Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Sonny dives deep into the world of personal ads and video dating in the episode Love at First Sight. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, Dec. 7 to Jan. 17, 1987, when Miami Vice was king.
On Dec. 7 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashed in the Santa Lucia Mountains outside of Paso Robles, CA killing everyone on board. The incident involved a recently fired USAir employee David A. Burke who, using his expired Southwest Airlines credentials, murdered his former boss and the pilots of the flight. Then, Burke steered the plane into a descent and purposefully crashed the plane completing his murder-suicide.
I would save this song to talk about the associated movie at the same time, but this weeks song is probably better than the movie. From the movie Dirty Dancing is (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes the song won an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” and a Grammy Award. Of the greatest sing-alongs, this song is the second greatest only behind Living On A Prayer. Anyone who’s owned a radio or a TV has heard this song and can’t stop themselves from dancing along.
You would think I would still somehow talk about Dirty Dancing in the movie section this week. But, I don’t care much for the movie and there’s a significanly better film that is number one at the box office. Starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg is the comedy classic Three Men and a Baby. Directed by Leonard Nimoy the film follows three bachelors struggling to raise a love child one of them conceived left on their doorstep. Easily the most attractive film of the 80’s, even if it doesn’t have Patrick Swayze.
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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