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 24 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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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)  »

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Los años maravillosos  »

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The show's setting is never mentioned. Creator Neil Marlens wanted to set it in Long Island, NY, but ABC wanted an anonymous setting to reflect an "Anytown, USA". That being said, various clues indicate the series took place in the suburbs of Los Angeles, likely in the San Fernando Valley: all the cars have California plates, the mountains at the end of the Arnold's street, snow or heavy winter weather is never shown, Jack's job at a defense contractor (there were many in the San Fernando Valley in the 1950s -1990s), etc. See more »

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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 »

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Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: All of our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone that makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope. All the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, there's someone perfect who might be searching for us.
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Referenced in Psych: Shawn 2.0 (2010) See more »

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A Real Classic...Excellent Show
23 January 2003 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

I can remember watching Kevin Arnold growing up, from 1988 until the shows end in 1993. This is a show where you can actually say, "Yeah, that happened to me too" at some point in every episode. The episode that relates best to me is the one where Kevin is trying to call the prettiest girl in class, and dials every number but the last one. He is scared of rejection, I suppose. I can remember doing the same thing at that age. And the on again, off again relationship between Kevin and Winnie was priceless, just the way it was "back in the day". I wish there were more shows like this one on now, but we are given the choice now of watching these pathetic reality programs that SUCK, and appear to entertain only the braindead of society (mostly college kids).


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