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Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)
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Sledge goes undercover to learn why Elvis impersonators are being systematically murdered with a gold microphone.


Jackie Cooper


Alan Spencer (creator), Alan Spencer




Episode credited cast:
David Rasche ... Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie Martin ... Dori Doreau
Harrison Page ... Captain Trunk
Kurt Paul Kurt Paul ... Coroner Norman Blates
Raymond Ma ... Yamamoto
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Mr. P (as Thom McFadden)
Viveca Parker Viveca Parker ... Madge (as Vivica Parker)
Jonathon von Brana Jonathon von Brana ... Elvis in Lineup
Lee Shael Lee Shael ... Emcee
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Sketch Artist
Pete Willcox Pete Willcox ... Third Elvis Impersonator
Robert Wexler ... Nerd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beau Dare Beau Dare ... Elvis #1


Sledge and Dori are assigned to investigate when 15 Elvis impersonators are murdered within a three-week period. They find that all 15 had two common characteristics: all were recent graduates of "The Famous School of Elvis Impersonators" and all were killed with a gold microphone immediately after winning a local Elvis impersonators' contest. Sledge goes undercover at the school, but his investigation is hindered by the building janitor. He nevertheless enters the next installment of the Elvis impersonators' contest in the hope of emerging victorious and becoming bait for the killer. No attempt is made on Sledge's life after he wins the contest, but an unlikely suspect is spotted in the bar holding a gold microphone when Sledge and Dori decide to go inside for a drink after their brief stake-out. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Comedy


Did You Know?


According to Alan Spencer, he received an angry phone call from Tom Parker, Elvis' manager, about this episode. Spencer explained to Parker that the episode was intended as a tribute. See more »


Captain Trunk: I feel a migraine coming on here, I know it...
Sledge Hammer: Now, Captain, I think I have found a way of getting rid of those headaches, once and for all.
Captain Trunk: What is that?
Sledge Hammer: [whips out GIANT needles] Acupuncture!
Captain Trunk: Get away from me.
Sledge Hammer: I'm good with these.
Captain Trunk: I said, get away from me. Get away from me with the needles, Hammer! GET AWAY FROM ME WITH THOSE NEEDLES!
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References Mr. Belvedere (1985) See more »

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What it was like to play Elvis.
29 April 2020 | by beaudare-70996See all my reviews

As an American actor/ screenwriter in Hollywood, I always liked Elvis's films and thought he was very underrated as an actor. When I went to be seen to play him in "Sledge Hammer", I was a bit surprised when director Jackie Cooper immidiately liked me and said, "You'll be perfect to play Elvis in the opening sequence of the episode". But what I was even more amazed at, was the reaction of the audience to the show. For months people who recognized me from the episode would come up to me on the street and tell me how much they liked the show, but more importantly, how much they loved Elvis. Wardrobe ladies, housewives, people from all walks of life, both British and American would tell me their deep feelngs for him. Some with tears in their eyes. I have never seen such genuine emotion. It was truly a life changing experience. Elvis was one of a kind. They say he loved his fans, but they truly loved him right back... Beau Dare

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7 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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