Sledge Hammer! The Episode Guide ABC - September 1986 - June 1988 Sledge Hammer - David Rasche Dori Doreau - Anne-Marie Martin Captain Trunk - Harrison Page Officer Majoy - Leslie Morris Norman Blates - Kurt Paul Officer Daley - Patti Tippo (Second Season) 1. Under The Gun (Pilot Episode) - Ein perfektes Team Debut: Sledge Hammer (David Rasche) is a no-nonsense cop whose best friend is his .44 Magnum, and who just loves to use excessive force to collar criminals. In the opener, the mayor's daughter is kidnapped, and Hammer vows to bring her back-- "dead or alive." b: 23 Sep 86 w: Alan Spencer d: Martha Coolidge 2. Hammer Gets Nailed - Heuern und feuern A reporter (Ronnie Schell) spends a day with Hammer and gets more than he bargained for, and Hammer gets fired. b: 26 Sep 86 w: Al Jean & Mike Reiss d: Chuck Braverman 3. Witless - Fromm und keusch When a mobster puts out a contract on Hammer, he leaves town and winds up in a tranquil "Hamish" village. Don Phillip: Al Ruscio. b: 3 Oct 86 w: Alan Spencer d: Jackie Cooper 4. They Shoot Hammers, Don't They? - "Showdown" für Hammer An escaped convict promises to wreak havoc unless Hammer agrees to meet him in a showdown. Kogan: Jack Thibeau. Informant: Dennis Fimple. b: 17 Oct 86 w: Diana Ayers & Susan Sebastian d: David Wechter 5. Dori Day Afternoon - Guten Flug Doreau and Hammer are taken hostage during a holdup after she insists he handle things like a "civil human being." b: 24 Oct 86 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: James Sheldon 6. To Sledge, With Love - Bambule an der Schule Hammer encourages young hoods to put their violent ways to good use-- by becoming cops. Turk: Shawn Klugman. b: 31 Oct 86 w: Jim Fisher & Jim Staal d: David Wechter 7. All Shook Up - Jailhouse-Rock Hammer does his own version of "jailhouse rocking" to nab a killer who is knocking off Elvis impersonators. Yamamoto: Raymond Ma. With Kurt Paul, Tom McFadden. b: 6 Nov 86 w: Alan Spencer d: Jackie Cooper 8. Over My Dead Bodyguard - In Hammers Obhut Trunk agrees to testify against the mob-and then gets stuck with Hammer as his bodyguard. With Tracy Reed, Robert O'Reilly, Alba Francesca b: 13 Nov 86 w: Al Jean & Mike Reiss d: Charles Dubin 9. Magnum Farce - Selbstjustiz Hammer gets a dream assignment when he poses as a violent cop to catch a group of vigilantes. Collins: Janice Lynde. With Mark Ralston, David Leisure, Jay Rasumny, Kathleen Bailey b: 22 Nov 86 w: Jim Fisher & Jim Staal d: Chuck Braverman 10. If I Had a Little Hammer - Der Babyhandel Hammer and Doreau try to find out who's robbing the cradle when the babies in a hospital nursery disappear. Felix: Brion James. With Michele Marsh. b: 29 Nov 86 w: Deborah Raznick & Daniel Benton d: Kim Manners 11. To Live and Die on TV - Die 1-Mio-Dollar-Frage The answer is: The death of a winning contestant. The Question: What brings Hammer to a TV game show? Kenny: Peter Marshall. b 13 Dec 86 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Daniel Attias 12. Miss of the Spiderwoman - Countdown für Hammer Hammer is mistakenly poisoned and by the time he wakes up, he has less than 12 hours to live. Or is it 11? Cindy: Karen Lynn Scott. b: 20 Dec 86 w Al Jean & Mike Reiss d: Chuck Braverman 13. The Old Man and the Sledge - Von altem Schrot und Korn Hammer's enthusiasm about his idol gets put to the test when the ex-cop fails to stop a jewelry-store heist. Yates: Stephen Elliott. With Alan Fudge, Kurt Paul. b: 3 Jan 87 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Chuck Braverman 14. State of Sledge - Die Teufel kommen The precinct is surrounded by 400 devil worshipers after a cult leader is allowed his one phone call. Pipkin: Tom Henschel. Ricky: Darren Powell. Slag: Mark Blankfield. b: 10 Jan 87 w: Al Jean & Mike Reiss d: Daniel Attias 