220 votes


NBC 1990

The series Wings, could best be described as Cheers 2, as it followed much the same pattern as the other series did. The similarities are numerous, such as both being easy going character comedies and being produced by the same team (David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee). The main difference being the setting. Instead of a Boston bar being the main setting, a small airport terminal on the island of Nantucket was used as the main backdrop.The regular "gang" included brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, both pilots, who ran a one-plane local commuter service called Sandpiper Air. They had little else in common. Joe was button-down, organized and serious, and Brian, a hang loose, free spirit. Thier mutual best friend since childhood was Helen, a once chubby but now beautiful aspiring concert cellist who ran the lunch counter. These three lifelong friends were the "three musketeers".The other regulars included, Faye, Sandpipers rather flighty but always perky, sixtyish ex-stewardess who ran the ticket counter; Lowell Mather, the eccentric airport mechanic and Roy, the loud mouth blow hard who ran rival airline Aeromass.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Wings

Wings - S5E18

#1 - Moonlighting


Season 5 - Episode 18

To ease Alex's embarrassment over having to take a job as waitress during the off-season,the gang tell their own stories of off-season jobs.Joe flew a star Chimpanzee,Fay dressed up as a Giant Lobster,Antonio sold funeral plots (including one guy who planned to pay for it by committing suicide).Brian and Helen performed a magic act for Roy's Lodge,which turned into a strip show.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Wings from 17 votes.

Wings - S8E18

#2 - Ms. Write


Season 8 - Episode 18

Brian falls for "R",after reading her love letters,mistakenly sent to a former occupant of the house. Meanwhile,Joe and Helen ask Antonio to install a new security system in their house.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Wings from 8 votes.

Wings - S8E17

#3 - House of Blues


Season 8 - Episode 17

Kicked out by Joe and Helen, Brian and Casey move into a new home home with Antonio. Meanwhile, Joe and Helen's fling with nudism has them being threatened with blackmail, when the neighbor kids snap pictures of them.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Wings from 12 votes.

Wings - S8E5

#4 - Too Beautiful for You


Season 8 - Episode 5

Antonio volunteers to man the Nantucket Suicide Hotline,it soon pays off for him when he scores a date with a caller he helped.When they meet he can't believe his eyes or his luck and keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop and for her to dump him.But the weird thing is,she never does. Meanwhile,Helen faces some new competition when a

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Wings from 14 votes.

Wings - S4E6

#5 - Two Jerks and a Jill


Season 4 - Episode 6

The arrival on Nantucket of beautiful new helicopter pilot, Alex Lambert soon has the brothers chasing after her, despite her obvious non-interest. Meanwhile, Antonio gets invited to the Tuesday night rat shoot with Lowell and his buddies Tom and Tucker, where he upstages Lowell by shooting more rats.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Wings from 19 votes.

Wings - S8E8

#6 - Wingless (1)


Season 8 - Episode 8

A financial crisis forces Joe to seek out an investor for Sandpiper.He thinks his luck has changed when businessman Jonathan Clayton comes to the island.But he soon informs them,he doesn't invest in companies he buys them.Having no other choice

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Wings from 11 votes.

Wings - S8E15

#7 - Fay There, Georgy Girl


Season 8 - Episode 15

After selling off the valuables of her Georges,Fay is visited by their ghosts,demanding that she buy back their items. Meanwhile,Joe's Valentine's Day efforts seem paltry to Helen compared to the man intending to propose to his beloved with a banner flying from the Sandpiper plane (problem is she's not his beloved,and she can't even stand him.) and Brian and Casey prepare to go out on a sham date.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Wings from 8 votes.

Wings - S8E19

#8 - Dreamgirl


Season 8 - Episode 19

When Fay goes on vacation,the Hackett's hire a beautiful woman to fill in at the counter.Brian finds her distressingly distractiving,while Joe and Helen have uneasy dreams about her. Meanwhile,Casey helps Antonio get a job at the department store,only to see him promoted ahead of her.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Wings from 9 votes.

Wings - S8E21

#9 - Oedipus Wrecks


Season 8 - Episode 21

Brian is surprised to find out his new girlfriend,Emily's son is already in college.Further complications ensue when Casey takes a shine to the young man. Meanwhile,Joe and Roy go to the circus:Joe to try and deal with his childhood trauma and Roy to demand an apology from the clown who humilated him in his act.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Wings from 7 votes.

