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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tim Daly ...  Joe Montgomery Hackett 172 episodes, 1990-1997
Steven Weber ...  Brian Michael Hackett 172 episodes, 1990-1997
Crystal Bernard ...  Helen Chapel / ... 172 episodes, 1990-1997
David Schramm ...  Roy Biggins 172 episodes, 1990-1997
Rebecca Schull ...  Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran 172 episodes, 1990-1997
Tony Shalhoub ...  Antonio Scarpacci 144 episodes, 1991-1997
Thomas Haden Church ...  Lowell Mather 123 episodes, 1990-1995
Amy Yasbeck ...  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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Überflieger See more »

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(172 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Yasbeck's real-life husband John Ritter guest starred in one episode as Casey's ex-husband Stuart. It would be the third (and final) time they'd play each other's spouses, after "Problem Child" (1990), where they initially met, and "The Cosby Show" (1984) episode, "Total Control" (1991). See more »

Goofs

Joe uses call letters to identify the aircraft incorrectly. He says "November-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" to announce N121PP. However, pilots NEVER include the first letter. The call should be "One-Two-One-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" and that is further abbreviated to just "Papa-Papa" one communication is established. 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 Just Shoot Me!: Secretary's Day (1997) See more »

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Wonderful And Underrated
10 April 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

This show had me from the start when Steve Weber in the first episode complimented the owner of the rival flight company for getting rid of the life jackets to save money and hiring a novice pilot right out of flight school. Just when I think I've caught my breath, a voluptous brunette walks past and he blurts out, "Major Hooters," only to save himself from her wrath by introducing himself as his alter-ego, "Major Bob Hooters." This was the kind of writing and creativity that made this under-appreciated series a hit for almost ten years as NBC floated it all over it's schedule. Yet, the fans continued to follow it. The other thing that made this show was sexpot Crystal Bernard, a survivor from the last season of Happy Days. The show had an incredible ensemble of talent including Bernard, Weber, Tim Daly, David Scramm, Rebecca Schull and Thomas Haden Church who played the slightly annoying mechanic Lowell Mather. Replaced by the dynamic Tony Shalhoub as the haplessly unlucky Antonio Scarpacci, the series even became a cousin to the equally successful Cheers with crossovers with its best talents. Underrated for its time on TV, this incredibly funny and relentless series lasted an enjoyable seven years until Amy Yasbeck joined the cast as Helen's jinxed sister, Casey, possibly named after Bernard's Happy Days character, K.C. Cunningham. Yasbeck's arrival signified the sign that the series had run out of ideas as Daly and Bernard's characters got married for the marriage jokes and millions of Crystal Bernard fans lost their hearts.


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