Hammerman – Was That Real?

Yep, MC Hammer had a cartoon show. You can’t touch this…but who would want to? The Nostalgia Critic looks at the early 1990’s cartoon Hammerman, and asks Was That Real?

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148 Comments on "Hammerman – Was That Real?"

travis DG edna
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I write FIIIIIIIIIIIRST! I’m the first one to comment one this videoh-oh. Now, everybody knows!

broadwaybaby561
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Could’ve said something a little bit intelligent, but no. That’s the word you chose.

travis DG edna
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*Link’s magical harmonica*

Tallfi
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That charity sounds awesome, Doug!! Really great of channel awesome! 🙂

Ikrani
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You could’ve suggested something like Knights of Justice or Skeleton Warriors for the next WTR. You could’ve made a counter-argument to one of Doug’s points.
Wasted.

Schizoid
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Visionaries!

Tokidoki
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Knights of Justice had an intro song by Shuki Levy… A KICK-ASS INTRO SONG, but yeah, aside from that it was pretty bad… oh well…

EXCALIBUR, BE MY STRENGTH!

travis DG edna
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Let me have this. 😉

mr grump
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ThatManWithTheHeadband12
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ThatManWithTheHeadband12

…Couldn’t finish the review in time? Awwww

RockmanX3
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Yeah, I was wondering why there’s been 2 editorials in a row. Something going on in the Channel Awesome camp lately?

ThatManWithTheHeadband12
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ThatManWithTheHeadband12

He needed an extra week on the review

SpikeGal
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(whispers): 50 Shades of Grey….50 Shades of Grey..oh PLEASE have it be 50 Shades of Grey (granted they’re gonna have to do a LOT of editing for that one, but GOD will it be worth it!)

CJ-1
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Well, look on the bright side… it makes up for Matrix Month where there were two reviews back to back with no editorial in the middle.

RetroSinister
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The review was going to be Passion of the Christ, but even they realized how bad that was going to be handled.

ayakhaleesi
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Aw…really? I’d love to see that anti-semitic piece of shit get ripped a new one.

trlkly
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Doubt it. Doug doesn’t touch religion. You need to go check out iRaws.

And I believe his most recent video on Channel Awesome was the Passion, so you’re in luck. Though whether he tears it apart the way you want, you’ll have to watch and find out.

SpikeGal
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That’s cause Doug is smart.

trepiechick
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Go watch Diamanda Hagan’s review of it. She pulverizes it; it’s glorious.

SpikeGal
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She wants to go to Hell, it’s up to her. But leave the rest of us who truly love Jesus alone!!

SpikeGal
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WHAT?!?! THAT MOVIE IS NOT ANTI-SEMETIC AT ALL!!! WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU? MY MOM LOVES THAT MOVIE AND WATCHES IT EVERY GOOD FRIDAY. IT’S A TRUBITE TO JESUS AND WHAT HE DID FOR ALL OF OUR SOULS!!

crispysteve42
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Thank you for illustrating exactly why Doug won’t review Passion of The Christ

Rizelea
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There is this *magical* thing called religious diversity. In case you didn’t know what that means, on this planet we have a wide range of cultures and people that have a different religion than you. And it’s just a damn movie, calm down. Movies are meant to be criticized.

RockmanX3
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I wasn’t exactly the biggest fan of MC Hammer, but I remember he was HUGE in the early 90’s. I briefly remember the commercials for this cartoon, but never watched it… errrr haven’t touched it!

Hammer time!

trepiechick
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Oh snap! They got all the things black kids like: graffiti, rap, and shoes.

Jared333
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Yes, but they forgot basketball, over-sized pants, big-booked women who can’t think for themselves, and, of course, bananas. c:

Jared333
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big-boobed* damn autocorrect…

Bolongobobo
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And as a black teen I can tell you that they also forgot Koolaid, just keep the stereotypes going. XD

EclipseII
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I actually remember this show. After two and half decades, the nightmare has again been unleashed! Although … now that I think about it, maybe that’s where my love of Salvidor Dalí came from?

travis DG edna
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Give me that let’s play!

ThatOtherZ
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What is up with your new wall? Is it a tradition that you change the background color everyyear?

TheRavenLord
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It was filmed while at a con. That’s why. 😉

RockmanX3
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I don’t follow conventions, but which one was it? I was assuming this was filmed during the TMNT 2014 review.

Tallfi
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Lol SERIOUSLY?? The wall comments again!? LMAOOOO

WesleyFoxx
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I was sitting there when I saw the different wall going “You have to say something about the wall, you can’t just let that go without making a joke or comment on it.” and he never does. :<

happymel
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Wow, I had NO idea. 😀 I miss stupid rap. 🙁

I might check out Dena.

OldManHermit
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Pretty sure I saw this cartoon at least once as a kid, definitely remember the live action segment with Hammer sitting with the kids. There was also a New Kids on the Block cartoon, which I remember being terrible. Even as a 7 year old I had standards.

RockmanX3
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I’m surprised the New Kids on the Block didn’t lip sync on the cartoon.

Yeah, I went there. XD

PeanutCrunch
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WOW! Completely forgot about that doll.

weldo8
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Before commercials, they should have said “Just for a minute let’s go to comer. cial. cial. cial. cial. yeah.”

MrJaxreid1
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Another week for the review, huh? Well it better be good and not another review like Pixels or Jurassic World with a movie still out in theaters.

mduncan50
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I agree, with as much as we’re paying he’d better deliver.

