Picks and Pans Review: Wings

updated 04/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/23/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Thursdays, 9:30 P.M. ET)

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In a funny new sitcom, two brothers run a fly-by-the-seat-of-its-pants commuter airline on Nantucket. Timothy (Almost Grown) Daly is the eagle scout, Steven (The Kennedys of Massachusetts) Weber the wild seed. The Cheers background of creators David Angell, David Lee and Peter Casey is evident in the rapid-fire humor—the quips go off like a string of firecrackers—and the cracked auxiliary ensemble.

Crystal (It's a Living) Bernard is once again playing a waitress, this time at the luncheonette counter in the tiny airport lobby. She's also the referee in the perpetual fraternal fracas.

There's one intrinsic problem. Daly and Weber are so physically similar that instead of playing off each other, they inadvertently compete for laughs. Happily, there's an abundance to spare.

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