This week in pop-culture history, 1987 showcases Superman’s Quest for Peace and the sad story in La Bamba, while rocking with Guns N Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. We’re all dudes in 1997 with Good Burger, even President Harrison Ford on Air Force One! 2007 does whatever a Spider-Pig does with The Simpsons Movie as Harvey Birdman presents his last case.
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THIS WEEK’S TOPICS
Summer School: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley
La Bamba: Lou Diamond Phillips
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman
July 21: Miss Teen USA Pageant, winner unexciting, but 2nd Runner-Up was Bobbie Brown (the model from Warrant’s Cherry Pie video, also dated Tommy Lee right before Pam)
Rygar, Section Z, Solomon’s Key
New albums: “No Protection” by Starship, including “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” from Mannequin and “Set the Night to Music,” “In My Tribe” by 10,000 Maniacs, “Dream Evil” by Dio.
“Appetite for Destruction” by Gun n’ Roses released!
New album: “Outcast” by Kreator, “This Strange Engine” by Marillion and “Ocean Machine: Biomech” by Devin Townsend
Air Force One: no. 1 at the box office. Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman
Good Burger: Kell Mitchell, Kenan Thompson
Ernest Goes to Africa: Jim Varney
July 27 – Stargate SG1 debuts on Showtime
Namco Museum Volume 4
Pac Land, Return of Isthar, Genji and the Heike Clans, Assault, Assault Plus, Ordyne
Down Boy off “Is Is” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
New albums: “Home at Last” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Planet Earth”, Prince’s 32nd studio album, “Underclass Hero” by Sum 41 and “The Con” by Tegan and Sara.
The Simpsons Movie: no. 1 at the box office
Arctic Tale: Disney arctic documentary
I Know Who Killed Me: Lindsay Lohan
No Reservations: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart
Who’s Your Caddy: Big Boi, Jeffrey Jones
7/22/07 – Harvey Birdman’s final episode airs, thanks to all the problems with production, they made 39 episodes in six years, was a real pain, also Turner/Warner objected to some parodies like Scooby doing weed and Fred Flintstone/Sopranos, Colbert played Phil Ken Sebben, Harvey dies at the end
July 22 – The Kill Point debuts on Fox, runs one season, about Iraq War vets who decide to become bank robbers, John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg
7/23/07 – Drew Carey announced as new Price is Right host
7/24/07 – Damages debuts on FX, an FX legal drama starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, well reviewed for its smart writing and twists on legal tropes, had big name actors guest star, ran for 5 seasons
July 26 – Season 2 of Stan Lee’s Who Wants to be a Superhero debuts on SciFi, was a very silly “reality” show
7/24 – Final Fantasy II on PSP
7/25 – Escape from Bug Island on Wii,