The Wonder Years: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (31 Jan. 1988)

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In 1968, friends Kevin Arnold, Paul Pfeiffer, and Winnie Cooper attend the newly renamed Robert F Kennedy Junior High for the first time.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raye Birk ...
Linda Hoy ...
Mrs. Ritvo
Greaser (as Sean Faro)
Bentley Mitchum ...
Brian Cooper
Jacqueline Square ...
Dah-ve Chodan ...
Locker Girl


In 1968, friends Kevin Arnold, Paul Pfeiffer, and Winnie Cooper attend the newly renamed Robert F Kennedy Junior High for the first time. Written by Tim Von Cloedt

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Did You Know?


In the Pilot episode, Fred Savage (Kevin) and Danica McKellar (Winnie) shared their very first kiss. However, the kiss shown in the episode is not their actual first kiss. Six takes were filmed, and in the last take, Kevin stroked Winnie's hair. This is the shot that was kept. See more »


Kevin chooses clothes for the first day of school (Fall 1968) while Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crystal Blue Persuasion" plays. This record wasn't released until the following spring (1969). See more »


Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: There's no easy way to say this... I grew up in the suburbs.
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References Help! (1965) See more »


Both Sides, Now
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Judy Collins
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