anyway and hits the balloon]''balloon.]''



* AndThisIsFor: Sledge Hammer does this to a hijacker, but after expelling his reasons he punches the hijacker one more time. When the hijacker asks "What was that for?!", Hammer replies "That was gratuitous!"

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* AndThisIsFor: Sledge Hammer does this to a hijacker, but after expelling his reasons he punches the hijacker one more time. When the hijacker asks "What was that for?!", Hammer replies replies, "That was gratuitous!"



* BenchBreaker: Doreau does this accidentally in "Wild About Hammer". The villain for that episode ties her to a chair. Sledge manages to untie her ankles from the chair before he's attacked. While those two are fighting, Doreau manges manages to stand herself up on her now freed legs, only to trip, fall over backwards, break the chair, and free herself from the rest of the rope.

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* BenchBreaker: Doreau does this accidentally in "Wild About Hammer". Hammer." The villain for that episode ties her to a chair. Sledge manages to untie her ankles from the chair before he's attacked. While those two are fighting, Doreau manges manages to stand herself up on her now freed now-freed legs, only to trip, fall over backwards, break the chair, and free herself from the rest of the rope.
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