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The Wonder Years
Character: Winnie Cooper
Created by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens
Directed by: Michael Dinner, Ken Topolsky, Peter Baldwin, Daniel Stern, Steve Miner
Written by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens, Mark B. Perry, Bob Brush, Matthew Carlson, Mark Levin
Other cast: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
Release date: January 31, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Running time: 24 min

Wistful and whimsical nostalgia about a 12-year-old boy coming of age in the late 1960s and early '70s, this became a viewer favorite subsequent to its premiere following the 1988 Super Bowl. The Emmy-winning series chronicles Kevin Arnold's growing pains in a turbulent period of U.S. history and weighs his relationships with family, friends and especially the winsome Winnie next door. The pensive, witty narration by the adult Kevin is voiced by Daniel Stern.


– 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.


– Part of the show’s running storyline is a falling-out between Kevin and Winnie, who becomes a background character for several months, until she and Kevin reconcile. The main reason for this part of the storyline was that actress Danica McKellar had had a growth spurt, and she and star Fred Savage, already shorter than McKellar, didn’t look right standing together. The characters reconciled after Savage began to catch up in height.

Episode Guide

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six