Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat the team struggles to take down a drug lord when a new super hero emerges in the city in the second lost episode Miracle Man. Since we only have 4 episodes of Miami Vice left and this time we’ll be looking back to June 25 to Aug. 12, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.
On July 19 United Airlines flight 232 departing Denver en route to Chicago crashed in Sioux Falls, Iowa. 111 died of the 296 on board which is quite remarkable considering the circumstances. Miracuosly all four pilots survived the crash and went back to work pilots after the crash.
In TV news on July 5 NBC aired the pilot episode for what would be Seinfeld. At the time the show was called The Seinfeld Chronicles and after the pilot renamed the show and yada yada yada became one of the biggest shows in TV history. For many the question you ask is if the show is, in fact, spongeworthy.
In early-summer 1989 we have 5 songs that reach number one. First up is Don’t Forget My Number by the much maligned duo Milli Vanilli. Up next is Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals and If You Don’t Know me by Know by Simply Red. Arguably the biggest song of this time period is Toy Soldiers by Martika but is not the song I want to talk about.
Easily the best song from this stretch is from one of the greatest artists of all time. For the blockbuster movie is Batdance by the remarkable Prince. What more could you ask for? A huge movie with a title song from an even bigger musician. Even the music video is amazing.
There are three movies that win the box office throughout the summer including Turner and Hooch and Lethal Weapon 2. Bringing back the entire cast and directed by the great Richard Donner Lethal Weapon 2 is one of the few times the second movie is better than the first.
But the biggest movie of the summer is the aformentioned Batman. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger the film was a tremendous success leading to many more Batman films and the much more important Batman: The Animated Series through the 90’s.
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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