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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.


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

* AIIsACrapshoot: The MonsterOfTheWeek for one show was a robot programmed to be ThePerfectionist .
* 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.
* AnimationBump: The animated sequences in the theme song are ''much'' more fluidly animated than the rest of the show.
* 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.
* CluelessAesop: As WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter notes in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5tV3PyC-Bk his review]] of "Defeated Graffiti", the intended moral (don't deface other people's property with your art) was pointless because people in the show's target audience are generally too young to be graffiti artists. And the ones above that age range weren't going to be swayed by the fact that Cartoon M.C. Hammer told them not to.
* CoolOldGuy: Gramps, also an {{Expy}} of Music/JamesBrown.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Filled with PainfulRhyme after painful, painful rhyme.
* InvincibleHero: As noted below, Hammerman could do basically anything. Accordingly a lot of episodes weren't actually about Hammerman trying to defeat a villain so much as they were about Stanley trying to overcome the problem of being unable to transform into Hammerman. Once he did, [[CurbStompBattle all opposition folded up like a cheap card table]].
* LimitedAnimation: It goes past looking downright cheap to just looking spastic. Strangely enough, the animation in the intro is very fluid.
* 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.
* OffModel: Painfully so.
* ParentalAbandonment: In "Defeated Graffiti", Gramps states that Jody has no parents.
* 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.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The show lasted for thirteen episodes before being canceled.
* TransformationTrinket / LiveItem: The talking shoes that give Hammerman his powers.
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