Season 4 opening montages are much less diverse. They either landed on what they
liked best or just gave up the effort. They stuck with the same selection and order
of segments as we saw used in most of season 3, the 8th version we see in the series.
The trend toward shorter teasers continues as the average length of season 4
teasers drops 5 seconds from Season 3. A full 50 seconds shorter on average than
season two’s teasers.
The season 4 teasers average 4 minutes 8.5 seconds. The shortest teaser of season
4 is in episode 84, Honor Among Thieves at just 1 minute 20 seconds. It is also the
shortest in the series thus far beating out season two’s, episode 39, French Twist
which was 1 minute 35 seconds. The longest teaser of season four belongs to episode
82, Baseballs of Death at 7 minutes 2 seconds.
All of the season 4 logos continue the season 3 style of being backlit with a bright,
vibrant white as opposed to the earlier pinks and oranges.
The logo colors do vary but the differences are more subtle than in the earlier seasons.
The basic set up now (on DVD) seems to be a teal green Miami with a purple Vice.
I am not 100% sure why but the original colors that we saw broadcast in the 80’s
have changed significantly and the DVDs have failed to capture the true, original
69 Contempt Of Court
70 Amen...Send Money
71 Death And The Lady
72 The Big Thaw
The In Stereo logo that appeared beneath the Miami Vice logo on some of the original
broadcast is also missing on the DVDs. Perhaps because stereo television is commonplace
now but back when Vice was originally being broadcast, stereo broadcast television
was brand new and a big deal.