So I'm voting 10, as I can see many other have done. Rewatched this yesterday, with my grandparents (who are 65, and new to ML. And they liked it! See: It's never too late!) so for once I watched every single scene! And twas great! Tried so hard not to sing along to Blue Moon and I Told Ya, but I couldn't. Impossible to resist... Brilliant!
This episode is one of my personal favorites and I like a LOT of them a LOT. I guess there are just a number of things that come together that make this one stick out. The opening scene with Orson obviously is a classic...probably my favorite director does his final scene on my favorite show. Then I loved the story line of the same tale being told by two different people. This plot line has been used countless times by others but somehow the ML version just seemed so fresh and unique.
The use of black and white in two different techniques added to the contrast.
But in the end it comes down to seeing Cybill in a slip. Sorry folks, I'm a guy. You could have had Orson Bean instead of Orson Welles and shot this in Super 8 and it would rate a 10 just because of that scene alone. Talk about cat on a hot tin roof!
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How could anyone NOT rate this a 10? From beginning to end, everything about this episode is gorgeous.
As for Bruce and Cybill, they are every bit as hot as the neon sign implies. Is it possible that film or television has ever produced a pairing with greater chemistry than these two people? I don't think so.
Post by maddieaddisonjr on Dec 1, 2007 20:17:07 GMT -5
An absolute 10! I like many black and white films and Bruce and Cybill looked great and fit right in. Their chemistry was off the charts here. Wow! When Dream Sequence first aired those Zack/Rita kisses heightened my anticipation for the day that David and Maddie would decide to officially become a couple. It was like a promise that it would happen.
I think until I started rewatching the show earlier this year, my clearest memory of Moonlighting was Cybill in that exquisite black dress singing "I tolja I loved ya...now get out!" And she can hold a note better than me so I have no complaints.
Let me add that I liked the banter about sexism in the car and David calling Maddie the "sexiest sexist" and his saucy quip to her on the phone - "fantasize, sauterize, etc. etc...." (What did he say?? LOL!) I would have fell for him right then like a ton of bricks, infuriating or not.
And the Orson Welles intro just a few days before he died...it just elevated this episode to something even more special - if that were possible. Five thumbs up! Bravo, bravo!