If I was to introduce a newbie to this show, this is the Ep I'd show after the pilot. Maybe I have a weakness for late night call-in shows ala SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, but that McCain guy with that story of the gal with seven hearts kinda reached me. # Then David getting on Maddie's case about having no social life and going to bed at 9:30 alone, has her say to herself, "I hate you David Addison", and getting dressed and going out to see what she's missing. Meanwhile David's doing a drunken rendition of R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a bar, and is found hanging around Maddie's closet at work, hung over. Oh yeah, there's the "boink" ride. # The Paul McCain character gives the episode a special feeling, as he's one of the few "victims" in the whole series I was really rooting for. The Best Ep of Season 1!
By coincidence, this was the first episode that I saw when we were having re-runs here in New Zealand 3 years ago and it was the first time I had seen any episodes since Moonlighting's original airing. It hooked me again in a really powerful way and reminded me why I had been keeping an eye on both Bruce and Cybill's careers for the last 20 years. Love it, and I agree - a great episode to show to newbies.