Northern Exposure

Season 5 Episode 20

A Wing and a Prayer

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 11, 1994 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Shelly: (to Randi) We'll get you absolved, I promise. If this doesn't look like it's gonna take, we'll go to Anchorage and try again.

    • Shelly: Do I get a real priest? No. I get this dud, some smoke-ring blowing, arm-wrestler with a rip in his pants.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • A Wing And A Prayer

      Meaning:- In poor condition, but just managing to get the job done.

      This phrase originated from a 1943 song Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer by Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh.

      'Comin' in on a wing and a prayer
      Comin' in on a wing and a prayer
      Though there's one motor gone
      We can still carry on
      Comin' in on a wing and a prayer'

      The phrase soon caught on and in 1944 a movie aptly titled On a Wing and a Prayer was released by Hollywood.