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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Comedy | Drama

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19 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Überflieger  »

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Trivia

Prior to joining the cast as a regular, Tony Shalhoub had appeared in an earlier episode (Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places) as Antonio, but was employed as a waiter in that appearance. In a later episode/clipshow Antonio says he worked as a waiter when he first arrived on Nantucket. See more »

Goofs

Sandpiper only has one airplane, and Joe always reads its call number as "Nevada-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" or N121PP. However, there are a few episodes where the Sandpiper plane's tail shows N121PB and several more (mostly exterior shots) where it shows N160PB. See more »

Quotes

Helen: [Helen is leaving Lowell in charge of the restaurant counter as she heads out of work early] You sure you're gonna be okay with everything, Lowell?
Lowell Mather: Aw, yeah. Don't you worry about a thing; you just go off and have a wonderful time. Where are you going, anyway?
Helen: Uh, I would really rather not say.
Lowell Mather: Aw, come on.
Helen: Well, if you must know, I'm going to see my OB/GYN.
Lowell Mather: Fine, be that way. I'm having dinner with my M-o-m-m-y.
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Referenced in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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Not much better than this.
24 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe this show got better as the years went by, except for the Farah Forke years (thought she was terrible & made the brothers look like fools). Even as I watch the re-runs on USA I believe this to be one of the best sit-coms ever made. I'm not sure any of these characters could have done a spin off and been successful but as a group I don't think you could get much better than this. I'd rather watch these re-runs than most of the new crap that's out there today.


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