Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Kevin Arnold (115 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Kevin Arnold - The Narrator (114 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Jack Arnold (107 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Norma Arnold (106 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Wayne Arnold (106 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Paul Pfeiffer (99 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Winnie Cooper (98 episodes, 1988-1993)
 Karen Arnold (84 episodes, 1988-1993)


An adult Kevin Arnold reminisces on his teenage years spent growing up during the late 60s and early 70s. As he goes from adolescence to adulthood, he experiences, along with his best friend Paul and sometimes-girlfriend Winnie, the full range of trials and traumas that come in just about everyone's life. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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It's 1968. The Suburbs. And in each little house with a Chevy in the driveway and a TV in the den, there are people with stories...families band together in laughter, hope, love and wonder (season 1)


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31 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los años maravillosos  »

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Fred Savage 's brother Ben Savage (who played Corey in Boy Meets World) appeared at a very young age as a student/cupid on The Wonder Years Valentine's Day episode. Blake Sennett also had a role on The Wonder Years, mostly seen in shop class, who later was given the role of Joey "The Rat" on Boy Meets World. Dan Lauria (who plays Jack Arnold on The Wonder Years) also made an appearance on Boy Meets World. See more »


Throughout the series whenever characters are seen riding in vehicles, there are often instances of early-eighties to early-nineties vehicles parked/driving around. See more »


Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: When you're a little kid you're a bit of everything; Scientist, Philosopher, Artist. Sometimes it seems like growing up is giving these things up one at a time.
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A nostalgic blast from the past
14 November 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Wonder Years is an authentic look back into adolesence. In the wonder years we see young Kevin Arnold explore the world of denial, friendship, hate and love. Never in my life have i seen a more perfect depiction of life as a young teen. The hardships with school, friends, your older brother, and the girl that lives on your street; these are all realistic struggles and very easy to identify with. For generations to come, teens will continue to relate to this wonderful show. I will never forget this timeless series of family values and life long lessions; "Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, next you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul."

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