1987 pits Arnold Schwarzenegger against the most dangerous creature in the universe while Jack Nicholson charms The Witches of Eastwick. In 1997, Lois and Clark conclude their courtship while Sandra Bullock brings a new beau on a boat. 2017 has two big HBO milestones in The Sopranos’ end and John From Cincinnati’s start to make up for the mediocre Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
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THIS WEEK’S TOPICS
Million Dollar Mystery: Tom Bosley, a Glad tie-in contest disguised as a movie.
The Believers: Martin Sheen, Helen Slater, Robert Loggia
The Witches of Eastwick: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
Predator (no. 1 at box office): Arnold, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura
6/13 – Sidekicks airs its last episode; it’s a show about a cop and his adopted martial artist son (played by Ernie Reyes)
No. 1 song is Supreme’s cover “You Keep Me Hanging On” by Kim Wilde
New albums this week: “Join the Army” by Suicidal Tendencies, which includes “Possessed to Skate” and “War Inside My Head”; “Clutching at Straws” by Merillion; “Radio KAOS” by Roger Waters
“Bigger and Deffer,” LL Cool J’s 2nd album, including “I Need Love”
“Airbag” – “OK Computer” by Radiohead is released!
New albums: “My Own Prison” the first studio album by Creed, “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space” by Spiritualized, “Cryptic Writings” by Megadeth
American Perfekt: Robert Forester is basically Two-Face
This World, Then the Fireworks: neonoir with Billy Zane, Gina Gershon
Ulee’s Gold: Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson
Lois and Clark series finale after four seasons. Earlier in the fourth season, ABC had announced and promised an additional fifth year of the show, so the show’s producers and writers were caught unprepared when ABC later changed its mind and decided that no new episodes would be produced. The show ended with a cliffhanger where a baby was left with L&C draped in a kryptonian cape. Producers said they child would be revealed to be Kryptonian royalty and to be protected by L&C.
6/10 – Final episode of Life’s Work, a sitcom vehicle for comedian Lisa Ann Walter (who 10 years later would be one of the judges on “The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?”)
6/14/97 – Finale of Leaving LA, a a dramedy set in the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. It starred Chris Meloni and only ran for six episodes. Fortunately Meloni would get a part on Oz in 1998 and Law and Order SVU in 1999
6/9 – Much like how Newsradio had a new episode air after the finale, another new episode of Married with Children airs, where a monkey works with Al at the shoe store. ANOTHER forgotten episode would air in 2002, where both Al/Peg and Marcy/Steve sue a hotel that taped their lovemaking.
6/10/97 – The MTV Movie awards air, hosted by Mike Meyers, best known for the lifetime achievement award winner
“Umbrella” by Rihanna is no. 1.
Nancy Drew: Emma Roberts
Fido – Billy Connoly as a pet zombie
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer (no. 1 at box office):
6/10 – Sarah Silverman hosts the MTV Movie Awards. Here’s Sarah analyzing a joke she made
Final episode of Price is Right hosted by Bob Barker
6/10: Sopranos Series Finale
6/13/07 – Last Comic Standing seaon 5 debuts, with the show’s third host (out of an eventual seven), Bill Bellamy. Maybe the most star studded cast ever, the winner John Reep beat out Lavell Crawford (of Breaking Bad) Doug Benson, and Amy Schumer