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Wings - The Complete First and Second Seasons (1990)

Tim Daly , Steven Weber , James Burrows , Noam Pitlik  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden Church, David Schramm
  • Directors: James Burrows, Noam Pitlik
  • Writers: Bill Diamond, Bruce Rasmussen, Bryan Winter, Dave Hackel, David Angell
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
  • Run Time: 642 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ELIZZM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,287 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Wings - The Complete First and Second Seasons" on IMDb

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  • 6 first-season episodes and 22 second-season episodes on four discs

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A popular and well-regarded comedy that ran for eight seasons in the '90s, Wings was created by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee, the team that worked together on Cheers and later created Frasier. Tim Daly and Steven Weber play two brothers, Joe and Brian Hackett, respectively, who parted ways many years ago when a woman left Joe to marry Brian. Joe, the straitlaced do-everything-right brother, is running Sandpiper Air, a small airline on the island of Nantucket that runs commuter flights to the New England coast, when he reluctantly offers a job to Brian, the carefree brother who's also a pilot. Others who work at the airport are Helen (Crystal Bernard), the former girl-next-door who now works the lunch counter and aspires to be a professional cello player; Lowell (Thomas Haden Church), the not-all-there mechanic; Roy (David Schramm), the owner of the rival airline AeroMass; and Fay, who handles Sandpiper's front desk. Over the short (six episodes) first season, Joe and Brian develop romantic triangles over both Helen and Brian's ex-wife, Carol (Kim Johston Ulrich), and Brian tries to set up Joe with the island tramp (Megan Mullaly). In the second season, the romantic entanglements continue, Joe develops a health problem that keeps him from flying, and we meet the last major member of the cast, Italian cab driver Antonio Scarpacci (Tony Shalhoub). Guest stars include Cheers' George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, Abraham Benrubi (ER) as Roy's son, and David Ogden Stiers as a conductor whom Helen tries to impress. While much of the regular cast faded from view after Wings, Shalhoub and Church garnered critical acclaim for their work on Monk and Sideways, respectively. --David Horiuchi

Product Description

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett (Steven Weber and Timothy Daly) attempt to run a Nantucket-based airline while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees. Series featured an outstanding supporting cast, including Crystal Bernard, Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Amy Yasbeck. Solidly funny sitcom that ran for several years.

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156 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Wings' Takes Comedy To New Heights March 17, 2006
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'Wings' is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, if not the greatest. Very few shows offer as many constant laughs and endearing, heart warming stories with characters that became comedy legends. Who can forget Joe Hackett, the patriarch of the airport family, or his brother Brian, the casanova ladies' man who always had problems in the game of love. Then there's Helen Chappel, future wife of Joe and proprietor of the airport's snackbar, who was always pulling out hairs due to the crazy antics of her co-workers. Then there's Roy Biggins, the sleazy, slick yet somehow still lovable manager who's constantly scheming new ways to make a buck. Sort of like Roy's arch-nemesis, Fay Cochran is like everyone's grandmother: sweet, caring, funny with a bit of a mischevious side. Next is Lowell Mather, the bumbling, goofy but always well-intentioned plane mechanic who consistently brought golden comedy moments. A character that was introduced later on but who became an invaluable addition to the cast was Antonio Scarpacci, played by Tony Shalhoub who has gone on to further fame with his TV hit series entitled 'Monk'. Antonio's subtle, slightly neurotic portrayal of an insecure immigrant brought a great deal of humor as well as heart to the show, a character who nearly everyone could empathize with. Finally, a character who didn't enter 'Wings' until a few seasons later but added a tremendous amount to the show's comedy was Casey Davenport, actress Amy Yasbeck and widow of the late great John ritter. She played the on again off again girlfriend of Brian Hackett, and together they shared many hilarious episodes as they failed at dating. Read more ›
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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A great comedy series like WINGS deserves a better release than this.

The Video Quality is blurry, washed out and very fuzzy.

Unlike HOGANS HEROES and other CBS/Paramount TV series that have finally been released on DVD lately with EXCELLENT video quality... it appears they used some low quality prints or even VHS copies of old shows to make the DVD transfers here on WINGS.

