History Series / Wings

29th Aug '16 8:13:53 PM CallingAlameda
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* StealthPun: In "As Fate Would Have It", as Joe and Brian struggle to keep the plane in the air during a lightning storm, Fay tries to keep calm by doing a crossword puzzle. She asks for an eleven letter sports term that means "tiebreaker". The answer isn't stated out loud, but Roy is understandably unsettled. [[spoiler:"sudden death"]].
25th Aug '16 5:31:01 PM CallingAlameda
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* EvilRoy: More like [[EvilRoy Jerkass Roy]].

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* EvilRoy: More like [[EvilRoy Jerkass Roy]].Roy.



* 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 officially elevated to the main cast.

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* 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.cast]].



* ItMeantSomethingToMe: The reason Antonio didn't inform Helen that he won the Green Card lottery was because he expected that after a while, she would like him a little. She didn't, and they divorced. He then asks her on a date now that they're both single.

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* ItMeantSomethingToMe: The reason Antonio didn't inform Helen that he won the Green Card lottery was because he expected hoped that after a while, she would might grow to like him a little. She didn't, and they divorced. He then asks her on a date now that they're both single.



** Brian did not have one; he simply helped himself to his father's stash.



** Joe and Brian's father had one, so Brian didn't have to buy them.



* PosthumousNarration: Subverted in "Joe Blows". The episode opens with Joe face down in a pool in a shot intentionally reminiscent of the opening of ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', with a voiceover from Joe telling us that he's going to show us how he got there. At the end of the episode (Part I of a two-parter where Joe leaves Sandpiper Air and Brian, Lowell and Helen have to figure out how to track him down and convince him to come back) it's revealed that he was face down in the pool because he was setting a new breathholding record at a wild party.

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* PosthumousNarration: Subverted in "Joe Blows". The episode opens with Joe face down in a pool in a shot intentionally reminiscent of the opening of ''Film/SunsetBoulevard'', with a voiceover from Joe telling us that he's going to show us how he got there. At the end of the episode (Part I of a two-parter where Joe leaves Sandpiper Air Air, and Brian, Lowell and Helen have to figure out how to track him down and convince him to come back) it's revealed that he was face down in the pool because he was setting a new breathholding record at a wild party.



* PromotionToOpeningTitles:
** Tony Shalhoub halfway through Season Three.
** Farrah Forke at the beginning of Season Five.
** Amy Yasbeck and Brian Haley were added to the opening credits on their third and fourth appearances, respectively.



* SamusIsAGirl: In the finale, Joe and Brian are trying to open a treasure chest and having no success. Cut to the gang standing behind a welder who manages to open the chest with a blowtorch. Upon success, the welder removes their identity-concealing helmet. [[spoiler:It's Fay.]]



* SuperOCD: Joe's primary gag. He can't sleep if his shoes are touching one another, all the cups in his pantry have their handles pointing due east, and the first thing he did when he got his first bike as a kid was put away the box and fill out the warranty card. When Alex invites herself into Joe's office to share a drink with him, Joe takes it as a sign of personal progress that he was able to wait a couple of minutes before ripping two pages out of his desk organizer to serve as makeshift coasters.

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* SuperOCD: Joe's primary gag. He can't sleep if his shoes are touching one another, all the cups in his pantry have their handles pointing due east, north, and the first thing he did when he got his first bike as a kid was put away the box and fill out the warranty card. When Alex invites herself into Joe's office to share a drink with him, Joe takes it as a sign of personal progress that he was able to wait a couple of minutes before ripping two pages out of his desk organizer to serve as makeshift coasters.
16th Aug '16 12:07:33 PM CosmoKessler297
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3rd Jul '16 9:16:43 AM CallingAlameda
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* AsHimself: Music/RayCharles, Music/ClintBlack, [[Film/{{Airport}} George Kennedy]], Creator/SteveYoung, and Creator/OliverNorth all appeared in episodes playing themselves.

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* AsHimself: Music/RayCharles, Music/ClintBlack, [[Film/{{Airport}} George Kennedy]], Creator/SteveYoung, Creator/OliverNorth, and Creator/OliverNorth [[Franchise/TheMonkees Peter Tork]] all appeared in episodes playing themselves.



