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Return to the ’80s Trivia – 4/27/21

rtt80s trivia

Question: What Yankees outfielder was cleared of animal cruelty charges, after Canadian officials decided he hadn’t intentionally beaned a seagull?

Last Question: What series aired episodes titled, It’s a Wonderful Job, Fetal Attraction, and I Am Curious…Maddie?

Answer: Moonlighting


Quote of the Day: Moonlighting


Maddie and David: (overlapping) I am not speaking to you – Are too!- I am not. -Are too!!!- Am not!!- Are too!!- Am not!!!

Maddie: Not another word, not another sound, not another beep until we get back to the office!!

David: Beep.


Moonlighting debuted on ABC on this day, 35 years ago (March 3, 1985). It ran for 5 seasons and 66 episodes.

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Daily Trivia – 3/9/12

Question: What 13-year old sued his Kokomo, Indiana school after he was expelled for being HIV-positive?

Last Question: On Moonlighting, what was Maddie Hayes’s profession before becoming a detective?

Answer: Model

Moonlighting, starring Bruce Willis as David Addison and Cybill Shepherd as Maddie Hayes, aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. Maddie was a former model who found herself bankrupt after her accountant embezzled all of her liquid assets. All she was left with was failing businesses that she had as tax write-offs, one of which is the City of Angels Detective Agency, run by the carefree David Addison. David convinced Maddie to keep the business and run it as a partnership. The agency was renamed Blue Moon Investigations because Maddie was most famous for being the spokesmodel for the Blue Moon shampoo company.

And so began one of the most popular “will they or won’t they” storylines of all time. And the answer is “They Will”. Here is their first real kiss:

Here is the theme song which was performed by Al Jarreau:

The show came to an end in 1989, when Bruce Willis, fresh off his success of Die Hard, wanted to act in more movies, and Cybill Shepherd, having just given birth to twins, had grown tired of the long, grueling production days and was ready for the series to end.