Moonlighting: North by North Dipesto (1986)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Romantic Comedy, Romantic Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The spotlight in this episode is not on detectives David (Bruce Willis) and Maddie (Cybill Shepherd),but instead on their mousy, poetry-spouting secretary Agnes Dipesto (Allyce Beasley). Yearning for some excitement in her life, Ms. Dipesto gets more than she bargained for when a mysterious man slips her a piece of paper, then dashes off for parts unknown. The delighted Agnes thinks that the paper contains the man's phone number--but it doesn't, not by a long shot. Before the story plays itself out, Agnes has been injected with truth serum and sent on a wild cab ride, and a man is murdered (or appears to be murdered) in a bowling alley. As indicated by its title, this episode owes more than a little to the cinematic oeuvre of Alfred Hitchcock.

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