Season 4 Episode 1

A Trip to the Moon

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1987 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The title is a reference to two things: Ralph Kramden's line "To the moon, Alice, to the moon!" in The Honeymooners, parodied as The Blue Mooners in this episode; and the early science fiction film A Trip to the Moon, to which the flying scene bears some resemblance.

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  • Notes

    • Creator Glenn Gordon Caron and Bruce Willis provide DVD commentary for this episode.

    • Music: David sings, "O, Sole Mio"; Ray Charles performs adaptations of his songs "Hit the Road Jack," "Georgia on My Mind" and "What'd I Say" in the fantasy sequence with David.

    • Dr. Joyce Brothers and Ray Charles appear as figments of Maddie and David's respective imaginations to give them advice about their relationship.

    • David, Maddie, Agnes and Richie portray the characters from The Honeymooners in a dream sequence that pops up several times throughout the episode.

    • Curtis Armstrong becomes a regular cast member, but does not appear in this episode.

    • The show now has new opening credits and a slightly different version of the theme song.

  • Allusions

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