Maybe a reference to the 22 episodes they were supposed to (and never did!) make per season!!!
lol funkycat, I can't see the image in your sig. I think a / is missing in the last img
I watched the Pilot like a month ago when I got my dvds, and I think it is a very good episode. It lacks that fast talking of the later episodes, and music! There are scenes that seem really long, they have no music, nor sound. I really love that dance in the bar, and when they are in the agency, and Maddie says something like I thought you were gonna take me to your place, and he says "Would you have said yes? Of course you would've said yes". The chemistry was there since the beginning.
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I have been wanting to write about the Moonlighting pilot since I first discovered this mb. I am not usually enthusiastic about pilot episodes - so much exposition and exaggerated acting just to make sure the audience understands the premise. But, the Moonlighting pilot is not like that. It's... pure heaven.
The kitchen scene is brilliantly written and played. The following scene, spending the night at the City of Angels offices, is as romantic and sexy as it gets on television. (How gorgeous can one woman look wearing a plaid blanket?!)
And the bar scene where they're dancing to Lenny Welch? When David closes his eyes and smells Maddie's hair, then turns his head and laughs when Maddie says she's never danced "in a place like this"? I absolutely melt. Every time.
I keep wishing they would find a way to independently release this pilot as a film. I think it deserves to be shown alongside other classic films. It's that good. In fact, it's better.
Wow i looked and saw i never put my 2 cents in on the pilot, what is wrong with me? OK i LOVE the pilot SO much! I watched it 2x in the last couple months and the last time was last week. I actually was able to get hubby to watch every episode of ML now up till season 5 which he will see on dvd next week even though i have crappy copies on vhs. He wants to wait. YEAH me, hubby likes this show LOL Back to the pilot : a give it a 10+ Amazing chemistry from the word HELLO! The dance scene in the bar, the kitchen scene , OMG awesome! Yes the bad guy story is alittle too long for my taste and i do seem to F/F through the case story(when M/D aren't in that part of course) but this set the tone for an amazing tv show!
Post by bluemooner on Mar 11, 2007 14:30:34 GMT -5
i can't believe i never rated this one either. there's so much to love about this one--it's the beginning of the story w/ so much potential for those two. their scenes together are great. i agree w/ everything rose points about the pilot. so, my vote is also a 10+. love it!
A 10 from me as well. Agreed with all the above posts and I just want to make a note on the fine end credits; long, but tasteful. Plus, I like this version of the theme song better than the "normal" TV one.
I give it a 10, because it started it all. The chemistry is there from the start. The dance. Miss March. The harmonica. Sissy fighter. So much good stuff. The backdrop mystery is decent, though nothing special, but I remember at the time being completely hooked on the couple and wanting to see them working together so I could watch him get under her skin.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Dec 7, 2007 19:20:20 GMT -5
It's a delightful pilot but there are some ML episodes I like better. But watching the ML pilot is like eating a box of assorted chocolates from Switzerland with a glass of port. Delicious and charming. The chemistry between Maddie and David is so definitely there, as said above.
I liked the creepy chase after the Mohawk guy (Crater Face from “Grease!”) by Slow Talkin’ Man with Thug.
D/M’s first meeting was priceless – as was each and every scene they shared.
But the ‘sissy-fighter’ one was my least favorite. To nit-pick for the sake of a thorough review, I didn’t laugh much there but I did like the look on Maddie’s face when she said it and how she blew on her knuckles after punching Dave out. She looked so lady-like doing that! Cute. ;D
And those two dancing to Lenny Welch with David breathing in the scent of Maddie’s hair? Lo’, somebody please put out the fire!
The scene with Slow Talkin’ Man dead in the backseat and the one where Mohawk guy dropped dead at their feet? My sides split! *L!* And Maddie looked so pretty in that dress with the white cream puff sleeves too.
It was precious the way she smiled peeking at David playing the harmonica when they spent the night in the office.
This pilot definitely left me wanting to see more of these two – even without the Al Jarreau dreamy theme song!
I love The Pilot very much. M&D start argument at their first meeting. In spite of confricts again and again, they get to help each other very nicely. I am always happy to watch this episode. Especialy, David says to Maddie " I'm going" three times at the PA. Young, fresh and cute David Addison is already running his charm in full open. And "poor" Maddie seems to be slightly caught by him. But, of course, she never gives way to him easily. I also love Maddie expresses her concern for David while she is leaving that bar, and adds she had tons of fun with him. I guess David got convinced that Maddie belonged to him at that moment. I give it a 10.
As I said in my intro, I was 11 when I saw the pilot in the summer of '85. I don't know what scene it was, but it was toward the end of the 1st hour. They went to commercial, and I remember praying that it would come back for another hour... T'was the beginning of my love affair with Moonlighting. My favorite scenes are 1) at her front door, Maddie does the monologue about her hard day, and when she says, "It's nothing personal, I just hate you." Dave's reply? "I respect you SO much for telling me that." Hilarious! 2)when they have to sleep at the office and the "cold icy broad" begins to melt a little. She is impressed by David not taking her to his place and also calls his actions at her house brave (but stupid...she just couldn't let it be nice, could she?). I guess she had time to rethink the previous discussion about him being a sissyfighter. 3) In the car discussing his "plan"; she calls him a sissyfighter again, no facility for deductive reasoning, etc. He proves her wrong, she apologizes (almost with tears in her eyes!), and when he says "...I'm just grasping at straws" she takes his hand and replies "Keep grasping." 4) Last but not least...The Bar. There's some fast overlapping dialogue here: "...that's what we are, this far away from dying...you know, I have known you LESS than 48 hrs..." Great delivery. Before she walks away from their dance she stares at his mouth (somebody mentioned this in another thread--Maddie did this A LOT), then turns toward him, and when she says, "See ya later" she looks down/away like she is disappointed he's letting her go! Dear old Dave has gotten to her already.
My feeling about the Pilot is this. Not a great episode of Moonlighting per se.... but WHAT a pilot.
This was the first episode I saw and I flipped out at the quality and production value of this thing. I was watching a feature film... and a great one at that. The direction by Robert Butler was superb, giving the show the look of quality. The music by Lee Holdridge was great in that 80s thriller way. And of course you had Bruce giving one of the most memorable debut performances of all time. A star was indeed born. Yes he is channeling a bit of Bill Murray here but still it's there, Addison was there from the start.
One of the best pilots of all time. Not necessarily indicative of the show we would get later but a great start.
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