Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Crockett falls in love, again, with a person he’s tasked with protecting in the episode Like a Hurricane. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On Nov. 22 a television signal hijacking took over two Chicago stations in a period of three hours. The signal intrusion included video of a man wearing a Max Headroom mask, ramblings about WGN, and his bare buttocks being spanked by a flyswatter. The hijacking is still a mystery as no one associated with the event has been caught.
Just when you thought you heard the last of Tommy James and The Shondells, Billy Idol’s cover of Mony Mony replaces Tiffany’s cover of a Tommy James song on the Hot 100. Originally covered by Idol in 1981 on the album Don’t Stop the song saw a resurgence in 1987 when the live version was released on the album Vital Idol. It would only spend one week at number one, but is still one of Idol’s best.
Okay, we finally made it past Fatal Attraction and onto a MUCH better movie (come at me). Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Conchita Alonso is the dystopian sci-fi classic The Running Man. Based on the Stephen King book of the same name and directed by Paul Michael Glaser the film follows a man framed by the government and forced to compete in a killer game show. Set sometime between 2017 and 2019, this film is an example of the America we deserve in 2018.
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 email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That’s all for this week, bye pals.
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