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 Posted:   Sep 20, 2019 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


Moonlighting (the pilot)
By: Lee Holdridge

  • 1:42 in. Fast-paced synth cues.
  • 22:31 in. Fast-paced synth cues.
  • 27:35/29:56 in. Fast-paced synth cues.
  • 1:11:11/1:11:40 in. Some synth.
  • 1:17:20 in.
  • 1:18:53 in.
  • 1:21:58 in.
  • 1:26:17 in.

    That's nearly all of the episode score.

    "Gunfight at the So-So Corral"
    By: Alf Clausen and Lee Holdridge

    This is the final episode Holdridge contributed to.

  • 9:27 in.
  • 39:15/39:54 in.
  • 45:03 in.

    "Read the Mind... See the Movie"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren

  • 0:00/2:36 in. Militaristic music.
  • 30:31/33:50/34:33 in. Plucky sneaking around music. Brief music-less cut-away scenes in between the first example.
  • 40:28 in.*

    * = Laser effect looks more real than the phaser effects in "Star Trek: Voyager" ten years later.

    "The Next Murder You Hear"
    By: Alf Clausen

  • 45:45 in.

     Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 9:27 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    "Next Stop Murder"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren

  • 10:13 in.
  • 11:06 in.
  • 42:42 in.

    "The Murder's in the Mail"
    By: Alf Clausen

  • 0:00 in.*
  • About 6:00 in.*
  • 9:20 in.*
  • 12:15 in. Stops and goes until somewhere after 16:10.*
  • 21:00 in.
  • 22:27 in.
  • 23:42 in.*
  • 29:24 in.

    * = One big parody love letter to the main theme from Bernard Herrmann's score to the film "Vertigo".

     Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 11:56 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 2:

    "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?"
    By: Alf Clausen

  • 1:12 in. Clausen's "Miami Vice" scoring impression. A long cue, going on for nearly seven minutes.
  • 38:32 in.

    That's all but one short closing cue score.

    "The Lady in the Iron Mask"
    By: Alf Clausen
    Rejected score by: Richard Lewis Warren (his final effort for the series)
    Replacement score: NO LOAD FOUND.
    Rejected score:


    Rejected score:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:10 in.
  • 11:20 in.
  • 14:02 in.
  • 17:43 in.
  • 20:00 in.
  • 25:04/28:21 in.
  • 30:10 in.
  • 36:25 in. Chase music.
  • 39:30 in.

    That's pretty much the entire score.

    I checked load after load on Youtube and Dailymotion and just kept coming up with rips of the DVD which had Warren's score. There's probably one with Clausen's, but I'm not going to spend the time clicking on another twenty loads or more to find it.

    As I found out when I did an interview with Warren a few years ago, he didn't even know his score had been replaced -- nobody told him:

    "Money Talks... Maddie Walks"
    By: Alf Clausen

  • 13:03 in. One of the famous Nutcracker parts of the classical piece.

    Aside from a little source music at the casino, there were only two cues in the episode.

    The rest of the series from this point on was scored by Clausen, so there's no further need to list him each time.

    "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice"

  • Nothing.

    I left the link anyway, 'cause I think just because I didn't care for the score, others might.

    10:18 in: Is that pre-existing music?

    Clausen was nominated for an Emmy for his score. The other competition that year:
    "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"
    Episode: "We're Off to See the Wizard"
    Composer: Arthur B. Rubinstein

    "Miami Vice"
    Episode: "Bushido"
    Composer: Jan Hammer

    Episode: "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice"
    Composer: Alf Clausen

    "My Fair David"

  • 34:49 in.
  • 43:30/4431 in.

    That's half the episode score.

    "Knowing Her"

  • 41:26 in.
  • 44:18/44:46 in. Well known funeral music turned chase music.

    "Somewhere Under the Rainbow"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:23 in.
  • 13:05/16:08 in.
  • 28:56 in.
  • 36:56/37:55* in.
  • 41:21 in.
  • 44:13 in. To the end of the episode.

    * = Airport security, circa 1986.

    "Portrait of Maddie"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 7:21 in.
  • 11:35 in.
  • 42:55 in.

    "Atlas Belched"

  • 36:52 in.