15. Haven't Gun, Will Travel - Geliebte Susi A criminal plans to emasculate Hammer by depriving him of the one thing he truly loves--his .44 Magnum. Weisbart: Bill Dana. With Allan Miller, Jerry Houser. b: 17 Jan 87 w: Gerald Gardner d: David Wechter 16. The Color of Hammer - Voll getroffen When a pool-playing hanging judge turns up dead, Hammer hustles down to the local pool hall to rack things up. Lana: Martine Beswick. Judge Jackson: Allan Rich. b: 24 Jan 87 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Bruce Bilson 17. Brother, Can You Spare a Crime? - Bruderherz Hammer gets mad when his "brother" gets arrested--and even madder when he is released. Myles: Patrick Wayne. With Susan Krebs, Dorothy Dells, Mia Hunt b: 31 Jan 87 w: Gerald Gardner d: Chuck Braverman 18. Desperately Seeking Dori - Stereohammer While pursuing a counterfeiter, Doreau gets a knock on the head, which causes her personality to mirror Hammer's. b: 7 Feb 87 w: Al Jean & Mike Reiss d: Bob Sweeney 19. Sledgepoo - Waschen, klauen, fönen Hammer's search for a burglar leads to a man with a blow dryer--and a new hairdo for Hammer. Daley: Patti Tippo. Sir Guy: Michael Des Barres. Kruggle: Don Stark. With Kurt Paul, George Dickerson. b: 14 Feb 87 w: Alan Mandel d: Tommy Schlamme 20. Comrade Hammer - Genosse Hammer Hammer has a run-in with a defecting Soviet scientist (Mark Blankfield) and winds up protecting him from the KGB. With Lee Garlington, Richard Reicheg, Carl Ciartalio b: 21 Feb 87 w: Dave Ketchum & Toni DiMarco d: Bruce Bilson 21. Jagged Sledge - Der Justizhammer Sledge goes on trial for the murder of a racketeer. and ends up with the worst possible counsel--himself. b: 21 Apr 87 w: Chris Ruppenthal d: Reza Badiyi 22. The Spa Who Loved Me - Ende gut, gar nichts gut Sledge discovers the identity of a group threatening to detonate a nuclear warhead. Jill: Mary Woronov. b 28 Apr 87 w: Tina Insana & Robert Wuhl d: Jackie Cooper Season Two: 23. A Clockwork Hammer - Die roten Schuhe In this "Max Headroom" sendup, a demented TV programmer schemes to brainwash witnesses in a mobster's trial. Raker: Dan Lauria. With Nicholas Guest, Sal Viscuso, Ken Letner, Eugene Robert Glazer, Leslie Morris, Dorothy Dells, John Zenda, Beverly Leech. b: 17 Sep 87 s: Alan Spencer w: Chris Ruppenthal d: Reza Badiyi 24. Big Nazi On Campus - Nazis an der Uni A coed's murder leads Hammer and Doreau down separate paths to identify the villian, with Hammer's instincts pointing to a football star. [Features Ray Walston as Professor McCoy] b: 24 Sep 87 s: Alan Spencer w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Chuck Braverman 25. Play It Again, Sledge - Besuch aus alten Tagen In this spoof of film noir, a trench-coated stranger (Robert Sacchi) befriends Hammer after the cop opens a detective agency. b: 1 Oct 87 s: Alan Spencer w: Davd Ketchum & Tony DiMarco d: Bill Bixby 26. Wild About Hammer - Töliche Gefühle Hammer's deft display of machismo gains him an instant admirer in a psychotic new officer (Beverly Leech), who sets her sights on him. b: 8 Oct 87 w: Alan Spencer d: Gary Walkow 27. Death of a Few Salesmen - Einen Skalp gerettet Hammer poses as an Aussie car dealer to nab the woman who married, then killed, six salesmen. Mrs. Cody: Victoria Carroll. b: 15 Oct 87 s: Brooke Kofford & Bret Kofford w: Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash d: Bill Bixby 28. Vertical - Von oben betrachtet After an incident atop a high-rise, an acrophobic Hammer lands a ground floor assignment guarding a gun moll (Deborah Harmon). b: 29 Oct 87 w: David Ketchum & Tony DiMarco d: Reza Bediyi 29. Dressed To Call - Ratschläge für die Frau Hammer Vows to collar a crackpot who's threatening the host of a radio program about men. Dr. Stone: Christine Healy. b: 5 Nov 87 