* NakedApron: When Joe and Helen, having kicked Brian and Casey out of the house, decide that they will celebrate their newfound privacy by being "all nude, all the time" while at home. This later leads to an argument when she comes out of the kitchen wearing an apron, but nothing else. (He's covered up by a newspaper he's conveniently reading ''at arm's length'' while walking down the stairs.)

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* NakedApron: When Joe and Helen, having kicked Brian and Casey out of the house, decide that they will celebrate their newfound privacy by being "all nude, all the time" while at home. This later leads to an argument when she comes out of the kitchen wearing an apron, but nothing else. (He's covered up by a newspaper he's conveniently reading ''at arm's length'' while walking down the stairs.)



* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Although her character was thin throughout the run of the show, Helen was constantly teased because she ''used'' to be fat. In fact, there were more fat jokes about Helen's character than the actually overweight Roy.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse.InUniverse example. Although her character was thin throughout the run of the show, Helen was constantly teased because she ''used'' to be fat. In fact, there were more fat jokes about Helen's character than the actually overweight Roy.



** In "She's Gotta Have It", Helen claims to be a huge fan of TheMonkees, yet has no clue who Peter Tork is.

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** In "She's Gotta Have It", Helen claims to be a huge fan of TheMonkees, Franchise/TheMonkees, yet has no clue who Peter Tork is.



* PromotionToParent: Joe.

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* PromotionToParent: Joe.Joe essentially became the man of the house after his mother left and his father went insane.



* RageQuit: What Roy does in "Sports and Leisure" after [[CloudCuckoolander Lowell]] answers every question with "Ann-Margret."[[note]]He's played the game before, and he ''knows'' that Ann-Margret is the answer to one of the questions.[[/note]] After several turns, Roy gets upset and changes teams, then hits his breaking point when he and Fay immediately get the question where the answer actually ''is'' "Ann-Margret."

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* RageQuit: What Roy does in "Sports and Leisure" after [[CloudCuckoolander Lowell]] Lowell]], whom he's partnered with, answers every question with "Ann-Margret."[[note]]He's "[[note]]Lowell has played the game before, and he ''knows'' that Ann-Margret is the answer to one of the questions.questions. [[/note]] After several turns, Roy gets upset and changes teams, then hits his breaking point when he and Fay immediately get the question where the answer actually ''is'' "Ann-Margret."
1st Apr '16 3:25:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* TrivialPursuit: Used in "Sports and Leisure".
8th Mar '16 4:12:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* CrossOver: With ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' - Norm and Cliff in "The Story of Joe", Frasier and Lilith in "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes", Rebecca Howe in "I Love Brian".

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* CrossOver: With ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' - Norm and Cliff in "The Story of Joe", Frasier and Lilith in "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes", Rebecca Howe in "I Love Brian". In the first story, the duo are going to a fishing spot... but they end up just sitting in the terminal bar and commenting on the goings-on, just like they do on ''Cheers''. They never get to fish, but decide they had a great time anyway.
8th Feb '16 3:03:06 AM erforce
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'''Antonio:''' Then who sang the song about the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Ninja Turtle]]?\\

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'''Antonio:''' Then who sang the song about the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze Ninja Turtle]]?\\
6th Feb '16 9:07:00 PM nombretomado
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* CrossOver: With ''{{Cheers}}'' - Norm and Cliff in "The Story of Joe", Frasier and Lilith in "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes", Rebecca Howe in "I Love Brian".

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* CrossOver: With ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' - Norm and Cliff in "The Story of Joe", Frasier and Lilith in "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes", Rebecca Howe in "I Love Brian".
6th Feb '16 2:41:00 PM jormis29
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* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: ''Wings'' never got the critical acclaim or the ratings that its companion pieces ''{{Cheers}}'' and ''{{Frasier}}'' did, but it ran for eight seasons and had a ''very'' loyal fanbase.

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* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: ''Wings'' never got the critical acclaim or the ratings that its companion pieces ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' did, but it ran for eight seasons and had a ''very'' loyal fanbase.
5th Feb '16 2:57:25 PM fruitstripegum
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