HAMMER SEASON ONE - EPISODE 3
Director: Jackie Cooper.
Trivia: This popular episode was a satire on the Oscar winning Harrison Ford movie Witness.
The original script described the farmers as living in a Hamish community, but censors pressured it be changed. In the episode, they were called Mennonotes which also engendered laughs.
One high profile sponsor bailed from the show due to a particularly violent sight gag wherein two hit men accidentally shot each other.
A prominent animal rights group protested a running gag that had the lead mobster stroking cats, and then repeatedly tossing the felines out a nearby window whenever he stood up.
Sledge creator Spencer did a Hitchcockian style cameo during the precinct scene.
Guest star Ann Ryerson performed along with Hammer star David Rasche in Second City.