Monday Movie Quote: MOONLIGHTING.

Bruce Willis has, over the course of his career, been best known as the weary everyman cop. I find this baffling because his first break was as a smart ass P.I. on the ABC series MOONLIGHTING. In the first few seasons, MOONLIGHTING was amazing. It was sly and smart and played with the audience more than once.

This bit is one of my all-time favorites:

Security Officer: I’m sorry, but you’re not on the guest list.
David Addison (Bruce Willis): That’s because we’re not guests. We’re looking for a man with a mole on his nose.
Security Officer: A mole on his nose ?
Maddie Hayes (Cybil Shepard): A mole on his nose.
Security Officer: [to Maddie] What kind of clothes?
Maddie Hayes: [to David] What kind of clothes?
David Addison: What kind of clothes do you suppose?
Security Officer: What kind of clothes do I suppose would be worn by a man with a mole on his nose? Who knows?
David Addison: Did I happen to mention, did I bother to disclose, that this man that we’re seeking with the mole on his nose? I’m not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he’s Chinese, a big clue by itself.
Maddie Hayes: How do you do that?
David Addison: Gotta read a lot of Dr. Seuss.
Security Officer: I’m sorry to say, I’m sad to report, I haven’t seen anyone at all of that sort. Not a man who’s Chinese with a mole on his nose with some kind of clothes that you can’t suppose. So get away from this door and get out of this place, or I’ll have to hurt you – put my foot in your face