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30 min (172 episodes)
Comedy | Drama
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1990-04-19
Filming Locations: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tim Daly
Joe Montgomery Hackett
Steven Weber
Brian Michael Hackett
Crystal Bernard
Helen Chapel
David Schramm
Roy Biggins
Rebecca Schull
Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran
Tony Shalhoub
Antonio Scarpacci
Thomas Haden Church
Lowell Mather
Amy Yasbeck
Casey Chapel Davenport
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The aircraft in the opening and closing credits (N121PP) is still in use with Cape Air Airlines of Hyannis, Massachusetts. One of Cape Air's primary destinations in its New England operation (they also operate in Florida, the Caribbean, and Micronesia) is, in fact, Nantucket. This particular aircraft exclusively serves the New England market, so on any given day it is probably flying in and out of Nantucket. When filmed for the credits, 121PB was in the livery of the now-defunct Express Air of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Shortly after the filming, it became the property of Cape Air and has been used in that airline's service ever since. Prior to Express Air, it was in service for Provincetown-Boston Airlines which went out of business the year before Cape Air started.
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Five characters from Cheers (1982); Norm, Cliff, Frasier, Lillith and Rebecca, made appearances on the show. No characters from Wings crossed over to any Cheers episodes, though Thomas Haden Church played an unrelated character on a Cheers episode prior to being cast on Wings.
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The license number of Sandpiper's plane is N121-PP, hence why they always used the call sign "Cessna Nevada 1-2-1 Papa Papa" when referred to on the radio. This is the registration number spelled out using the phonetic alphabet.
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In the last episode, when the brothers open the locker and take the suitcase full of money that their father left for them, it is the same locker that Lowell opens in the first episode to get the first suitcase their father left. Lowell only takes out the one suitcase.
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Early on in the series, Helen (Crystal Bernard) makes a reference to her sister "Loraine". Years later Amy Yasbeck joins the series playing Helen's only sister "Casey".
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Sandpiper only has one airplane, and Joe always reads its call number as "Nevada-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" or N121PP. However, there are a few episodes where the Sandpiper plane's tail shows N121PB and several more (mostly exterior shots) where it shows N160PB.
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Lowell Mather: I'm actually a lot like a camel. I can go for months without water.
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Roy Biggins: I've never minded staying up all night because of a woman.
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Brian Hackett: It says here, fifteen percent of the American public would rather watch television than have sex.
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Carol Alt John Putch Phyllis Applegate Christina Moore Mike Pniewski Jocelyn Seagrave Lisa Thornhill Anne Tremko
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