Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat the Vice team helps a New York police officer locate a missing piece of art and infiltrate the theives in the episode The Lost Madonna. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from March 12 – 18, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.
On March 11 the FDA issued a directive to all Americans to throw out any grapes imported from Chile after two grapes where found to contain cyanide in Philadelphia. The FDA also put a moratorium on Chilean grapes being imported to the US. Many stores decided to pull all Chilean fruit from their shelves. Not without controversy, this scare has been studied many times and even had a lawsuit brought by Chileans against the FDA.
With Debbie Gibson’s massive hit Lost in Your Eyes still at number one on the Hot 100 we go to the archives. Peaking at number three on the Hot 100 and the second single from the album Hangin Tough is You Got It (The Right Stuff) from the first mega boy-band New Kids on the Block. Prior to this song the band struggled to gain any traction and thanks to MTV and an opening spot on Tiffany’s tour, The Right Stuff propelled them into the spotlight. Now if we can only get them to go away, that would be an even better trick…
Lean on Me is still ruling the box office so lets take a look at what else was playing. The comedy Skin Deep starring John Ritter is playing, but isn’t exactly that good of a movie. Chances Are starring Cybill Shepherd and Robert Downey Jr. is also playing, which is slightly better with a much better cast. The best of the bunch and in my opinion significantly better than Lean on Me is The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Directed and written by the amazing Terry Gilliam the film performed poorly in theaters but received many accolades including four Academy Award nominations. As always, the magic of Terry Gilliam isn’t for everyone. However, this film is truly magical and a brilliant follow-up to Brazil.
And that’s everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at gowiththeheat.com. I’d love to hear from you! Email the show firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That’s all for this week, bye pals.
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