The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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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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According to the 2013 book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad", ABC wanted to make the show a bit edgier as Kevin matured, and to do that they discussed hiring the TV writer and producer David Chase (who later created "The Sopranos"). Chase wrote a script in which Kevin reads "Catcher in the Rye" and thereafter starts acting like Holden Caulfield, including drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. The script was rejected as too edgy and Chase never went to work for "The Wonder Years." 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: Things never turn out exactly the way you planned. I know they didn't with me. Still, like my father used to say, 'Traffic's traffic, you go where life takes you' and growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, the next you're gone, but the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul. I remember a time a place, a particular fourth of July, the things that happened in that decade of war and change. I remember a house like a lot of houses, a yard like a lot of yards, ...
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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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