Moonlighting (1985–1989)
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Atomic Shakespeare 

A student starts to watch Moonlighting, then his mother appears and reminds he has to read Taming of the Shrew for school. As he starts to read, the characters from Moonlighting enact the play.

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(as Will MacKenzie)

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(created by), (from an idea by) (as William 'Budd' Shakespeare) | 2 more credits »
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Bianca
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Baptista
Ralph Drischell ...
1st Townsman
Joseph G. Medalis ...
2nd Townsman, Flossing (as Joseph Medalis)
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The Bishop
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Katerina Suitor (as Colm Meany)
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Lucentio
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Katerina Suitor
Danny Stone ...
Katerina Suitor
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Padua Resident
Rob Wickstrom ...
Western Union Messinger
Clinton Allmon ...
Townsman (as Clinton J. Allmon)
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A student starts to watch Moonlighting, then his mother appears and reminds he has to read Taming of the Shrew for school. As he starts to read, the characters from Moonlighting enact the play.

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25 November 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Out of the entire Moonlighting cast, Curtis Armstrong is the only actor to have actually performed Shakespeare. See more »

Goofs

For humorous effect, the episode is full of deliberate anachronisms. See more »

Quotes

Madelyn 'Maddie' HayesDavid Addison Jr.: We both hate iambic pentameter.
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark & Arthur Resnick
Performed by Bruce Willis
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A Very Funny Take on The Taming of the Shrew
28 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I loved the "Moonlighting" series 20 years ago, and although I now know that Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd did NOT have the personal chemistry that they had on screen, I still value the series. It was quite ahead of its time--and I think that helps to make the series timeless! This particular episode, "Atomic Shakespeare" is an abbreviated "Taming of the Shrew" with Willis as Petruchio and Shepherd as Katharine.

This casting is, of course, ideal; the minor players (series regulars) also do a great job.

The late Sterling Holloway (recognized by my AP English students as the voice of 'Winnie the Pooh') narrates the love(?) story/comedy like no one else could.

I highly recommend the entire "Moonlighting" series, but particularly this episode from the third season, "Atomic Shakespeare."


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