Wing's Time Capsule Letters -
On episode No. 145 "Life Could Be A Dream" on the sitcom WINGS/NBC/1990-97
Nantucket Island aviator Joe Hackett (Timothy Daly) recovered a time capsule
that he buried back in July 15, 1973 when he was 11 or 12-years-old.
items found inside were: Joe's Mood Ring that he wore with his purple bell
bottoms; Casey Chappel's pet rock, Alfred; and Brian Hackett's copy of Playboy
with the "Undercover Women of James Bond" issue.
But the most interesting items
found were the letters (hand-written by Joe, Brian, Casey and Helen) that
forecast what each of them would be like when they grew up. The letters
- That Joe would grow up to be Joey Hackett, the world's greatest Red Sox baseball
player whose charisma brought peace to the world, and healed crippled people.
- Joe's brother, Brian (Steven Weber) predicted he would become a world class
secret agent a la James Bond who defeated the most vile criminals while kissing
the most beautiful women, amongst them the delicious, Mounds O' Plenty.
- Casey Chappel (Amy Yasbeck), dreamed she would be a beautiful model with her own
perfume line "Casey."
- Helen Chappel (Crystal Bernard), the overweight one in the bunch, revealed
that she would become a world famous cello player.
The one common theme to all of their fantasies was that all their friends were
pathetic losers who gloated over their successes. When the letter reading
session came to an end, Joe exclaimed "We were just kid's...what did we know."
As the episode concluded, the viewing audience is shown the actual content of
Helen's letter. Written in pencil was the simple wish "In my future, I Helen
Chappel hope to marry Joe Hackett." (She did.)
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