    "Twas the Episode Before Christmas"

  • 0:00 in. Orchestra with wordless humming of the Christmas classic The First Noel.
  • 3:33 in.
  • 33:43 in. We Wish You a Merry Christmas, action-y style.

    The cast and crew wave and wish us a merry Christmas at the episode. I suppose Clausen is in there somewhere.

    "The Bride of Tupperman"

  • 42:12/42:56 in.
  • 44:01 in.

    Maddie: "David, do you realize what we just did?"
    David: "Found the climax?"
    Maddie: "At the same time!"
    David: "Should we have a cigarette now?"

     Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 12:12 PM   
     By:   Graham   (Member)

    Would love to have these scores.

    Such a brilliant show.


     Posted:   Sep 21, 2019 - 5:01 PM   
     By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

    "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice"
    Cybill Shepherd's two vocals are the big deal for me, and thankfully they're both on the songtrack CD.

    "Knowing Her"
    This episode was my introduction to Dana Delany (CHINA BEACH), and it made great use of the Isley Brothers' song "This Old Heart of Mine."

    After so many years, the only actual overscore I remember is from a later episode called "It's a Wonderful Job." The sad music for Maddie was sublime.

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 9:55 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 2:

    "North by North DiPesto"

  • 1:02 in.
  • 10:31 in.
  • 22:28 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 36:04 in.

    "In God We Strongly Suspect"

  • 27:56 in.
  • 37:45 in.
  • 40:19 in.

    "Every Daughter's Father Is a Virgin"

  • 3:00/4:07/18:16/30:04/36:04 in.
  • 17:54 in.

    "Witness for the Execution"

  • 18:40 in. Bongos, shaker
  • 33:06 in. And the cue after the commercial break.

    "Sleep Talkin' Guy"

  • 0:00 in.

    "Funeral for a Door Nail"

  • About 0:18 in. Somber moody piece with a wordless haunting female vocal. About four minutes long.
  • 6:24 in. More of the above.
  • 41:31 in. Including a "Star Wars" main theme homage for like a full minute. Also including a "Psycho" homage.

    "Camille" (sound quality isn't particularly good)

  • 8:16 in.
  • 39:00 in. Includes homage riffs of the song "Hooray for Hollywood" (instrumental only). Also includes a brief homage to the main theme from "The Magnificent Seven".

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 10:10 AM   
     By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

    "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice"
    Cybill Shepherd's two vocals are the big deal for me, and thankfully they're both on the songtrack CD.

    "Knowing Her"
    This episode was my introduction to Dana Delany (CHINA BEACH), and it made great use of the Isley Brothers' song "This Old Heart of Mine."

    After so many years, the only actual overscore I remember is from a later episode called "It's a Wonderful Job." The sad music for Maddie was sublime.

    YES! YES ! YES!

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 12:34 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 3:

    "The Son Also Rises"

  • Nothing.

    "The Man Who Cried Wife"

  • 0:09 in. After brief lull, this cue which I could have told you came from "Miami Vice" and you would have believed me, continues. Imagine Crockett and Tubbs with other officers staking out and then moving slowly on a group of bad guys in a building.
  • 4:50 in. And so is this cue.
  • 18:20 in. Also this one.

    The spirit of Jan Hammer is strong with this episode score.

    That's all but one cue.

    "Symphony in Knocked Flat"

  • 0:00/8:20 in.

    I think I only found two cues in the episode.

    "Yours, Very Deadly"

  • 0:00 in. More moody music with a haunting wordless female vocal.
  • 13:45/14:05/14:39/15:02 in. Homages to "The Syncopated Clock".

    "All Creatures Great... and Not So Great"

  • 34:30 in. somber and sad wordless choir piece.

    "Big Man on Mulberry Street"

  • 0:00 in. Italian-flavored music.

    "Atomic Shakespeare"

  • 0:22 in.
  • 2:11 in.
  • 2:48 in.
  • 8:55 in.
  • 18:00/18:38/19:03/19:30 in.
  • 30:50 in.
  • 43:05 in.

