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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.

For the sake of clarity, let's look up the dictionary's definition:

Cult (noun)
Usage: often attributive
1: formal religious veneration.
2: a system of religious beliefs and ritual.
3: a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious.
4: a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth by its promulgator.
5: great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book).

It's clear that description number three applies to the TV series "Sledge Hammer!" since many of the devotees wear flowing robes and are into human sacrifices.

The purpose of this site is to unite "Hammerheads" around the world, creating a formidable army of men, women, children and barnyard animals who'll wrest their will on society and plunder all those who don't share our same misguided beliefs.

Sorry, I've just described the Republican Party.

While there are other "Sledge Hammer!" sites sprinkled around the net, special thanks to the one man who took it upon himself to keep the spirit of the show, as well as the smoke from Hammer's barrel, alive for years. He's unquestionably the biggest fan of the show, as well as a wonderful guy, Frank Yeean Chan.

If you want objective reviews and opinions about "Sledge Hammer!"… check out Frank's awesome site

This particular site is only about fatuous praise.


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