The BEST Episodes of Moonlighting
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
When former fashion model Maddie Hayes goes broke and finds that one of her few remaining assets is ownership of the Blue Moon Detective Agency, she is tempted to liquidate it until she meets the quirky employees and gets involved in their even quirkier cases.
#1 - In God We Strongly Suspect
Season 2 - Episode 13
Dave and Maddie agree to "corpse-sit" for an escape artist's widow, who believes her dead husband's threats to come back and get even with her.
#2 - Poltergeist III -- Dipesto Nothing
Season 3 - Episode 10
Ms. Dipesto tries to solve a haunted house case refused by Dave and Maddie to show Bert Viola that she's just as good a detective as he is.
#3 - Los Dos DiPestos
Season 4 - Episode 8
Ms. Dipesto's mother returns from a visit to Mexico carrying more than she realizes and becomes the target for several different parties.
#4 - Come Back Little Shiksa
Season 4 - Episode 2
With Maddie in Chicago, Dave feels very sympatico with a client who offers $10,000 if they can locate the woman he spent one memorable night with.
#5 - Atomic Shakespeare
Season 3 - Episode 7
A boy hoping to watch Moonlighting but forced to study Shakespeare instead daydreams about the cast performing their own version of The Taming of the Shrew complete with Petruchio Dave and Kate Maddie.
#6 - Twas the Episode Before Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 10
Ms. Dipesto finds a baby left in her apartment by a woman named Mary fleeing from the hit men who killed her husband, and Dave and Maddie quarrel over using the agency phones as a "Santa hot line."
#7 - Cool Hand Dave (1)
Season 4 - Episode 5
Ms. Dipesto lets Maddie's secret slip, so Dave frantically tries to fly to Chicago, but he gets waylaid and makes an unexpected side trip to prison under another man's name.
#8 - And the Flesh Was Made Word
Season 4 - Episode 14
Dave and Maddie try to recover their working relationship while dealing with the romantic writings of a man obsessed by one woman.
#10 - Yours, Very Deadly
Season 3 - Episode 4
Dave and Maddie are hired by a married woman to find the man she has been sharing a torrid romantic correspondence with and make sure he understands the arrangement is over.
#12 - Sleep Talkin' Guy
Season 2 - Episode 16
Dave uses information passed on to him from a prostitute with an important client who talks in his sleep to solve several big cases.
#13 - Funeral for a Door Nail
Season 2 - Episode 17
A depressed man hires a hit man to kill him after his wife dies, then desperately seeks Dave and Maddie's help to call him off when he sees his supposedly dead wife alive.
#14 - Eek! A Spouse!
Season 4 - Episode 11
Dave is skeptical about the existence of Walter Bishop and bugs Maddie about it as they work on case for a woman who wants to buy off her husband's mistress.
#15 - Atlas Belched
Season 2 - Episode 9
Dave busies himself finding an important phone index for a hapless young executive while Maddie mulls over an offer to sell the agency to a competitor.
#16 - North by North Dipesto
Season 2 - Episode 12
A restless Ms. Dipesto gets a chance for danger and excitement when she gets a piece of paper from a mysterious man while attending a ball in Dave and Maddie's place.
#17 - Blonde on Blonde (1)
Season 3 - Episode 11
Maddie's strange mood has David worried so he spends the evening following her, but ends up involved in a murder.
#18 - Tale in Two Cities
Season 4 - Episode 4
Maddie's parents throw a party for her in Chicago while Dave and Bert party it up in LA.
#19 - Take a Left at the Altar
Season 4 - Episode 3
David recruits Bert Viola as his detecting companion in a case concerning a man who failed to show up for his wedding while Maddie continues to brood in Chicago.
#20 - Somewhere Under the Rainbow
Season 2 - Episode 7
Dave and Maddie argue over whether to help a young woman who claims to be a leprechaun find the pot of gold she insists her father has hidden for her in Los Angeles.
#22 - The Next Murder You Hear
Season 1 - Episode 4
Maddie becomes infatuated with a radio talk-show host who has apparently been murdered while he was on the air.
#23 - Witness for the Execution
Season 2 - Episode 15
A sick old man asks Dave and Maddie to be the "expert" witnesses at his murder.
#24 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
After an embezzling accountant leaves her penniless, ex-model Maddie Hayes decides to sell the few failing businesses she still owns, among them a detective agency. But private eye David Addison wants to keeps his job, so he persuades a reluctant Maddie to form a partnership. Their first case gives them little to go on: Maddie gets a broken watch from a dying man.
#25 - It's a Wonderful Job
Season 3 - Episode 8
A depressed Maddie gets a chance to see what her life and the rest of Blue Moon staff would be like if she had sold the agency as she originally intended.