Moonlighting (TV Series 1985–1989) Poster



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Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Shelley Long/Bob Nelson/Liv Ullmann (1987) (TV Episode)
Reference in the Carnac segment
Return to Horror High (1987)
Mentioned by Oliver
Perfect Strangers: Snow Way to Treat a Lady: Part 2 (1987) (TV Episode)
Mary Anne: "I think that's Shakespeare . . . or 'Moonlighting.'"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Danny DeVito/Calvin Trillin/Rohan Varavadekar (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Zoltan Rather segment
The Charmings: An 80's Kind of Prince (1987) (TV Episode)
"You probably think Bruce and Cybill really like each other!"
Sledge Hammer!: The Spa Who Loved Me (1987) (TV Episode)
The terrorists also demand that a new episode of Moonlighting be broadcast each week.
Throb: Moonlighting (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment (1987) (TV Episode)
Bob Charles calls Bruce Willis "a fine character actor in that show about night."
Growing Pains: This Is Your Life (1987) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by character
Growing Pains: Broadway Bound (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Perfect Strangers: The Break-In (1987) (TV Episode)
Balki, Jennifer, Larry, and Mary Anne watch the show on TV.
The Real Ghostbusters: Camping It Up (1987) (TV Episode)
Peter is shown watching the TV series
Perfect Strangers: My Lips Are Sealed (1988) (TV Episode)
Balki: "Like Cybill Shepherd does on 'Moonlighting'?"
Full House: Half a Love Story (1988) (TV Episode)
DJ reminds Robin that on the show, David and Maddie didn't like each other at first.
Perfect Strangers: Just Desserts (1988) (TV Episode)
Balki: "Any episode of 'Moonlighting'"
Growing Pains: Bringing Up Baby (1988) (TV Episode)
Jason says that he'll talk to Mike later, during Moonlighting.
The Golden Girls: Rose's Big Adventure (1988) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Muppet Babies: Bug-Busting Babies (1988) (TV Episode)
Gonzo says "Do bees be? Do bears bear?", which is a paraphrased version of a line repeated spoken by David Addison, Bruce Willis' character in Moonlighting
Your Alcohol I.Q. (1988) (Video)
Mentioned when Allyce Beasley is introduced, who was in the show.
Murphy Brown: Kyle (1989) (TV Episode)
A patron at Phil's thinks that Murphy is an actress on this show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Cybill Shepherd/Martin Short (1989) (TV Episode)
Cybill Shepherd discusses her recently concluded series
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Donatello compares April and Casey's argument to the show.
Harry and the Hendersons: Moonlighting (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hearts Afire: Moonlighting (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Home and Away: Episode #1.1683 (1995) (TV Episode)
Selina likes the name Maddie and wants it for her unborn baby
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) (TV Short)
references Bruce Willis's role in "Moonlighting"
Permanent Midnight (1998)
The other T.V. show is based on Moonlighting.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Stiller/Alanis Morrisette (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu during Weekend Update
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
A character makes reference to the main characters in the show
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.14 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'80s TV" category
Carbuncle (2006)
Dialogue quoted from the TV show
Strictly Confidential: Episode #1.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
The show as well it's stars Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd are mentioned in dialog during Maggie Radcliffe's flashback scene.
Pals (2007)
Mentioned in a dialogue
Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by interviewee
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Refers to Bruce Willis as David Addison, the character in Moonlighting
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (2010) (TV Special)
Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon are described as having a 'Moonlighting quality
NCIS: Moonlighting (2010) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "'M' & Emmys"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hudson Hawk (2010) (TV Episode)
Bruce Willis' rise to fame is recalled
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bruce Willis (2010) (TV Episode)
Bruce Willis described as actor from Moonlighting
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40! (2010) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Smith when talking about making Cop Out.
The Glades: Moonlighting (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hot in Cleveland: How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway? (2012) (TV Episode)
Melanie mistakenly admits to watching Moonlighting
White Collar: Pulling Strings (2012) (TV Episode)
Jones says, "Caffrey and Sara are probably reenacting 'Moonlighting' by now."
30 Rock: Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Tracy says that waiting for Lutz to hit on Liz has been like watching the show
Jeopardy!: 2012 Teachers Tournament Quarterfinal Game 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer in category The Emmy Winner's Show
Veep: Fundraiser (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
30 Rock: What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year? (2012) (TV Episode)
Kim Jong-il says he wants a resolution for Jack and Liz like on the show
The Cinema Snob: They Saved Hitler's Brain (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm really glad they changed things from the pilot episode of Moonlighting."
Home & Family: Episode dated 12 April 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jon likens Castle to Moonlighting, and Mark mentions that he named his cat after Maddie Hayes.
Taxi Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights (2014) (TV Episode)
when Cat calls him Columbo, Leo replies that he would be more like David Addison from "Moonlighting".
Big Brother Israel: Episode #6.8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Assi
Hot in Cleveland: Straight Outta Cleveland (2014) (TV Episode)
Melanie says she loved this show
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's nice to see what Alice Beasley was moonlighting as when she wasn't playing Agnes on Moonlighting."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gwen Stefani/Dane DeHaan/Damien Chazelle/Maggie Rogers (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy sings part of the theme as he comments on the death of Al Jarreau
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 21 April 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Alexej Pysko mentioned it.
The Cinema Snob: Unidentified Flying Oddball (2017) (TV Episode)
among early projects in Dennis Dugan's career
MacGyver: Duct Tape + Jack (2017) (TV Episode)
Jack Dalton asks Wilt Bozer to watch some Bruce Willis "Moonlighting" episodes with him.
Take Two: Death Becomes Him (2018) (TV Episode)
Eddie and Sam introduce themselves to the motel manager as David Addison and Madelyn Hayes.
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (2018) (TV Special)
It is mentioned/referenced.
Big Mouth: Am I Normal? (2018) (TV Episode)
Maury the Hormone Monster says he went to bartending college with Bruce Willis.
The Simpsons: I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can (2019) (TV Episode)
Homer scrolls past the show on Netflix.
The Simpsons: Girl's in the Band (2019) (TV Episode)
Lisa's punishment for being off during the Knight Rider (1982) theme is to play the theme to this show alone.

Featured in 

100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
TV shows in decline: David and Maddie do it on Moonlighting
Memories of Moonlighting (2006) (Video)
20 to 1: TV Couples (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on David Addison Jr. and Maddie Hayes.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Bruce Willis.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on David and Maddie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bruce Willis Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
David Addison Jr. is #2.
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Special)
David Addison & Maddie Hayes are #30.
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 18 in the Countdown
Brows Held High: 10 Things I Hate About You (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Seduction Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
The seduction scene with Maddie Hayes & David Addison are #4.
Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Television Characters of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
David Addison gets an honorable mention.
This Is Us: The Graduates (2019) (TV Episode)
Rebecca watches the show on television.
The Movies That Made Us: Die Hard (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene (1986) (TV Movie)
The TV series is spoofed.
Head of the Class: The Secret Life of Arvid Engen (1987) (TV Episode)
Arvid's third daydream is a spoof of Moonlighting.
Moonlusting (1987) (Video)
Moonlusting II (1987) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the TV series' title.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Dreamlighting (1988) (TV Episode)
The whole episode is a spoof of this show.
Cybill: Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Cybill's relationship with her male costar on "Life Forms" mirrors Cybill's real-life relationship with Bruce Willis on "Moonlighting"

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