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, 1988, when Miami Vice was king.
On Dec. 20 the passenger ferry MV Dona Paz sunk after colliding with an oil tanker in the Philippines. After the collision the oil tanker caught fire and quickly spread to the ferry and in the end over 4,000 people lost their lives in the tragedy. To this day, the Dona Paz incident is the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster.
On Jan. 17, just one year after “The Drive” the Browns would suffer another defeat to the Broncos in the AFC championship with “The Fumble”. With 1:12 left in the game, Ernest Byner fumbled the ball on the Broncos 1 yard line on a play that would have tied the game.
And with something that is close to home for me, on Jan. 16 the St. Louis Cardinals announced their plans to move to the Phoenix Metro the following year. You can tell the move was worth it by all the Super Bowls they’ve won since coming to Arizona.
During the time between Vice episodes there were four songs that would hold the top spot on the Hot 100. Three of them would hold it for just one week including Heaven is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle, So Emotional by Whitney Houston and Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison. But none of those are important because the King of the 80’s is back at number 1. From his debut album of the same name is Faith by the great George Michael. It would spend four weeks at the top and is Michael’s most enduring songs and music videos. The only way it could be removed from the top is for a Beatle to release a song.
So Three Men and a Baby will spend some significant time ruling the Box Office at the end of 1987 and into 1988. Lucky for us by the time the next Vice episode airs there will be a new movie at the top. There is one other movie that reaches number one sandwiched between Three Men. For one week, the stand-up film Raw from Eddie Murphy would sneak in and eventually be the highest grossing stand-up film ever. Raw is some of Eddie Murphy’s best content and most memorable jokes. Personally, I love Raw but I’m still a little more partial to Delirious.
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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