Strong episode. Very strong. It's actually my husband's favorite, and it's the one I can always count on him to watch and LOL as he did last night. The whole introduction of Stevie is hilarious, and that moment when he has to forcibly close his mouth as he's looking at her is priceless. David's funny comes fast and furious and I think the first half of the episode is a comedic high water mark for him. Maddie has somewhat less to do, but her perspective sharpens the humor throughout, and dang, Cybill is freaking radiant in this episode. When she walks in with Molly-- no offense to the other actress, who was cast perfectly and does a great job-- but she is invisible next to Cybill. Some great David and Maddie exchanges make this one romantic too. The scene on the airplane is incredibly sweet, and I love how David watches her while she sleeps. Anyway, great stuff.
P.S. I have to laugh at how they're tied up at the hospital. David must have loved Molly for it. LOL
I am always ROFL at the part when Tupperman is presenting his scenario, and David takes over, comparing it to a deli: "Give me a brunette who likes racquetball . . . to go, better yet, I'll have her here!"
Our duo seemed to have better dates when they didn't characterize it as a date, IMO. For example, they didn't seem to have difficulty sharing a nice dinner in "The Lady in the Iron Mask," not to mention a lovely late night stroll.
"Lady gets in trouble, it's nice to know she has somebody to call"
I love this episode, so many great lines, so many great scenes, and one great song by Stevie Wonder. I was a teenager when ML was first shown but it made me fall in love with Motown so thanks ML.
Of course I also fell in love with Dave and Maddie and I still love them now 25 years on. Thanks to this great website we can share that love with this great ML family from all over the world. By the way, have you seen the countries where this family is from...Sicily,Greece,Yugoslavia,Portugal,Russia,England and USA et al. It's incredible !
" I've got a bad case of you, and you've got a bad case of me ! "
Wonderful banter permeates this fun episode setting up one of the better "battle of the sexes" themed discussions D + M have ever engaged in. Maddie is so wonderfully clueless and out of her depth in terms of what she believes an ideal partner is in terms of substance (which apparently means frumpy with an anemic personality.. go figure). While David goes in the opposite extreme of "all sizzle no steak", all looks nothing inside. Frankly they both have horrible taste in women and should leave the dating consultation to e-harmony.
Sadly this episode meanders aimlessly in its final act depleting the sharp, kinetic first half. The conclusion does however bring everything together with an irresistible dose of Moonlighting nonsense. Some terrific scenes round out this funny but uneven outing.
Okay, this episode started off great. I loved that David invited Maddie out after work. It made sense, that they would hang out...that they had been hanging out at least once in a while, but the way it progressed, apparently they never had. David was stupid though. Maddie says yes, and it's clear from the elevator that he's even a little bashful once Maddie doe say yes. When she offers up her suggestions, he has to shoot them all down. I mean really, he doesn't even like seafood? :smh:
I liked the nostalgia provided in the episode was great. The mention of "computer dating," lol. I remember hearing that was a thing but I don't think I ever saw how it worked in real life. I know they did an episode around that in Family Ties. I also liked seeing David try to talk to all these 80s babes, and going to the modeling agency. You got to see the high fashion of the era, and it gave the episode an extra shot of 80s goodness.
But David was a jerk this episode. I know he's a little of a sexist male chauvinist at times, but he came across as especially cruel to the woman that Maddie brings in. Not to her face, but the way he was talking about her.
I thought the woman David brought in was going to be more voluptuous and more sexy by that elaborate introduction he gave her, but Stevie was still pretty hot. Her attitude and style really added to that. I only wished she had talked more. And I was shocked to hear David say, "bring that money maker in her." For some reason this bothered me more than the binoculars-incident.
Agnes was adorable this episode, and her naivety when answering the perv/s on the phone was funny. I was actually thinking this was the episode where Herbert Viola was going to be introduced, especially when Maddie is convincing Agnes to go out with the guy on the phone. I'm glad it wasn't though, because Herbert was always portrayed as a decent guy.