Wings

Season 8 Episode 16

Escape from New York

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Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Feb 19, 1997 on NBC
8.0
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Escape from New York
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Brian and Helen's trip to New York to see "Rent" turns into a nightmare when the theatre refuses to transfer the tickets from Helen's benefactor to her. Even worse a con-man robs them of their money and Helen is forced to compete in a drag queen contest in order to get the money to get home. Meanwhile, A bad back leaves Joe in the house alone with a suddenly talkative Antonio.moreless

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  • Bad Back, Good Drag and Unseen Rent

    8.5
    Brian and Helen plan a lovely, high brow cultural trip to New York to see "Rent" (theatrical performance). Like most of their plans, nothing goes as planned. The tickets are no good, a con man robs them blind and the only way that they can get enough money to return home, is by persuading patrons of a gay bar that Helen is a highly talented drag queen entertainer.



    Much of this is very funny, especially if you planned a trip or a vacation that did not go as planned. The sequence at the gay bar is funny, without being offensive. I was a tad less thrilled with the 'B' story in this episode.



    Basically, goofy Joe hurts his back and is now stuck in the house with Antonio. It is not bad by any means, but I wonder if this was really the best idea that they came up with for these two characters.



    OK, it is funny. Yes, It is nice to see the focus on these two characters and having them work to together more, but it basically boils down to a pretty standard 'B' story with

    injured Joe and overly talkative Antonio.moreless
Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Brian Hacket

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

Joe Hackett

Crystal Bernard

Crystal Bernard

Helen Chappel Hackett

Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church

Lowell Mather (Seasons 1-6)

David Schramm

David Schramm

Roy Biggins

Rebecca Schull

Rebecca Schull

Fay Evelyn Schlob Dumbly DeVay Cochran

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