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Sledge Hammer!: Sledgepoo

A series of jewel heists has Hammer investigating a beauty parlor and going undercover as a jewel thief himself. Trouble is, before the crooks can accept him as one of them, they have to witness his criminal prowess in action.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x19
Production Number: 118
Airdate: Saturday February 14th, 1987

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Alan Mandel

Guest Stars
Don StarkDon Stark
As Kurt Kruggle
Patti TippoPatti Tippo
As Officer Daley
Patti TippoPatti Tippo
As Officer Daley
Kurt PaulKurt Paul
As Coroner Norman Blates
Clive RevillClive Revill
As Westcott
George DickersonGeorge Dickerson
As Commissioner Holbestam
George DickersonGeorge Dickerson
As Commissioner Holbestam

Co-Guest Stars
Benny BakerBenny Baker
As Ice Cream Truck Driver
Montana SmoyerMontana Smoyer
As Woman on Park Bench
Montana SmoyerMontana Smoyer
As Woman on Park Bench
Maggie KedronMaggie Kedron
As Rich Wife
Main Cast
David RascheDavid Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
David RascheDavid Rasche
As Det. Insp. Sledge Hammer
Anne-Marie MartinAnne-Marie Martin
As Officer Dori Doreau
Harrison PageHarrison Page
As Captain Trunk


A cat burglar breaks into a luxurious manor. At home, Sledge Hammer receives a call from his old contact, Kurt Kruggle. Kruggle has information on the cat burglar who shot a cop, but doesn't want to sell his info over the phone. He arranges a meeting with Hammer at a bowling alley and Hammer goes there with Doreau. Kruggle rolls them instructions in the finger hole of a bowling ball, telling them to roll his payment down and he'll send the information back. Hammer rolls the ball and forgets to roll it in the gutter, knocking down Kruggle. Kruggle rolls him back the info but Hammer gets his finger stuck in a woman's bowling ball...

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Episode Quotes
Kruggle: Listen, Hammer, I've got some information for you about that cat burglar, the one who's pulling off all those jewel robberies.
Hammer: Hey, listen, forget it, okay. It's a sissy case.
Kruggle: Oh yeah? Well, uh, he's suspected of shooting a cop.
Hammer: There's a cat burglar who shot a cop. Now I'm mildly enraged.

Commissioner Holbestam: Hammer, what do you have behind your back?
Hammer: What? Oh, the bowling ball. Well, actually, there's a very simple explanation.
Trunk: Yeah, he's found a new way to harm others.

Doreau: I've got an idea.
Hammer: Well, now you're starting to think like a man.

Doreau: Why don't you get your hair done?
Hammer: You disappoint me, Doreau. I'm a nihilist, not a stylist.

(Hammer undercover)
Sir Guy: Well, anything for a fellow countryman.
Hammer: Right, right. God save the King.
Sir Guy: Queen.
Hammer: Don't confuse me.

Hammer: It's a very simple plan, sir.
Trunk: Well if you thought of it, it's got to be simple at best.

Cultural References
Title parodies the 1975 movie Shampoo, starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Goldie Hawn.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAlan Spencer
Executive ProducerAlan Spencer
ProducerThomas Kane
Associate ProducerByron Chudnow
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
CastingCathy Henderson
Unit Production ManagerAlan C. Blomquist
First Assistant DirectorGlen Sanford
Second Assistant DirectorLinda Rockstroh
Costume DesignerLinda Wayne
HairstylistJay Wellington
Make-upJune Brickman
Key GripDylan Shephard
Location ManagerMichael Casey (1)
Property MasterCheri Paul
Production CoordinatorNancy Rosing
GafferWalter Stewart (2)
OtherBetty Martin Mallin (Production Controller)
Story EditorMert Rich  |  Brian Pollack  |  Mike Reiss
Art DirectorGregory Melton  |  Frank Grieco, Jr.
Sound EditorTom Koester
Special EffectsBruce Robles
Main Title ThemeDanny Elfman
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