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|The Slap Maxwell Story|
|Created by||Jay Tarses|
|Developed by||Bob Brush|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Slap Happy Productions|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 23, 1987 –|
June 8, 1988
It starred Dabney Coleman as "Slap" Maxwell, an egocentric sportswriter for a newspaper called The Ledger, somewhere in the American Southwest. The Ledger is an old-fashioned newspaper, and Slap is an old-fashioned man, who composes his "Slap Shots" column on a typewriter. Despite the newly litigious environment of journalism, Slap insists on filling his column with rumor and innuendo, which draws lawsuits and frequently results in Slap's termination. After each termination, Slap makes groveling apologies and is rehired.
Slap has an on-again, off-again relationship with Judy (Megan Gallagher), one of the paper's secretaries. The series also featured Annie (Susan Anspach) as Slap's ex-wife, who retains a soft spot for him.
Each episode featured a recurring joke in which someone would hit Slap.
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