Hi pals, this is the second episode of our summer rerun series. You knew there was no way we would skip putting in one of the funniest episodes of Miami Vice. There were plenty to choose from in Season 4 with Missing Hours, The Cows of October and Amen… Send Money. But the easy winner was The Big Thaw. You’ll never convince us there isn’t a Rastafarian Popsicle still floating somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

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We know sitcoms were all the rage in the 80’s, so it’s only natural Miami Vice would make an episode that was legitimately funny? No reason to panic, the show is still a cop drama… RIGHT!? Believe it or not, this episode of Miami Vice starts with a cryogenically frozen Rastafarian Reggae singer that eventually sails the seven seas in his freezer tube.

Melissa is oh so happy Izzy is once again at the center of a story. Dominic suggests the show goes a little to far with tallying bananas and John goes off in the music segment about Bob Marley.

Announcement: We’ll be off next week due to Dominic’s travel. But we’ll be back with a full episode in two weeks. In the meantime, would you rather have no show in the feed or a classic episode of Go With The Heat? Email us and let us know.

Episode Information

Miami Vice – Season 04 Ep. 04 – The Big Thaw
Premiered Oct. 23, 1987
Writer: Listed as Joseph DeBlasi (pseudonym) is really Michael Duggan (Baby Blues, Lend Me an Ear, Knock Knock Who’s There, Viking Bikers from Hell, story editor for season 3/4, wrote a ton of teleplays)
Director: Richard Compton (Down for the Count I/II, Everybody’s in Showbiz, 4 more eps. coming)

Guest Stars

Alfred Molina as Esther’s Attorney
Bill Raymond as Dave Frobel

Music

What Is Life? by Black Uhuru

Mi Vieja by Fernando Echevarria y LaFamilia Andres

Wings of a Dove by Bob Marley

Wake Up And Live by Bob Marley & the Wailers

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Summer Rerun: Go With The Heat 106 – The Big Thaw