Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett and friend Helen 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 and friend Helen 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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The character of Lowell was written for Thomas Haden Church See more »

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The call sign used for the plane "Nevada-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" is incorrect with the ICAO phonetic alphabet. It should be "November-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" See more »

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Brian Hackett: Listen, We are throwing a suprise engagement party for Joe and Helen and um your all invited.
Casey Chappel Davenport: Its at the Harbor House tonight, we'll meet you in the lobby at 7:30
Roy Biggins: Well, its a little last minute but its a party and who am I to pass up a big sandwich. How many feet you go for, eight feet?
Lowell Mather: No, this is Joe and Helen, its gotta be the ten footer!
Brian Hackett: Brace yourself guys... um... were not having a big sandwich.
Lowell Mather: Excuse me um almost sounded like you said there'd be no big sandwich.
Fay Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran: Everyone loves the big ...
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I love this show!
1 March 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I never watched the show when it had its run on NBC. I just recently started to check out the reruns on USA, and I really enjoy it! It's a very funny, well-written show with a great cast, led by the great Steven Weber.

Actually, I started to feel curious about the show after watching the movie "Sour Grapes." It's a hilarious movie (if you haven't see it, please check it out!) that's written and directed by Larry David, the co-creator of my favorite show "Seinfeld." Weber was great in the role, and he just has exquisite timing.

Well, I started watching the reruns on a regular basis, always looking forward to them to get some big laughs. Tony Shalhoub is another fine actor, and he is the best out of the whole supporting cast. His phony accent and outrageous antics are hilarious. Thomas Haden Church, from the short-lived but hugely funny sitcom "Ned and Stacey," is also very talented, and he's a joy to watch.

If you, like me, never got the chance to see the show on NBC, please check it out on USA. It's an absolute riot!

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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