Carson Time Capsule... Friday, May 28th.


In the time capsule today…

We find Cher agreeing to appear on David Letterman only after the show agreed to pay her outstanding $28,000 New York City hotel bill. She was not a fan of David, and let him know on the show.

We find a series of bizarre new McDonald's TV commercials featuring a crescent moon headed piano-player named Mac Tonight. The ad campaign worked, and boosted dinnertime sales by 10%.

And we find a song on the radio by Robert Palmer. The song was originally recorded as a duet with Chaka Khan. However, her record label would not allow it to be released, so Robert had to erase her part, and record over her vocal parts.

What is the year? (answer below).

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The year... 1986!