The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years logo.svg
Intertitle
FormatDrama
Created byNeal Marlens
Carol Black
StarringFred Savage
Dan Lauria
Alley Mills
Olivia d'Abo
Jason Hervey
Danica McKellar
Josh Saviano
Narrated byDaniel Stern
Theme music composerLennon–McCartney
Opening theme"With a Little Help from My Friends"
Performed by Joe Cocker
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes115 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)The Black-Marlens Company
New World Television
DistributorTurner Program Services (original)
20th Television/Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)[1]
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 31, 1988 (1988-01-31) – May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)
 
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The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years logo.svg
Intertitle
FormatDrama
Created byNeal Marlens
Carol Black
StarringFred Savage
Dan Lauria
Alley Mills
Olivia d'Abo
Jason Hervey
Danica McKellar
Josh Saviano
Narrated byDaniel Stern
Theme music composerLennon–McCartney
Opening theme"With a Little Help from My Friends"
Performed by Joe Cocker
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes115 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)The Black-Marlens Company
New World Television
DistributorTurner Program Services (original)
20th Television/Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)[1]
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runJanuary 31, 1988 (1988-01-31) – May 12, 1993 (1993-05-12)

The Wonder Years is an American television Drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black.[2] It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII.[3][4][4][5]

The show achieved a spot in the Nielsen Top Thirty for four of its six seasons.[6] TV Guide named the show one of the 20 best of the 1980s.[6] After only six episodes aired, The Wonder Years won an Emmy for best comedy series in 1988.[6] In addition, at age 13, Fred Savage became the youngest actor ever nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series. The show was also awarded a Peabody Award in 1989, for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling.[7] The series won 22 awards and was nominated for 54 more.[8] In 1997, "My Father's Office" was ranked #29 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time,[9] and in the 2009 revised list the pilot episode was ranked #43.[10]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The series depicts the social and family life of a boy in a typical American suburb from 1968 to 1973, covering his ages of 12 through 17. Each fictional year in the series takes place exactly twenty years before airing (1988 to 1993).

The show's plot centers on Kevin Arnold, son of Jack and Norma Arnold. Kevin's dad holds a management job at NORCOM, a defense contractor, while his mother is a homemaker. Kevin also has an older brother, Wayne, and an older sister, Karen. Two of Kevin's age peers and neighbors are prominently featured throughout the series: his best friend, Paul Pfeiffer, and his crush-turned-girlfriend Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper. Story lines are told through Kevin's reflections as an adult in his mid-30s, voiced by narrator Daniel Stern.

In the pilot episode, Winnie's older brother Brian, whom Kevin admires, is killed in action in Vietnam in 1968. Kevin meets Winnie in a nearby wooded area called Harpers Woods, and they end up sharing their first kiss. This unsaid relationship between Winnie and Kevin remains dormant for a long while, with Winnie starting to date a popular 8th grader named Kirk McCray, and Kevin briefly going steady with Becky Slater (played by Crystal McKellar—Danica's sister). After Kevin breaks up with Becky due to his feelings for Winnie, Becky becomes a recurring nuisance for Kevin. Winnie eventually dumps Kirk as well, and Kevin and Winnie share a second kiss at the start of the 1969 summer vacation. Around Valentine's Day 1970, Winnie temporarily dates Paul, who has broken up with his girlfriend Carla. Winnie and Kevin start dating each other soon after.

Just before the summer break, Winnie and her family move to a house four miles away. Although Winnie attends a new school, Lincoln Junior High, she and Kevin decide to remain together and maintain a successful long distance relationship. A beautiful new student named Madeline Adams joins Kevin's school and quickly catches Kevin's eye, but it is Winnie who breaks up with Kevin after meeting Roger, a typical jock-type at her new school. Neither relationship lasts long, but Winnie and Kevin don't reunite until she is injured in a car accident. After graduating from Junior High, Kevin and Winnie both go to McKinley High and Paul attends a prep school. Paul would later transfer to McKinley High and join Kevin and Winnie.

