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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  1. I remember in the sixth grade, I had a mix tape with nothing but U Can’t Touch This on it over and over again.

  2. 08:46

    I swear, that looks like the Crash Bandicoot logo.

  3. Kremzeek was part of this show? Damn, he’s really gone down hill since Transformers.

  4. In Germany ,we have missed so many shows, but “Hammerman” was on TV…

  5. My memory is much more forgiving to this show than it should be.

  6. Melvin? As in “Melvin, Melvin, brother of the Joker”?

  7. Storm Base Reviews

    I wonder if Nostalgia Critic will ever tackle Ren seeks help. It’s an insult to fans of the original and he’s a huge Ren and Stimpy fan so it would make sense. If he does he’ll have to do a separate review because it’s so bad.

  8. I’m a little sad the Critic didn’t mention the White Castle tie-in. Kid’s meal toys have almost always been cheap garbage, but this was beyond crap. It wasn’t even a toy. Kids went to White Castle, and in their meal was not only disappointing White Castle food, which is enough of a slap in the face to begin with, but the so-called ‘prize’ was…. HAMMERMAN TOOTHPASTE. I wish I was making this up. They included cartoon-licensed , grape-flavored toothpaste in lieu of a toy.

  9. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Never knew mc hammer had a cartoon until I saw this on the site yesterday. It’s amazing how they’ll give any celebrity a cartoon. Heck I wouldn’t be suprised if they gave Michael Jackson his own cartoon (oh wait they did its called moonwalker) and boy is it creepy!!!!

    I also love this weeks charity I really feel bad for people who don’t have water(mainly in Africa) so I’m glad that there’s a charity that does so). Now to see if anyone knows what next weeks nc episode is!!

  10. Oh God, why have you done this to me? It’s been so long since I’ve seen this program that I’ve forgotten about it, now I remember it with crystal clarity. It’s going to take me years to repress this again!

    I’ve created this account just to make sure you know how much you’ve ruined my life.

  11. Huh. Reminds me of Sesame Street for some really weird reason…and that’s not hate on Sesame Street ’cause I loved it as a kid. I grew up in the country so the fact that people could live on the same street and just walk outside to talk with each other was mind blowing at that age.

    Regardless, this is the strangest thing I’ve seen this past month.

  12. Is it me or is it kind of crazy for Doug to say that doing an animated series was the lowest point of MC hammer. He likes Steven Universe, and Estelle is the voice actor for Garnet.

    • The Cartoon Physicist

      Yeah, but Estelle’s name is never used as Garnet’s name, nor is she the main star of the show. He just doesn’t like celebrities being the main point of an entire animated series.

  13. The Cartoon Physicist

    Here’s a suggestion for Was That Real: Mary Kate and Ashley in Action.
    I’m going to review it at some point, but trust me…the fact that it exists makes me want you to take a look.

  14. I remember suggesting this on the old forum years ago. That being said, you’ve piqued my curiosity about next week’s review.

  15. The Nerd?! My god, that IS unusually convenient.

  16. I remember an episode about not trying to be perfect. Which, after seeing the animation with adult eyes, is EXTREMELY funny.

  17. I’d like to see a WTR episode on the Lilo and Stitch Anime. No, not the Disney cartoon, the freaking ANIME episode they did. Yes, there is actually a second Lilo and Stitch series where Lilo leaves Stitch behind to go to college and Stitch tries to capture a bunch of Yokai spirits…. Yes, not experiments, freaking SPIRITS…. So he can gain ultimate power and, I kid you not, conquer the Earth! It’s a series that takes a dump on literally EVERYTHING the original film tried to say and just runs with it! It’s kind-of amazing in that sense.

  18. I liked Hammer, I liked cartoons, but even as a kid I found this to be a lazy and terrible show.
    Graffity guy was really a discount Joker…

  19. I remember this from way way back, back when celebreties used saturday morning cartoons as a self promotion.

  20. Damn this show´s dancing is more stiff then princess Lana´s dancing (from captain N’)

  21. You absolutely have to review the terrible Mega Man cartoon!

  22. REVIEW DROP DEAD FRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. I hope your next review is 50 Shades of Grey. Oh PLEASE, do 50 Shades of Grey!! You’d have to do a lot of editing and probably talk more than show..but it would be WORTH it to tear apart that disgusting female degrading, worthless, sick piece of TRASH!!!!! PLEASE do it. If not now, than soon!!

    • I think he should do it if only for the sake of bringing the line of jokes he’s made about it to full circle. Remember the time all the guys were sitting on a hotel bed reading the book aloud in cartoon voices? I swear that’s the hardest I’ve ever laughed.

      It’s like how it’s a wonderful thing that Twilight is starting to fade into the past but terribly sad at the same time because our long list of Twilight jokes are not as funny as they used to be…if he does 50 Shades it needs to be while it’s fresh in our minds….

      I know I’m rambling. I just really really hope he does it. It’s golden comedy and standing against a despicable message at the same time.

      • The sad part is that at the end when she finally leaves him, you’d think she came to her senses and realized she deserved better than that…but noooooooo, she goes right back to him in the sequal and they try justify the whole thing by giving him a tragic childhood. Cliché #565, Ladies and Gntilemen!

  24. I can’t watch this. I can’t watch this.
    My-my-my My TV makes me so bored, wanna cover up my eyes and plug up my ears.
    It sucks, and that’s no lie,
    It’s about as much fun as watching paint dry
    Lowers my IQ one notch,
    And that’s the reason why I can’t watch.
    I told you homeboy… I can’t watch this.



  26. Can’t believe it is real
    I know Hammer he is a great rapper
    She cannot tell who is who it like in Sailor Moon

  27. Would it be possible for you to do a WTR on the Wacky Adventures of Ronald Mcdonald?

  28. OMG I remember this theme song and seeing this on saturday morning >_< I also remember my mother being very, very amused at the notion of this cartoon.

  29. Filed under things I never knew existed. Kind of glad I missed this one!

  30. Aww man, I remember this train wreck of a show. I was 6-7 years old and even then I could’ve told you this was crap.

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