This week: in 87, The Jetsons meet the Flintstones as we approach 3 O Clock High. In 97, Dirk Diggler becomes a star in Boogie Nights while Seinfeld coins the phrase "Serenity Now!" In 07, Tila Tequila looks for love, South Park makes a big crap, and Portal serves us cake.
This week: in 87, Maniac Mansion & Rad Racer making alliterative gaming fun, while Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore trade bodies and reinvent a genre. In 97, Castlevania Symphony of the Night is a miserable pile of secrets while Drew Carey finally discovers its true theme song. In 07, 30 Rock returns with Seinfeldvision while Pushing Daisies is a nice slice of TV pie.
This week: in 87, Star Trek The Next Generation, Full House, and A Different World debut, while Princess Bride charms crowds. In 97, Seymour Skinner is a fraud while Lamb Chop is served for the last time. 07 is sci-fi heaven as Halo 3 hits Xbox, Family Guy meets Star Wars, and Big Bang Theory makes bad nerd jokes.
This week: in 87, Where's Waldo debuts, Hellraiser scares us, and we get debuts for My Two Dads and Uncle Scrooge on Ducktales. 97 goes back in time with LA Confidential, while gamers discover an Oddworld. 07 has two classic flicks with Into the Wild and Assassination of Jesse James and Sony ends the sad run of the Sixaxis PS3 controller.
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.
This week: in 87, Double Dribble and Ring King make the NES sporty while REM feels fine. 97 brings a landmark RPG with Final Fantasy 7 while the South Park guys make a movie about pornos, 07 has a Stranglehold on gaming as Chow Yun Fat does a Max Payne impression while Brothers Solomon wastes the talent of Wills Arnett and Forte.
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This week: in 87, Michael Jackson shows us Who's Bad while Family Ties gets a spinoff. 97 shocks the world with news of Princess Diana's death but also contains Goldeneye on N64! 07 plays games as Balls of Fury hits theaters and stuff like Metroid Prime 3, Lair, and Warhawk hit consoles.
This week: in 87, Dirty Dancing debuts while the Garbage Pail Kids movie stinks and Zelda hits the US. In 97, Chris Tucker makes Money Talk while Demi Moore enlists as GI Jane. 07 treats us kindly with BioShock, the debut of Yo Gabba Gabba, and a bizarre answer at the Miss Teen USA pageant.
This week: in 87, Monster Squad pits kids against Dracula while The Fat Boys get a feature film. In 97, Stallone packs on pounds for Cop Land, Shaq's Steel is scuffed, Fully Monty shows off and South Park debuts. In 07, we get debuts of many memorable movies, including Superbad, The King of Kong, and Two Girls One Cup!
This week in pop-culture history, in 87 Dolph Lundgren does NOT have the power for Masters of the Universe and Madonna asks the eternal question, Who's That Girl? In 97 Mel Gibson is a Conspiracy Theory-ist while Bill Bellamy is a player. In 07 Barry Bonds breaks the career home run record while Paris Hilton no longer has a Simple Life and pick up artists premiere their game.
This week... in 87, The Lost Boys pit the Coreys against vampires, Metroid rolls onto the NES, and Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond. In 97, we try to Win Ben Stein's Money, but realize Air Bud is really raking in the bucks. In '07 we score with Mario Strikers Wii while laughing at Hot Rod.
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.
1987 brings the violence as Jaws seeks revenge and Robocop seeks justice. 1997 gives us Missy Elliot in a puffy suit while Brendan Frasier strips down to play George of the Jungle. In 2007, Chuck and Larry get married while Mad Men makes us fall in love with Jon Hamm.
This week in pop culture history has a weird trio of movies as Full Metal Jacket, Brave Little Toaster, and Revenge of the Nerds 2 hit theaters. 1997 is walking on the sun with Smashmouth as Oz is locked up on HBO and theaters are graced with Contact and Princess Mononoke. 2007 is a bit more subdued as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix casts a spell on theaters as Greek gives ABC Family some edge.
Summer blockbuster season has arrived as 1987 brings us Adventures in Babysitting and Innerspace while Double Dragon hits arcades. 1997 goes galactic with Men in Black and Starfox 64, and 2007 crashes with the first live-action Transformers movie.