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Wings. The Sitcom. Spoilers. It's almost 20 years old, so yeah. Spoilers.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

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    This.

    And this.
     
  2. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    The man candy wasn't bad either.
    And Tim Daly still looks exactly the same :up:
     
  3. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Yeah, he was awesome. Stephen Weber was, too, but I've kind of gotten turned off by him-he seems really odd on his Twitter feed.
     
  4. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I was a regular watcher, but it did get diluted in the end.

    For years whenever we were out to dinner and someone made a toast and said "Cheers!", I would respond "Wings!".

    But once it had been off the air for many years, I switched to "Seinfeld!".
     
  5. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze GGMU!

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    Mrs. S. and I flew from Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard on Cape Air almost 20 years ago - we had the same impressions.
     
  6. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Always nice to know someone else from ACK! I didn't grow up there, but we had a house there, and I spent many, many summers growing up on nantucket and in Cape Cod.

    I understand the lack of accents. After all, they can be thick. And they sure make the place seem a lot chippier than it is during the off-season. LOTS of drinking on the island during those times. But yes, the airport is pretty different in person.

    I was actually on the beach when they were shooting the opening of the show. I wandered over and asked them about it, and they said it was a show about the Airport and would be debuting soon. It was kind of neat to see it actually come on the air.

    I do think they could have visited some more local spots though, but I get why they didn't.
     
  7. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

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    Ken Levine wrote a number of the episodes. He often comments on that experience on his blog.
     
  8. gchance

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    I used to make fun of Wings during its early seasons, but in college a buddy got me into watching it and I got hooked. What I liked was the fact that despite it being a sitcom, all the characters had really deep backstories, something that was very different at the time.

    It's also the first show I remember seeing Laura Innes in. I always like it when you see an actor early in their career and follow them along the way.

    Greg
     
  9. Thom

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    The Car-B-Que.
     
  10. Legion

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    I was "going with" Farrah Forke (Alex the heli pilot) in Jr. High.
     
  11. Carfan

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    "You tell them, Hey, thats Bob's Doughnut!":)
     
  12. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio

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    I still refer to episodes today.

    A young (mid-20's) colleague and friend told me the other day that he thinks he is maturing in life, because getting blasted and partying just to get blasted and partying is losing its appeal to him.

    I told him about the Wings episode where Brian imagined himself as an old man still trying to "pick up chicks" at the Club Car.

    BTW, the Club Car is a real restaurant in Nantucket, and they use the exterior shots in the show...but from their website, the TV version appears to be a more causal "bar food" kinda place than the real one.

    http://www.theclubcar.com/

    The restaurant's "History" page doesn't mention the TV show once, probably for that reason:

    http://www.theclubcar.com/index.php?id=30

    The web page calls it "sophisticated but fun", but on TV it's basically the island's pick up joint.
     
  13. Inundated

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    That's where it went. I don't get ReelzChannel (no digital cable).

    It was on practically all night on USA Network a few years ago.
     
  14. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Yeah, it used to play on Nick at Night, too. I have the first few seasons on DVD, but haven't watched them in a long time.

    I had also not heard of Reelz before we switched over to DirecTV. It plays a lot of really old sitcoms.
     
  15. gchance

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    I refer to it as well. All these years later, if I groan as I stand up, I'll say, "Just made the old man noise."

    Greg
     

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