Earlier seasons of the show tended to focus on plots involving events within the Arnold household and Kevin's academic struggles, whereas later seasons focused much more on plots involving dating and Kevin's friends.

Kevin has several brief flings during the summer of 1971 and the 1971/72 academic year. After Kevin's grandfather gets his driver's license revoked, he sells his car to Kevin for a dollar. Paul transfers to McKinley High after his first semester at prep school when his father runs into financial troubles. Winnie and Kevin are reunited when they go on a double date to a school dance and find themselves more attracted to each other than their respective partners. Facing peer pressure in the episode "White Lies", Kevin implies to his friends that he has had sex with Winnie, but the spreading rumor causes Kevin and Winnie to break up for a few episodes. In late 1972, Kevin's older brother Wayne starts working at NORCOM, and dates his co-worker Bonnie, a divorcée with a son, but the relationship does not last. Kevin's dad quits NORCOM, and buys a furniture manufacturing business.

Final episode and epilogue[edit]

In the finale double episode, Winnie decides to take a job for the summer of 1973 as a lifeguard at a resort. Kevin, anxious to experience a taste of adult life, plans a cross-country trip with his friends. Kevin's dad, Jack, vehemently objects to Kevin's plan and ultimately Kevin abandons his planned trip. Kevin returns to his job at his father's furniture factory and telephones Winnie, who by all accounts is distant and seems to be enjoying her time away from Kevin. Eventually, Kevin and his father fight and Kevin announces that he is leaving, reasoning that he needs to "find himself." Kevin hops in his car and heads to the resort where Winnie is working, hopeful that she can secure him a job and they can spend the rest of the summer together.[11][12]

Much to Kevin's chagrin, Winnie does not appear too pleased with Kevin's arrival and maintains her distance. Kevin is finally able to secure a job at the resort's restaurant and resides in the bus boys' dorm. Feeling confused and frustrated over Winnie's behavior, Kevin searches out other activities to occupy his time. Kevin decides to play poker with the resort's in-house band members. Kevin wins big (by bluffing while only holding a pair of 2s) and goes searching for Winnie, anxious to share the tale of his good fortune. When Kevin finds her, Winnie is engaged in a passionate kiss with a male lifeguard.

The next day, Kevin confronts Winnie about her actions, and they fight. The fallout with Winnie leads Kevin to play another round of poker with the band. This time Kevin ends up losing everything, including his car. Desperate, Kevin confronts Winnie and her new beau at the restaurant and ends up punching him in the face. Kevin then leaves the resort on foot.

On a desolate stretch of highway, Kevin decides to begin hitchhiking. He finally gets picked up by an elderly couple and much to his surprise he finds Winnie in the backseat. Winnie was fired over the fight Kevin instigated at the resort. Kevin and Winnie begin to argue and the elderly couple gets fed up and kicks them out of the car. A flash rain storm begins and Kevin and Winnie search for shelter. They find a barn and discuss how much things are changing and the prospects for the future. At first Winnie tells Kevin that she doesn't see them ending up together but quickly recants, telling Kevin "I don't want it to end." Kevin moves over to Winnie's side as she extends her blanket to Kevin and they share a passionate kiss. The adult Kevin narrates that night they made a promise to always be together and "it was a promise full of passion."

They soon find their way back to their hometown and arrive hand-in-hand to a Fourth of July parade. During this parade, the adult Kevin (Daniel Stern) describes the fate of the show's main characters: Kevin makes up with his father, graduates from high school in 1974 and leaves for college and later becomes a writer. Paul studies law at Harvard. Karen, Kevin's sister, gives birth to a son in September 1973. Kevin's mother becomes a businesswoman and corporate board chairwoman. Kevin's father dies in 1975, and Wayne takes over his father's furniture business. Winnie studies art history in Paris while Kevin stays in the United States. Winnie and Kevin end up writing to each other once a week for the next eight years. When Winnie returns to the United States in 1982, Kevin meets her at the airport with his wife and eight-month-old son.

