Sledge Hammer (1986-1988)

One of the best pieces of TV ever created. A violent, gun-loving, bigot cop who still is charming in his own way, trying to do good and blow things up. Really, what kid could not love watching this. When I saw this more than a decade ago, I thought it actually was cop show, not a sitcom. Now watching this a little older, it’s even better, even funnier. Where other shows from the same time period seem pedestrian and boring, this one has lost nothing of its charm. Every character is perfectly portrayed by its actor, every scene honed to entertain. These days it’s not as offensive as it might have been on its first run, but it’s still as much fun.