How long have you been a "Moonlighting" Fan?
A: I became a "Moonlighting" Fan in the early 90's, I think it was 1993, when I
was 17. I don't know when it first aired in Germany, probably in the late
80's. But at that time I was too young to stay up late; my parents didn't
watch the show and nobody told me what I missed. On top of that came the
fact that there were no magazines around that advertised the show or
published articles about "Moonlighting." Before you start wondering, I have to
add that I lived in the former GDR, which was the other part of Germany,
behind the "Iron Curtain", where - according to the propaganda - Russians were
the "good ones" and Americans - well, you sure know the terms of the Cold
War. To most of us, the world beyond the wall that divided Germany was just a
place where we never could get, it seemed to be on another planet. Those who
lived close to Berlin could watch Western television that was aired for West
Berlin, although it was not allowed. But almost everyone did. And we loved
American TV shows. Colt Seavers (Lee Majors on "The Fall Guy") and MacGyver were the heroes of my childhood; "Moonlighting" is and will stay my all-time favourite show.
Q: Describe how and why you got involved in "Moonlighting" online.
A: I discovered the internet in 1998. At that time it was still expensive to
surf, but it started to become popular for private use. I spend a lot time
reading fansites of "Remington Steele" which has always been one of my
favourite shows. I enjoyed reading the transcripts of the episodes, which
are available online. I started to wonder why there seemed to be nothing
equivalent about "Moonlighting," which I couldn't believe, so I started
looking for it and finally came across "Moonlighting on the Web" and other
fansites. When I found "DavidandMaddie.com" I got very excited because I
felt it would become the ultimate fansite, a comprehensive approach to it,
like "Moonlighting" deserves. It inspired me to make a fansite of my own, in
Q: What kind of reception and feedback have you gotten from your site and your
A: I got nothing but positive feedback about my website. There has been no
rerun of "Moonlighting" for several years in Germany, so I guess most people
start to forget about it. It's sad but true. When I posted on several
message boards about the Reunion Campaign or the petition, the few replies
it evoked were sceptical. But of course there are a lot of "Moonlighting"
fans here in Germany who want "Moonlighting" back on TV and would definitely
watch a Reunion movie. We just have to believe it will happen; I try to visualize it every now and then. (I believe in the power of imagination.)
Q: Tell us your favorite episode(s) and a brief statement why.
A: One of my favourite episodes is "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice",
because it is fascinating to see Maddie and David "in another time", the 40's
- when the world was still black and white - with different hairdo,
different clothes. I like the way it tells the same story from different
points of view. And the way Cybill Shepherd sings is just breathtaking. BTW,
I think that was the first time I heard her original voice, because
everything we watch is dubbed in Germany (German speakers lend their voices
to foreign actors).
Another episode I like is "It's a Wonderful Job", when Maddie gets a chance
to see "What if she had never kept the agency?" - and at the end she is
really happy with her life and David being there - not married to Cheryl
And I like "Womb with a View". I wish they had shown it on German TV, that
would have spared me a lot of confusion about the whole "Who is the
father?"-question. I love the whole story about the baby being told about
his parents, being prepared for the world. I really believe there is a lot
of truth in this story. The miscarriage is really sad, but David and Maddie
are so close and when the nurse says "But the good news is: The two of you
can start trying again real soon"-- I sob and smile.
Q: If you could have had the final episode end any way you wanted, what would
it have been?
A: When they are told they were cancelled, I would have them say "Oh good! What
a relief! We couldn't stand the lousy stories we had to go through lately.
Finally we can say what we want to say to each other again." Then they should start
for a weekend trip, have a romantic walk on the beach or a candlelight
dinner, where they finally say how they feel about each other and then make
plans for the future. (It doesn't have to be marriage.) Then a murder would
happen or something, and they stumble into their next case. So we
know they will always be what we love them for. Fade Out.
Q: Tell me why "Moonlighting" is so special to you.
A: I think Maddie and David (or Cybill & Bruce) are one of the greatest couples
in TV-history. Their chemistry and timing and acting range are unequalled. In
my opinion neither of them has ever played with a better partner. The
writing was great and so was the filming. There is no show that comes even
close to it.