Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat the team reminices as Sonny fights for his life in the clip show episode A Bullet for Crockett. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look back when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from April 4 to April 17, 1988, when Miami Vice was king.
On April 12, the day after his ex-wife Cher won an Oscar, Sonny Bono was elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California. Bono would serve for four years as Mayor. Later, Bono would continue his political career being elected to the Hose of Representatives, serving until his death in 1998. Sonny Bono, who was famously married to Cher, is still the only representative to have a a number one hit on the Hot 100 and be elected into Congress.
Replacing the King of Pop on the Hot 100 is Billy Ocean’s classic Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car. From the album Tear Down These Walls the song was a an instant hit and even had a ground breaking music video. The song is Ocean’s third number one and continues his trend of songs with ludacriously long names.
Ending Biloxi Blues’ short run at the top of the box office is one of the decades best. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton is the amazing Beetlejuice. The plot, the effects and Michael Keaton are fantastic and would spawn an animated television show, countless collectibles and a massive cult following. Beetlejuice is one of my all-time favorite films and reminds me of a time when Tim Burton made good movies.
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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