Friday, October 21, 2005

Trust me. I know what I'm doing


Sledge Hammer with George Michael (left) and George Bush Snr. (right)


Remember Sledge Hammer? Wow, that was a great show. Sledge was one of the greatest cops on TV for a while, and what man didn't have a crush on the lovely Dori Doreau? Sledge Hammer is widely recognised as one of the most realistic police shows on TV, and was acclaimed for telling it how it really is for a cop. In fact it was so realistic it took me until season 2 before I realised it wasn't a reality show about an average American cop, going about his daily business. And then someone told me it was supposed to be comedy, and I lost interest.

Trivia Q: Which British pop legend of the early 80s did a cameo? (Er, not George Michael.) First correct answer receives a... erm... beer mat.

10 comments:

Ray said...

That would Michael Des Barres. And I agree, Sledge Hammer WAS great. So great, in fact, that every time I see David Rasche I shout: "SLEDGE HAMMER!"

Charlie Williams said...

Sorry Ray, the guy I'm thinking of was WAY bigger than Michael Des Barres in the pop legend stakes.

So, you got it wrong!

Ray said...

No, I'm not. I'm very sure I'm correct. In fact, you could say I'm adamant. Ahem.

Charlie Williams said...

Adamant you may well be, Ray, but you're still wrong. The correct answer is......... Adam Ant!

Er... oh yeah.

Hey, you don't really want another beer mat, do you? How about... an ARC of King of the Road?!

Ray said...

Nah, I don't want another beer mat - I got loads, can't move for the fuckers... Oooh, but a King Of The Road ARC, that'd be sweet. I'm itching to read it.

Charlie Williams said...

That, or a cassette of Kings of the Wild Frontier.

Steve Kane said...

As great as Adam Ant was in "Sledge Hammer", you simply cannot top Boy George's stupendous cameo in "The A-Team".

Doesn't Sledge Hammer now present "Police, Camera, Action!"?

Charlie Williams said...

Especially when he kicked that door open.

Jenny D said...

Charlie, this is totally off topic, and I feel sure you saw it already, but just in case not:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/attachments/hoffice_attachments.html

Charlie Williams said...

Jenny - contrary to what people think, I am not some kind of Hoff stalker. My level of Hoff interest is the same as the average person's, I think. So no, I hadn't seen that URL. Thanks!