Before Tim Daly lost his mind and committed to documenting that descent for a series of short docudramaedys called The Daly Show, and before he was a Doctor on Private Practice, he played the owner of Sandpiper Airlines as Joe Hackett, the more sensible one of the two Hackett brothers. The show, Wings, ran on NBC from 1990 to 1997 and co-starred Steven Weber, who my mother loved in The Shining*. Now, the two have re-united for the Wings reunion show we all forgot we wanted… well, sort of. Check out the latest episode of The Daly Show, the first part of the two part season finale, and then drop down and read our exclusive interview with Tim Daly, Steven Weber, and Sam Daly. Also, be sure to check back next week for the second part of both the finale and our interview.
Were you worried that you would break either of your older, more fragile co-stars when breaking up the fight, or the Hack-Smack, due to your dancers physicality?
Sam Daly: I was definitely worried! They both look young, but their fragile bodies pale in comparison to the muscular dancing temple that my head rests on. Lucky for them, I used caution when filming…
Are you less douche than you were at the beginning of the season?
Sam Daly: Undoubtedly, a little less douche.
Tim, who wins in a real fight between you and Steven Webber?
Tim Daly: Me…Weber is stronger and a better fighter but I am way meaner.
Is Sam less douche than he was at the beginning of the season?
Tim Daly: Sam is a little more douche…which makes him a little less douche…if you know what I mean.
The micro knife, does it kill because it punctures or because of tetanus?
Steven Weber: The micro knife doesn’t kill. It heals. And also, it’s great for flaying yeast.
Admit it, if you wrote a Wings reunion, you’d find some way to get you and Fay into bed.
Steven Weber: No. But interestingly enough, there were plans for a season 9 episode which would have featured Fay erotically milking what she thought was a cow on Antonio’s organic farm but was really Roy’s decomposed corpse after having been discovered by Helen when she was planting quinoa pods.
If a Wings reunion was actually suggested, would you consider it or run screaming into the first spinning blade?
Steven Weber: Every year, it’s been Tim who has killed all attempts by all four networks (and BET) to reunite the cast. We feel we owe it to the fans (and to our creditors) to bring the show back. We hope Tim gets very sick.