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It's a Wonderful Job

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"It's a Wonderful Job" is a Christmas-themed episode from the third season episode of the television series Moonlighting starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. It originally aired on ABC on December 16, 1986. As suggested by the title, the plot is a homage to the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life.


Maddie is not in the mood for celebrating Christmas and wishes she had never kept the agency open. Her guardian angel obliges and shows her how things would have turned out if she had closed it down. David has become very wealthy and married model Cheryl Tiegs, but Maddie has had "a very bad year" and is on the verge of committing suicide. Ultimately Maddie decides that she is glad she kept the agency open. The episode ends with Maddie and David sharing a passionate kiss and wishing "to all a good night".


The episode was included in the Moonlighting: Season 3 DVD set, released by Lions Gate Entertainment on February 7, 2006.

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