The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
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Pilot 

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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Jack Arnold
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Norma Arnold
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Karen Arnold
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Wayne Arnold
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Paul Pfeiffer
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Coach Cutlip
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Mr. Diperna
Linda Hoy ...
Mrs. Ritvo
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Greaser (as Sean Faro)
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Brian Cooper
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Eric Antonio
Jacqueline Square ...
Gail
Dah-ve Chodan ...
Locker Girl
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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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31 January 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Features 19th Summer Olympic Games (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Crystal Blue Persuasion
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Written by Ed Gray, Tommy James and Mike Vale
Performed by Tommy James & Tommy James & The Shondells
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Looking to the past

Remembering when l arrived in my home and my older son was watching this show,how he loves this series on TV...now my son grew up today he is twenty and so....but when the series was release here l gave to him as gift the first season,but l borrowed from him to watch myself this amazing show In the "pilot" all family was introduce to audience and starting going to school when sad news is coming...Fantastic!!!


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