7.2
220 votes
Wings

Wings

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

6.76

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

6.88

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

6.92

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

6.93

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

7.00

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)
7.00
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 #1 Worst episode of Wings from 11 votes.

Wings - S8E15
#7 - Fay There, Georgy Girl
7.00
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 #2 Worst episode of Wings from 8 votes.

Wings - S8E19
#8 - Dreamgirl
7.00
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 #3 Worst episode of Wings from 9 votes.

Wings - S8E21
#9 - Oedipus Wrecks
7.00
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 #4 Worst episode of Wings from 7 votes.

Wings - S7E6
#10 - She's Gotta Have It
7.06
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 #5 Worst episode of Wings from 17 votes.

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