This week: in 1987 we get a trio of big movies as The Chipmunks and Ernest make their movie debuts alongside Eddie Murphy’s return to Beverly Hills and the first reveal of Star Trek Next Gen’s cast. In 1997, two long-running comedies conclude as Roseanne and Wings say goodbye as we all say hello to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. 2007 brings the third Pirates of the Carribean movie while we watch the much-anticipated season finales of Heroes and Lost.
THIS WEEK’S TOPICS
Beverly Hills Cop 2 – Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold (also no. 1 at box office)
Body Slam – Dirk Benedict, Roddy Piper, directed by Hal Needham
The Chipmunk Adventure
Ernest Goes to Camp
May 19: Hill Street Blues finale:
May 21: The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd premieres
5/22/87 – The TV movie Poker Alice airs, about a poker-playing lady in the old west who wins a brothel
May 21 87 – Roddenberry announces new Trek cast
5/25/87 – When The Time Comes airs, a TV movie about assisted suicide
Bob Hope’s High Flying Birthday Extravaganza airs
“Strength of Steel” by Anvil, “Scream Bloody Gore” by Helloween, Beverly Hills Cop 2 soundtrack, featuring Shakedown by Bob Seger:
New albums: “Blood on the Dance Floor” Michael Jackson remixes, “Coil” by Toad the Wet Sprocket, “Something to Remember Me By” by Ben Lee, “Marching to Mars” Sammy Hagar
“The Colour and the Shape” Foo Fighters’ 2nd album w/ Monkey Wrench and Everlong
The Lost World: Jurassic Park – (second JP movie, no. 1 at box office) Jeff Goldblum Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn
Addicted to Love – Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick
5/20/97 – Roseanne Series Finale
5/21/1997 – Wings Series Finale
The brothers discover the father left an even greater inheritance and are split on what to do with the money, while Helen pursues her musical ambitions
Newsradio in space
Overblood releases on the PS1; the first real Resident Evil knockoff to release, it’s about a man who wakes up in a lab with amnesia.
Here’s where his robot friend dies.
War Gods releases on the Nintendo 64, developed by Midway, initially for arcades (IT HAD A 3D BUTTON), plays like Mortal Kombat on downers
“Makes Me Wonder” by Maroon 5, of off “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” is no. 1.
Also out: “The Sun and the Moon” by The Bravery, “D’Elles” by Celine Dion, “Black Rain” by Ozzy Osbourne, “Young Jeezy Presents USDA: Cold Summer”
Ne-Yo “Because of You” reached no. 2 this week.
Bug – Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr.
Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End – (third PotC movie, no. 1 at box office) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
5/20/07 – Simpsons/24 Crossover
5/20/07 – Intended series finale for King of the Hill, where Luanne and Lucky get married in front of the entire Hill family and their friends. The show was renewed and would run for two more years
5/20/07 – The Family Guy episode “Meet the Quagmires” might be the last pre-meme burst of popularity for Rick Astley
5/22/07 – FOX debuts On The Lot, a reality show produced by Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg. The judges were Carrie Fisher, Brett Ratner, and Garry Marshall. The winner got a contract with dreamworks but never made a movie with them. Most notable alumni directed the first Dead Rising movie?
5/23/07 – LOST season 3 finale. The castaways make contact with a mysterious ship, though Charlie sacrifices his life discovering that it’s Not Penny’s Boat. The “flashback” features a disheveled Jack that you’re led to believe is him at his lowest point after losing his license to practice medicine before getting on the flight, but it’s discovered that this is the show’s first FLASH FORWARD, and that certain castaways got off the island thanks to the frieghter.
5/21/07 – The Heroes season 1 finale “How to Stop an Exploding Man” airs, where the show’s eponymous heroes band together to stop Sylar before he literally explodes. Here’s the last action, where Nathan Petrelli flies his about-to-explode brother away from where he’ll cause damage
5/23/07 – Clark and Michael debuts as a CBS web exclusive
Michael Cera and Clark Duke’s adventures to sell a sitcom, ran 10 episodes on CBS.com
May 22: Veronica Mars finale
May 24, 2007 – Final episode of Pimp My Ride; there are no more rides to pimp