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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:46 am 
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Moonlighting was a lot of fun for the time. The chemistry between Madddie and David was superb, love/hate at its best. You can't go wrong with Al Jarreau either - loved the theme. Agnes and Herbert were as essential as TC, Rick, and Higgins (IMO) - loved em. The use of fantasy was very enjoyable, camera and lense work, excellent - watch the show.

What ruined Moonlighting for me, for some reason I hate when the mains couple-up! Psych and Castle went this route too and I enjoyed the shows less and less. I don't know why this bugs me so much but it does, it takes something away, waters down the chemistry.

I haven't seen Moonlighting in years, my hope if I see it again is that it lives up to my favorable memories, as for 80s tv (in the 80s), very fun :D in our cynical 21st century - who knows :?

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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I know its a bit of a longshot, but I'm wondering if anyone can identify the address of the dumpy residency apartment ("hovel" as David puts it) the deaf guy was living at in the episode Yours Very Deadly (season 3, episode 4). Its at 17:30 or so, in the episode...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64O4UDoQME

I haven't been able to identify where this location was or whether it still exists. Obviously its in skid row area of downtown LA, but I haven't been able to narrow it down or whether its still there.


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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I know its a bit of a longshot, but I'm wondering if anyone can identify the address of the dumpy residency apartment ("hovel" as David puts it) the deaf guy was living at in the episode Yours Very Deadly (season 3, episode 4). Its at 17:30 or so, in the episode...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64O4UDoQME

I haven't been able to identify where this location was or whether it still exists. Obviously its in skid row area of downtown LA, but I haven't been able to narrow it down or whether its still there.

Try, 802 E 7th Street Los Angelas on Google maps!

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Looks possible, but I'm not sure that's it. All those streets look similar in the area, and after 30 years its hard to tell.

Thanks for the quick reply.


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Looks possible, but I'm not sure that's it. All those streets look similar in the area, and after 30 years its hard to tell.

Thanks for the quick reply.

All it takes is a little detective work! If you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers Los Angeles, you find they are now Wolfe Trucking. In their history, they started out on 7th street, across from the old Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market, which started out at Central, and 7th. If you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers 7th street Los Angeles, you get that address, 802 E 7th Street! So that is the spot!

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Looks possible, but I'm not sure that's it. All those streets look similar in the area, and after 30 years its hard to tell.

Thanks for the quick reply.

All it takes is a little detective work! If you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers Los Angeles, you find they are now Wolfe Trucking. In their history, they started out on 7th street, across from the old Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market, which started out at Central, and 7th. If you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers 7th street Los Angeles, you get that address, 802 E 7th Street! So that is the spot!

You can also see the old large rooftop sign in the upper left corner of the video: Wholesale Terminal(Wholesale Terminal Produce Market)!

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MagnumILWU wrote:
you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers Los Angeles, you find they are now Wolfe Trucking. In their history, they started out on 7th street, across from the old Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market, which started out at Central, and 7th. If you Google Rite Way Truck Brokers 7th street Los Angeles, you get that address, 802 E 7th Street! So that is the spot!


You're a better detective than me. I tried various ways to find the spot and came up empty. The big problem is that I couldn't read the little print on the Rite Way building.


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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MagnumILWU wrote:
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You can also see the old large rooftop sign in the upper left corner of the video: Wholesale Terminal(Wholesale Terminal Produce Market)!


Yes, I saw the partial sign but couldn't find anything, or in fact, I found too much and no images with that sign. I saw the same "clues" as you but I guess I didn't have your detective skills!


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Thanks! It was the, Rite Way Truck Brokers, at about 17:32 that got me started!

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Also in the Moonlighting video, you can see the Hotel sign, behind the fire escape. In Google maps, you see a newer Hotel sign, and the windows where the fire escape used to be!

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Its interesting, Magnum by comparison seems far less "dated" than Moonlighting. I'm not quite sure why that is.


I'm pretty sure it's because of the setting. Hawaiian beach attire hasn't changed much in 30 years. Bur urban fashion, as we all know, is quite different. They also worked hard to ensure Maddie was dressed in the latest fashions, which can date you pretty quickly.

I really liked the show up until the point when Cybill Shepherd got pregnant and they had all those weird depressing slow plot lines to cover for it. I think this was the beginning of season 4. The show is very different starting then from the fun vibe where they actually go out on cases. Not surprisingly, the ratings dropped sharply.

I really like those first three seasons though.

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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I really liked the show up until the point when Cybill Shepherd got pregnant and they had all those weird depressing slow plot lines to cover for it. I think this was the beginning of season 4.
I really like those first three seasons though.
I'm with you, Styles Bitchley on this. The show was never the same after Cybill became pregnant. Plus I think the writer's strike caused the show to temporarily lose momentum. I remember being really saddened when the show was canceled.
Magnum :magnum: and Moonlighting 8) were my favorites along with Star Trek: TNG, Three's Company, and The A-Team :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Styles Bitchley wrote:
Dave Anderson wrote:
Its interesting, Magnum by comparison seems far less "dated" than Moonlighting. I'm not quite sure why that is.


I'm pretty sure it's because of the setting. Hawaiian beach attire hasn't changed much in 30 years. Bur urban fashion, as we all know, is quite different. They also worked hard to ensure Maddie was dressed in the latest fashions, which can date you pretty quickly...


That's probably part of it, but I think there's more to it than that. I think workplaces, offices at least, have changed significantly since the 80s. Men and women don't flirt at work and rarely date co-workers anymore due to sexual harassment laws. At least its the exception rather than a norm like it was back in the day. So, it seems very "80s" in the way the character's relate, perhaps more so than a show set mostly on the beach.


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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In honor of St. Patty's Day this week, I suggest watching Moonlighting episode "Somewhere Under the Rainbow." I know it wasn't originally broadcast for St. Patrick's Day, but it easily could have been a special holiday episode.

Very surprising ending when they actually do find the "rainbow." So many good and funny scenes from this ep.


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 Post subject: Re: Moonlighting
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Dave Anderson wrote:
Styles Bitchley wrote:
Dave Anderson wrote:
Its interesting, Magnum by comparison seems far less "dated" than Moonlighting. I'm not quite sure why that is.


I'm pretty sure it's because of the setting. Hawaiian beach attire hasn't changed much in 30 years. Bur urban fashion, as we all know, is quite different. They also worked hard to ensure Maddie was dressed in the latest fashions, which can date you pretty quickly...


That's probably part of it, but I think there's more to it than that. I think workplaces, offices at least, have changed significantly since the 80s. Men and women don't flirt at work and rarely date co-workers anymore due to sexual harassment laws. At least its the exception rather than a norm like it was back in the day. So, it seems very "80s" in the way the character's relate, perhaps more so than a show set mostly on the beach.

As far as feeling dated, this very first thing i noticed with "Moonlighting" is the 80's wardrobe and MUSIC. The synthesizer music was SO 80's. and cybil shepard's shoulder pads and big 80's hair really make it look dated! In "Magnum", they mostly used Mike Post's scores which are thankfully more orchestrated and less 80's synth. and ya, Magnum is mostly wearing beachwear and aloha shirts, which are timeless, especially in Hawaii. I actually feel that in the later seasons on "Magnum" it started to look more 80's because Magnum would wear less aloha shirts and beach shorts. Stick with the aloha shirts and you'll always look MAG-nificent ! That's my philosophy :)

Man, i miss the days when Bruce Willis was goofy, like in Moonlighting. I loved his amazing sense of comical timing! The past 20 years, his movies mostly show him fighting and being pissed off. I want the funny, goofy Bruce back that's not afraid to look silly for a laugh!

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