Ian’s Time Machine: March 30th, 1999 [VIDEO]
Today, we're jumping back to this week in 1999 to look back at 'Futurama', one of the biggest court cases against a tobacco company and a popular Counting Crows song.
'Futurama' debuted it's pilot episode this week in 1999. From 'The Simpons' creator Matt Groening, Futurama was an animated series about a pizza delivery guy who got accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out in the year 2999. The show was nominated for over 40 awards, won six prime time Emmys and brought us our favorite antihero robot, Bender.
In one of the biggest liability verdicts ever against a tobacco company, a jury ordered Phillip Morris to pay $81 million to the family of a man who died from lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for forty years. That marked the second time Phillip Morris has lost a a major suit this year.
The first single off the Counting Crows third studio album 'This Desert Life' was 'Hanginaround' which debuted at number 28 on the billboard hot 100 and was their biggest hit on the charts to this day.