Wings - S7E6

#10 - She's Gotta Have It


Season 7 - Episode 6

Joe and Helen reap unpected benefits after getting a large insurance settlement for Helen's burnt down house. But Joe soon finds soon faces the task of stopping Helen's shopping spree, before it leaves them broke. Meanwhile,Brian and Casey try to find something in common and Antonio returns to Edna, "The Big Faced Girl."

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Wings from 17 votes.

#11 - A House to Die For
Season 6 - Episode 22

Carlton's ill health becomes a boon to the gang when Carlton's nephew Lewis invites them over to Carlton's house to start selling off the old man's items.Joe and Helen have an eye for the house itself,Brian drools over a classic muscle car,and Roy looks for furniture.But all is for naught as Carlton's health makes a swift turnaround,and as the doctor sees it,it was hearing all the voices of all the poeple who came to see him that pulled him through.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Wings from 15 votes.

Wings - S2E10
#12 - There's Always Room for Cello
Season 2 - Episode 10

Everyone is surprised when Roy lets his son R.J.,star of the high school football team,take cello lessons from Helen.Roy thinks his son just has a crush on Helen,but when Helen brings the issue up with R.J.,he tells her that he's gay.The gang soon finds out and Brian is dying to tell Roy but they won't let him. R.J. finally tells Roy he's Gay and Roy refuses to believe him and challenges him to a game of basketball,if Roy wins R.J.'s not gay but if R.J. wins he is.But every time R.J. beats Roy,he wants to play again.R.J. tells Roy no matter how many times Roy beats him it won't change who he is.But the games continue as Joe and Brian watch

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Wings from 27 votes.

#13 - Call of the Wild
Season 5 - Episode 23

When Brian's old friend Danny arrives on the island,the two start reliving their old wild lifestyle,and Alex begins to feel neglected.Things comes to a boil when Brian returns from an all night party in New York City.Alex tells him to pack up his stuff and get of her apartment,and Brian's final plea at the end fails. Meanwhile,Lowell is taken advantage of by his childhood idol,Big Strong Man.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Wings from 15 votes.

#14 - Wingless (3)
Season 8 - Episode 10

When Cord chickens out on delivering a presentation before his father's board of directors,Joe and Brian must deliver it. Meanwhile,hanging in the men's,Helen's learns a nasty secret:Cord was expected to fail at Sandpiper for the tax write-off.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Wings from 13 votes.

#15 - She's...Baaack
Season 6 - Episode 12

When Sandy Cooper returns to the island,Joe fears yet another bizarre encounter with the obsesses woman.She tells him it was all a practical joke,and he believes her until a stop at Helen's house becomes Sandy and Joe's wedding day. Meanwhile,Fay forces the old 70's wardrobe,of one of her dead husbands,onto Antonio and he wears to make her feel better, despite hating it.Also Lowell tries life as a vegetarian.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Wings from 18 votes.

#16 - Hosed
Season 8 - Episode 13

Joe and Helen deal with a crooked Vacuum cleaner salesman charging them for a vacuum originally sold with an "eternal" guarantee. Meanwhile,Brian gets close to Roy to get closer to his niece.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Wings from 11 votes.

#17 - Ex, Lies and Videotape
Season 6 - Episode 19

Brian's excitement over appearing on a talk show is dampened when his ex-girlfriend Alex also appears.After bitter words on and off the screen,the two sleep together,but Brian decides to end things.He is beaten to the punch,however,as Alex leaves once again.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Wings from 16 votes.

Wings - S1E3
#18 - Return to Nantucket (1)
Season 1 - Episode 3

Brian flys to Boston to see if he can reunite with his ex-wife Carol.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Wings from 45 votes.

#19 - Just Say No
Season 4 - Episode 8

Joe and Helen watch with trepidation as Shannon Moss (one of Brian's old girlfriends) arrives. Their fears are soon realized when Brian falls under her spell, yet again. Despite the fact that she is just using him to boost her own fragile ego, seems her career is in trouble and her boyfriend just dumped her. But Brian thinks their starting a real relationship this time, as always Shannon pushes him aside once her life seems to fall back into place. Brian doesn't wake up to the truth until goaded by Joe and Helen into a final confrontation with Shannon in the airport.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Wings from 20 votes.

#20 - All About Christmas Eve
Season 8 - Episode 11

Another odd christmas falls on Nantucket,as Antonio drives a nun around in search of a vision she saw in a dream.While Joe plays reluctant host to feuding brothers Lou and Harry and a little last minute shopping ends up trapping Fay,Helen and Casey.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Wings from 15 votes.

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