This week: in 87, Alf ushers in new Saturday morning cartoons with the help of Betty White, In 97, Ally McBeal hits big for FOX, Barbie Girl lets us go party, and Cube comes to theaters. 07 scolds us for not leaving Britney alone while Green Man debuts on Always Sunny and Eastern Promises kicks ass.
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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid: Hanif Kureshi & Stephen Fears’ follow-up to My Beautiful Laundrette
Deadline (aka Witness in the War Zone): Christopher Walken
A Return to Salem’s Lot: Michael Moriarty
9/11/87 – The Special “Alf Loves A Mystery” airs on NBC.
ALF uses his computer to create a story where Brian is a gumshoe that is called to explore an old mansion to find a hidden treasure. Clues were given by the stars of the NBC Saturday morning line-up, while conveniently showing a short preview for each show.
9/12/87 – New Saturday morning fare – My Pet Monster
The New Archies (it depicted the characters of Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and other students of Riverdale High School as pre-teens in junior high)
Popeye and Son (popeye, now played by maurice lemarche after the original creator/voiceactor died in 1984, has a son who has popeye’s powers BUT HATES SPINACH)
and I’m Telling (which was a game show that was like the newlywed game for siblings)
FUTURE DEAD CELEBRITY, ALSO MAYBE THE WORST HOST EVER:
The TV Movie Bluffing It
“Primitive Cool,” Mick Jagger’s 2nd solo album, “Bridge of Spies” the debut of T’Pau, “Always Guaranteed” by Cliff Richard, “Together Again” by The Temptations, Big Black’s final album “Songs About Fucking,” “Hold Your Fire” by Rush, “Go On…” Mr. Mister’s final album, and “Crest of a Knave” by Jethro Tull, which infamously beat Metallica’s “And Justice for All” for the first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy.
Steel Monkey by Jethro Tull:
New relasess: “Science” by Incubus; “Mas” by Alejandro Sanz (the best selling album of all time in Spain), “It Means Everything” by Save Ferris; “Behind the Eyes” by Amy Grant; “Vegas,” the Crystal Method’s debut; and Cornershop’s “When I was Born for the 7th Time,” which includes their one hit, “Brimful of Asha.”
Barbie Girl by Aqua:
The End of Violence: Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell
The Game (no. 1 at the box office): Michael Douglas, Sean Penn
9/8/97 – Ally McBeal premieres
“the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic”
9/12/97 – Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation debuts on FOX Kids, the live-action TMNT series
9/13/97 – Saturday Morning debuts – Pepper Ann, The New Batman Adventures, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, and The Weird Al Show,
And FINAL FANTASY 7!
New releases: “Proof of Youth” by The Go! Team; “Mantaray,” Siouxsie Sioux’s first solo album; “Strawberry Jam” by Animal Collective; “All the Lost Souls” by James Blunt; “Time Stand Still” by the Hooters, including the cover of “Boys of Summer”; “Our Ill Wills” by Shout Out Loud; “Just Who I Am: Poets and Pirates” by Kenny Chesney and it’s a big week for hip-hop: “Curtis” by 50 Cent and “Graduation” by Kanye West.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie is no. 1
Across the Universe: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood
D-War: Robert Forster, Craig Robsinson
Eastern Promises: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts
Mr. Woodcock: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott
In the Valley of Elah: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron
9/10/07 – Another classic internet video
Sept. 9: MTV VMAs: Big winner is Umbrella by Rhianna. It opens with Britney badly lipsyncing, out of shape (thus why we should leave Britney alone). And Kid Rock and Tommy Lee get in fight during Alicia Keys performance.
Sept. 13: It’s Always Sunny Green Man episode
09/14/2007 – Final Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull RIding Challenge airs
Celebrities include: Jewel (Ty’s wife), Leif Garret, Stephen Baldwin, Francesco Quinn, and Surivor’s Jon “Fairplay” Dalton
9/9/07- Balls of Fury DS
9/10/07 – DK Jungle Climber and Drawn to Life on DS
9/11/07 – Dirt for PS3, NHL 08 for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC
9/12/07 – Heavenly Sword for PS3
9/13/07 – PixelJunk Racers for PS3 and Skate for PS3 & Xbox 360