An 80s fan's only Vice
Ready to relive the glory days of Miami Vice? Admit it, everyone was a fan of the show - whether they admitted it or not. (Except myself, I insist. I didn't even start watching the show until Season 1 came out on DVD. Now, yes, I'm hooked -- 20 years too late).
This week's Stuck in the 80s podcast honors the legacy of Vice, Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs. With the expert guidance of St. Pete Times TV critic Chase Squires, we'll talk about the show's painful birth, its sudden explosion in fame, the fashion and its enduring legacy. Throw in some catchy music (I still can't get over Philip Michael Thomas lip-syncing "Who's Watching Me" at a strip club during the show's 2-hour pilot) and challenging trivia questions and -- voila -- instant podcast classic.
Try these questions for starters:
1. Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) was a former college football player before he became a cop. What school did he play for, and why didn't he pursue a pro football career?
2. Edward James Olmos joined the cast as Lt. Castillo in the middle of the first season. What was the name of the previous lieutenant and what happened to him?
3. What kind of car did Crockett drive?
4. What were the undercover aliases for Crockett and Tubbs?
5. In the 2004 movie EuroTrip, Miami Vice is "the No. 1 new show" in what country?