    Clausen was nominated for an Emmy for this score. The other competition that year:
    "Knots Landing"
    Episode: "Cement the Relationship"
    Composer: Joel Rosenbaum

    Episode: "A Death in the Family"
    Composer: Angela Morley

    "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"
    Episode: "Here's Why You Should Never Wear High Heels to the Bank"
    Composer: Patrick Williams

    "Jack and Mike"
    Episode: "Come Together"
    Composer: Nan Schwartz

    Episode: "The Chef"
    Composer: Dick DeBenedictis

    "It's a Wonderful Job"

  • 0:00/8:14/12:12 in. More of the lonely piano music heard in another episode for Maddie.
  • 0:53 in.
  • 14:28/15:14 in.
  • 28:19 in.
  • 35:49 in.
  • 42:19 in.

    "Hart to Hart" in-joke.

    "The Straight Poop"

  • 17:30 in. This may be thee only original cue in the episode. The whole thing is a clever clip show.

    "Poltergeist III - Dipesto Nothing"

  • 2:50 in. Including a "Psycho" parody.
  • 20:48 in.
  • 22:40 in. "Tubular Bells" parody.
  • 33:53 in.
  • 4054/41:11 in. Including a short "Psycho" homage.
  • 41:50 in. Also including more "Psycho" homages, with more than the stabbing music.

    "Blonde on Blonde"

  • Nothing.

    For the guys here: 2:10 in. You're welcome.

    "Sam & Dave"

  • Nothing.

    "Maddie's Turn to Cry"

  • 4:54/6:38/8:44/13:17 in. Maddie's Sad Theme, as I'm calling it, is back.<<<
  • 37:36 in.
  • 41:23 in.
  • 45:34 in.

    "I Am Curious... Maddie"

  • 4:44 in. More of Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 24:23/25:50 in. And some more.
  • 31:25 in.

    That's not all of the season.

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 1:41 PM   
     By:   governor   (Member)

    Alf's work for Moonlighting needs a proper issue. Great stuff indeed.

    Wizards and warriors also needs to be heard but as far as I understand, it is a complicated deal...

    Mr Thaxton ?

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM   
     By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

    Great thread, Justin. smile

     Posted:   Sep 23, 2019 - 10:56 PM   
     By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

    It would be an instant buy for me. Please, please, please, specialty labels - look into this and DO IT!

     Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 8:41 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 3:

    I didn't realize there was only one episode remaining this season, if I had I would have done it yesterday.

    "To Heiress Human" (low volume)

  • 42:40 in.

     Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 11:09 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 4:

    This is all of season four.

    "A Trip to the Moon"

  • 1:08 in.
  • 15:30 in.
  • 47:44 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.

    "Come Back Little Shiksa"

  • 10:56 in.
  • 37:37 in.

    "Take a Left at the Altar"

  • 24:01 in.
  • 28:40/32:42 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 34:11 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 39:43 in. Flight of the Bumblebee for chase music. Morphs into a homage to "North by Northwest".
  • About 44:30/45:26 in.

    "He planned on being a bigamist?"
    David: "Good work if you can get it."

    "Tale in Two Cities"

  • 1:02 in.
  • 11:01 in.
  • 41:01 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.

    "Cool Hand Dave: Part 1"

    I'm hoping for some "Cool Hand Luke" parody or homages cues...

  • 18:15/19:23 in. Country-flavored prisoner music.
  • 30:16 in. Romantic piano music.
  • 38:45 in.

    "Cool Hand Dave: Part 2"

  • 20:26/22:22 in.
  • 28:29 in. Including a homage to the main theme from "Indiana Jones" (for a minute or so).
  • 37:20 in.
  • 38:18 in. "Dragnet" theme homage.

    Nope, no score parodies or score homages I detected.

    "Father Knows Last"

  • 0:00/40:13 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 13:12 in.
  • 22:12 in.

    "Los Dos Dipestos"

  • 1:05 in. Including some Spanish guitar.
  • 29:52 in.
  • 32:04 in. Goes on with some short lulls, until 32:45.
  • 44:35 in.

    "Fetal Attraction"
    No link provided since I didn't cite anything.

  • Nothing. Barely any score in the episode anyway.

    "Tracks of My Tears"

  • 10:30/35:28 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 14:43 in. Parodying the "Body Heat" film, so the score probably is too (not familiar with that Barry effort).
  • 23:00 in.

    "Eek! A Spouse!"

  • 20:42/28:49 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 38:19 in.
  • 42:23 in.

    "Maddie Hayes Got Married"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:38 in. The Syncopated Clock.

