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1997

Horror Villain of the Week: The Djinn

A member of ancient, evil race that possesses seemingly unlimited magical powers, The Djinn seeks to force the person that frees it to make three wishes, which will allow the Djinn to enter the mortal realm and conquer Earth.
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Everything Action Theater: Mummies Alive!

Running for one season in 1997, Mummies Alive! followed a team of ancient warriors who come back from the dead in modern times to protect the reincarnation of a young Egyptian prince from an evil sorcerer looking to kill him and drain his lifeforce for immortality.
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Everything Action Theater: Men in Black: The Series

Debuting on KidsWB in 1997, Men in Black: The Series took the Men in Black series on a slightly different timeline where Agent K never retired and he and Agent J continue to protect Earth from the worst scum of the universe.
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Auto Pilot: The Weird Al Show

Taking it’s inspiration from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Weird Al’s own brand of humor that we saw in things like the classic comedy UHF, The Weird Al Show aired on CBS in 1997 for one season as Al learned life lessons, watched fake TV shows and interacted with an insane group of guest stars.
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Musical Montage: Bush “Mouth”

About the only thing successful from 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris was the song “Mouth” from alternative rock band Bush, which was the song most used in the movie’s trailers and hit the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
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Musical Montage: Foo Fighters “Everlong”

One of the Foo Fighters’ signature songs, Everlong featured a music video by director Michel Gondry that paid homage/parodied the Evil Dead movies as Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins both have Sam Raimiesque nightmares.
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Musical Montage: Less Than Jake ft Kel Mitchell “We’re All Dudes”

Ska punk and Good Burger are two of the most 90’s things ever made, so it only made sense in 1997 to combine them for the soundtrack of the Good Burger movie with Less Than Jake teaming up with star Kel Mitchell for an expanded version of the nonsense theme song for Kel’s lovably dumb Ed.
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Action Hero of the Week: Jack Taggart

After his partner is killed, EPA agent Jack Taggart heads into the backwoods of Kentucky to investigate the illegal dumping of toxic waste by evil industrialist Orin Hanner Sr.
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