I give the series 10 stars !!! but the poor DVD transfer lowers the rating to a 4 since they are hard to watch with this substandard release.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Show, bad video quality May 27, 2006
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Next to Friends, this is my favorite TV show and I was so excited to get it on DVD. The picture quality is poor--almost blurry. I also have TV shows from the 50's on DVD and the quality is crisp, sharp, great contrast - why couldn't CBS do that for this wonderful show? Very disappointing.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Show! Poor DVD transfer August 21, 2006
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This has always been one of my favorite TV shows because of the outstanding creation of characters by a cast of gifted performers. There's not a bad performance in the lot. The stories are a quick, focused, witty 22 minutes each. The dialogue is crisp, the characters are on the mark in each episode. The production values are quite good. The price is just right. Alas, I will have to award it only 3 stars and state outright that I will be watching any remaing episodes on cable TV. I will not pay any amount of money, no matter how small, for DVD's whose picture quality is no better than a video tape running at LP speed. I have many TV shows on DVD, and none is as poor as these are. The sound is clean, crisp, and clear. Why not the picture? I'm not an expert in the technical aspects of a DVD, but could it be because of the number of episodes squeezed on one side of each disc? There is something to be said for double sided discs if price is a concern. I have a number of double sided TV shows and movies as well (Abbott and Costello series of films, for example)and I have no cmplaints. ALL are of better quality than these. I played them on another player just to be sure. It's the discs! The only way I have to protest sloppy products is not to purchase any more in the series. Sad - I love the show.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wait is finally over March 1, 2006
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Like so many others, I have been waiting for this show to be released on DVD for a long time. I don't know what took so long, but I'm thrilled that it's finally going to happen. I can't wait. Wings is one of my all time favorite shows. The characters are terrific; people that you can love and care about. Here's to releasing all the seasons!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! Quality TV to watch again! February 28, 2006
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I've been waiting for Wings on DVD for years! One of the best comedies ever on TV. I hope they don't wait too long to put out the rest of the series!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, I LOVE it! March 20, 2006
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I LOVE Wings. I used to come home from work everyday and flip on this show and totally unwind. Never a lousy or mediocre episode. I would laugh like a fool at the antics of the mismatched cast. Great, funny writing. I can't wait to get my mitts on this DVD. It's about time!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great comedy show - Poor DVD transfer May 24, 2006
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Its a real shame and disappointment that Ive waited this long for my favorite TV series on DVD to see how bad the video quality is. If the forthcoming season DVDs are treated like this I rather just keep watching my old Wings VHS tapes that Ive recorded from TV.
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Published 16 days ago by Sharon Hessefort
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny!
Published 18 days ago by Donna Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Love wings could watch it all day. Video quality is good would buy again. The price was right shipping is always too high but you get what you pay for and it is always on time.
Published 1 month ago by Whizzodog
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!
I really enjoyed this tv show. They did have some great comic one liners. I want the whole series, but price is to high for a few laughs.
Published 1 month ago by MASmith
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun to watch
Enjoyed remembering the characters and laughing at their antics. The theme song is one that is hard to get out of your head. Good for a few laughs.
Published 1 month ago by Horses and Cows
5.0 out of 5 stars My Sister's Gift
I bought this series for my sister because she can watch Wings over and over all day long. The series is funny and she has gone on to order the next seasons and will keep ordering... Read more
Published 2 months ago by 3V's Mommy
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful sitcom
its such a great show. if you like fraizer, scrubs or shows like it you will like this. grew up watching with my parents and had to buy it now that im an adult
Published 2 months ago by katie h
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of yesteryear
Sometimes it is nice to kick back and watch an old sitcom, especially if you have missed some of the episodes.
Published 2 months ago by Colin
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious entertainment
Each of the 6 main characters has a distinct personality which gives plenty of opportunity for some very funny comedy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NM Norma
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel Good Laughs!
Wings is a lighthearted comedy starring lots of talented and well-know actors. The hairstyles and clothes may be dated-but the humor is timeless.
Published 3 months ago by Cmm
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