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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Trivia

In one episode, Helen is watching home movies of one of her childhood birthday parties. Young Brian is seen wearing a T-Shirt saying "STAR TREK LIVES". Steven Weber would later guest star on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), and Tim Daly's father James Daly guest starred on the original Star Trek (1966) series. The "Star Trek" series, like "Wings", were all produced by Paramount Television (the original series began as a Desilu production). See more »

Goofs

Early on in the series, Helen (Crystal Bernard) makes a reference to her sister "Loraine". Years later Amy Yasbeck joins the series playing Helen's only sister "Casey". See more »

Quotes

Roy Biggins: Forget it. I'm not... , I'm not in the mood.
Silvia, Roy's Ex-wife: YOU?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) See more »

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The Absolute Best and Funniest Show on TV
23 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

I can't even begin to describe the beauty of this amazing show. I have loved every episode I've seen and I'm so happy USA is running the reruns. Every character is great and hilarious. I especially like Brian and Helen. I think everyone should check this out and hopefully you'll get into it too. Set your VCR's for this one.....


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