Full Moon Over Miami

Full Moon Over Miami is a one-off programming block of a three-way, two-hour crossover event on NBC which involved three television sitcoms created by Susan Harris: The Golden Girls, Empty Nest and Nurses. The event depicts a fictional full moon on Leap Day storming into the storylines of the three series set in Miami, Florida. The episodes aired back-to-back on Saturday, February 29, 1992 from 8:00 to 10:00p.m. EST.


The event begins on The Golden Girls one-hour episode "A Midwinter Night's Dream" (season 7, episodes 20 and 21) as a full moon on Leap Day falls upon the household which prompts Blanche to host a men-only Moonlight Madness Party and strange happenings abound: all the men are attracted to Dorothy while none are attracted to Blanche; Rose proposes to Miles after winning a free honeymoon to Paris and Sophia has fun with a witch's hex cast on Dorothy and goes through all the necessary steps to try and release her from it. The full moon and festivities prompt other strange happenings: Dorothy and Miles find themselves sharing a passionate kiss, and Blanche's necklace disappears while she necks with a British man named Derek. Carol and Barbara Weston (from Empty Nest) are featured in the episode: Barbara shows up to confront Sophia, who attempted to cause a fight between her and Carol to break a curse, and Carol invites herself to Blanche's party.