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The Wonder Years 

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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Fred Savage ...  Kevin Arnold 115 episodes, 1988-1993
Daniel Stern ...  Kevin Arnold - The Narrator 114 episodes, 1988-1993
Dan Lauria ...  Jack Arnold 107 episodes, 1988-1993
Alley Mills ...  Norma Arnold 106 episodes, 1988-1993
Jason Hervey ...  Wayne Arnold 106 episodes, 1988-1993
Josh Saviano ...  Paul Pfeiffer 99 episodes, 1988-1993
Danica McKellar ...  Winnie Cooper 98 episodes, 1988-1993
Olivia d'Abo ...  Karen Arnold 84 episodes, 1988-1993
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Storyline

The series depicts the social and family life of a boy in a typical American suburban middle-class family from 1968 to 1973, covering the ages of 12 through 17. Each year in the series takes place exactly 20 years before airing (1988 to 1993). The show's plot centers on Kevin Arnold, son of Jack and Norma Arnold. Kevin's father holds a management job at NORCOM, a defense contractor, while his mother is a housewife. Kevin also has an older brother, Wayne, and an older sister, Karen. Two of Kevin's friends and neighbors are prominently featured throughout the series: his best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, and his crush-turned-girlfriend Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper. Storylines are told through Kevin's reflections as an adult in his mid-30s..

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los años maravillosos See more »

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Runtime:

(115 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the ending credits Kevin's son is twelve years old a d ends it on a loop of when his story begin playing catch in the suburbs at the age of 12. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kevin Arnold - The Narrator: I wanted to tell her everything, all the set backs all the screw ups. But hey, I wasn't.
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Alternate Versions

In some cable TV reruns outside North America, the original Joe Cocker rendition of the theme song ('With A Little Help From My Friends') has been replaced by a cover version. In the end credits, the instrumental version of this song that was originally broadcast has been replaced by the instrumental 'Winnie Cooper Theme' which is heard sometimes throughout the show. The Netflix/Amazon streaming versions use this replaced opening theme and other music replacements, but include the original closing instrumental. See more »

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A rarity amongst TV sitcoms
6 December 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This show has an engaging cast with stories set in the 1960s that involved down-to-earth, realistic plots. That's the real wonder of THE WONDER YEARS. It is far superior to most sitcoms because it isn't really a sitcom -- in other words it isn't based on silly situations and lame-brained characters.

The show is about growing up and the discovery of human nature. The writing has a depth unlike that of most TV shows. The humor is genuine, not based on typical TV contrived situations and shallow clowning. This is destined to be one of the classics of TV series.


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