The final sounds, voice-over narration, and dialogue of the episode and series is that of Kevin (voice of Daniel Stern), with children heard in the background:

Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul. I remember a place, a town, a house, like a lot of houses. A yard like a lot of other yards. On a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back... with wonder.

A little boy (Stern's real life son) can be heard asking his dad to come out and play catch during a break in the final narration. Kevin's narrative responds, "I'll be right there" as the episode closes.

In 2011, the finale was ranked #11 on the TV Guide Network special, TV's Most Unforgettable Finales.[13]

Setting[edit]

Co-creator Neal Marlens wanted the setting to be Huntington, Long Island, where he grew up. ABC insisted that the location remain nonspecific (the colloquial "Anywhere, USA").[14]

Characters[edit]

Major[edit]

(L to R) Paul, Kevin and Winnie

Minor characters[edit]

Broadcast history[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET/PT)Season PremiereSeason FinaleNielsen Ranking
1Sunday 9:00 P.M. (January 31, 1988)
Tuesday 8:30 P.M. (March 22, 1988 – April 19, 1988)
January 31, 1988April 19, 1988#16
2Wednesday 9:00 P.M. (November 30, 1988 – February 15, 1989)
Tuesday 8:30 P.M. (February 28, 1989 – May 16, 1989)
November 30, 1988May 16, 1989#14
3Tuesday 8:30 P.M. (October 3, 1989 – May 8, 1990)
Wednesday 8:30 P.M. (May 16, 1990)
October 3, 1989May 16, 1990#9
4Wednesday 8:00 P.M.September 19, 1990May 15, 1991#27
5Wednesday 8:30 P.M. (October 2, 1991 – February 26, 1992)
Wednesday 8:00 P.M. (March 11, 1992 – May 13, 1992)
October 2, 1991May 13, 1992#37
6Wednesday 8:00 P.M.September 23, 1992May 12, 1993#44

Syndication[edit]

Reruns of the show aired in syndication between September 1992 and September 1997. Nick at Nite then reran the show from October 13, 1997 to February 3, 2001.[16] It also reran on The New TNN (January 22, 2001 to late September, 2001), ABC Family (November 5, 2001 to October 2, 2004) and Ion Television (April 2, 2007 to October 4, 2007). Since October 11, 2010, The Wonder Years aired each evening on the cable network The Hub before being pulled altogether on June 24, 2012. The Hub re-added the show starting on July 16, 2012, before removing it once again entirely on August 31, 2012. In Canada, the show aired on CTS Ontario from September 2010 until September 2, 2011. In Australia, the show aired on ABC1 on March 31, 2012 from the former episode of a Network Ten between 1989 to 1995. In Spain the series initially aired Mondays 930pm on TVE2 (now La2) as part of the Monday night Comedy block which also featured Murphy Brown. The series was later promoted to main channel TVE1 where it aired Fridays 9pm. Years later, in the late 90s, commercial station Antena 3TV recovered the series and aired it first in its 2pm comedy hour, later relocating it to a 530pm slot as part of the youth macro-show La Merienda.[citation needed]

Home video releases[edit]

Unlike most long-running popular American television series, The Wonder Years has still not yet been released on DVD as official season box sets, allegedly due to music licensing issues.[17] Because of this issue, The Wonder Years routinely appears high on the list of TV shows in-demand for a DVD release.[18][19][20] Some episodes of the series were included in two official "best-of" DVD sets (The Best of The Wonder Years and The Christmas Wonder Years) without the original music.[19][21] Anchor Bay also released two volumes (four episodes total) on VHS in 1997.[22]

In a blog update on the Netflix website on March 30, 2011,[23] and a press release issued the next day,[24] Netflix stated that they would be adding The Wonder Years to their instant streaming service. The other three 20th Century Fox series noted as part of the deal were added to the Watch Instantly service by April 2,[25][26][27] while The Wonder Years remained unavailable. On October 1, 2011,[28] 114 full-length episodes of the series were added to Netflix streaming. The clip show from the end of Season 4, which was released on DVD, has not been included.[29]

