HAMMER SEASON ONE - EPISODE 22
Spa Who Loved Me
Trivia: As is widely known, producer Alan Spencer didnt expect Sledge Hammer! to be renewed for a second season and conceived this episode as going out, literally, with a bang drawing inspirations from the finales of not only the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove but also the classic Patrick McGoohan TV series The Prisoner.
Actress Mary Woronov, a cult favorite from Paul Bartels Eating Raoul, satirized a Jane Fonda-ish fitness guru. Nevertheless, the term Workout had to be substituted with Fitness Program to appease a worried broadcast standards department.
Curiosity, as well as this episode airing within a special timeslot, created an appreciable gain in Sledge Hammers ratings for this season ending finale. Go figure.