The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
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Daddy's Little Girl 

Karen's 18th birthday is coming up and everybody in the Arnold household is preparing for it but her. But is it because she doesn't want such a pointless traditional or because she's not ready for it?

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... Kevin Arnold
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... Karen Arnold
... Wayne Arnold
... Jack Arnold
... Winnie Cooper
... Norma Arnold
... Paul Pfeiffer (credit only)
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Karen's 18th birthday is coming up and everybody in the Arnold household is preparing for it but her. But is it because she doesn't want such a pointless traditional or because she's not ready for it?

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8 May 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Playboy issue Wayne peruses is the October 1968 issue, with Dale Fahey on the cover. See more »

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The cake to celebrate Karen's 18th birthday has 19 lit candles on it. See more »

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Thank Heaven for Little Girls
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Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
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Jack lets go
17 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

This episode is about letting go.

It focuses on the the strained relationship between Jack and Karen. Karen of course represents the hippie culture and movement while Jack hearkens back to old fashioned days.

It is mostly annoying throughout the episode to watch Karen be the selfish C*** rebel without a cause that shes always been. We witness the back and forth battle between father and daughter but this time it may be for the last time. For me, it is difficult to watch Karen be so forthright about her obstinacy with her cold shoulder forever turned to her family. Still, the saving grace happens the last 3 or 4 minutes of the episode because we get to see Jack show some real emotion for once.

The end line is worth the price of admission.


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