On September 26, 2011 it was announced that Amazon Prime's streaming video service would be adding The Wonder Years, describing the series as "available on digital video for the first time",[30] although Netflix added the series ahead of Amazon's release. All 115 episodes (including the clip show) became available to Prime members starting October 6, 2011.[31]

On both digital streaming services, portions of the soundtrack have been replaced. The show's opening theme, Joe Cocker's rendition of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," has been replaced on Netflix[32] and Amazon with the version of the song that played in UK and other overseas airings. The majority of the show's soundtrack remains unchanged. Songs such as "Light My Fire" by The Doors and "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix have been replaced by generic sound-alikes with different lyrics.

Documentary[edit]

In 2002, the US TV-show „TVography“ produced a documentary about „The Wonder Years“, called „The Wonder Years – Coming of Age“. Lots of actors, screenwriters and producers who worked on the series were invited and have been interviewed. [1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The official soundtrack was released in 1988 by Atlantic/WEA and contains a total of 13 tracks, featuring Joe Cocker's cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends", which is the show's theme song.[33]

Also, after the series' original run was over, Laserlight Digital released a 5-disc compilation box set under the title Music from 'The Wonder Years in 1994. This is the same company that later released the only two DVDs for the series, The Best of The Wonder Years and The Christmas Wonder Years. The disc included 40 oldies favorites and 5 original songs (each is repeated twice in the set) written exclusively for the series by W. G. Snuffy Walden.

