Hammerman was a 1991 TV series produced by DIC Entertainment and starring pop rapper MC Hammer, which aired for thirteen episodes on ABC from September 7 to December 7.
A man named Stanley Burrell (MC Hammer's real name) owns a pair of magical shoes that could speak, and they can turn him into the superhero, Hammerman.
Why It Needs to "Stop, Hammertime!"
- The animation is incredibly lazy and looks incomplete. There are plenty of animation errors and most of the characters have very few frames of animation. Other DiC shows from this time had better animated compared to this, despite them being limited.
- Jaw-droppingly bad voice acting, even from Clark Johnson himself. Not only that but Hammer only sang the theme song and didn't even voice his character. Clark Johnson voices him instead.
- While the concept of shoes granting someone powers isn't a bad idea, it was unfortunately ruined here because the show claims that they have musical abilities, but they can make inanimate objects come to life, which makes it feel like whoever wears the shoes is like a god.
- The magical shoes are also pretty annoying.
- It has a horrendous soundtrack and some awful songs, especially the theme song. And that is infuriating because MC Hammer makes good songs and music. You should listen at your own risk.
- Poor and shabby messages, especially the "Tell then show" message.
- Confusing plots, especially with the pilot episode.
- Jodie is astonishingly stupid. She doesn't know Hammerman's true identity despite her going with her grandfather to find the person to give the magical shoes to. Even worse, in the episode "Defeated Graffiti", she walks up to the main antagonist for no reason, only for the said antagonist to hold her hostage.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The intro was animated better than the episodes of the show.
- This is something many early-90 DIC shows frequently did (having intros that look better than the show itself, such as Wish Kid (featuring Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone), Super Mario World and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Also, the theme song has a "so bad it's good" charm, and it is admittedly catchy.
- The episodes, "Will and the Jerks" is missing, "Work This" is partially found, and seven episodes are considered unconfirmed.
- This series was mocked in Robot Chicken, particularly in Season 7's "Welcome to the Golf Jam" (a parody of Space Jam with DiC characters, with Hammerman making an appearance.)