TV Series | | Action, Comedy
The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.
The pilot was originally developed for HBO. HBO originally approached Get Smart (1965) producer Leonard Stern about developing a police show parody. Stern suggested Alan Spencer script which had been floating around for years. HBO wanted Rodney Dangerfield or Joe Piscopo, whom were both under contract with the network, to play the title role. But Spencer objected.
That's what I like about you Doreau, you think like a man.
Before the first episode of the second season was shown, this "disclaimer" appeared: The following season of Sledge Hammer! takes place five years before that nuclear explosion. Thank you.
An alternate, unaired version of the pilot episode "Under the Gun" is available on the Season One DVD. It includes 10 minutes of additional footage, an alternate epilogue and completely different opening and ending theme music.