Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
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 Joe Montgomery Hackett (172 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Brian Michael Hackett (172 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Helen Chapel / ... (172 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Roy Biggins (172 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran (172 episodes, 1990-1997)
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 Antonio Scarpacci (144 episodes, 1991-1997)
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 Lowell Mather (123 episodes, 1990-1995)
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 Casey Chapel Davenport (74 episodes, 1994-1997)
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Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

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Thomas Haden Church left the series when cast in the FOX Sitcom Ned and Stacey (1995). Lowell was written off by having him enter the Witness Protection Program after he saw a Mob hit. Brian Haley replaced Church as new mechanic Budd Bronski, but was written out of the series without explanation after only one season. See more »

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Early on in the series, Helen (Crystal Bernard) makes a reference to her sister "Loraine". Years later Amy Yasbeck joins the series playing Helen's only sister "Casey". See more »

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Casey Chappel Davenport: We're not having a big sandwich!
Brian Hackett: [slightly annoyed] This is Nanucket, its not San Francisco. We are a simple people. We fish our waters, we till our lands, we eat a big sandwich.
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Secretary's Day (1997) See more »

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Wings Will Send You Soaring High With Sentiment and Laughter!!!
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have discovered Wings to be one of the most underrated and under-appreciated of comedy series that I have ever watched. The writing is crisp, witty and often warm. The main setting is a small Nantuckett airport, wherein a madcap cast of characters attempt to cope with a hilarity of usually self-created misadventures. The chemistry between the major characters, Helen Chapel (played by Crystal Bernard,who gives a flawless delivery of her punch lines) and Joe Hackett, is superb, and gets even better as the show has more seasons. Brian Hackett, as Joe's immature, misbehaving younger brother, adds by often creating the plot dilemma and simultaneously provoking his serious, overly fastidious older brother. Add to this an exquisite supporting cast, consisting of: an aging female flight announcer who's been through the deceased husbands; a wisecracking self-centered rival airline owner; a luck-deprived Italian taxicab driver; and a lunk-headed airplane mechanic, (played by a wonderfully deadpan Thomas Haden Church). In later shows, Amy Yasbeck appears as Helen's neurotically shallow older sister, and teams unwittingly with Brian to create more madcap, particularly in an episode where she and Brian give a surprise gone awry.

The comedy is only enhanced by several repeat guests, including a whiny senior citizen named Carlton; an old flame of Joe named Sandy, who forces him to reenact a "missed" high school prom; and even few characters who reprise their same roles from the Comedy "Cheers". Throughout the series, there remains a well-grounded sense of love and admiration among this cast of characters, which sometimes surfaces to provide unexpected, and often very touching moments. Wings is a series not to be missed by any true fan of comedy!


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