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==Availability==
 
==Availability==
As of February 2020, the theme song, nine full episodes and one clip of the show have resurfaced online. Of these, five are in full English, one is in English with Polish over-dubbing, three are dubbed in Finnish, and the one clip is dubbed in Latin Spanish.
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As of February 2020, the theme song, nine full episodes and one clip of the show have resurfaced online. Of these, five are in full English, one is in English with a Polish voice-over, three are translated into Finnish, and the one clip is translated into Latin American Spanish.
  
 
==Findings==
 
==Findings==
On November 7th, 2017, YouTuber areyoustilllistening uploaded the 6th episode of the show titled "Nobody's Perfect" to his channel.
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On November 7th, 2017, YouTuber areyoustilllistening uploaded the 6th episode of the show titled "Nobody's perfect" to his channel.
  
On November 25th, 2018, YouTuber Peter Lavalle uploaded some clips from an old VHS recording of ''Hammerman'' onto his channel (specifically a clip of the show's intro, the first commercial break and a small bit of the episodes title card). It was later found out that Peter Lavalle's recording was actually of a previously unknown ''Hammerman'' episode entitled "Dropping Out." On January 9th, 2019, Lost Media Wiki user [[User:YoshiKiller2S|"YoshiKiller2S"]] contacted Peter Lavalle and inquired about if he could release the full episode onto YouTube or in case Peter didn't want to risk a possible copyright strike if he could send him a digital copy of the episode. Peter then later responded to him and agreed to upload the entire episode in 4 parts onto YouTube on January 12th.
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On November 25th, 2018, YouTuber Peter Lavalle uploaded some clips from an old VHS recording of ''Hammerman'' onto his channel (specifically a clip of the show's intro, the first commercial break and a small bit of the episodes title card). It was later found out that Peter Lavalle's recording was actually of a previously unknown ''Hammerman'' episode entitled "Dropping out." On January 9th, 2019, Lost Media Wiki user [[User:YoshiKiller2S|"YoshiKiller2S"]] contacted Peter Lavalle and inquired about if he could release the full episode onto YouTube or in case Peter didn't want to risk a possible copyright strike if he could send him a digital copy of the episode. Peter then later responded to him and agreed to upload the entire episode in 4 parts onto YouTube on January 12th.
  
On February 12th, 2019, user "JetAviator00" contacted an anonymous user that claimed to have some ''Hammerman'' episodes in the Latin Spanish dub. One of the episodes he listed was a previously unknown episode entitled "Work This" and supplied a 1-minute clip from the episode.
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On February 12th, 2019, user "JetAviator00" contacted an anonymous user that claimed to have some ''Hammerman'' episodes in the Latin American Spanish translation. One of the episodes he listed was a previously unknown episode entitled "Work this" and supplied a 1-minute clip from the episode.
  
On October 24th, 2019, a YouTuber named Viihdekonserni uploaded VHS recordings of the show to his YouTube channel. These recordings contained Finnish dubs of numerous lost ''Hammerman'' episodes.
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On October 24th, 2019, a YouTuber named Viihdekonserni uploaded VHS recordings of the show to his YouTube channel. These recordings contained Finnish translations of three lost ''Hammerman'' episodes.
  
On February 21st, 2020, Lost Media Wiki user "YoshiKiller2S" uploaded a higher-quality rip of the episode "Nobody's Perfect" to YouTube. This rip came from an old VHS recording he found on eBay.
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On February 21st, 2020, Lost Media Wiki user "YoshiKiller2S" uploaded a higher-quality rip of the episode "Nobody's perfect" to YouTube. This rip came from an old VHS recording he found on eBay.
  
 
On June 1st, 2021, Lost Media Wiki user "MushroomMan" discovered the titles of the three remaining unknown ''Hammerman'' episodes via a series of documents created by DIC Entertainment in 1998 that had been uploaded to the United States Copyright Office's website (these four episodes sharing the exact same composers as all other ''Hammerman'' episodes). This discovery also revealed that "Will and the Jerks" was never an episode of the show to begin with (as Lost Media Wiki user "Elizabello" had previously claimed in a comment).
 
On June 1st, 2021, Lost Media Wiki user "MushroomMan" discovered the titles of the three remaining unknown ''Hammerman'' episodes via a series of documents created by DIC Entertainment in 1998 that had been uploaded to the United States Copyright Office's website (these four episodes sharing the exact same composers as all other ''Hammerman'' episodes). This discovery also revealed that "Will and the Jerks" was never an episode of the show to begin with (as Lost Media Wiki user "Elizabello" had previously claimed in a comment).
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|1||Defeated Graffiti||[https://youtu.be/x3CJsZCg3yM<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Released on VHS.
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|1||Defeated graffiti||[https://youtu.be/x3CJsZCg3yM<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Released on VHS.
 
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|2||Rapoleon||[https://youtu.be/vIIdQZQkU2c<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Released on VHS.
 
|2||Rapoleon||[https://youtu.be/vIIdQZQkU2c<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Released on VHS.
 
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|3||Winnie’s Winner ([https://youtu.be/7YbJlUfgvqE 1] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/KYUBxGWQpzQ 2])||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''||Released on VHS.
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|3||Winnie’s winner ([https://youtu.be/7YbJlUfgvqE 1] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/KYUBxGWQpzQ 2])||<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''||Released on VHS.
 
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|4||If the Shoe Fits||[https://youtu.be/XKhO7cPbfdo<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Polish voice-over.
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|4||If the shoe fits||[https://youtu.be/XKhO7cPbfdo<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||Polish voice-over.
 
