History Series / Wings

7th Mar '17 5:40:52 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Helen''': We went to a MarxBrothers film and he was crying because Harpo couldn't talk.

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-->'''Helen''': We went to a MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film and he was crying because Harpo couldn't talk.
4th Mar '17 11:07:24 PM jormis29
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Other characters included Helen Chappel (Crystal Bernard), the proprietor of a nearby lunch counter, a lifelong friend of both Hackett brothers and eventually, Joe's wife; Lowell Mather (Creator/ThomasHadenChurch), the lovably dumb airport mechanic; Fay Cochran (Rebecca Schull), a daffy retired flight attendant working as Sandpiper Air's ticket clerk; and Roy Biggins (David Schramm), the greedy owner of rival carrier Aeromass. Later additions to the cast included sad-sack cab driver Antonio (after [[Series/{{Monk}} Tony Shalhoub]] scored in a small role as a waiter), who joined the cast in the third season and remained for the rest of the show's run; Alex Lambert (Farrah Forke), an ex-Army helicopter pilot who dated Brian for a while; Helen's neurotic sister Casey (Amy Yasbeck), who joined for the final three seasons after Forke left; and Budd Bronski (Brian Haley), brought in as a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Lowell after Thomas Haden Church left at the end of the sixth season for a lead role on ''Series/NedAndStacey''.

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Other characters included Helen Chappel (Crystal Bernard), the proprietor of a nearby lunch counter, a lifelong friend of both Hackett brothers and eventually, Joe's wife; Lowell Mather (Creator/ThomasHadenChurch), the lovably dumb airport mechanic; Fay Cochran (Rebecca Schull), a daffy retired flight attendant working as Sandpiper Air's ticket clerk; and Roy Biggins (David Schramm), the greedy owner of rival carrier Aeromass. Later additions to the cast included sad-sack cab driver Antonio (after [[Series/{{Monk}} Tony Shalhoub]] Creator/TonyShalhoub scored in a small role as a waiter), who joined the cast in the third season and remained for the rest of the show's run; Alex Lambert (Farrah Forke), an ex-Army helicopter pilot who dated Brian for a while; Helen's neurotic sister Casey (Amy Yasbeck), who joined for the final three seasons after Forke left; and Budd Bronski (Brian Haley), brought in as a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Lowell after Thomas Haden Church left at the end of the sixth season for a lead role on ''Series/NedAndStacey''.



** "Marriage, Italian Style," when Antonio is threatened with deportation back to Italy. Since that just happened to be the episode where Tony Shalhoub was [[PromotionToOpeningTitles officially elevated to the main cast]], you could probably guess that wasn't going to happen.

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** "Marriage, Italian Style," when Antonio is threatened with deportation back to Italy. Since that just happened to be the episode where Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub was [[PromotionToOpeningTitles officially elevated to the main cast]], you could probably guess that wasn't going to happen.



** Tony Shalhoub halfway through Season Three.

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** Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub halfway through Season Three.
2nd Feb '17 9:17:54 PM CallingAlameda
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** In one episode, an old woman keeps calling Roy by a foreign word that sounds insulting -- she finally defines it by pointing at the hindquarters of a horse picture (i.e. she's calling him a horse's ass). Roy finally gets it -- and is thrilled that she thinks he's a stallion.

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** In one episode, "Duet for Plane and Cello", an old woman keeps calling Roy by a foreign word that sounds insulting -- she finally defines it by pointing at the hindquarters of a horse picture (i.e. she's calling him a horse's ass). Roy finally gets it -- and is thrilled that she thinks he's a stallion.
2nd Feb '17 8:27:06 PM Chariset
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** In one episode, an old woman keeps calling Roy by a foreign word that sounds insulting -- she finally defines it by pointing at the hindquarters of a horse picture (i.e. she's calling him a horse's ass). Roy finally gets it -- and is thrilled that she thinks he's a stallion.
25th Jan '17 5:42:06 AM CallingAlameda
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* ChewToy: Antonio during the later seasons. And the more screentime he got, he more pathetic he became, culminating in the final episode when he's ''attacked by a pack of wild dogs.''

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* ChewToy: Antonio during the later seasons. And the more screentime he got, he more pathetic he became, culminating in the final episode became. The most notable instance is probably "B.S., I Love You", when he's after refusing to participate in a chain letter, he suffers a string of increasingly ridiculous calamities, including being ''attacked by a pack of wild dogs.''



