In 1987, Mel Brooks spoofs sci-fi with Spaceballs while Married With Children ends its first season. 1997 delivers a duo of classic flicks with Disney’s Hercules and Face Off. 2007 warms our hearts with Ratatouille, before Chris Benoit nearly destroys the WWE with one disgusting act.
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THIS WEEK’S TOPICS
Spaceballs: John Candy, Rick Moranis, Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman, Joan Rivers
06/28/87 – The Married With Children episode “Johnny B. Gone” ends the show’s first season; it’s listed as a “bottle episode” where Al and Peg can’t leave the house and visit their favorite burger restaurant on its last day due to problems from their kids and the Darcys
New releases: “Pop Goes the World” by Men Without Hats, “Bangin’” by The Outfield, “I Never Said Goodbye” by Sammy Hagar (includes “Where Eagles Fly”), “Cleanse, Fold and Manipulate” by Skinny Puppy and “King’s Record Shop” by Rosanne Cash.
No. 1 on the charts: “Head to Toe,” Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
“Some Other Suckers Parade” by Del Amitri, “Robyn is Here,” the debut of Robyn; “Pristine Smut” by the Murmurs; “The Mollusk” by Ween; “Generation Swine” by Motley Crue; Wyclef Jean’s debut “The Carnival” (and speaking of carnivals):
“The Great Milenko,” the fourth studio album by Insane Clown Posse. It was originally released by Hollywood Records, which is owned by Disney. It was pulled due to the lyrics, their contract ended, and they signed with Island Records.
“Floored” by Sugar Ray including “Fly”
Face Off: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage
Disney’s Hercules: Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods
Series finale for Pearl – a one season show on CBS for Rhea Perlman
New releases: “The Mix-Up,” the all-instrumental Beastie Boys album; “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus”, a double-album half soundtrack, half Miley debut; “My December” by Kelly Clarkson.
Halloweenhead by Ryan Adams off “Easy Tiger”
Live Free or Die Hard: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant
Ratatouille: Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole
Sicko: Michael Moore
6/24/07 – Friday the Animated Series debuts
6/28/07 – Burn Notice debuts
6/28/07: Studio 60 finale
6/24/07 – WWE star Chris Benoit commits suicide after killing his wife and son two days prior. He was scheduled to wrestle at a WWE PPV that day but missed it. After the bodies were discovered, the WWE produced a tribute show on Monday unaware that authorities discovered Benoit committed the murders. By Tuesday the WWE had declared that Benoit would never be mentioned on WWE television again.
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Overlord – a strategy RPG that spawned several sequels. In the game, you control the titular character, who orders an army of small creatures called minions
Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition on PSP
Ratatouille on eight got dang systems, including GameCube