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Why Iggy Pop’s visitor position on ‘Miami Vice’ by no means aired

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Why Iggy Pop’s visitor position on ‘Miami Vice’ by no means aired

Mid-1983 via 1985 are thought-about Iggy Pop’s “quiet years,” however he was nonetheless energetic and on the lookout for methods to problem himself. Performing was one such endeavor, with Pop taking courses and auditioning for varied roles. This included a 1984 tryout for a component on a brand new NBC program, Miami Vice. Throughout a 1986 newspaper interview, casting director Bonnie Timmermann talked about Iggy’s audition for the present.

He got here in together with his massive eyes and black hair and sat and stared at me. Regardless of his repute as a wild man, he was mild. I instantly favored him. Iggy got here in for a biker position, however we ended up giving him one other half.

The Ig was slated to play reverse fellow Michigander Glenn Frey in a February 1st, 1985 episode named after Frey’s tune, “Smuggler’s Blues.” However Pop didn’t flip up on set, and his absence was extensively reported within the press. “He was purported to be within the present. We introduced it,” mentioned an NBC spokesperson in January 1985. “However when it got here time to make the preparations, we couldn’t discover him.” It appeared Iggy had merely flaked.
Iggy clipping 1
However that wasn’t the case. When Iggy noticed a February 1985 article within the San Francisco Examiner about his “no present,” he was shocked. He by no means knew he had been given the half.
Iggy clipping 2
Miami Vice should have accepted this clarification, as Iggy was forged in one other season one episode, entitled “Evan.” Pop’s half was that of a police informant named Thumper, a proprietor of a S&M-themed membership. A scene was shot within the membership’s setting, and Iggy’s visitor position was famous in newspapers, however when the episode aired on Could third, 1985, the Ig was nowhere to be seen.
Iggy and Don
A publicity picture of Iggy Pop and ‘Miami Vice’ star, Don Johnson.

So, what occurred with Iggy and the present this time?

This scene was lower by NBC Censors (Broadcast Requirements Division) on account of its S&M content material. Camille Sands, an actress who had the small a part of a dominatrix known as Velvet, remembered later that the scene contained a buyer of the S&M studio being molested on a torture rack whereas Don Johnson talked to Iggy Pop. The urge of NBC to chop this out led to the primary severe argument with the Miami Vice producers, who refused to change the episode. Subsequently, NBC used its contractual proper of ultimate lower, and lower the entire scene. (from the Unofficial ‘Miami Vice’ Episode Information)

What would have been Iggy Pop’s dramatic tv debut stays unseen to today. All we now have are a handful of publicity photographs and snapshots taken on set.
Iggy as Thumper
Iggy and dominatrix 2
Regardless of the Miami Vice debacles, Iggy caught with appearing, and has appeared in numerous movies and TV exhibits.
Iggy Pop and the forged of ‘Cry-Child’ (1990).

Iggy’s first album in 4 years, Blah-Blah-Blah, was launched within the fall of 1986. Throughout that period, he made numerous promotional appearances, together with one for the British TV program, The Tube. Within the interview portion of the phase—which was taped in a fitness center, of all locations—Iggy talks about auditioning for appearing roles.

Beforehand on Harmful Minds:
A merry Iggy Pop talks medication, blood, and Bowie in obscure 1980s TV profile
‘Hiya Dogface!’: Wasted Iggy Pop goes completely off-the-rails on Australian TV, 1979
Iggy Pop’s racy 1979 look on obscure PBS program ‘Wyld Ryce’

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