Captain EO and the Real Ghostbusters, plus Crash, Romano and the Black Dahlia – Sep 9-15

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Michael Jackson, George Lucas and more collaborate to bring you Captain EO, plus this week in 1986 saw the debut of The Real Ghostbusters. In 1996, Crash Bandicoot began his historic PS1 career and Ray Romano smiled at the camera for the first time. 2006 brought us LEGO Chewbacca and a real bad Black Dahlia film!

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1986:

River’s Edge, ‘night Mother and Avenging Force all debut in theaters this week; the latter is a Chuck Norris-less sequel to Invasion USA!

Animated Teen Wolf show begins on CBS, but more importantly Pee Wee’s Playhouse debuted alongside Garry Shandling’s Show, LA Law and Wilford Brimley’s Our House.

B-52’s “Bouncing off Satellites”  releases, Stacey Q’s “Two of Hearts” is on the charts

-Our 1986 segment ends with Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away,” which was number one on the charts this week, nearly 20 weeks after Top Gun hit theaters

1996:

Jamiroquai’s Virtual Insanity video starts turning heads and gives the band an extended 15 minutes of fame. See you later for Canned Heat!

Maximum Risk, Fly Away Home and The Rich Man’s Wife are all out in theaters

Dragon Ball Z debuts in the US, syndicated in numerous markets. We also see the premiere of Access Hollywood and Everybody Loves Raymond.

 

2006:

-“Sexy Back” is number one! This song is 10 years old CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. Also new albums from Scissor Sisters, Plain White Ts and Electric Six.

Happy 5th Anniversary 9/11! Saddam Hussein is on trial, Democrats urge President Bush to pull out of Iraq and Prime Minister Tony Blair announces he will resign in a year

-Microsoft introduces the Zune *scattered coughing*

-Gridiron Gang, Everyone’s Hero and The Last Kiss debut alongside The Black Dahlia

Bleach premieres on Adult Swim, while a lame-o Fantastic Four cartoon does the same on regular Cartoon Network

-Monday Night Football moves to ESPN, moving to cable after 35 years of airing on ABC

The premiere of Survivor: Cook Islands, Survivor’s 13th season. This one is notable because it was the only time Survivor ever divided by race, with four tribes – white, black, asian, and hispanic. Multiple advertisers, like General Motors, Coca Cola, Home Depot, and UPS, reportedly stopped advertising

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (or TT TIT) airs on cartoon network, an animated movie finale to the show, which aired its last standard episode in January of 2006

 

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12 thoughts on “Captain EO and the Real Ghostbusters, plus Crash, Romano and the Black Dahlia – Sep 9-15

  1. Chris opens the show saying Peewee says the “magic word,” then says that Jerry Stiller plays Jerry Seinfeld’s dad shortly after that.

    I watched Peewee, LA Law, and Our House, a strange combo for a nine year old at the time. I don’t know how I had so much time to watch all the TV, play all the video games, and still go outside and play soccer and stuff that I did when I as young.

  2. I hated Bleach and yet I read all of it.

    The Fantastic Four 2006 show is the only version of them Ive liked, the opening is great I wish you played it.

  3. I think something might be wrong with my audio player,, I could’ve sworn I just heard Dave say “you can always depend on Everybody Loves Raymond and King of Queens to be entertaining”. ;D

  4. I loved the Real Ghostbusters as a kid and I think some episodes (like Mrs. Rogers Neighbourhood) are still legitimately creepy. I love that they even did some Lovecraft mythology later on.

    (That was JMS, later to be famous for creating Babylon 5),

    But I fucking hated Dave Coulier. I hate the way he did the voice, and I loved Lorenzo Music’s voice. It was dry and sarcastic, and I hated the fact they went back and dubbed Lorenzo Music episodes with Dave Coulier. It fucking sucked.

  5. So I had a Zune (and now I have a Zune HD! Still.) and I have a funny story. I never knew anyone else with a Zune, so I never tried the sharing feature. But one time I was on an airplane, and the guy sitting next to me whips out a Zune. So I take mine out and we clearly both had the exact same idea: let’s see how this sharing thing works! Ten minutes later, we gave up without actually sharing anything. Which is really for the best, because I have awful taste in music, and now I have this dumb story!

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