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Recast Wings 2008-07-30 15:30:06

Recast Wings and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

This week, let's recast a show that I watched a lot as a kid: Wings! It's kind of an embarrassing show to admit I was really into because it was totally tame, like something only boring adults might watch as frequently as I did.

I mean, do you remember the show's opener? It's hilariously uncool. But you know what? The two lead guys were cute and that short woman with the Southern accent was sassy, and I just couldn't help but give into their charms!

So, who would you cast to play the brothers Hackett? Both are pilots and run Sandpiper Air on Nantucket Island but that's where the similarities end. Joe Hackett is the older, more mature one while Brian is the flaky ladies man. What about Helen, the attractive and smart woman who runs the lunch counter in the airport terminal?

One of my favorite characters on Wings was Antonio Scarpacci, the taxi driver on the island, originally played by Monk star Tony Shalhoub. Who else could play this romantic Italian character with a heart of gold? And finally let's recast Lowell Mather, originally Thomas Haden Church's role. Lowell is the hilariously dense airport mechanic who often frustrated the Hackett men.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 5, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast
Joe Hackett (Timothy Daly)
Brian Hackett (Steven Weber)
Helen Chappel (Crystal Bernard)
Antonio Scarpacci (Tony Shalhoub)
Lowell Mather (Thomas Haden Church)

The BuzzSugar t-shirt


reesiecup reesiecup 9 years
Joe Hackett - Rider Strong Brian Hackett - Seth Green Helen Chappel - Malin Akerman Antonio Scarpacci - Josh Peck Lowell Mather - Ashton Kutcher
Tech Tech 9 years
OMG I loved Wings. I am pretty sure that I never got into 'Monk' because Tony Shalhoub will never stop being Antonio for me.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
BTW- If we are turning this into a movie I think Shirley McClain for Fay and John Goodman for Roy. (I totally loved this show, too.) :)
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Ooh, Leeluv. Vartan and Walker do kinda look like Brothers.
fattiecat07 fattiecat07 9 years
Joe Hackett- Nathan Fillion Brian Hackett- Brendon Fraser Helen Chappel- Reese Witherspoon Antonio Scarpacci- Jeremy Piven Lowell Mather- Asthon Kutcher
daisydidi daisydidi 9 years
Joe Hackett - Josh Radnor Brian Hackett - Jason Bateman Helen Chappel - Kaley Cuoco Antonio Scarpacci - Michael Imperioli Lowell Mather - Will Ferrell
Chibbie Chibbie 9 years
Joe Hackett - Lee Pace Brian Hackett - John Krasinski Helen Chappel - Kristen Bell Antonio Scarpacci - Naveen Andrews Lowell Mather - TJ Miller
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Joe Hackett - Michael Vartan Brian Hackett - Paul Walker Helen Chappel - Traylor Howard Antonio Scarpacci - Mark Ruffalo Lowell Mather - Chris Carmack
alynn alynn 9 years
Joe Hackett - Luke Wilson Brian Hackett - Owen Wilson Helen Chappel - Judy Greer Antonio Scarpacci - Federico Castelluccio (Furio on The Sopranos) Lowell Mather - Ashton Kutcher
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