Television is ephemeral, so the greatest compliment any TV show can receive is to be remembered.
It's clear that a lot of people fondly remember a half hour comedy series that ran on the ABC network from 1986 to 1988 called "Sledge Hammer!"
The show chronicled the adventures of a gung ho police detective who shot first and asked questions six months later. (In fact, he forgot to yell "Freeze" before firing.)
Sledge Hammer and His GunHammer's best friend was his Magnum, and he habitually spoke to it. (Hey, people talk to their pets, right?)
Why so many people young and old remember "Sledge Hammer!" is a mystery.
Maybe it's because the show was an odd duck. Perhaps it's because current television is bland, with every situation comedy revolving around a living room and kids.
Or… it could be because a lot of people are insane.
Whatever the case, "Sledge Hammer!" is frequently referred to as a "cult" show.
Episodes comprise: SERIES 2
1. A Clockwork Hammer
2. Big Nazi On Campus
3. Play It Again, Sledge
4. Wild About Hammer
5. The Death Of A Few Salesmen
7. Dressed To Call
8. Hammer Hits The Rock (a.k.a. Sledge On The Rock)
10. Last Of The Red Hot Vampires
11. Sledge In Toyland
13. They Call Me Mr. Trunk
14. Model Dearest
15. Sledge, Rattle And Roll
16. Suppose They Gave A War And Sledge Came?
17. The Secret Of My Excess
18. It Happened What Night?
19. Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer