Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Tubbs unravels a ring of dirty cops in the episode Badge of Dishonor. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from March 14 to March 20, 1988, when Miami Vice was king.
On March 16 in the final days of the Iran-Iraq War the Iraqi military attacked a Kurdish city with chemical weapons killing between 3.200 and 5,000 people, most civilians. Referred to as “Bloody Friday” the attack is seen as an event in the Anfal Genocide against the Kurdish people. The attack would be referenced in the trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006 before his eventual hanging.
Rick Astley holds the top spot on the Hot 100 for one more week so we go to the archives. There’s a song I’ve missed for the last few weeks and is unforgivable I haven’t mentioned it. Although at this point in 1988 its popularity is sliding slightly, its still a classic. From the amazing hip-hop trio Salt-n-Pepa is Push It. Released on the album Hot, Cool & Vicious the song would peak at number 19. After being nominated for a Grammy, the song would help push the album to be certified Platinum and easily one of their top hits.
Believe it or not, Good Morning, Vietnam has reached the end of its reign on at the top of the box office. What’s even more unbelievable is that Police Academy: Assignment Miami Beach would be the movie to supplant Good Morning, Vietnam. Starring a collection of the cast from the previous films, its most notably missing Steve Guttenberg who was busy filming Three Men and a Baby (thankfully). Although the movie reached number one its universally panned by critics and theatergoers. Yet somehow, they mustered the strength to make yet another Police Academy the very next year.
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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