In 1987, FOX finds themselves down and out with their first unsuccessful show, but David Bowie doesn’t let us down. 1997 is a comedy bonanza as we visit Romy & Michelle’s High School reunion, Seinfeld’s turn as an anti-dentite, Homer’s discovery of Mr. Sparkle, and yada yada yada. In 2007, we fall for Chocolate Rain before Pokemon Diamond and Pearl capture our hearts.
Other topics covered include:
US bars entrance to newly elected Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim over WWII activities.
Extreme Prejudice – Nick Nolte, Powers Booth. Personnel ties to Apocalypse Now, Wild Bunch, Deer Hunter
4/21/87 – The Reopening of Carnegie Hall airs on CBS. The reopening was actually done in December of 1986, but didn’t air for a few months.
4/26/87 – Down and Out in Beverly Hills premieres on FOX, based on the movie of the same name from last year. It has the distinction of being the first ever show to be cancelled by Fox; only 5 of 13 episodes were produced.
4/27/87 – NBC airs the TV movie “Desperado” – Cowboy Duell McCall (Alex McArthur) fights a mine boss (David Warner) and his henchman (Yaphet Kotto) in a company-run Arizona town.
The Legacy – Testament debut thrash metal band
The Ultra-Violence – bay area thrash metal debut from Death Angel
Let Me Up I’ve Had Enough – Tom Petty 7th studio album, made to sound live but isn’t, Jammin’ Me co-written by Bob Dylan
Introduce Yourself – Faith No More second album, better mixing, better version of We Care A Lot
Never Let Me Down – Bowie 17th album, certified gold, has title track, Day In Day Out etc. Mixed reception like a lot of 80s Bowie stuff.
Cowboy – Erasure 8th studio album
Carrying Your Love With Me – George Strait
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One – Yo La Tengo, rated one of the best 90s albums
Share my world – Mary J Blige third album
The ashes of Gene Roddenberry and Timothy Leary launched into space
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow
Volcano: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche
4/22: Frasier: “Ham Radio”
4/24/97 – The Friends episode “The One With the Screamer” guest stars Ben Stiller as Rachel’s new boyfriend, who has a habit of screaming at people
4/24/97 – The Seinfeld episode The Yada Yada airs, where George’s girlfriend may have used the phrase “yada yada” to gloss over cheating on him. Also, Jerry believes his dentist (played by Brian Cranston) may have converted to Judaism for the jokes
ANTI DENTITE (featuring Robert Wagner and Deborah Messing)
4/27: The Shining miniseries
4/27/97 – The Simpsons episode “In Marge We Trust” centers around Marge’s popularity as Springfield Church’s “Listen Lady” problem solver, but the most memorable facet of the show is the discovery that Homer bears a resemblance to a Japanese ad mascot named “Mr. Sparkle”
next week is a little loaded so let’s talk about Fighter’s Megamix
Sega fighting game from the VF people, includes VF cast, Fighting Vipers, ppl from Virtua Cop 2, the car from Daytona USA, a palm tree, a bean wearing a sombrero. Did very well in Japan, remember it having good coverage in EGM / Gamepro.
Ain’t Nothin Like Me – Joe 6th studio album, generally positive sales and reviews. Didn’t think i’d be able to spot mid 00s R&B but this is definitely an R Kelly era song
NB – Natasha Bedingfield second album
Find Your Own Way Home – REO Speedwagon’s 15th studio album. Kevin, Dave, Neil, Bruce, Brian
An internet classic is uploaded:
The Condemned – Steve Austin!
The Invisible – Dir. David Goyer
Kickin’ It Old School – Jamie Kennedy, Vivica A Fox
Next – Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore
Jordin Sparks wins American Idol season 6
4//22/07 – The fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club debuted on VH1. Some of the cast included Maureen McCormick (aka Marsha Brady) who last 34 lbs, Dustin “Screech” Diamond, who lost 30 lbs, TIffany (who lost 28 lbs) Warren G, who lost 31 lbs, and Da Brat, who lost 26 lbs
4/26/07 – The Office episode “Product Recall” features one of Jim’s most memorable pranks, as he imitates Dwight
4/27/07 – Raines ends its seven episode run on NBC. It starred Jeff Goldblum as Michael Raines, a haunted LAPD detective who interacts with dead crime victims to solve his cases,
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl – DS versions, introduces GTS, huge post game, way to find Shinys and EV train with Poketch apps (this is before the iphone is a thing). Put about 300 hours into this
Made Man PS2 – crime game way late into PS2 era, crime author david fisher
SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, strategy game a la Magic but with tons of characters you don’t know. Best known for an unavoidable bug that crashes the game, recalled carts
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