It's great to see the Wings thread heating up....
Besides, I will always love this show for no other reason than it gave us this line: "One minute we were slapping each other with meat and the next minute it got weird."
Great line, even greater delivery by Tim Daly. I totally agree with people who have praised the casting for this show. Tim Daly and Steven Weber played off each other beautifully, Crystal Bernard was excellent, and the others in the cast were superb. One thing that the writers generally did do well was keep the show in balance, giving supporting characters brief moments to shine but not having them take over the show.
Hooray for Wings love! I was always a big fan of the episodes with Carlton appearances.
One of those episodes set up one of my favorite exchanges, when Gilbert Gottfried as Carlton's nephew Louis is chatting up Helen and Alex at the bar.
Louis (lasciviously): When I look at you two lovely ladies, two words come to mind....Louis...sandwich....
Alex: (with utter disdain): I've been to boot camp...I can hurt you.
Louis: I'm a salesman! No you can't!
I agree that Alex could be annoying at times, although she did have a few good moments. Another came when she's over at Helen's having pizza, wine, and ice cream (in the episode where it's later revealed that she'd been in Playboy). She and Helen are talking about serving sizes listed on the size of the ice cream. It's something like this:
Alex (disappointed that the ice cream is gone): Can you believe this? Serving size: 2 ounces.
Helen: There's more than that stuck to the lid!
Alex (scrambling to find the lid): Oh, right! The LID!