HAMMER SEASON TWO - EPISODE 26
Trivia: This episode, evocative of Play Misty For Me, featured a memorable turn by Beverly Leech.
At one point, the demented Jenkins inhales from an oxygen mask a spoof of Dennis Hoppers villain from Blue Velvet. Since the film was only in a limited art house release, many clueless viewers called the network complaining about the insensitivity of mocking people with asthma.
The humor magazine Cracked was a great fan of Sledge and featured the show on one of their covers. Turnabouts fair play, so Cracked was featured on a tabletop in the character of Jenkinss apartment.
The coda to this show was a satire on colorization a controversial topic at the time. Nevertheless, many viewers didnt understand what was going on and fought with their tint controls or phoned their local station in confusion.
Andy Kaufman would have been proud.