Post by queensgirl on Oct 24, 2005 12:30:16 GMT -5
He is the professor in My Fair Lady. The movie, based on a musical of the same name, is an adaptation of the story of Pygmalion. Higgins was played in the 1964 film by Rex Harrison. The character is known as quite shallow and a woman-hater, until the lady in question 'comes to life' and turns out to be very different from what Higgins had bargained for.
I think she used it as David was trying to change her from her usual tidy and normal self into a gal with attitude and some 'motion in the ocean... Like Professor Higgins changed Eliza Doolittle from a guttersnipe to a princess, only the other way around!!
"You can lead a horse to water, but that doesn't make it a duck"
Post by queensgirl on Dec 30, 2005 18:19:37 GMT -5
Okay. This is a trivia question to which I'd like the answer because I've genuinely forgotten. It's not, strictly speaking, a reference to something within the show, but about it. I should know this, since I watched the show from literally the day of the pilot to about the next-to-last couple weeks, but it's slipped my mind. Of necessity this will most likely be applicable to American fans, who would be familiar with the original network (ABC) on which it aired.
My question is this: Moonlighting began as a mid-season replacement, which means it filled in on the schedule for something else that had just been knocked out. (That's why the first season was so short.)
Anybody remember what show it replaced?
Thanks in advance.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2005 18:23:27 GMT -5 by queensgirl
Apparently the show it knocked out of the ABC Tuesday night at 9:00 slot was "Paper Dolls," a drama starring, among others, Joan Collins, Darryl Hannah, Marc Singer, Craig Nelson and Eric Stoltz. It was about "the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent." Here is the site with the schedule posting; it has some pretty good snapshots of the t.v. features of the time. "Paper Dolls" is there in 1984, but not 1985, as ML had come along by March of that year.
There are some serious fact errors in the Tripod site's description of the show, however--they seem to have blended seasons 1 and 2 together, for some reason. She kisses him in "Money Talks," which is in Yr. 2, not 1. The last episode of Yr. 1 is "The Murder's in the Mail." No kiss, I'm pretty sure.
Their first full-on, proper, not-dream-world kiss is in "Witness," toward the end of Yr. 2. The reference to Body Heat is in Yr. 4, when Maddie dreams that David is trying to break into her house. I've seen Body Heat, I know. The denoument in "I Am Curious" didn't seem to be a 'parody' of anything, and it's in the third season, not the second. It reminded me a lot more of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Sam appears in the third season, which is, yes, in 1987, but they almost make it sound like that's the fourth--they mention it after the reference to "Curious."
Fact-checking. It's a lost art.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2006 0:23:03 GMT -5 by queensgirl