Hi folks. I've been a fan ever since Moonlighting was first on tv in 1985! I can remember telling all my friends that I hadn't been this excited over a tv show since the original Star Trek series in the '60's! I'm not connected with the website or anything, just noticed this section said to introduce yourselves and that's what I'm doing. Why hasn't anybody else introduced themselves yet? Miss Dipesto must not be on the phones yet.
Wouldn't it be great to do a Moonlighting reunion movie? Or how about Moonlighting: The Play?
Do bears, bear? Do bees, bee? The roar of the crowd, the smell of the arm pits. Is this a great moment in sports or what?
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2005 16:49:38 GMT -5 by ActorRod
Sure glad you stopped by. This board has only recently been reworked to be all Moonlighitng topics and I only added this Member Talk section a day or so ago.
And only about half an hour ago I announced the board to my mail list and on other locations the fans hang out..so before then they probably didn't know it existed. I think we may get a few more rolling around here in the next day or so.
BTW, I am from Florida, the lovely Gulf Coast panhandle of Florida in the rocking beach town known as Panama City Beach, FL. One of the spring break capitals of the world.....
I too am a huge ML fan since the inception. I recorded every episode and when the tapes began to wear out, I was thankful Bravo reaired them (abreviated tho they were) and recorded them again. Now we have the DVD's!!!! Thank goodness for digital media!! While I have a few qualms with the release I wouldn't trade them for all the old VHS copies in the world...can't wait for the remaining seasons.
Hey there I have been a Moonlighting fan since I was 9. There has only been 1 repeat showing of the series in New Zealand and even then they missed one..Maddie's Turn To Cry! I really hope I can buy them soon but it doesn't look likely. Nice to meet and greet.
Hey guys, I am new to all this too, live in New Zealand where ML was recently repeated but was the first time I had ever seen it - hooked immediately!! Praying DVDs arrive very soon and work on my DVD player too. Would like to echo Gem, davidand maddie.com is brilliant, very good website that distracts me from all the thousand other things I should be doing!
Since there seems to be a couple of other kiwis on board, I thought I would introduce myself. Yes, I am also from New Zealand and have been a fan of Moonlighting from its first airing. I recently watched the reruns and didn't realise how much I had enjoyed them until they were over. Actually, I should have realised, as I cried when my husband took out the tape I had set to tape an episode.Then the obsession set in and led me to surf the net and find this sort of page. I can't wait for my DVDs to arrive so I can be as up to speed as alot of you guys are about who says what.
I remember seeing ads for the pilot (in 1985) and beseeching my sister to tape it for me (I think I must have been on vacation so couldn't tape it myself). I have a memory of seeing the pilot in a motel room somewhere and being enchanted by it.
I've been a big fan from the start for all the obvious reasons—the chemistry between the two main characters, the humor, the charm—but also because it was a bonding experience that my dad and I shared. We watched it together and enjoyed it so much. Watching it again brings back memories of my dad. He wasn't much of a TV watcher—very rarely did he get hooked on a show, but he got hooked on this one. I can still remember some of the comments and reactions he had to individual episodes. Sadly, my dad passed away halfway through the series (last episode he saw was "I am Curious . . . Maddie," to which his response was a humorous scoff "Huh. Love in the '80s.").
I'm from Los Angeles as well, and used to take the bus (to go to college) in downtown L.A. during the time "Moonlighting" was on. One time I saw that they were preparing to shoot on location (probably somewhere near 6th and Spring, but I'm not really sure). I couldn't stay that day to watch them film, because I had to go to school. But I did make a special trip down to the same spot the next day, just to see what I could see. There wasn't much going on (and I didn't want to hover around since it was a bad part of town), but I saw this guy walking past me that had the same general build of Bruce Willis and wore a kind of sweater that Willis/David sometimes wore in the show. I'll never know for sure, but my gut tells me that he was Willis's stand in (or a relative, perhaps). He looked a lot like Willis.
I taped many of the episodes when they first aired (but fell away from if after my dad died, so I haven't seen much of Season 5). Then Bravo showed re-runs, and I refreshed my tape collection (but somehow still missed some of season 5!). Now I look forward to watching all of the episodes on DVD.
I find that I use certain lines and catch phrases from the show (don't we all?). Just the other day I was going to the mall with a friend and I quipped, "The mall has it all!" My friend didn't get it. Oh well.
Good to have you on these boards, really nice story of you and your Dad watching Moonlighting, that's really nice.
I'm glad someone else says things from the show, whenever someone says the words "suppose" "who knows" "moles" I have a real urge to start talking in Dr.Seuss but then realise noone will have a clue what I am talking about! I'm finding I keep doing David-like quips to various things, the problem is they aren't quite as funny as his!
Hope you enjoy watching again anyway Elvira, let us know all your opinions and thoughts!
Yeah, I'm grateful to "Moonlighting" for the memories. When I'm an old crone, I can still watch episodes of Moonlighting and still be transported back in time, to when I was first watching the show with my dad. That will be kind of nice.
Speaking of quotes, "You're repressed or obsessed or one of those 'essed' words." That's another favorite of mine that no one ever gets!