The Wonder Years: Season 1, Episode 3

My Father's Office (29 Mar. 1988)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance
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After Kevin asks his Dad about what he does at work, Mr. Arnold brings his son to work at NORCOM and shows him around.

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After Kevin asks his Dad about what he does at work, Mr. Arnold brings his son to work at NORCOM and shows him around.

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Learning that Dad is Just a Man
12 July 2007 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

There comes a time when you see your parents as the rest of the world sees them.

This was an incredibly touching episode.

Kevin had always wondered why his Dad came home grumpy from work. Now, after a day watching his father at work he learns that...

1. His father is a shipping manager.

2. It is a high pressure job.

3. When anything is late for any reason (even because a subordinate disobeyed his instructions) he is reamed out by his boss.

4. So he only gets negative recognition.

The soundtrack of the episode is the Beatles' "Blackbird" which beautifully conveys the crushed hopes of a trapped man.

Kevin sees how disappointed in his life his father is. It is very awkward to be put in the position of feeling sorry for a parent. And he realizes how deeply his father needs his family.


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