Moonlighting (1985–1989)

The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice 

When David and Maddie meet the owner of a club who tells them about an unresolved murder. Maddie and David argue about who they think the real murderer is and, in their dreams, set about solving the murder that occurred 40 years ago.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Maddie Hayes
David Addison Jr.
Agnes DiPesto
Clubowner / Jerry Adams
Phil Rubenstein ...
Mr. Bigelow / Sloan
Raleigh Bond ...
Lt. Matthews (as Frank McCarthy)
Freeman King ...
Bill Handy ...
Nick DeMauro ...
Orson Welles


After meeting with a client in an old nightclub, David and Maddie learn about a murder that took place there: the singer and a cornet player fell in love and killed her husband. They went to the chair saying the other one did it. David and Maddie discuss the murder: David thinks the woman did it, Maddie thinks the guy did; they wind up insulting each other. At home they each have a dream (in black and white) recapping what happened in 1946. Maddie dreams of the singer and her husband who've remained friends though the fire has gone out of their relationship; the cornet player arrives and seduces her, convincing her to get rid of the husband. He kills him, making it look like an accident, but then tells the cops she did it. David's version has the new cornet player coming to the club just wanting to play; she has a bad marriage and he was her way out; she seduces him, gets him to kill her husband, then sends him off to fry. Written by Cassandra Sumerro (edited by jeaneva)

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15 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode opens with an introduction by Orson Welles. It was his last time in front of a camera; he died 5 days before the episode was broadcast. His name didn't appear in the opening or end credits, but a caption card at the beginning read "This program is dedicated to the memory of Orson Welles 1915-1985". See more »


David Addison: Sexist.
Maddie Hayes: Animal.
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Spoofs The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) See more »


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