History Series / Wings

30th Nov '16 8:43:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: On "The Lyin' King," where an exotic dancer (played by [=supermodel=] Creator/CarolAlt) is coming to town for her final performance. Only the back of her legs are shown.


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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: On "The Lyin' King," where an exotic dancer (played by [=supermodel=] Creator/CarolAlt) is coming to town for her final performance. Only the back of her legs are shown.
30th Nov '16 8:43:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[VisitByDivorcedDad Visits By Divorced Mom]]: Invoked in "Mother Wore Stripes" by Brian, Joe and Brian's mother (who abandoned them) visits Nantucket after 18 years. Joe is very bitter about this for a good reason, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but it all ends well]].

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* [[VisitByDivorcedDad Visits By Divorced Mom]]: Invoked in "Mother Wore Stripes" by Brian, Joe and Brian's mother (who abandoned them) visits Nantucket after 18 years. Joe is very bitter about this for a good reason, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming but it all ends well]].well.
26th Nov '16 6:33:55 AM CallingAlameda
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* BadLiar: Fay is ''not'' good at coming up with excuses on the spot. Whenever she has to announce a flight being delayed but can't say the real reason for the delay, she always says something ridiculous. In "What the Cabbie Saw", she announces that the flight is being delayed due to "a hole in the wing", and in another episode, she claims that the pilot is busy "[[BuffySpeak doing an important pilot thing]]".
** In "Take My Life, Please", Fay is trying to keep Helen from entering Joe's office while she and the rest of the group are busy altering the results of Helen's career placement test, and the best excuse she can come up with is, "We're dressing!"



* CensorshipBySpelling: Played with in "What The Cabbie Saw", when Helen is having Lowell watch the lunch counter while she attends to some personal business.
-->'''Lowell''': Where are you going, anyway?\\
'''Helen''': I would really rather not say.\\
'''Lowell:''' Oh, come on...\\
'''Helen:''' Well, if you must know, I'm going to see my OB-GYN.\\
'''Lowell:''' (sarcastically) Fine, be that way. I'm having dinner with my m-o-m-m-y.



* TakeThat: In a Season 4 episode that revolved around renting the film ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Sea of Love]]'', Lowell remarks that the film's star Ellen Barkin looks like she slept with half of her face on a bedspread.

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* TakeThat: In a Season 4 episode that revolved around renting "The Customer's Usually Right", when discussing the film ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Sea ''Sea of Love]]'', Love'', Lowell remarks that the film's star Ellen Barkin looks like she slept with half of her face on a bedspread.



-->Years from now, when a large, angry man named Fancy Mather comes looking for you... hide.

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-->Years -->'''Helen''': Years from now, when a large, angry man named Fancy Mather comes looking for you... hide.



* UndisclosedFunds: When Joe and Helen go to a meeting with the insurance adjuster after the loss of their house and all its contents in a fire. The meeting doesn't go so well, and the adjuster finally writes something on a check and says "I'm sorry, but we can't do any better than this.", and gives it to them. After they see it, they shrug, and then begin spontaneously chanting "We're rich! We're rich!"

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* UndisclosedFunds: When UndisclosedFunds:
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Joe and Helen go to a meeting with the insurance adjuster after the loss of their house and all its contents in a fire. The meeting doesn't go so well, and the adjuster finally writes something on a check and says "I'm sorry, but we can't do any better than this.", and gives it to them. After they see it, they shrug, and then begin spontaneously chanting "We're rich! We're rich!"
20th Nov '16 11:18:31 PM CrazyLegs2
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* PieInTheFace: Helen gives Carol a pie in the face at the end of "Return to Nantucket (Part 2)".
13th Nov '16 5:38:46 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TimeSkip: There was a ten month TimeSkip between the finale of season 2 ("Duet For Plane and Cello") and the premier for season 3 ("The Naked Truth"). Nothing much happened, except that Joe found a new girlfriend ([[RomanticFalseLead Gail]]) and Helen ran out of money in [[BigApplesauce New York]].

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* TimeSkip: There was a ten month TimeSkip between the finale of season 2 ("Duet For Plane and Cello") and the premier premiere for season 3 ("The Naked Truth"). Nothing much happened, except that Joe found a new girlfriend ([[RomanticFalseLead Gail]]) and Helen ran out of money in [[BigApplesauce New York]].
13th Nov '16 5:10:36 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TheDutifulSon: Joe. In the first episode Brian points out how Joe has remained on Nantucket instead of following his dreams. Later in 'Joe Blows' Joe cracks under the presssure of a miserable day and leaves in a rage.

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* TheDutifulSon: Joe. In the first episode Brian points out how Joe has remained on Nantucket instead of following his dreams. Later in 'Joe Blows' "Joe Blows" Joe cracks under the presssure pressure of a miserable day and leaves in a rage.
28th Oct '16 1:45:23 PM nombretomado
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'''Lowell:''' Don't be silly, Roy. Dylan Thomas was the poet laureate of Wales. Bob Dylan was the star of ''GilligansIsland''.\\

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'''Lowell:''' Don't be silly, Roy. Dylan Thomas was the poet laureate of Wales. Bob Dylan was the star of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.\\
12th Sep '16 7:04:05 PM MGD107
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** In an early episode Joe mentions that he saw Helen naked once and they didn't talk for a couple years, but in "It's Not the Thought, it's the Gift", he attends Helen's birthday party and most likely talked with her.

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** In an early episode Joe mentions that he saw Helen naked once and they didn't talk for a couple years, but in "It's Not the Thought, it's the Gift", its shown he attends attended Helen's eleventh birthday party and most likely talked with her.
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.
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