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|5||Nobody’s Perfect||[https://youtu.be/ijzZVu5V6fQ<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||
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|5||Nobody’s perfect||[https://youtu.be/ijzZVu5V6fQ<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']||
 
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|6||Dropping Out ([https://youtu.be/4AfMdB4qliU 1] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/84sUsLItgTA 2] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/gQyImq5fKPo 3] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/UcBy3x4jm7c 4])||<span style=color:green>'''Found'''||Badly damaged video and staticy audio.
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|6||Dropping out ([https://youtu.be/4AfMdB4qliU 1] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/84sUsLItgTA 2] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/gQyImq5fKPo 3] <nowiki>|</nowiki> [https://youtu.be/UcBy3x4jm7c 4])||<span style=color:green>'''Found'''||Badly damaged video and staticy audio.
 
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|7||Lights, Camera, Hammer!||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish dub with English subtitles.
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|7||Lights, camera, hammer!||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish translation.
 
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|8||Blast From the Past||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish dub with English subtitles.
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|8||Blast from the past||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish translation.
 
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|9||Who’s Who||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish dub with English subtitles.
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|9||Who’s who||[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gpJad5HnvnQ<span style=color:green>'''Found''']||Finnish translation.
 
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|10||Work This||[https://youtu.be/guVbN4AKYfg<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found''']||Latin American Spanish dub.
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|10||Work this||[https://youtu.be/guVbN4AKYfg<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found''']||Latin American Spanish translation.
 
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|11||Cupid's Sting<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D343 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Cupid's Sting" (056).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
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|11||Cupid's sting<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D343 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Cupid's Sting" (056).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
 
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|12||Real Friends, the Musical<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D349 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Real Friends, the Musical" (106).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
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|12||Real friends, the musical<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D349 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Real Friends, the Musical" (106).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
 
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|13||Stanley's Big Break<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D351 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Stanley's Big Break" (025).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
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|13||Stanley's big break<ref>[https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/doctitles.cgi?V3419D351 Document created by DIC Entertainment that mentions "Stanley's Big Break" (025).] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>||<span style=color:red>'''Lost'''||
 
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==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 01:04, 2 June 2021

Hammerman logo.jpg

Title card.

Status: Partially Lost

Hammerman is a short-lived American-Canadian animated series produced by DIC Entertainment,[1] created by pop rapper MC Hammer. It features the voice of Clark Johnson as a youth center worker named Stanley Burrell (Hammer's real name) who owns a pair of magical dancing shoes (which are alive and can speak). When he wears them, he transforms into the superhero Hammerman. The cartoon was aired from September 7th to December 7th, 1991, on ABC for a total of 13 episodes.

Availability[edit | edit source]

As of February 2020, the theme song, nine full episodes and one clip of the show have resurfaced online. Of these, five are in full English, one is in English with a Polish voice-over, three are translated into Finnish, and the one clip is translated into Latin American Spanish.

Findings[edit | edit source]

On November 7th, 2017, YouTuber areyoustilllistening uploaded the 6th episode of the show titled "Nobody's perfect" to his channel.

On November 25th, 2018, YouTuber Peter Lavalle uploaded some clips from an old VHS recording of Hammerman onto his channel (specifically a clip of the show's intro, the first commercial break and a small bit of the episodes title card). It was later found out that Peter Lavalle's recording was actually of a previously unknown Hammerman episode entitled "Dropping out." On January 9th, 2019, Lost Media Wiki user "YoshiKiller2S" contacted Peter Lavalle and inquired about if he could release the full episode onto YouTube or in case Peter didn't want to risk a possible copyright strike if he could send him a digital copy of the episode. Peter then later responded to him and agreed to upload the entire episode in 4 parts onto YouTube on January 12th.

On February 12th, 2019, user "JetAviator00" contacted an anonymous user that claimed to have some Hammerman episodes in the Latin American Spanish translation. One of the episodes he listed was a previously unknown episode entitled "Work this" and supplied a 1-minute clip from the episode.

On October 24th, 2019, a YouTuber named Viihdekonserni uploaded VHS recordings of the show to his YouTube channel. These recordings contained Finnish translations of three lost Hammerman episodes.

On February 21st, 2020, Lost Media Wiki user "YoshiKiller2S" uploaded a higher-quality rip of the episode "Nobody's perfect" to YouTube. This rip came from an old VHS recording he found on eBay.

On June 1st, 2021, Lost Media Wiki user "MushroomMan" discovered the titles of the three remaining unknown Hammerman episodes via a series of documents created by DIC Entertainment in 1998 that had been uploaded to the United States Copyright Office's website (these four episodes sharing the exact same composers as all other Hammerman episodes). This discovery also revealed that "Will and the Jerks" was never an episode of the show to begin with (as Lost Media Wiki user "Elizabello" had previously claimed in a comment).

Episode List[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Episode Title Status Notes
1 Defeated graffiti Found Released on VHS.
2 Rapoleon Found Released on VHS.
3 Winnie’s winner (1 | 2) Found Released on VHS.
4 If the shoe fits Found Polish voice-over.
5 Nobody’s perfect Found
6 Dropping out (1 | 2 | 3 | 4) Found Badly damaged video and staticy audio.
7 Lights, camera, hammer! Found Finnish translation.
8 Blast from the past Found Finnish translation.
9 Who’s who Found Finnish translation.
10 Work this Partially Found Latin American Spanish translation.
11 Cupid's sting[2] Lost
12 Real friends, the musical[3] Lost
13 Stanley's big break[4] Lost

Gallery[edit | edit source]

A promo for the series.
A clip from an unknown episode (possibly from "Work this").

References[edit | edit source]