Moonlighting Fans Attend
Pictured: a group of Moonlighting fans primarily from the Moonlighting Discussion Email List that got together in Beverly Hills on September 28, 2003 for the screening. Clockwise from left: Lizzie from Los Angeles, CA; Sue from Reno, NV; Lisa from Alpine, CA; Vicki from Los Angeles, CA; Diane from Philadelphia, PA; Amy from Los Angeles, CA; Hazel from Los Angeles, CA; and Brian from Los Angeles, CA.
When the Museum of Television and Radio announced on their schedule that they were having a screening of the Moonlighting episode "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?" for Classic Night 1985 during the week of September 19 - 28 in both their Los Angeles and New York City locations, a group of fans planned to attend together in LA. For many it was a first time meeting of each other.
The info at the Museum's Website said this:
ABC's Tuesday night lineup in the fall of 1985 included three Gen X favorites: Who's the Boss?, Growing Pains, and Moonlighting. Here's what you might have seen if you had tuned in on those Tuesday nights.
Who's the Boss?: "The Graduate"
8:00 p.m. on ABC
Recent college graduate Mona, who got her degree late in life, is asked to participate in a covert sting against age discrimination by applying for a job, then getting turned down. But when Angela learns that her mother has a job interview, she pulls some strings to get Mona hired. Look for a young Alyssa Milano (now starring in the WB series Charmed), who played Tony's daughter Sam throughout the run of the series. (1985; 25 minutes)
Growing Pains (Pilot)
8:30 p.m. on ABC
On September 24, 1985, this series about reporter Maggie Seaver, her psychiatrist husband, Jason Seaver, and their three children debuted. In the pilot, the Seavers adjust to Maggie's return to work while Jason works from home, and Mike (played by Kirk Cameron, who became a Gen X teen idol during this series' run) gets in trouble with Maggie and Jason for underage driving. Includes commercials. (1985; 30 minutes)
Moonlighting: "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?"
9:00 p.m. on ABC
Immediately after Growing Pains premiered on September 24, 1985, Moonlighting returned to start its second season with an episode in which David (Bruce Willis) gets a visit from his older brother, Richard. Richard saunters into town looking as if he's become very successful, but he's actually involved in a sketchy drug scheme. Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service wants Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) to sell her home to cover her back taxes. Includes commercials. (1985; 60 minutes)