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Oft-used nickname of Music/{{MC Hammer}}, also known as Stanley Kirk Burrell.

''Hammerman'' was also a cartoon produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment where MC Hammer was a superhero. He used rap music, dancing, and a pair of magical shoes that he had inherited from another musical superhero who had just recently retired. Ah, the CelebrityToons of [[TheNineties the early 90s]]. This one debuted in 1991, lasting for 13 episodes.

Really, just watching the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8WYh8uz3pQ introduction]] should do. Honestly, the cartoon isn't ''terrible'' and the graffiti-inspired art direction is kinda fun.

Not to be confused with the animesque Korean animated film ''Animation/{{Hammerboy}}''.
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!!This here show contained the following tropes:

* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: MC Hammer introduced every episode and called special attention to its [[AnAesop lesson]] (don't make fun of short people; don't paint all over the wall unless an adult says it's okay; and so on). Seems the show was directed at ''very'' young children.
** SpaceWhaleAesop: Did we mention that it would be more accurate to say, "Don't make fun of short people because they may shrink everyone so now ''they'' will be tallest" and "Don't paint all over the wall because someone might make a spray that makes graffiti come to life and KillAllHumans"?
* BandToon: Real Musical Person Toon, in any case.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Specifically, talking shoes.
* CoolOldGuy: Gramps, also an {{Expy}} of Music/JamesBrown.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Filled with PainfulRhyme after painful, painful rhyme.
* LimitedAnimation: Very much so.
* NotQuiteStarring: Especially odd, given how few episodes were made.
* [[ThePowerOfRock The Power of Hammertime!]]
** In one episode, the [[CoolOldGuy old man]] dons the shoes again, and it becomes "The Power of Soul".
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