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Jackie Cooper 30. Hammer Hits the Rock (a.k.a. Sledge on the Rock) - Mini-Papillon Rumors of amobster's planned prison break send Hammer to a Federal pen, disguised as hit man Nick the Dart. Winston: Dick Bakalyan. b: 12 Nov 87 w: Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash d: Bill Bixby 31. Hammeroid - Ferngesteuert A megalomaniac bent on creating an army of automatons turns Hammer into a half-man, half-machine. Dr. Art Deco: Richard Moll. With Armin Shimerman, Sid Haig, Carl Ciarfalio, Tony Fasce. b: 26 Nov 87 w: Ron Friedman d: Gary Walkow 32. Last of the Red Hot Vampires - Hammer in Transsylvanien Hammer investigates the deaths of a director and a starlet amid reports that a film vampire (Bernie Kopell) has returned from the grave. b: 19 Nov 87 w: Alan Spencer d: Bill Bixby 33. Sledge in Toyland - Ausgespielt Hammer searches for the murderer of a toy magnate and his mistress. Felicia: Eli Marder. Bell: David Clennon. b: 3 Dec 87 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Gary Walkow 34. Icebreaker - Der Eisbrecher Hammer is aced out of an investigation by a British operative (Adam Ant) trying to thwart a terrorist--and romance Doreau. b: 10 Dec 87 s: Chris Ruppenthal w: Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash d: Bill Bixby 35. They Call Me Mr. Trunk - Hoher Blutdruck The precinct is quarantined after Hammer helps locate a man exposed to a highly toxic substance. Poltz: William Smithers. b: 17 Dec 87 w: Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash d: Seymour Robbie 36. Model Dearest - Das Lieblingsmodell Doreau infiltrates a modeling agency that's a front for a white-slavery ring. Don Merrill: Brion James. b: 7 Jan 88 w: David Ketchum & Tony DiMarco d: Dick Martin 37. Sledge, Rattle, and Roll - Hammer's Rock 'n Roll Sledge confronts a sleazy record producer (the Monkees' Davy Jones) after a rock star (Dana Williams) and his band are murdered. b: 15 Jan 88 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Bill Bixby 38. Suppose They Gave a War and Sledge Came? - Kriegsspiele Hammer plots to unmask a killer whose dastardly deed was committed during a corporate war game. Swenson: Anthony DeLongis. b: 22 Jan 88 w: Chris Ruppenthal d: Dick Martin 39. The Secret of My Excess - Behämmert Hammer scours the city's sleazy bars to find the governor's missing daughter. LaChatte: James Karen. Angel: Mary Otis. b: 29 Jan 88 w: Alicia maria Schuldt d: Dick Martin 40. It Happened WHAT Night? - K.O. in der Hochzeitsnacht Hammer and Doreau are unable to recall events of the night they posed as newlyweds. Talbot: Stanley Brock. b: 5 Feb 88 w: Mark Curtiss & Rod Ash d: Bill Bixby 41. Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer - Der Bund fürs Leben Hammer learns that an old chum (Michael Kaufman) plans to marry the ex-Mrs. Hammer (played by Rasche's wife Heather Lupton). b: 12 Feb 88 w: Mert Rich & Brian Pollack d: Bill Bixby Notes: There has been a home video release on tape and laserdisc of four episodes (All Shook Up, Witless, Wild About Hammer, and Under The Gun). Each has also been released individually on a seperate tape. The version of the pilot episode on the home video release has several additional scenes not aired which make Sledge look even more sadistic. Figuring they would be cancelled at the end of the first season, they had Sledge (and everyone else) perish in a nuclear explosion as Sledge tried to defuse a nuclear warhead. Surprising to everyone, ABC renewed the show. The first second season opened with the final scene from the first season and Garry Owens announcing that the following episode took place five years earlier. Compiled by Lee Whiteside from TV Guide listings and information from the episodes as aired.