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". Various clues indicate the series took place in the suburbs of either New York City or Los Angeles. 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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Wayne Arnold: [meeting karen's new live-in boyfriend] New guy who's sleeping with my sister, huh?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Norah Jones (2002) See more »

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Best coming of years show ever made.
26 March 2000 | by (On the can.) – See all my reviews

I love this show. I remember when I was five sitting down in front of the tube and watching it, with my eyes wide, and my face stretched to the max with a smile. I can still remember coming home from school and watching it, and clinging on to every word like a good book. This show helped me grow up.


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