Ian’s Time Machine: May 20th, 1994 [VIDEO]
Today we go back to 1994 when Mel Gibson starred in 'Maverick', comedian Bobcat lit a chair on fire during the 'Tonight Show' and Weezer released one of their biggest hits.
The western comedy starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster 'Maverick' opened up at number one this weekend in '94. The film was about a wise-cracking gambler who faces various mishaps and challenges. The film was a success at the box office making over $180 million.
During a televised interview on the 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' comedian Bobcat Goldthwait lit his chair on fire with lighter fluid and a lighter. Bobcat was required to tape public service announcements, he was place on probation and had to pay $3,888 in fines.
Weezer released 'Buddy Holly' as the second single from their debut album. Lead singer Rivers wrote the song but wasn't sure if it was a right fit for the band. The song ended up being one of their biggest hits and is said to be one of the best rock songs from the '90s. The music video portrayed Weezer performing at Arnold's Drive-In diner from the 1970's show 'Happy Days' with the cast making appearances via the magic of editing.