I may be in the minority here but this sexist, rude, hilarious man vs. woman banter is exactly what I miss in TV today. The honesty of the differences in a man and woman. They can't be overlooked but we damn sure try to in efforts to be (cringing here) "politically correct". I think Glenn and the other writers wrote this dynamic brilliantly and in no way made Maddie out to be a joke or a figure of derision.
Moonlighting was a story of 2 flawed characters that we eventually saw grow as a result of each other.
I miss the beautiful, strong character Maddie Hayes running her own business and making it a success - and not needing a man, but rather deciding that she wanted one. She was such a strong, admirable character. I miss even more the charming, adorable guy who challenged her, embarrassed her and delighted her with his comments, personality and attractiveness.
Like I mentioned last year regarding Twas the Episode Before Christmas' ending with the cast singing a Christian based song: we never see this anymore, and never will again. People take things way too seriously now. Some may call it evolving, I call it stifling.
Did David's sexist jokes deter Maddie or keep her from succeeding? Not at all. It was harmless fun. "It was a game. That's all, a game. Now it's not fun any longer."
You want to talk about a show demeaning to women? The Sopranos was the worst. And you know what? I loved every minute of my 2nd favorite show ever.
I have to get back to work now - where I am a female boss to 225 employees. God, I wish some hot, spiky-haired guy would come in and flirt with me and buy me a Seagrams Golden Wine Cooler.
What I miss the most on today's shows is that rapport with the public, how David and Maddie (or Bruce and Cybill) used to talk with the public. You don't see this on TV anymore.
And nowadays to do a musical episode is like "OMG, we did a musical episode! we deserved an Emmy!" Come on, it was like a routine on Moonlighting!
"To Cybill: my first, funniest and most beautiful leading lady." - Bruce Willis. Taken from a picture hanging over Cybill's kitchen sink in 1985.