Hammerman

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Hammerman
Format Animated series
Created by DiC Productions, L.P.
Starring MC Hammer
Voices of Neil Crone
Clark Johnson
Jeff Jones
Miguel Lee
Joe Matheson
Susan Roman
Ron Rubin
Carmen Twillie
Louise Vallance
Maurice Dean Wint
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time 23 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 7, 1991 – December 7, 1991

Hammerman is a Saturday morning cartoon, produced by DIC Entertainment and starring pop rapper MC Hammer, which aired for thirteen episodes on ABC in 1991.

Synopsis[edit]

Youth center worker Stanley Burrell (Hammer's real name) owns a pair of magical dancing shoes (which are alive and can speak), which when worn cause Burrell to transform into the superhero Hammerman. He frequently gets advice from his "Gramps", who was a former owner of the shoes and was known as Soulman. While in the guise of Hammerman, Burrell was dressed in MC Hammer's signature purple parachute pants and myriad golden chains.

The show was hosted by the real MC Hammer, who also sang the show's lengthy theme song, telling about the origin of Hammerman. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Gramps (real name unrevealed) was the superhero Soulman, but as he grew older, he grew weaker and was forced to retire. Gramps and his granddaughter Jodie traveled to find the next new superhero. Their search was over when they met Stanley and he put on the shoes. Each episode, Hammerman faced various social issues; at the end of each episode, a puppet version of the magic shoes would speak to a live child audience and provide methods the children could use to address these issues themselves.

Episodes[edit]

The order airdates of episodes are unknown:

  • Winnie's Winner
  • Rapoleon
  • Will and the Jerks
  • Defeated Graffiti

Cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Critical Reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly journalist Dalton Ross listed Hammerman at the top of his list "Top 5 Most Ridiculous Things to Be Turned Into a Saturday Morning Cartoon", and said about the show, "When it comes to idiotic adaptations, u can't touch this." [1]

DVD release[edit]

  • DHX Media, which currently owns the series, has no plans to release any episodes on DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalton Ross, "Giving Him Paws". Entertainment Weekly, September 16, 2006. [1] Retrieved October 10, 2013.

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