Moonlighting is an American comedy-drama mystery television series that aired on ABC from March 3,1985, to May 14,1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes, the shows theme song was performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is credited with making Willis a star, while re-launching the career of Shepherd after a string of lackluster projects. In 1997, the episode The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice was ranked #34 on TV Guides 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time, in 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazines 100 Best TV Shows of All-Time. The relationship between David and Maddie was included in TV Guides list of the best TV couples of all time, the series revolved around cases investigated by the Blue Moon Detective Agency and its two partners, Madelyn Maddie Hayes and David Addison Jr. The characters were introduced in a pilot episode that preceded the series proper. The shows storyline begins with the reversal of fortune of Maddie Hayes and she is left saddled with several failing businesses formerly maintained as tax write-offs, one of which is the City of Angels Detective Agency, helmed by the carefree David Addison. Between the pilot and the first one-hour episode, David persuades Maddie to keep the business, the agency is renamed Blue Moon Investigations because Maddie was most famous for being the spokesmodel for the Blue Moon Shampoo Company. In many episodes, she was recognized as the Blue Moon shampoo girl, the show would parody this Shakespeare play in the Season 3 episode Atomic Shakespeare. Cybill Shepherd as Maddie Hayes, Maddie Hayes is a chic, Left bankrupt when her accountant embezzles all of her money, she is forced to make a living by running the detective agency she had previously owned as a tax write-off. Using her celebrity as a model, she brings in clients. By the time he had written 50 pages for the pilot to the show, a week before shooting of the pilot began, Caron, Shepherd, and Willis watched Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday. Bruce Willis as David Addison, David Addison is a cheeky, chappy, Glenn Gordon Caron had to fight with ABC to put Willis in the lead role having already signed Shepherd for both the pilot and series. ABC, according to Caron, did not feel that anyone viewing would think there could possibly be any sexual tension between Shepherd and Willis. Allyce Beasley as Agnes DiPesto, Agnes DiPesto is the extremely loyal, in season two, it is revealed that she lives at 6338 Hope Street. As problems arose with getting Willis and Shepherd on screen due to personal issues, as Herbert begins to shine in his duties, he gets promoted to working real cases as a junior detective. Debuting in season three, he appeared in 36 of the series 66 episodes, jack Blessing as MacGillicudy, MacGillicudy is a Blue Moon employee and became a foil for Herbert Viola and a rival for Agnes’s affections. Debuting in season three, he appeared in 17 of the series’66 episodes, in addition to the primary cast, several notable actors appeared either as guest stars or made cameos on the series
Bruce Willis, Cybill Shepherd, Allyce Beasley, and Mark Harmon in the episode "Maddie's Turn To Cry."
Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis in character as Maddie Hayes and David Addison directly addressing the audience.
Bruce Willis as Petruchio in the episode Atomic Shakespeare.