Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat Crockett’s cousin surprises him with a visit and his debt in the episode Jack of All Trades. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from February 19 – March 4, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.
On Feb. 24 United Airlines Flight 811 enroute to Sydney, Australia made an emergency landing back in Honolulu, HI after a large hole rippeed open in and around the cargo door. 9 passengers died after being sucked out of the plane and the plan landed back in Hawaii without further damage.
Then on March 4, the tanker Exxon Houston ran aground off the Hawaiian coast near the island of Oahu, spilling 600 barrels of oil and 2,200 barrels of fuel into the ocean.
On Feb. 26 the Dallas Cowboys fired head coach Tom Landry after 29 years of leading the team. The Cowboys owner was in preparation of selling the team to Jerry Jones and as one of his final acts released the Hall of Fame coach. Jones would hire Jimmy Johnson which I guess worked out alright.
During this time Straight Up by Paula Abdul would be number 1 so we go to the archives. Just behind Paula and our next number one by Debbie Gibson is a hip-hop classic. From the album Loc-ed After Dark is Wild Thing by Tone Loc. The song would peak at number 2 plus had an amazing music video that parodied the famous Addicted to Love video from a few years prior. This song has been used countless times in movies, everything from Uncle Buck to The Angry Birds Movie.
The Fly II’s short run on the top of the box office comes to an end and is replaced by a Tom Hanks classic. Directed by Joe Dante and starring Hanks, Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher is The ‘Burbs. The comedy thriller would rule the box office for two weeks and is another reminder of how movies of the 80’s allowed us all to have fun every once in a while. The eccentric neighbors in suburbia still has a timeless effect as all of us know these people in our neighborhood.
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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