    "Here's Living with You, Kid"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:11/11:19/40:10 in. Sad music.
  • 28:07/34:14 in. Chopsticks as sad music.
  • 35:24 in.
  • 41:32 in.
  • 43:39 in.

    Clausen was nominated for an Emmy for his score. The other competition that year:
    "Beauty and the Beast"
    Episode: "Pilot"
    Composer: Lee Holdridge

    "Beauty and the Beast"
    Episode: "To Reign in Hell"
    Composer: Don Davis

    Episode: "Hustling"
    Composer: Angela Morley

    "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"
    Episode: "Here's Why You Shouldn't Get Too Attached to Your Cat"
    Composer: Patrick Williams

    "And the Flesh Was Made Word"

  • 0:00 in.
  • 29:06 in.
  • 37:16/38:14 in. Classical music.
  • in.

    Maddie: "David, how are you?"
    David: "Medium rare."

     Posted:   Sep 24, 2019 - 11:58 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 5:

    "A Womb with a View"

  • 15:01 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 16:25 in.
  • 34:44 in.
  • 46:28 in.

    Clausen was nominated for an Emmy for his score. The other competition that year:
    "Falcon Crest"
    Episode: "Dust to Dust"
    Composer: Joel Rosenbaum

    "Blue Skies"
    Episode: "The White Horse"
    Composer: Angela Morley

    "Episode": "Murder, Smoke and Shadows"
    Composer: Patrick Williams

    "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
    Episode: "The Child"
    Composer: Dennis McCarthy

    "Between a Yuk and a Hard Place"

  • 0:35 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 38:21/39:38 in. One parody and homage after another, including homage/parody of "North by Northwest".
  • 44:30 in.

    "The Color of Maddie"

  • 1:03/3:17 in.
  • 20:08 in. Classical music.
  • 28:57 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 38:33 in.
  • 39:02/40:02 in.

    "Plastic Fantastic Lovers"

  • 31:41 in.
  • 35:52 in.
  • 36:32 in.
  • 37:23 in.
  • 38:22 in.
  • 38:58 in.

    I'll finish the show tomorrow.

     Posted:   Sep 25, 2019 - 10:19 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 5:

    "Shirts and Skins"

  • 0:00/2:24 in. Synth work with a kick drum beat.
  • 14:42 in. Banjo(s) cue.
  • 23:15 in.
  • 25:55 in. Homage to the main theme from "The Pink Panther". Goes on for about three minutes. Some riffs in there based on it, too; not just a straight homage.

    "Take My Wife, for Example"

  • 0:00 in. Solo piano cue.
  • 38:18 in.

    "I See England, I See France, I See Maddie's Netherworld"

  • 37:40 in.
  • 41:10 in.

    "Those Lips, Those Lies"

  • 37:37 in.

    For the guys here: 24:43 in. You're welcome.


  • 0:00 in. I have no idea if this is a homage or parody of something.
  • 35:42 in.
  • 40:07 in.*

    For those reading who want to know how I delineate between "homage" and "parody":

    Homage: Aside from some original riffs, the cue is actually the theme from another TV series of film; it's not dancing around it or changing it.

    Parody: While it obvious what the cue is ripping from, the theme/notes are changed. Probably an issue of not securing rights to use the theme (an episode of "The Simpsons", got rights to use "The Great Escape", for example).

    * = I don't know when the commercial started, but the vehicle should have had a bumper sticker that read "Maybe it's Maybelline" (one load on Youtube has the commercial at 1991; the episode is from 1989).

    "When Girls Collide"

  • 0:00 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.
  • 25:08 in. Maddie's Sad Theme.

    "In 'N Outlaws"

  • 0:00/0:46/1:44 in. Short "Jaws" homages.
  • 22:21 in. Lovely sad theme that sounds like a combo of Morricone strings and Goldsmith woodwind lyricism. Only a little FX.
  • 24:50 in.
  • 29:21 in.
  • 38:48 in.
  • 47:08 in.

    "Eine Kleine Nacht Murder"

  • 31:25 in.
  • 42:15 in.

    "Lunar Eclipse" (series finale)

  • 1:02 in.
  • 36:31 in.
  • 37:52 in.
  • 42:38 in.
  • About 44:00 in.

    That's it. Despite five seasons having been made, it was only sixty-six episodes total.
    There were no TV movies or spin-off series.

