Moonlighting: Season 2, Episode 17

Funeral for a Door Nail (29 Apr. 1986)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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A man's wife is killed in a car accident, which leaves him so upset he wants to die. He arranges to have himself killed by a hit man. From the distance he sees his wife in the street and so he then hires Maddie and Addison to stop the hit.



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Alan Margolese
Teri Hafford ...
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Leslie Ackerman ...
Roger Clements
Allan Arkush ...
Porn Shop Man
Charles Walker ...
Celia Clements


Maddie invites Addison to a family wedding to stop being introduced to all the single men. Addison is delighted to attend but Maddie is not happy about his enthusiasm. So she decides to pay him to be her escort. A man's wife is killed in a car accident, which leaves him so upset he wants to die. He arranges to have himself killed by a hit man after three days. Then, from his office, he sees his wife in the street but by the time he gets down there she has gone. He then hires Blue Moon Investigations to stop the hit, which they do. They are then hired to look for his wife, but not before he is still killed. However, at least their investigation stops them have to go the wedding. Written by jem

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David Addison Jr.: [at a nude peep show, feeding quarters into the viewing slot] One for the money, two for the glitz, three to get ready, now let's see some...
Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes: David!
David Addison Jr.: Something. Let's... let's see something.
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