History Series / Moonlighting

22nd Apr '17 6:38:03 PM Golondrina
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* AlternateRealityEpisode / DeliberatelyMonochrome / RashomonStyle: "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice". Dave and Maddie hear of an old murder case (inspired by the notorious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Snyder Ruth Snyder case]]) in which a wife and her lover kill the husband, and then blame each other after they're caught. The latter two-thirds of the episode, shot in black-and-white, consists of Dave and Maddie dreaming of the case from the perspective of (respectively) the man and woman involved. The episode featured a short introduction by OrsonWelles, in his very last job, as he died of a heart attack only a couple of days later.

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* AlternateRealityEpisode / DeliberatelyMonochrome / RashomonStyle: "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice". Dave and Maddie hear of an old murder case (inspired by the notorious [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Snyder Ruth Snyder case]]) in which a wife and her lover kill the husband, and then blame each other after they're caught. The latter two-thirds of the episode, shot in black-and-white, consists of Dave and Maddie dreaming of the case from the perspective of (respectively) the man and woman involved. The episode featured a short introduction by OrsonWelles, Creator/OrsonWelles, in his very last job, as he died of a heart attack only a couple of days later.
16th Mar '17 1:17:25 PM BatmanKalEl
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This 1985-1989 series on Creator/{{ABC}} was arguably the coiner of the term {{Dramedy}}. It starred Creator/CybillShepherd as Maddie Hayes and a then-relatively unknown Creator/BruceWillis as the wisecracking David Addison.

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This 1985-1989 series on Creator/{{ABC}} was arguably the coiner of the term {{Dramedy}}. It starred Creator/CybillShepherd Cybill Shepherd as Maddie Hayes and a then-relatively unknown Creator/BruceWillis as the wisecracking David Addison.



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16th Oct '16 5:31:33 PM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"We'll walk the night, we'll fly by day/Moonlighting strangers who just met on the way..."'']]



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24th Sep '16 8:25:35 PM JamesAustin
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* {{Expy}}: Of ''Series/RemingtonSteele''[[note]]which ''Moonlighting'' creator Glenn Gordon Caron had been a writer for[[/note]], albeit a lot more edgy and willing to break status quo, which is why ironically PierceBrosnan liked it better than the show he was doing.

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* {{Expy}}: Of ''Series/RemingtonSteele''[[note]]which ''Series/RemingtonSteele','[[note]]which ''Moonlighting'' creator Glenn Gordon Caron had been a writer for[[/note]], for[[/note]] albeit a lot more edgy and willing to break status quo, which is why ironically PierceBrosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan liked it better than the show he was doing.
31st Jul '16 11:28:06 AM Ripburger
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The premise was simple. Model Madelyn Hayes found out that her accountant had embezzled her fortune and run off with it. Her only remaining assets were a series of losing businesses maintained as tax write-offs. The worst of the lot was the City Of Angels Detective Agency. Maddie, with no prospects and not the first idea of how to run a detective agency, decided to close it down to pay off quickly rising debts. Visiting the agency to deliver the pink slips introduced her to the quirky Agnes [=DiPesto=], who answers the phone in rhyme, and the zany, wisecracking David Addison, who wasn't ready to let the agency go without a fight, even renaming it the Blue Moon Detective Agency in order to link it with Hayes' most famous role: the "Blue Moon Shampoo Girl". Despite their oil-and-water chemistry, David was able to persuade Maddie to keep the agency on life support, insisting that it could be profitable if it was permitted to be; however, Maddie insisted on managing it directly.

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The premise was simple. Model Madelyn Hayes found out that her accountant had embezzled her fortune and run off with it. Her only remaining assets were a series of losing businesses maintained as tax write-offs. The worst of the lot was the City Of Angels Detective Agency. Maddie, with no prospects and not the first idea of how to run a detective agency, decided to close it down to pay off quickly rising debts. Visiting the agency to deliver the pink slips introduced her to the quirky Agnes [=DiPesto=], who answers the phone in rhyme, and the zany, wisecracking David Addison, who wasn't ready to let the agency go without a fight, even renaming it the Blue Moon Detective Agency in order to link it with Hayes' most famous role: the "Blue Moon Shampoo Girl". Despite their oil-and-water chemistry, David was able to persuade Maddie to keep the agency Blue Moon on life support, insisting that it could be profitable if it was permitted to be; however, Maddie insisted on managing it the firm directly.
31st Jul '16 11:27:45 AM Ripburger
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The premise was simple. Model Madelyn Hayes found out that her accountant had embezzled her fortune and run off with it. Her only remaining assets were a series of losing businesses maintained as tax write-offs. The worst of the lot was the City Of Angels Detective Agency. Maddie, with no prospects and not the first idea of how to run a detective agency, decided to close it down to pay off quickly rising debts. Visiting the agency to deliver the pink slips introduced her to the quirky Agnes [=DiPesto=], who answered the phone in rhyme, and the zany, wisecracking David Addison, who wasn't ready to let the agency go without a fight, even renaming it the Blue Moon Detective Agency in order to connect it to the most prominent role of her modeling career - the "Blue Moon Shampoo Girl". Despite his oil-and-water chemistry with her, he was able to persuade Maddie to continue operating the agency, insisting that it could be profitable if it was permitted to be; however, Maddie insisted on working in the agency directly.

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The premise was simple. Model Madelyn Hayes found out that her accountant had embezzled her fortune and run off with it. Her only remaining assets were a series of losing businesses maintained as tax write-offs. The worst of the lot was the City Of Angels Detective Agency. Maddie, with no prospects and not the first idea of how to run a detective agency, decided to close it down to pay off quickly rising debts. Visiting the agency to deliver the pink slips introduced her to the quirky Agnes [=DiPesto=], who answered answers the phone in rhyme, and the zany, wisecracking David Addison, who wasn't ready to let the agency go without a fight, even renaming it the Blue Moon Detective Agency in order to connect link it to the with Hayes' most prominent role of her modeling career - famous role: the "Blue Moon Shampoo Girl". Despite his their oil-and-water chemistry with her, he chemistry, David was able to persuade Maddie to continue operating keep the agency, agency on life support, insisting that it could be profitable if it was permitted to be; however, Maddie insisted on working in the agency managing it directly.
16th Dec '15 2:28:41 AM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionModel: Maddie Hayes is a former model. It doesn't have much plot relevance other than her owning the detective agency as a tax write-off but now using it seriously after he accountant embezzled her savings. Though for aesthetics it gave the costumers reason to have her wear many fancy dresses and furs.
3rd Dec '15 9:53:15 AM DragonQuestZ
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This 1985-1989 series on Creator/{{ABC}} was arguably the coiner of the term {{Dramedy}}. It starred Cybill Shepherd as Maddie Hayes and a then-relatively unknown BruceWillis as the wisecracking David Addison.

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This 1985-1989 series on Creator/{{ABC}} was arguably the coiner of the term {{Dramedy}}. It starred Cybill Shepherd Creator/CybillShepherd as Maddie Hayes and a then-relatively unknown BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis as the wisecracking David Addison.
3rd Dec '15 9:52:28 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: Maddie owned a handful of fur coats, like a lynx coat, a crystal fox coat, and a white fox coat.

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* PrettyInMink: Maddie owned Maddie, being a former model, a handful of fur coats, coats in her wardrobe, like a lynx coat, a crystal fox coat, and a white fox coat.
6th Jul '15 2:07:24 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: "It's A Wonderful Job", the third season's ChristmasEpisode, in which Maddie wishes she'd never kept Blue Moon open and her guardian angel shows her exactly what would have happened if she hadn't. It's one of Cybill Shepherd's finest performances.
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