Hi pals, this week on Go With the Heat we talk about season 1, episode 19 of Miami Vice titled Made for Each Other. On This Week in Vice we’ll be taking a look at when this episode aired and the two weeks between Feb. 25 to March 10, 1985, when Miami Vice was King.
- On March 1, 14,000 Pan Am employees began a strike that would last until March 23. Some see this walkout as the final straw that ended this storied airline.
- On March 3, the FDA approves the ELISA test for blood donations to screen for the antibodies to HIV for all blood tests.
Mike Tyson makes his professional debut in a fight against Hector Mercedes and winning by knockout in the first round. Tyson would fight 15 times in his first year and would become the youngest boxer to hold the unified title at just 20 years old.
After three glorious weeks of having Careless Whisper playing on your radio, George Michael’s classic is replaced by REO Speedwagon’s power ballad Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore at the top of the Hot 100. This song appeared on their 1984 album Wheels are Turnin’. The song is about a man falling in love with a woman who’ve been friends for many years. I have to say so far 1985 has delivered multiple classic hits that are some of my all-time favorite songs.
On March 3 the ABC show Moonlighting airs its first episode. The show stars a Go With The Heat favorite in Bruce "Buck Buck" Willis and ran for 5 seasons.
At the box office
Replacing Beverly Hills Cop at the box office is Witness starring Kelly McGillis. This american crime drama was released in early Feb. and saw a brief rise to the top of the box office. It was short lived and only held the top spot for a single week. Even though it didn’t hold the box office, it was still a critical hit and was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won two awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.
And that’s everything you need to know that was happening when Vice was King. Thanks for listening to This Week in Vice. See the show notes and find out how to subscribe to this or our main Miami Vice podcast at gowiththeheat.com. You can find or follow us on YouTube, Stitcher, iTunes, Google Music, Twitter, Facebook and more by searching Go With The Heat or go to our website and click subscribe. Thanks for listening. Bye pals.