Moonlighting (1985–1989)
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North by North DiPesto 

Agnes is feeling down and feels that her life is in a rut. To cheer her up, Maddie and Addison decide to send her to an investigator's ball where she meets a man. When he is stabbed the next day, her troubles have only just begun.


Christopher Hibler


Glenn Gordon Caron (created by), Debra Frank | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Cybill Shepherd ... Maddie Hayes
Bruce Willis ... David Addison Jr.
Allyce Beasley ... Agnes DiPesto
Jim Haynie ... Kyle
Marshall R. Teague ... Chasing Man #1 (as Marshall Teague)
Charlie Stavola Charlie Stavola ... Chasing Man #2
Bill Marcus Bill Marcus ... Bowling Alley Manager
Douglas Warhit ... Doug (as Doug Warhit)
Bob Goldstein Bob Goldstein ... Limo Driver
Joe Carafello Joe Carafello ... Lew, Doug's Henchman (as Joseph Carafello)
John Durbin ... Doug's Other Henchman
Peter Trencher ... Cab Driver
Marc Christopher Marc Christopher ... Messinger


Agnes is feeling down and feels that her life is in a rut. To cheer her up, Maddie and Addison decide to send her to the annual California Investigator's Association Ball. Maddie does a makeover on her and she goes the ball and meets a man, who appears interested in her. The next day she meets him at a bowling alley where he is stabbed, but then his body disappears. That is just the start of her problems. Written by jem

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21 January 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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David Addison Jr.: The only thing that could liven up this shindig is a strip search demonstration with you as a volunteer.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1975) See more »


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A showcase for actress Beasley
28 October 2012 | by susanleslie2See all my reviews

This episode is a showcase for actress Allyce Beasley, supporting co-star. It is a very cleverly written episode and carried admirably by Ms. Beasley. It also moves very quickly as the whole story takes place in a 48hr period.

As the title implies, it sends up Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' with Ms. Beasley's mild-mannered 'Anges DiPesto' being thrust into danger due to a mistaken association with a mystery man.

Well-worth your time. This one casts Mr. Willis and Ms. Shepherd strictly in support to Ms. Beasley. And as much as I admire all of them, I didn't mind the script giving Mr. Willis and Ms. Shepherd most of the night off. I was too busy being entertained to really notice.

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