Show creator Glenn Gordon Caron on bringing the classic series to Hulu.
"A promise? No, that's not a promise! A promise is something you make to your mother to wear something itchy when it's cold outside. A promise is something you make very very late at night to get to the good stuff." [lives rent-free in my mind, at least that's how I remember it]
And needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, another great, great podcast!
I watched this series from its inception. One of my 80s favorites, along with Wiseguy and Miami Vice. Unfortunately, Moonlighting went up like a rocket during the 80s and came down just as fast. What really killed this show was Cybil Shepherd's pregnancy and Bruce Willis becoming an action start via Die Hard. The show really began to fall apart afterward, although it kept its sense of humor and meta perspective. ("You're back! Our audience! You're back!"). Not for long, it turns out. "Walter Bishop" had it right when he opined "America fell in love with you two falling in love. But you kept falling. You never landed anywhere". Caron also was involved with Remington Steele, which never attained the cultural heights of Moonlighting but managed to wrap up the show with a fairly decent finale and gave us Pierce Brosnan to save the 007 series.
I have introduced my daughter to a couple of old shows that I really enjoyed watching. Some of them she really enjoyed others not so much. X-Files is one that she has enjoyed but as you discussed with Glenn there is no way to adequately convey the anticipation of the next episodes and waiting for reruns if you missed it or didn't program the VCR correctly. Great show, not long enough show Thanks.
"Taming of the Shrew" was most memorable for me.
I love Moonlighting, gotta catch it again...lol
And Glenn is a sweetie and interesting, thanks
Sonny, next is Millenium w Frank Black (charactor name)!!!!!
I’ve often wondered how, with so many different writers and directors working on a series, there is such consistency from episode to episode. Got my answer. Thanks!!
I loved the one where they recreated Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”! Such a clever show. I remember it fondly and I’ve been happily rewatching.
No "Atomic Shakespeare"? I'll beat thee, but I would infect my hands.