Moonlighting

Season 4 Episode 14

And the Flesh Was Made Word

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 22, 1988 on ABC
9.1
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And the Flesh Was Made Word
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Dave and Maddie try to recover their working relationship while dealing with the romantic writings of a man obsessed by one woman.

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  • Funny episode that sorta felt like old times just before the writers' strike and say goodbye to Glen Gordon Caron time! Ugh!

    9.5
    Great, funny episode! This one felt sorta like the old times! Maddie and David back together, funny chase scene at the end, and then that strange last 10 min thing with Herbert singing Wooley Bully! lol! Strange! We can only imagine what would have been in store for us if the show could have continued and that writers' strike didn't stop the season altogether. I read on another website that by the time the show came back together after the writers' strike and for the 5th season most of the viewers did not come back and arguments behind the scenes left the show without a crucial player! The actual creator left the series!!! Poor series couldn't keep it's act together. Anyways, this episode had the feel of what was missing a little. Screwball comedy chase scene with some fourth wall breakage big time. Also, love that earlier Walter looked at the camera and said are you happy now! Yes, we are! Get out of here! lol! Sad that all this crap is taking its toll on the characters supposedly. One of the last great episodes and probably the last of the creator's works. So in a way you could say the show ended here in original writers saying goodbye for other projects. If it had ended here I probably wouldn't have minded. Walter was gone, Maddie and David had one last funny chase scene, she was pregnant and expecting David to be there for her, and there was nothing standing in the way for them to be together. Actually, this could have been a great send off! Oh well, no. More pain, weirdness, and estrangement ahead in the last season of this series! Everybody ready?!moreless
  • it's the best episode of season 4 it's really funny

    10
    david and maddie are back together it's a classic episode and the writing is the best it has great one liners you could quote all day long. this is one of my favorite shows from the 80's I wish it lasted longer it missed the show up when they had the writer strike and the ratings went down and hurt the show. this is one of the best written detective shows ever the cast is brillant and the lines they quote are fast and funny and it was in it's prime with it's first season and made bruce willis a star and action star with die hard.moreless
  • Maddies marriage to Walter is over but now David isn't so sure if he should get involved again.

    9.4
    The people at the office are happy at the beginning of this episode, when Walter leaves the office never to be seen again. The staff, like us veiwers, could not make sense of Maddie being together with anyone but David. But Maddie had made David go through a lot, and that has made him reluctant to jump directly into the kind of relationship Maddie hints that she is looking for. They do get a case as well, a man walks in looking for a woman who his business partner is in love with. David and Maddie tries to track him down by reading poetry written about this woman, Juliet. Once this episode ends, there's a great possibility for a real personal relationship between Mr Addison and Ms Hayes, which is what makes this episode one of the best of this season.moreless
Allyce Beasley

Allyce Beasley

Agnes DiPesto

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

David Addison Jr.

Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd

Madeline "Maddie" Hayes

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Herbert Quentin Viola (seasons 4 - 5, recurring previously)

Ana Alicia

Ana Alicia

Mary Gates

Guest Star

Mark Arnott

Mark Arnott

John Wicklow

Guest Star

Stan Ivar

Stan Ivar

Brian Gates

Guest Star

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  • NOTES (4)

    • As David rides away on top of the truck, he yells out at Maddie, "NOW the relationship's going somewhere!" a reference to the question she asked him at the beginning of the season about their status.

    • During the final scene, Herbert insists that the audience has no interest in seeing him at all, letting alone watching him sing and dance. "Did you see the ratings for my show last week?" he asks.

    • At the end of the show, Maddie and David explain that they still have time to fill because of the writers' strike. They recruit a reluctant Herbert to dance and lip-synch to "Wooly Bully" while striking writers dance with their picket signs.

    • Music: "Happy Days Are Here Again"; "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title is a play on words, from a popular figure of speech ('the word made flesh'). This in turn references Bible verse John 1:14 -- And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.

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