MOONLIGHTING: ATOMIC SHAKESPEARE (TV)
One in this comedic private detective series about David Addison and Maddie Hayes of the Blue Moon Detective Agency. This episode is framed by a segment in which a boy's mother forbids him to watch "Moonlighting" because he must study for his Shakespeare exam. The boy mopes to his room and begins reading "The Taming of the Shrew," and thus begins a version of Shakespeare's comedy starring the Blue Moon staff, with a decidedly feminist point of view. In Padua, Italy, in 1593, young Lucentio and gentle Bianca fall in love. However, Bianca's rich father will not give her hand in marriage until his older daughter, Katherina, is married off first. Shrewish Kate has frightened off the bravest of suitors, and even her huge dowry is not enough to win her a husband. Enter Petruchio, a fearless fortune hunter from Verona. Petruchio makes a deal with Kate's father in which he will receive a large sum upon proving that he has tamed Kate; and she is brought bound and gagged to the altar. Time elapses and it appears that not only has Petruchio tamed Kate, but she has tamed him as well. When Petruchio brings Kate back to Padua to prove to her father that she has changed, the entire town holds its collective breath to see how Kate will behave. Includes commercials, promos, and an "ABC News Brief" with Brit Hume. This program is closed-captioned.
- NETWORK: ABC
- DATE: November 25, 1986 Tuesday 9:00 PM
- RUNNING TIME: 0:58:11
- COLOR/B&W: Color
- CATALOG ID: T:08582
- GENRE: Comedy; Drama, police/private detective
- SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy; Drama, police/private detective; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Radio and television plays
- SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1985-1989
- TV - Commercials - AT&T telecommunications
- TV - Commercials - Advil pain reliever
- TV - Commercials - BMW automobiles
- TV - Commercials - Braun electric shavers
- TV - Commercials - Dristan Long Lasting nasal spray
- TV - Commercials - First Response ovulation predictor test
- TV - Commercials - Forever Krystle and Carrington fragrances
- TV - Commercials - No Nonsense Sheer & Silky pantyhose
- TV - Commercials - Pam non-stick cooking spray
- TV - Commercials - Pillsbury microwave French bread pizza
- TV - Commercials - Seiko watches
- TV - Commercials - Sprite soft drink
- TV - Commercials - Yuban coffee
- TV - Promos - "ABC News 20/20"
- TV - Promos - "ABC News Nightline"
- TV - Promos - "Dynasty"
- TV - Promos - "Head of the Class" (voice-over only)
- TV - Promos - "Hotel"
- TV - Promos - "Jack and Mike"
- TV - Promos - "Perfect Strangers" (voice-over only)
- TV - Promos - "Sledge Hammer!"
- TV - Promos - "Starman" (voice-over only)
- TV - Promos - "Tears of Joy, Tears of Sorrow" (voice-over only)
- TV - Promos - "The Colbys"
- Glenn Gordon Caron … Executive Producer, Created by
- Jay Daniel … Co-Executive Producer
- Artie Mandelberg … Supervising Producer
- Karen Hall … Supervising Producer
- Roger Director … Producer
- Jeff Reno … Producer, Writer
- Ron Osborn … Producer, Writer
- Will MacKenzie … Director
- William Shakespeare … Based on the play "The Taming of the Shrew" by
- Alf Clausen … Music by
- Lee Holdridge … Theme music by
- Al Jarreau … Theme music by
- Sterling Holloway … Narrator
- Cybill Shepherd … Cast, Maddie Hayes and Katherina
- Bruce Willis … Cast, David Addison and Petruchio
- Allyce Beasley … Cast, Agnes Dipesto and Bianca
- Kenneth McMillan … Cast, Baptista
- Ralph Drischell … Cast, the Priest
- Colm Meany … Cast, Suitor #1
- Curtis Armstrong … Cast, Bert Viola and Lucentio
- Joseph Medalis … Cast, 2nd Townsman, Flossing
- Hap Lawrence … Cast, The Bishop
- Daniel Frishman … Cast, Katerina Suitor
- Danny Stone … Cast, Katerina Suitor
- Frank Collison … Cast, Padua Resident
- Rob Wickstrom … Cast, Western Union Messinger
- Clinton J. Allmon … Cast, Townsman
- Raymond Guth … Cast, Townsman