Season 2 Episode 1

The Puppetmaster

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Sep 28, 1990 on NBC
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The Puppetmaster
To break Helen's "no dating pilots" rule, Brian hires an actor to play Helen's dream date, a man perfect in every way except for the fact he's a pilot. Meanwhile, Roy's idea to keep in touch with Lowell by walkie talkie proves unsuccessful, as Lowell uses it more for fun than actual communication.moreless

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  • So funny, a wings MUST SEE!!!

    This is by far one of the best episodes of Wings, the perfect way to start out the season. The episode starts out average and then hilarious moments pile on one after the other! The surprising twist at the end makes this an episode you'll want to watch over and over again! This is such an excellent episode because they keep you laughing your head off until the credits come up. I thought I was going to fall out of my chair I was laughing so hard when Joe tripped over the seats. The episode also finishes up with a nice solo by Lowell on the walkie-talkie! This was an awesome episode and I loved every minuet of it. This is by far a "wings" MUST SEE!moreless
  • One of the all-time great episodes!

    This has to be one the 10 best episodes of Wings. The plot is great, and while corny at times, the acting is good. Throw in a twist that you never saw coming, and you've got yourself one very good sitcom episode. This episode is a perfect example of what makes the show so darn funny to begin with. Once you get past the fact that everyone is dressed in "turn of the nineties" clothing and hairstyles, these early season episodes are good. If only Antonio had made it onto the show a few seasons earlier, the episode would be perfect.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: The ending of this episode is basically an exact copy of the ending to the Cheers episode "Sisterly Love," which premiered just a year before this episode. Both endings involved a gun and a fake death.

    • Goof: In the scene where Fay is talking to Lowell on the walkie-talkie she is properly holding down the mic key when she speaks, but in the middle of the scene she does not use the mic key at all and yet is still able to transmit to Lowell.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Joe: Alright, say you get a date what's next?
      Brian: I don't know, Joe, I'm not you. I don't need to know everything in advance. I don't need to know that we're having chicken next Tuesday night for dinner.
      Joe: Roast pork. It'll never work Brian.

    • Helen: Don't pucker up like Dudley-Do-Right, just relax your lips.

  • NOTES (1)