    Lee Holdridge was nominated for an Emmy for the theme song (an one or two other awards for the theme. Clausen and Holdridge both got an award from ASCAP in 1988 for their scoring.

    I forgot Emmy nominations for episode scores, so I'll have to go back and edit posts and include that like I usually do.

    Last year the creator of the show spoke in an interview about possibly bringing the show back. He thought maybe, as a continuation (not a remake), but was also debating himself saying why not just leave well enough alone (if only more Hollywood people thought like that!).

     Posted:   Sep 25, 2019 - 10:32 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


    Culled from ASCAP (none on BMI). In no particular order.

  • Charles Eglee. (listed with Clausen)
  • Hans Zimmer an Stanley Myers.
  • Randy Waldman. (listed with Clausen and Holdridge)

    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

  • "The Orville":

  • "The Rockford Files":

  • "Private Eye": (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": (complete)

  • "Dan August":

  • "Markham":

  • "T.H.E. Cat":

  • "The Name of the Game":

  • "McCloud":

  • "Hart to Hart":

  • "T.J. Hooker": (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored):

  • "Christy":

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": (complete)

  • "Rawhide": (complete)

  • "Cover Up": (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap":

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman":

  • "The Untouchables" (1993):

  • "Gunsmoke": (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night":

  • "Flying High": (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": (complete)

  • "FX: The Series":

  • "Seaquest: DSV": (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": (complete)

  • "CHiPs": (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots":

  • "Police Story":

  • "Longstreet": (complete)

  • "Vega$":

  • "Crazy Like a Fox":

  • "Voyagers!": (complete)

  • "Gemini Man":

  • "Automan":

  • "Manimal": ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy":

  • "Matlock":

  • "Black Saddle": (completed)

  • "Dark Justice":

  • "Mannix":

  • "Jake and the Fatman":

  • "Murder, She Wrote":

  • "Miami Vice":

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": (completed)

  • "Matlock":

  • "Magnum, pi":

  • "The A-Team":

  • The Random TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Wiseguy": (completed)

  • "Cagney & Lacey":

  • "The Visitor" (1997):

  • The Random TV Movies & Miniseries Thread:

  • "Paper Dolls": (completed)

  • The Random Westerns Score Thread:

  • "From the Earth to the Moon": (completed)

  • "Nowhere Man": (completed)

  • "Starsky and Hutch": (completed)

  • "Vengeance Unlimited": (completed)

  • "Hawk":

  • "Remington Steele": (completed)

  • "King of the Hill": (completed)

  • "Ghost Whisperer":

  • "Baretta":

  • "Dynasty":

  • "The Colbys":

  • "Moonlighting": (completed)

  • "Falcon Crest":

  • "Dallas":

  • "Petrocelli":

  • "Mrs. Columbo": (completed)

  • "Police Woman": (completed)

  • "Madigan":

  • "Salvage-1": (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (completed)

  • "Charlie's Angels": (completed)

  • "Emerald Point, N.A.S.":

  • "Wagon Train":

  • "The Muary Laws Odyssey Thread":

  • "Cimarron Strip": (completed)

  • "Born Free": (completed)

  • "Father Dowling Mysteries": (completed)

  • "Pasadena": (completed)

  • "The Six Million Dollar Man":

  • "The Mod Squad":

  • "Samurai Jack":

  • "Lady Blue":

  • "Knots Landing":

  • "The Twilight Zone" (2002): (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link)

  • "The Waltons":

  • "First Monday":

  • "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (radio):

  • "The Feather and Father Gang":

  • "Greatest American Hero":

  • "City of Angels" (1976):

  • "L

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    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

     Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 4:42 AM   
     By:   2ROUBAIX   (Member)

    Hello, do someone know where I can find the Moonlighting's TV score that Justin extracted ?
    Thnak you for the job by the way !!
    The Youtube account is no longer active...
    Thank you very much in advance

     Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 6:31 AM   
     By:   LeHah   (Member)

    Sign me up for anything Lee Holdridge

     Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 7:26 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I never extracted any music for suites. Never got around to it. If and when I fund raise again for a new flash drive (I'll have to think about things and run this by Lukas first), I'll cover some of the show with some suites.

     Posted:   Jul 28, 2022 - 1:34 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    New links for season one.

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