Major Flashback….

Today brought me back the mid-1980s big time....  I stopped by my local book/CD/DVD store and picked up Season 1 of “Sledge Hammer!”.  Now, while I did know this was coming, I had forgotten just how funny the show was...

For those who have not seen or heard of this show before, it ran for exactly 2 seasons in the US (not sure if it was ever shown outside of the states) at as time when police shows were all the rage.  It's central character (aptly named Sledge Hammer) was a sort of comic Dirty Harry and wasn't all that bright.  He slept with and talked to his revolver and caused a good deal of distruction, yet still seemed to always catch the perpetrators.

If you are looking for some fun, light entertainment from almost 20 years ago, I recommend checking this out.  Remember, laughter == exercise you don't realize you are doing 😉

In the immortal words of Sledge... “Trust me, I know what I'm doing“.
-- DK

Comments (6)

  1. the dude says:

    you just gave me the biggest 80s flashback EVER!

    there was a time when the zucker abrams style of below the belt silliness was the zenith of cinematic humor. airplane, naked gun, top secret, etc.. what happened, now all we have is scary movie and dude wheres my car?

    captain trunk shouting "HAMMER"! is funnier than anything on tv has been for the past 15 years..

    check url for sledge hammer arsenal website, "devoted to the greatest television show of all time"

  2. Ahh, good old Sledge… it’s interesting how few people actually know about this series, but it is one of my favorites of all time.

    Or was it just that I was in high school and worry free and receptive to this kind of humor? I guess there’s only one way to tell – I need to watch it again 😉

  3. Daren says:

    Believe it or not, it actually made it over to the England – it was in an 11pm time slot…

    Funny show!

  4. winwar says:

    One of Rupert Murdoch’s STAR channels showed it in India around ’92!

  5. Stuart Blemcan says:

    Got mine yesterday too, what a great day. the funniest show of all time.

    HAMMMMMMEERRRR You just couldnt resist blowing up a BUILDING on your way to work this morning could you hammer?????

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