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Starring Bruce Willis & Cybill Shepherd
Season 3 (ABC) (1986-87)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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ABC Tuesdays 9-10pm (15 episodes)

3.1 [--] Moonlighting: THE SON ALSO RISES
Prod. no. ? / 23-Sep1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Jeff Rono & Ron Osborn
Diirected by Allan Arkrush
Guest Cast:
Paul Sorvino
Brynn Thayer
Synopsis:
Back from vacation in Mexico, Addison wonders if Maddie missed him, but is greeted instead by a surprise
reunion with his father. It seems that pater is about to marry again.

3.2 [--] Moonlighting: THE MAN WHO CRIED WIFE
Prod. no. 86301 / 30-Sep1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Kerry Ehrin
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Guest Cast:
Stephen Godwin
Alley Mills
Patricia Duff
Synopsis:
Unlike Maddie, some people do things on the spur of the moment. But the late Mrs James Bower seems to be an early riser,
giving Blue Moon a curious case. A man hires Dave and Maddie to find his wife, who's been making mysterious
late night phone calls to him, the same wife he's sure he killed and buried in the forest.

3.3 [--] Moonlighting: SYMPHONY IN KNOCKED FLAT
Prod. no. 86303 86305 / 14-Oct-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Dale L. Gelineau & Pauline Turboff Miller
Directed by Paul Lynch
Guest Cast:
Will MacMillan
Linda Thorson
Jan Daley
Synopsis:
A lesson in how to get funky. Men don't try anymore, complains Maddie, so David promises her a 'fine' evening.
The tuxedo and limo are right, but the concert tickets are all wrong as the two detectives are pitched into a
heavyweight case where national security is at stake and Addison becomes a contender.... and The Temptations

3.4 [--] Moonlighting: YOURS, VERY DEADLY
Prod. no. 86305 / 28-Oct-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Roger Director
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Guest Cast:
Paul Roebling
Martin Ferrero
Brooke Bundy
Gail Woodley
Synopsis:
Maddie and David ponder the rules of romance when postal passion spells trouble for a married woman, as the writers adulation turns
to possessiveness - and then to threats of mayhem. Meanwhile Ms Dipesto decides that she will be anonymous Agnes no more....

3.5 [--] Moonlighting: ALL CREATURES GREAT... AND NOT SO GREAT
Prod. no. 86306 / 11-Nov-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Guest Cast:
Brad Dourif
Jessica Harper
Richard Beymer
Synopsis:
Confession might be good for the soul, according to Addison, but not when it leads a priest down the path of temptation -
with Maddie appearing to be mapping out a course away from heaven. The priest asks Dave and Maddie to find the woman
he's become infatuated with during confession and whose latest revelation was her intention to kill herself.

3.6 [--] Moonlighting: BIG MAN ON MULBERRY STRTEET
Prod. no. 86304 / 18-Nov-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Karen Hall
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Guest Cast:
Marilyn Jones
Andra Akers
Rick Ducommon
Sandahl Bergman ..... Dancer
Synopsis:
Addison oversleeping, forgetting important photographs, losing a client: now that's predictable. Less so are the real reasons
behind his sudden departure for New York, where Maddie follows and finds that the big apple has a bittersweet taste....
David is to attend the funeral of his former wife's brother. This episode includes a production number based on the song
'Big man on Mulberry Street' by Billy Joel.

3.7 [--] Moonlighting: ATOMIC SHAKESPEARE
Prod. no. 86307 / 25-Nov-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Text by Ron Osborn & Jeff Reno / Based on an Idea by William "Budd" Shakespeare
Directed by Will MacKenzie
Guest Cast:
Kenneth McMillan
Colm Meaney
Ralph Drischell
Synopsis:
Tonight we detecteth not, but tell a tale of old - in the blankest of verse may it be told.' 'Tis a fact that the war 'twixt the sexes
hath persisted through the ages, so return with us to fair Padua in 1593 where a fellow of roguish mien doth try to woo a flaxenhaired
maiden of shrewish disposition - and let us see just who tameth whom.... (Meanwhile, a certain English playwright turns in his grave....)
A boy hoping to watch `Moonlighting' but forced to study Shakespeare instead daydreams about the cast performing their own version of
"The Taming of the Shrew" complete with Petruchio Dave and Kate Maddie.

