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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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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first kiss


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31 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Arye Gross performed the narration for the pilot when it originally aired. However, Arye's narration was later removed and replaced with Daniel Stern's voice when the pilot aired in reruns. See more »


Kevin and Paul are seen reading Karen's feminist book, Our Bodies Ourselves. This book was not published until 1973 and this episode takes place in 1968. See more »


Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: It was the first kiss for both of us. We never really talked about it afterwards. But I think about the events of that day again and again and somehow I know that Winnie does too, whenever some blowhard starts talking about the anonymity of the suburbs or the mindlessness of the tv generation. Because we know that inside each one of those identical boxes, with it's dodge parked out front and it's white bread on the table and it's tv set glowing blue in the falling dusk, there were people with ...
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