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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 Kevin Arnold (115 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Kevin Arnold - The Narrator (114 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Jack Arnold (107 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Norma Arnold (106 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Wayne Arnold (106 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Paul Pfeiffer (99 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Winnie Cooper (98 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Karen Arnold (84 episodes, 1988-1993)
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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31 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Los años maravillosos  »

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The Wonder Years series was told in the style of A Christmas Story, and was intentionally written based on this style. Daniel Stern, The Narrator/Adult Kevin, later went on to appear in A Christmas Story 2 in 2012. In addition, Dan Lauria, who plays Kevin's father on the show, featured in a stage musical version of A Christmas Story. See more »

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In episode 41, Kevin comes home from school to watch the liftoff of Apollo 13. Apollo 13 lifted off on Saturday, April 11, 1970. See more »

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Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: And so we finally got our new car. It wasn't red, it wasn't a convertible, heck, it wasn't even a Mustang. But it was brand new. And it was pretty cool. 'Course, Dad got his shot at king-for-a-day... and we were happy for him. But that afternoon, I began to understand what Dad had been going through. There was more to that old car than fuel pumps and crankshafts. There was a part of all of us in that car. The places we'd gone, the things we'd done... the family we had been. The family that was ...
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This has to be the most realistic show ever!
19 December 2002 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Wonder years for me was about growing up. I can still remember my father and I sitting in the living room watching that magnificent show. My mother on the other hand, couldn't stand the show. I could never tell why. I think that everyone when they were growing up knew a Paul Pieffer, a Winnie Cooper, a Doug Porter, Lisa Berlini, Becky Slater, Eddie Pentti, Charles "Chuck" Coleman, Randy Mitchell, and even a Greg Hobson. We all have experienced those one or two teachers that actually cared about how we did in school. The show can relate to our first crush, first kiss, first car (1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS)still have it BTW. Even our corny school dances. I guess as we get older good things fade away. Although the show might didn't last as long as we would have liked it to, The Wonder Years will forever be a part of me, and may it always stay in my memory.


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