3.8 [--] Moonlighting: IT'S A WONDERFUL JOB [Christmas Episode inspired by Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life"]
Prod. no. ? / 16-Dec-1986 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Debra Frank & Carl Sautter
Directed by Ed Sherin
Guest Cast:
Richard Libertini
Lucy Lee Flippin
Lionel Stander
Synopsis:
Ding-dong merrily on high, At Blue Moon alarm bells are ringing. Christmas 1986: A time before Maddie and David's version of an
immaculate conception. The decorations may be up, but the staff are definitely down as Blue Moon's boss is cast in the role of Scrooge,
only to find herself harkening to an angel in a Dickens of a tale.... A depressed Maddie gets a chance to see what her life and
the rest of Blue Moon staff would be like if she had sold the agency as she originally intended.

3.9 [--] Moonlighting: THE STRAIGHT LOOP
Prod. no. ? / 06-Jan-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Glenn Gordon Caron
Directed by Jay Daniel
Guest Cast:
Rona Barrett ...... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich
Pierce Brosnan
Synopsis:
So the rumours are true. Friction at Blue Moon, no new cases, no new episodes. Why are Maddie and David not talking to each other?
The doyenne of Hollywood reporters, Rona Barrett , interviews the bickering bloodhounds and, on a trip down memory lane, gets to the
heart of the matter....

3.10 [--] Moonlighting: POLTERGEIST III- DIPESTO NOTHING
Prod. no. 86311 / 13-Jan-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Karen Hall & Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Chris Hibler
Guest Cast:
Rhoda Gemignani
Karen Kandazian
Ian Abercrombie
John Lehne
H. Richard Greene
Synopsis:
Call it an instinct, call it blind fear, but Maddie and David refuse to take on the case of a house on the hill that begins experiencing
things that go bump in the night. Enter Ms Dipesto and Mr Viola , who decide that the time is right to play ghostbusters ...

3.11 [--] Moonlighting: BLONDE ON BLONDE
Prod. no. 86309 / 03-Feb-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Kerry Ehrin
Directed by Jay Daniel
Guest Cast:
Donna Dixon
Andrew Masset
Jeffrey Osterhagen
Mark Harmon
Synopsis:
David is attacked by a touch of puritanism when the blonde in his life decides to have more fun. Is this the Maddie he knows
or a case of mistaken identity? And if the itch is about to be scratched, the question arises: who will be doing the scratching?
Maddie's strange mood has David worried so he spends the evening following her, but ends up involved in a murder.

3.12 [--] Moonlighting: SAM & DAVE
Prod. no. 86312 / 10-Feb-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Teleplay by Charles H. Eglee & Roger Director / Story by Karen Hall, Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno
Directed by Sam Weisman
Guest Cast:
Mark Harmon
Milt Jamin
Caitlin Clarke
Randall "Tex" Cobb
Synopsis:
So, just who was the face at the door? On the morning after, Maddie is beaming and David gets to wonder if someone went where no
business partner had gone before. Meanwhile, the agency gets a case of the eternal triangle - with a very peculiar twist ...
Dave and Maddie quarrel over Sam as they keep watch on a man for his mistress, who's convinced he's two-timing her-with his wife.

3.13 [--] Moonlighting: IT'S MADDIE'S TURN TO CRY (continuation of the "Sam and Dave" episode)
Prod. no. 86313 / 03-Mar-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Directed by Allan Arkush
Guest Cast:
Mark Harmon
Gary Cole
Caitlin Clarke
Synopsis:
As the Elaine Johnson case takes a bizarre turn, the story of Maddie in love continues as she considers the attraction of opposites:
Sam and Dave. One's into Sinatra, the other goes for soul; one's perfect, the other rather less so; and it becomes clear that two's
company, but three's a dilemma ...

3.14 [--] Moonlighting: I AM CURIOUS... MADDIE
Prod. no. 86314, / 31-Mar-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Teleplay by Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno & Karen Hall / Story by Roger Director and Charles H. Eglee
Directed by Allan Arkush
Guest Cast:
Mark Harmon
Synopsis:
Sam confronts Dave about Maddie, and tells him he's not good enough for her. It could be heaven and Sam's band of gold on her finger
or Addison's antics like a millstone around her neck. Tempers and temperatures rise as the rivals declare open warfare and Maddie
arrives at decision time: will she sleep on it ... and with whom?

3.15 [--] Moonlighting: TO HEIRESS HUMAN
Prod. no. 86315 / 05-May-1987 ABC Tue
Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron / Producers Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn & Roger Director
Written by Kerry Ehrin
Directed by Sam Weisman
Guest Cast:
Ann Hearn ........... Margaret
William Hickey ...... Mr Kendall
Scott Paulin ........ Robert
Synopsis:
A nervous young woman puts the two detectives in search of love, but there are other things on the sleeping partners' minds.
David wakes to find himself with a coy mistress, as Maddie insists on a pact that the night before was a mistake never to be
repeated ... never ... ever. The woman wants evidence that her fiance loves her and not her father's money.

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