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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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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19 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The character name Carlton Blanchard, played by William Hickey (I), was taken from a character in the movie Wings (1927), where he was played by William Hickey (II). (Coincidentally, William Hickey (I), who appeared in this series, was born the year the movie was released.) See more »

Goofs

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: It says here, fifteen percent of the American public would rather watch television than have sex.
Roy Biggins: Fifteen perc... Yeah, yeah, I buy that, yeah. You know, maybe you're... you're too tired, or she's too... what's a nice way to put this? Ugly.
Brian Hackett: The words "too tired" aren't in my vocabulary, and frankly, Roy, I don't think the words "too ugly" should be in yours.
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Secretary's Day (1997) See more »

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Awesome show!
4 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Wings was one of the greatest sitcoms ever. It was lighthearted and just plain funny. We usually get it off of Netflix, but my mother went and purchased the whole DVD set. She won't let me borrow it, however, because it took me a good year to return Overboard to her, and because she likes her daily fix of Tim Daly (no pun intended). Whenever I have a bad day I watch that show. It cracks me up. I agree; the setting is great. It's a charming area and I love the whole concept of the small town airport being the epicenter of excitement. My fiancé is cracking up because I am online rating Wings, but it's a great show. I love Roy. He's the guy you love to hate. And when I saw Brian on the remake of The Shinning, it kind of ruined something for me about his character lol. Great show!! Must watch!!


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