This Week In Vice 33 – May 5 – 11, 1986
This Week in Vice

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Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat we've reached the end of Season Two of Miami Vice. This week's episode is the fantastic season finale Sons and Lovers. On This Week in Vice we'll be covering when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from May 5 to May 11, 1986, when Miami Vice was King.

In news…

The tide has rolled out and the news this week is not as sensational as the previous This Week In Vice. I'm going to skip ahead a few days since the Miami Vice season is over and mention a huge pop culture moment that still finds its way into modern culture. On May 16, Dallas airs its final episode of its 9th. season. In the final moments of the episode Pam finds Bobby Ewing in the shower and the audience is revealed that the events since his death have all been a dream. This moment is riffed so much its almost lost where it all started.

In Music…

Replacing Prince and The Revolution and topping the charts of the Hot 100 is the pop rock song Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. As the signature song by Palmer, the song may not be as memorable as its music video. The video included an abstract "band" played by models and is unforgettable. The concept would be used repeatedly by Palmer through the years including his other massive hit Simply Irresistible.

In Movies…

I skipped through some movies last week so I could get to this weeks film at the top of the Box Office. For one week Short Circuit would reach number one, but it holds a special place in my childhood memories. The scifi comedy starring Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg centers on a military robot that comes to live after being struck by lightning. Short Circuit and similar movies (such as Explorers and The Last Starfighter) are from an era when scifi could be fun. Nowadays scifi is all end-of-the-world, sky portals and hoardes of faceless monsters.

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 I'd love to hear from you! Email the show or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. There will not be a show next week, but we'll be back in two weeks with more Miami Vice goodness. That's all for this week, bye pals.

Intro/Outro and transition music provided by:
Happy Alley Kevin MacLeod
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This Week In Vice 33 – May 5 – 11, 1986
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