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!
Other topics covered include:
–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
–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.
-“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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