HAMMER SEASON ONE - EPISODE 7
Trivia: Sledge Hammer! creator Alan Spencer was a friend of the late Andy Kaufman, whose impersonation of Elvis was rumored to be a favorite of the King himself, and intended this episode as a tribute to the bygone The Man on the Moon.
No actual Elvis songs were allowed to be used as Colonel Parker was reportedly outraged by the premise of this episode.
All Shook Up featured a sarcastic jab towards Hammers lead-in at the time, the sitcom Mr. Belvedere, and caused a subsequent feud between the two shows. This bad blood carried over to The Tonight Show where Belvedere star Bob Ueker, one of the great thespians of all time, made a wisecrack about Sledge Hammer while on panel and would lead Spencer to hurl an even more vicious insult at Belvedere in a later episode.
All Shook Up introduced the recurring character of coroner Norman Blates, modeled after Anthony Perkins ultimate mamas boy from the movie Psycho. Actor Kurt Paul learned from the best, having performed as the late Perkins stand-in during the latter sequels to the Hitchcock classic. A pleasant dividend took place, as Sledge creator Alan Spencer became not only a good friend of Kurt Paul but Anthony Perkins as well.