Emilie Bennett
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Oh my God, the cheese factor appears strong with this one. I can’t believe that I was born the year this aired… There’s also another cartoon with an at-the-time big star that was WAY more subtle with its messages, and it involved teenage monsters (too bad it can’t be WTR’d this October…).

And get this, there was also a cartoon based around Little Shop of Horrors that aired in the exact same block as Hammerman, and yes, it was equally as weird and awkwardly animated.

Morgil
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I’m suddenly reminded of Weird Al’s Hammer parody: Can’t Watch This

Also, I can’t wait for that let’s play crossover video.

baba44713
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MC Hammer wasn’t just huge. He was stupidly huge. “Can’t touch this was everywhere”, Hammer was in all the commercials, everyone had his album. And yes, there was this cartoon.

It was sorta amazing how quickly he disappeared though. It was like one day you saw MC Hammer at least two dozen times, literally everywhere, the next day just… gone. Even “can’t touch this” jokes just died off instantly. Crazy.

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webgamer5653
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I’m just going out on a limb and saying that he filmed this editorial at a con…

Brehmstorm
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Or he’s just roommates with the Nerd now.

XaviorTheLycan
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Seeing that he’s with the nerd….I wonder….is the review or the review after going to have the Nerd in it…I mean, stuff like this is usually a foreshadowing of something else…and if so, what is the nerd going to do…or is this a foreshadowing of a future James and Mike Mondays with Doug Walker

PotatoOni
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So, that a bad version of Fat Albert then?

They seem to have left out the majority of the inbetween animations.

Well, technically if you can do something with a popular name you should do it. Only requirement should be that you actually make it good.

inspectorjavert
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I’d like to see a WTR for “Free Willy: The Series” or “Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The Series”. Have you wondered what Free Willy would be like if the whale could talk without hurting your ears? Don’t watch this show cause it still hurts your ears but hey at least you can understand what he says…

No I take that back you don’t want to hear what he says, this show makes Captain Planet look like Film Noir.

prime-10@hotmail.co.uk
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prime-10@hotmail.co.uk

It’s cool that he’s doing WTR again. I do question what happened to his wall though. I’d totally love it if he’d do that godawful Mary Kate and Ashley cartoon from the early 2000’s.

RockmanX3
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Oh please yes. Free Willy already got like 3-4 movies AND a series. I can’t believe how much they’ve milked that poor whale.

SpikeGal
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YES, YES, YES, YES, YES AND HELL YES!!!!

Kaiso25Gaming
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Hah amazing

VladOfWallachia
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Take it away, Bill Hicks! *Satan sounds*

Trixie_is_best
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Whats sad, is that I kinda remember this show, but literally nothing about it. Largely the Hammerman theme and even that at all. I do not remember it being good, but never realized it was so lazy and bad the show actually was.

From what I can tell, it was best that I forgot this show existed.

SailorRustyBacon
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Hah, I remember that HammerMan cartoon existing & probably watched just an episode or two, but they were just vague blurs of my memories. I know that it aired around the tail-end of Captain N & Super Mario Bros 3’s run.

I want to see a WTR of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures!

bloodfx
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Animated or live action?

RockmanX3
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I watched Captain N and SMB3 and would usually turn off the TV after that which is why I skipped out on Hammerman entirely.

Maarons
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Same hear. I remember there being a show, the black outfit, and the magic shoes. Beyond that is a blank. Remember it alongside Little Shop and that show about Jordan, Gretzky, and Bo as superhero sports icons.

TheSKARD1
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Never heard of he show before. Do the magic shoes go on over his regular shoes?

dEEPZoNE
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The reason they didn’t animate to the edge in the intro is because of the old ” safe zone “.
It’s useless now.. but before with crt tv’s, they did not show all the way out to the edge.
At the end of the crt screens.. with the massive 100hz tv’s. Those began to show the entire picture.

trlkly
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While true, most organizations still animated it all the way anyways, in case your TV was different. There’s really no downside, as long as you make sure there’s nothing important over there.

It’s not like video games, where they would leave it blank to save processing power.

MatGreenfield
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Oh god, they showed this in the UK too! I’d completely forgotten until the magic shoes bit when a rush of disappointing memories flooded back. Jesus Christ, CBBC produced its own shows too…they had plenty of other options to fill the after-school slots and they went with…THIS?!?

Ok, Wikipedia tells me I’m wrong about this but dammit I know I saw this show somewhere!

THE CINEMATIC MIND
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On the plus side at least our shows were different than what America was doing from the 1960’s early 2000’s. Seriously some of our shows were dark and creepy, but incredibly unique, Doug would be terrified from them!

KKDW
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I don’t think it was on CBBC, I remember seeing it on Channel 4… and Channel 4 showing kids programs feels a little odd these days.

Lordsjaak
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well than i was spared in my country because i never heard that on our morning cartoon shows

THE CINEMATIC MIND
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Now that was easily a bad product of the time. NNNNNEEEERRRDDD! Nice to see him briefly!

ErichoTTA
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I was wondering that as well. Damn, is this show bad. It’s weird, because usually you review something on WTR that has at least some redeeming features. Then again, I guess this does too. That’s really amazing with what they’re doing with the water. It’s probably your most heartfelt shoutout yet!

tecpaocelotl
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I’ll admit, I saw it.

jordan1650
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Can you please do a Nostalgia Critic review on Freddie As F.R.O.7?

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