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Sledge Hammer!: Desperately Seeking Dori

While chasing a suspect, Dori suffers a concussion. When she wakes up, she walks, talks, and acts just like Sledge, much to the chagrin of Trunk. How can the force cope with two Hammers?


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 117
Airdate: Saturday February 07th, 1987

Director: Bob Sweeney
Writer: Mike Reiss, Al Jean


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Guest Stars
Alan Blumenfeld
As Doctor
Recurring
Rod McCary
As Jean Claude
Sam Chew, Jr.
As FBI Agent #1 (as Samuel Chew Jr.)
Stuart Mabray
As FBI Agent #2
Robert Tessier
As Stoolie

Co-Guest Stars
Monte Landis
As Inspector McCall
Recurring
Patti Tippo
As Officer Daley
Recurring
Leslie Morris
As Officer Mayjoy
Recurring
Ken Hill
As Unknown
Alan Abelew
As Unknown
Joseph R. Sicari
As Check Cashing Service Teller
Joan Maupin
As Waitress
Main Cast
David Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie Martin
As Officer Dori Doreau
Harrison Page
As Captain Trunk

Recap

Hammer and Doreau grab a drink after work when a drunk hits on a waitress. Doreau manages to restrain Hammer from shooting the man, so Sledge uses a water hose from the bar to wet the man down. Afterward, Doreau berates Hammer for his lack of sympathy but he's unimpressed. They spot thieves breaking into an art gallery but as they go in they notice that the thieves' car belongs to the FBI. Going into the gallery, they spot the two men searching the owner. Hammer and Doreau draw on the men and the owner, Jean Claude, thanks them and then slips away into a private room. He removes the plates from a counterfeit machine while the two men identify themselves as FBI agents after an international counterfeiter. Jean Claude drops one plate and leaves, Doreau comes to investigate. She pulls a counterfeit bill out of the machine and finds the plate, then heads back. The FBI agents demand to see Hammer's badge, which he forgot to pick up. Doreau finds Jean Claude and orders him to surrender. Jean Claude manages to drop a mobile on Doreau's head, knocking her out. Before he can grab the plate, the FBI agents arrive and he runs for it...

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Episode Quotes
Doreau: Hammer! You can't solve everything with a gun.
Hammer: But my bazooka's in the trunk.

Doreau: You know, I think you could have shown a little sympathy.
Hammer: I was going to send a card to his next-of-kin.

Hammer: Let's get those geeks. We'll set our guns for "stun."
Doreau: Guns don't have a setting for "stun."
Hammer: Well that's their tough luck.

Trunk: She's asleep.
Hammer: I'll wake her up. (draws his gun)
Trunk: Hammer! This is a hospital. For god's sake, it's a hospital.
Hammer: I know. I was going to use a silencer.

Officer Daley: We all signed this card for Dori, and we left a space for you.
Hammer: Yeah, well, forget it, lady. I showed her I care in my own special way. I shot at the guy who was trying to park in her spot.

Doctor: I'm afraid that blow to Detective Doreau's head has caused a behavioral imbalance. She's become excessively violent, irrational, and dangerous.
Hammer: That happened to me once. The day I was born.

Trunk: Hammer! I want you and Doreau to come into the precinct immediately. And I want you to make sure she does not get killed. It's okay if you do.

Trunk: Hammer! I want you and Doreau to come into the precinct immediately. And I want you to make sure she does not get killed. It's okay if you do.



Cultural References
Title parodies the 1985 movie Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Spencer
Executive ProducerAlan Spencer
ProducerThomas Kane
Co-ProducerAlan C. Blomquist
Associate ProducerByron Chudnow
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
EditorCraig Ridenour
CastingBarbara Hanley  |  Cathy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerAlan C. Blomquist
First Assistant DirectorMary Ellen Canniff
Second Assistant DirectorLinda Rockstroh
MusicLance Rubin
Costume DesignerSusie Desanto
HairstylistJay Wellington
Make-upJune Brickman
Key GripDylan Shephard
Camera OperatorJack Lester
Location ManagerMichael Casey (1)
Transportation CoordinatorRick Rollison
Property MasterCheri Paul
Script SupervisorCoby Turner
Production CoordinatorNancy Rosing
GafferWalter Stewart (2)
OtherBetty Martin Mallin (Production Controller)
Director of PhotographyNorman Leigh
Story EditorBrian Pollack  |  Mert Rich  |  Al Jean  |  Mike Reiss
Stunt CoordinatorEd Ulrich
Art DirectorGregory Melton
Creative ConsultantLeonard Stern
Sound EditorTom Koester
Special EffectsBruce Robles
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
 
Warning: Sledge Hammer! season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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