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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}}''.
!!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"?
** For all that ''Hammerman'''s one of the only forms of children's entertainment with the moral that too much work and studying is bad too, and it's also important to make time for play and doing creative things.
* BandToon: Real Musical Person Toon, in any case.
* CityInABottle: Rapoleon does this to Oaktown after he shrinks it.
* ClarkKenting: Somehow Jodie doesn't realize Stanley is Hammerman despite not only knowing him in both identities, him wearing glasses in '''both''' identities, and her knowing all about the magic shoes and how her grandfather was the previous hero who used them.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Specifically, talking shoes.
* CoolOldGuy: Gramps, also an {{Expy}} of Music/JamesBrown.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Filled with PainfulRhyme after painful, painful rhyme.
* LimitedAnimation: Very much so.
* TheNapoleon: Rapoleon. He tries to find a way to make himself larger, but settles on making everything ''else'' smaller.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Or more like the show didn't really bother to clarify what Hammerman's powers actually were. In general if he needed to do something and the writers could think of some way to work in music, dancing or musical imagery, he could do it. In at least one episode his pants act like a parachute.
* NotQuiteStarring: Especially odd, given how few episodes were made.
* PassingTheTorch: How Stanley becomes Hammerman in the first place.
* [[ThePowerOfRock The Power of Hammertime!]]
** In one episode, the [[CoolOldGuy old man]] dons the shoes again, and it becomes "The Power of Soul".
* RhymesOnADime: Stanley speaks like this when he's Hammerman.