Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Tubbs is a pawn in a battle between two dueling televangelists in the episode Amen… Send Money. On This Week in Vice we'll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On Oct. 1 at 7:42AM the San Gabriel Valley was awoken by a 5.9 earthquake. The Whittier Narrows Earthquake caused over $200 million in damages with 8 people losing their lives in the event. Additional aftershocks took place for days after the main quake including a 5.2 magnitude on Oct. 4. Felt across Southern California and Nevada the blind thrust quake was the first on a fault line unknown to seismologists previously.
Didn't We Almost Have It All from Whitney Houston will hold the top spot for one more week, so we have to go to the archives. Climbing up the charts and eventually peaking at number 9 is Touch of Grey from the amazing Grateful Dead. From the album In The Dark Touch of Grey is the only song from the band to reach the top 40 in the Billboard Hot 100. The music video gained major traction on MTV throughout 1987 and helped propel the band further into the mainstream.
Fatal Attraction will be at the top of the box office for 7 more weeks, so we get to dig a little deeper into the amazing year of movies that was 1987. I'm torn which to talk about this week with two fantastic movies playing in theaters. The Clive Barker horror classic Hellraiser reached movie theaters last week, not standing a chance against Fatal Attraction.
But more important than Hellraiser is the romantic comedy A Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner the film is based on the classic book of the same name and stars Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant and more. In the world of romantic comedies there's A Princess Bride and then there's everything else. Everyone just has to face the facts, the romantic comedy was perfected in 1987 with A Princess Bride.
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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