Post by espeonbreeder on May 5, 2011 12:17:38 GMT -5
Hi, I'm new to this website, but have only recently been introduced to the show. I am too young to have seen it when it originally aired (I was born in 1997) But, My parents bought the box sets and I have recently become obbsesed! Brother, can you spare me a blonde? Is probably my favourite episode, Though I haven't seen series 5, as I though it was really cute and much better than the more 'Lusty' episodes. I voted 10.
A great big welcome from me too! You're only a couple of years older than I was (11) when I began watching it, and there's at least one gal who was your age when she started. How fun to have such a youthful perspective. Hope to see you post often.
"Lady gets in trouble, it's nice to know she has somebody to call"
Moonlighting's strongest season opener was also the episode that truly cemented what was previously a developing formula. By Murder's In The Mail the show was pretty much there for lack of a better word. But when we saw Maddie and David sitting at that desk welcoming the audience back as a means of filling airtime (what would prove to be a constant problem) we knew the growing pains were over.
The opening "undercover bust" scene to the tune of Tangerine Dream's "Guido The Killer Pimp" is a lovely bit of musical irony considering that piece of music plays as our beloved Curtis Armstrong is being chased by the aforementioned Guido in "Risky Business!"
This episode is such a beautifully funny, daffy romp (Maddie jumping on the couch screaming STOP IT over and over is one of her funniest early moments) but there is still a strong emotional center that keeps things grounded. Maddie's infatuation with Richard forces David for the first time to really face his deeper feelings for her. We get a sense of that in Next Murder You Hear but this time it's expressed in more volatile ways, such as his angry lashing out at Agnes and trashing the bathroom. The fact that it's his brother only adds to the turmoil. If Only You Knew indeed
One question: How the hell was that green slime Richie was selling supposed to make you RICH exactly?! I know it was a scam but what exactly WAS the scam here?
Hey Chris.....as I recall, back in the 80s there were a lot of fad diet/weight loss crazes being shilled. Part of the allure of them for the seller was if you invested in the company, you made lots of money from the unsuspecting people who were desperate to lose weight.