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResult
1991American Cinema Editors' Eddie AwardBest Edited Episode from a Television SeriesDennis C. Vejar (For episode "Goodbye")Nominated
1993Best Edited Half Hour Series for TelevisionDennis C. Vejar (For episode "The Wedding")Nominated
1989ASCAP Film and Television Music AwardTop TV SeriesStewart LevinWon
1988BMI Film & TV AwardsBMI TV Music AwardW.G. Snuffy Walden, John Lennon and Paul McCartneyWon
1989Won
1990Won
1988Casting Society of America's Artios AwardBest Casting for TV, Comedy EpisodicMary V. Buck and Susan EdelmanWon
1989Nominated
1990Meg Liberman and Marc HirschfeldNominated
1989Directors Guild of America AwardOutstanding Directing – Comedy SeriesSteve Miner (For the pilot episode)Won
1991Peter Baldwin (For episode "The Ties That Bind")Nominated
1989Golden Globe AwardBest Television Series – Musical or ComedyWon
1990Nominated
Best Actor – Television Series Musical or ComedyFred SavageNominated
1991Nominated
1988Humanitas Prize30 Minute CategoryCarol Black and Neal Marlens (For the pilot episode)Nominated
1989Matthew CarlsonWon
1990Todd W. LangenWon
David M. Stern (For episode "The Powers That Be")Nominated
1991Bob BrushWon
Mark B. Perry (For episode "The Ties That Bind")Nominated
1992Craig Hoffman (For episode "Hardware Store")Nominated
1993Sy Rosen (For episode "The Nose")Nominated
1990Peabody AwardABC Television and Black/Marlens Company in association with New World TelevisionWon
1988Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Comedy SeriesCarol Black, Neal Marlens and Jeffrey SilverWon
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesCarol Black and Neal Marlens (For the pilot episode)Nominated
1989Outstanding Comedy SeriesCarol Black, Neal Marlens, Bob Brush, Steve Miner and Jeffrey SilverNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesFred SavageNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesMatthew Carlson (For episode "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere")Nominated
Todd W. Langen (For episode "Coda")Nominated
David M. Stern (For episode "Loosiers")Nominated
Michael J. Weithorn (For episode "Our Miss White")Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesPeter Baldwin (For episode "Our Miss White")Won
Michael Dinner (For episode "How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation")Nominated
Steve Miner (For episode "Birthday Boy")Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesRobert PicardoNominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMaxine StuartNominated
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera ProductionStuart Bass (For episode "Loosiers")Nominated
Outstanding Costume Design for a SeriesScilla Andreen (For episode "Birthday Boy")Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a SpecialAgamemnon Andrianos, David John West, Ray West and John L. Mack (For episode "Birthday Boy")Nominated
1990Outstanding Comedy SeriesBob Brush, Bob Stevens, Jill Gordon, Matthew Carlson, Michael Dinner, Ken Topolsky and Kerry EhrinNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesFred SavageNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesBob Brush (For episode "Goodbye")Won
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesMichael Dinner (For episode "Goodbye")Won
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesDavid HuddlestonNominated
Outstanding Editing for a Series - Single Camera ProductionDennis C. Vejar (For episode "Goodbye")Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a SpecialAgamemnon Andrianos, David John West, Ray West and John L. Mack (For episode "St. Valentine's Day Massacre")Nominated
1991Outstanding Comedy SeriesBob Brush, Jill Gordon, Ken Topolsky, David Chambers and Michael DinnerNominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesPeter Baldwin (For episode "The Ties That Bind")Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a SpecialAgamemnon Andrianos, David John West, Nello Torri and John L. Mack (For episode "Little Debbie")Nominated
1992Agamemnon Andrianos, David John West, Nello Torri and Craig Hunter (For episode "Grandpa's Car")Nominated
1993Agamemnon Andrianos, David John West, Nello Torri and Craig Hunter (For episodes "Summer" and "Independence Day")Nominated
1988Television Critics Association AwardProgram of the YearNominated
Outstanding Achievement in ComedyWon
1989Nominated
1990Nominated
2006TV Land AwardFavorite Series FinaleNominated
2007Favorite Heard-But-Not-Seen CharacterDaniel SternNominated
2008Character You'd Pay to Do Your Homework for YouDanica McKellarNominated
1989Viewers for Quality Television AwardBest Quality Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesFred SavageWon
1990Best Quality Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesFred SavageWon
1991Best Quality Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesFred SavageNominated
Best Writing in a Quality Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Specialty PlayerRobert PicardoNominated
1992Best Quality Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesFred SavageNominated
1989Writers Guild of America AwardEpisodic ComedyCarol Black and Neal Marlens (For episode "My Father's Office")Won
Carol Black and Neal Marlens (For the pilot episode)Nominated
1990Matthew Carlson (For episode "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere")Nominated
Todd W. Langen (For episode "Coda")Won
1991Bob Brush (For episode "Goodbye")Nominated
David M. Stern (For episode "The Powers That Be")Nominated
Bob Stevens (For episode "Rock 'N' Roll")Nominated
1989Young Artist AwardBest Family Television SeriesWon
Best Young Actor Starring in a Television Comedy SeriesFred SavageWon
Best Young Actor Guest-Starring in a Drama or Comedy SeriesRobin ThickeNominated
Best Young Actor in a Featured, Co-Starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy, Drama Series, or SpecialJosh SavianoNominated
Best Young Actress in a Featured, Co-Starring, Supporting, Recurring Role in a Comedy, Drama Series, or SpecialDanica McKellarWon
1990Best Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesFred SavageNominated
Jason HerveyNominated
Best Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesDanica McKellarNominated
Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television SeriesRobert JayneNominated
Joshua John MillerNominated
1992Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television SeriesDanica McKellarNominated
Best Young Actor Guest-Starring or Recurring Role in a TV SeriesBrandon CraneWon
Best Young Actress Guest-Starring or Recurring Role in a TV SeriesCrystal McKellarNominated
Lisa Paige RobinsonNominated
1993Best Young Actor Co-Starring in a Television SeriesJosh SavianoNominated
Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television SeriesDanica McKellarNominated
Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television SeriesGiovanni RibisiNominated
Best Young Actress Guest-Starring in a Television SeriesWendy J. CookeNominated

References[edit]

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External links[edit]


Preceded by
Hard Copy
1987
The Wonder Years
Super Bowl lead-out program
1988
Succeeded by
Brotherhood of the Rose
1989