A year after becoming a worldwide pop rap sensation with his third album, Please, Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em, MC Hammer answered all the critics who called him a cartoonish, dancing-ass sellout. How? By starring in this Saturday morning cartoon, in which he played a youth center worker who transforms into the superhero Hammerman whenever he dons magical anthropomorphic dancing shoes.
OK, so maybe it was a bit of a minstrel show, but we were kids. Hammerman featured live-action and animated Hammer, and we wanted to get our hands, eyes, and ears on anything he put out, no matter how many times he told us, “You can’t touch this!”