History Series / Moonlighting

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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!!This series provides examples of:
!!"Moonlighting tropers who just met on the way":
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.
5th Jul '15 4:11:33 PM RoseAndHeather
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* UnkemptBeauty: Drop her in a pool, cover her with dirt, or have her cry herself to sleep -- none of it will stop Maddie Hayes from being the most gorgeous human being in any given room.
24th Jun '15 3:12:56 PM RoseAndHeather
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* SpeakInUnison: A David/Maddie ''classic'', and excellent demonstration of how similar they are under the surface. In one notable exchange:
-->'''Agnes''': Ms Hayes? Mr Addison? There's a man here to see you.
-->'''Dave and Maddie''': Not now, we're fighting!!
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