Hammerman (partially lost ABC animated series; 1991)
Hammerman is a short-lived American-Canadian Saturday morning cartoon, produced by DIC Entertainment and starring pop rapper MC Hammer 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), which, when worn, cause him to transform 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 2019, 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 clip is dubbed in Latin Spanish.
Updates[edit | edit source]
August 11th, 2017 - An anonymous user on 4chan posted a thread claiming to have VHS tape recordings of 12 episodes of Hammerman. To prove he had the episodes he posted a screenshot of episode 11 and released the titles for all the episodes he had. However, he doesn't want to release them to prevent any legal issues.
November 7th, 2017 - YouTuber "areyoustilllistening" uploaded the full lost episode "Nobody's Perfect" to his channel.
January 13th, 2018 - An anonymous user on fireden.net claimed to remember the title of episode 13 as "Not Everything is What is Seems" although this cannot be confirmed as the episode hasn't been found yet.
November 25th, 2018 - YouTuber Peter Lavalle uploaded a clip of an old TV recording of Hammerman to his channel (specifically a clip of the intro, the first commercial break and a bit of the episodes title card). It was later found out that the footage was actually from a previously unknown Hammerman episode entitled "Dropping Out."
January 9th, 2019 - Lost Media Wiki user YoshiKiller2S contacted Peter Lavalle and asked him if he could release the full episode to YouTube or in case Peter didn't want to risk a copyright strike to send him the episode so he could release the episode safely on archive.org. Peter later responded and agreed to upload the entire episode on the following weekend.
January 12th, 2019 - Peter Lavalle uploaded "Dropping Out" to his channel in its entirety.
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 an unknown episode entitled "Work This" and supplied a 1-minute clip of the episode.
October 24th, 2019 - YouTuber Viihdekonserni uploaded a VHS of the show to their channel that contained Finnish dubs of numerous lost episodes.
Episode List[edit | edit source]
Confirmed[edit | edit source]
|1||Defeated Graffiti||Found||Release on VHS.|
|2||Rapoleon (1 | 2)||Found||Release on VHS.|
|3||Winnie's Winner (1 | 2)||Found||Release on VHS.|
|4||Will and the Jerks||Lost|
|5||If the Shoe Fits||Found||Polish over-dub.|
|6||Nobody's Perfect||Found||Low-quality video.|
|7||Dropping Out (1 2 3 4)||Found||Badly damaged video & low quality audio.|
|8||Lights, Camera, Hammer!||Found||Finnish dub|
|9||Blast From the Past||Found||Finnish dub|
|10||Who's Who||Found||Finnish dub|
|11||Work This||Partially Found||Latin Spanish dub.|
Unconfirmed[edit | edit source]
|Practice Makes Perfect||Existence Unconfirmed|
|Bite the Bullet||Existence Unconfirmed|
|The Wrong Turn||Existence Unconfirmed|
|Hide N Seek||Existence Unconfirmed|
|Operation: Rescue Hammerman||Existence Unconfirmed|
|Not Everything is What is Seems||Existence Unconfirmed|