In my opinion “Murder She Roast” is one of the best episodes in the entire Wings TV series. It originally aired during the second season in March of 1992 but you would have thought it was a Halloween episode because of the storyline. But this post is not about the main story of Brian trying to prove to Joe and Helen that Faye is a wanted serial killer. No sir, we’re saving that one for a later date. This is about that ridiculously funny subplot of Lowell becoming the sole east coast distributor of his very own CarBQ business! I love how Roy is rolling his eyes at the whole stupid concept but then starts flipping his hand upside down…….Does it do Ribs??? Priceless! Now on to the video!
When my Wife first got our Nexflix streaming account a while back we were quite impressed with the service. We definitely lost sleep while vegging out on classics like Breaking Bad. We eventually added Hulu and couldn’t turn off the TV while watching Vikings and then Sons of Anarchy. We also streamed Cheers and Fraser from start to finish as well. As you already know Wings is one of my favorites and it had been many years since I had seen it on a regular basis.
My Wife hadn’t really watched the show when it originally aired so I was more than happy when she agreed to watch it with me. I had watched the reruns in the 90’s on the USA network so I had a decent memory of what some my favorite moments from the series were. As we watched I told my better half that I couldn’t wait for the episode when Brian uses his hypnosis skills on Roy and gets him to confess to taking a briefcase full of cash from an old man.
As we progressed through the series and got toward the end I began wondering what the hell happened to my episode that I wanted to see. I decided to get online and do a little bit of digging to find what the episode was called and what season it aired on. I discovered that the episode was called “Try to remember the night he dismembered” and it was the ninth episode of season three. I pulled up the menu on Netflix and looked at season three and sure enough, it’s not listed.
The episodes from season 3 are listed and it just skips over the 9th show like it never existed in the first place. Curiously, I wondered if any other episodes might be missing so I decided to check it out and sure enough, I quickly discovered that many were missing. It turns out that copyright issues exist in some 22 episodes that prevent them from being broadcast on the streaming services.
It’s unfortunate too because some of the missing episodes are important to the storyline of the series. Some examples include Helen getting a new Chello on a two-part episode. Casey’s first appearance in the 2nd episode of season 6 is also omitted. This leaves you wondering where the heck she came in at if you are streaming the series online. Below is a list of the missing episodes at the time of this writing.
Episode 1. The Puppetmaster
Episode 11. A Terminal Christmas
Episode 15. My Brothers Back and There’s Gonna Be Some Trouble
Episode 9. Try to Remember the Night He Dismembered
Episode 11. Exit Laughing
Episode 15. The Gift Part 1
Episode 16. The Gift Part 2
Episode 17. I Love Brian
Episode 21. Another Wedding
Episode 2. Twisted Sister
Episode 7. All’s Fair
Episode 18. Gone But Not Faygotten
Episode 21. The Love Life & Times of Joe and Helen
Episode 6. She’s Gotta Have it
Episode 17. Lynch Party
Episode 20. A Tale of Two Sister Cities
Episode 23. Life Could be a Dream
Episode 3. Maybe It’s You
Episode 7. Olive or Twist
Episode 15. Fay There, Georgy Girl
Episode 16. Escape From New York
Episode 17. House of Blues
Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, the only way to see the entire series is to acquire the whole thing on DVD. Click here to learn more about getting your copy of Wings the complete series on DVD today. You can also check out my review of the complete DVD series by clicking here. Thanks for visiting my Wings blog and be sure to check out my Wings YouTube Videos as well.
This funny scene is from season one of Wings. The actor playing cabbie Luther Talbert real name is Sy Richardson. Sy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started singing as a young man and recorded his first song with a group called Lil June and the Januarys when he was 16 years old. After a short stint in the US, Navy Sy attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with a degree in Journalism and worked for several newspapers before deciding to give acting a try. He started out with the Heritage Square Opera House and then performed in vaudeville. He eventually made the move to Hollywood and has worked around the world.
Sy Richardson has traveled all over the US giving lectures on How to Live in Work in Hollywood. He co-produced and directed the Symposium 98, a documentary, for the SAG/AFTRA EEOC department. He directed “TREE” for the Los Angeles Opera Foundation. His direction of “South Of Where We Live” won one out of three nominations for the NAACP Image Awards in 1988. Summers In Suffolk was nominated for three NAACP Image Awards in 1996. Passing won two out ten NAACP nominations in 1997. Sy is a devout Christian and teaches a Bible Study class for adult entertainers. He is also a member of the Desi International Film Festival, Fisk University International Black Film Festival board, the Biola University Studio Task Force, Board of Directors for the Towne Street Theater, He chaired the SAG Casting Committee for three years and taught a cold reading class for the SAG Conservatory and a former member on the Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. Mr. Richardson teaches his own Acting Workshop in No Ho California, a Children’s Musical Theater Camp and a beginning acting workshop for the Towne Street Theater. He is also a member of the International Society for Excellence in Christian Film and Television. He is the artistic director for the Drama Ministry at Heart of the Canyons Church in Newhall, California.