* ForegoneConclusion: "Marriage, Italian Style," when Antonio is threatened with deportation back to Italy. It's obvious from the very start that's not going to happen, mostly due to that also happening to be the episode where Tony Shalhoub was [[PromotionToOpeningTitles officially elevated to the main cast]].

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* ForegoneConclusion: ForegoneConclusion:
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"Marriage, Italian Style," when Antonio is threatened with deportation back to Italy. It's obvious from the very start that's not going to happen, mostly due to Since that also happening just happened to be the episode where Tony Shalhoub was [[PromotionToOpeningTitles officially elevated to the main cast]].cast]], you could probably guess that wasn't going to happen.
** "Joe Blows" opens with Joe face down in a pool. They try to make it seem like he's dead (and his voice-over is a PosthumousNarration), but... come on. Like a show like this would actually kill off its main protagonist. In the middle of a season, no less.
21st Jan '17 3:48:11 AM CallingAlameda
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* BigEater: Helen in the past, which was the reason she was so overweight. She got better, though she's shown to still go on binges whenever she gets upset.

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* BigEater: BigEater:
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Helen in the past, which was the reason she was so overweight. She got better, though she's shown to still go on binges whenever she gets upset.upset.
** Brian becomes one temporarily in "When a Man Loves a Donut" when he starts getting depressed about not being able to hang out with Joe as much as he used to. He actually begins to visibly put on weight, though he gets better [[CompressedVice by the end]] [[StatusQuoIsGod of the episode]].


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** In "When a Man Loves a Donut", Brian shows Casey a [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Stooges]] short and gets irritated when she asks, "Which one's [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo]]?"
8th Jan '17 7:05:17 AM CallingAlameda
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* AndADietCoke: Done with an overweight country music singer in the episode "Wingless, Part 2."

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* AndADietCoke: Done with an overweight country music singer in the episode In "Wingless, Part 2."2", the Hacketts are flying a country music duo on a tour. When the overweight member of the pair asks for a Diet Coke, her oversexed partner sarcastically compares it to rearranging deck chairs on the ''Titanic''.



* ArrangedMarriage: In "She's Baaack," Sandy Cooper arranges a wedding of herself and Joe since she couldn't accept the fact that Joe and Helen were engaged. She hides this perfectly in front of the others.

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* ArrangedMarriage: In "She's Baaack," Sandy Cooper arranges a wedding of for herself and Joe since she couldn't accept the fact that Joe and Helen were engaged. She hides this perfectly in front of the others.
8th Jan '17 2:13:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Parodied, InUniverse. Lowell comes to Brian with a baffling dream about riding a train speeding towards a tunnel with a cigar in one hand and a snake in the other. Suddenly, his train jumped the track and another train entered the tunnel. And another. And another. And another. When a thoroughly weirded out Brian informs him that it means he is afraid of heights, Lowell agrees, saying that that would explain the one about sitting atop the [[SomethingElseAlsoRises Washington Monument]].
** In "The Big Sleep", Brian explains dream interpretation to Joe when he has nightmares, saying that if you dream that you're underwater, it's about sex. Joe says there was a clown in his dream. According to Brian, that too is about sex. Then Joe was trampled by tigers. Well, that's about group sex.

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* FreudWasRight: Parodied, InUniverse. Lowell comes to Brian with a baffling dream about riding a train speeding towards a tunnel with a cigar in one hand and a snake in the other. Suddenly, his train jumped the track and another train entered the tunnel. And another. And another. And another. When a thoroughly weirded out Brian informs him that it means he is afraid of heights, Lowell agrees, saying that that would explain the one about sitting atop the [[SomethingElseAlsoRises Washington Monument]].
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In "The Big Sleep", Brian explains dream interpretation to Joe when he has nightmares, saying that if you dream that you're underwater, it's about sex. Joe says there was a clown in his dream. According to Brian, that too is about sex. Then Joe was trampled by tigers. Well, that's about group sex.
7th Jan '17 5:23:37 PM Xtifr
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* EvilRoy: More like Jerkass Roy.
2nd Jan '17 4:33:01 PM CallingAlameda
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Casey is never mentioned until her arrival at the beginning of the sixth season. Yet from that point on, she is written as if her relationship with Helen and the Hackett brothers had been an integral part of the continuity from day one.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: RememberTheNewGuy:
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Casey is never mentioned until her arrival at the beginning of the sixth season. Yet from that point on, she is written as if her relationship with Helen and the Hackett brothers had been an integral part of the continuity from day one.


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** The Season Six two-parter "Remembrance of Flings Past" introduces Sara, a former girlfriend of Brian's who is treated as possibly the great love of his life... who had somehow never been mentioned before.
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