Episode 47 19 Sep 90 "Growing Up"
Kevin, Paul and Doug and Walter are standing near a pool. They are looking at the world with "new eyes". One sunbather undoes the strap of her top. The kids all turn around, embarrassed, and contemplate dropping ice on her back - until Winnie approaches and frosts the conversation. The Arnold family is grumpy in general, and Kevin does not know why. At Jack's company picnic, Kevin meets Mimi "the Stick" Detweiler, a girl who had a crush on Kevin years earlier. She is now filled out, to say the least. Kevin has fun hanging out with her, until he learns her father got promoted over Jack. Wayne's girlfriend, Angela, eats everything, all the time, and no one really likes her (except Wayne). Kevin beans Jack with a baseball, and later fears getting yelled at by him. Angela dumps Wayne at the picnic, and Kevin and Wayne share a sympathetic moment - "for that one moment, I actually felt...close, to my brother..." - before Jack approaches and Wayne scurries off. Kevin apologizes about hitting Jack, but Jack shrugs it off. Jack apologizes to Kevin for not getting the promotion. He tells Kevin "Don't ever get old, Kev". The Arnold's (and other families) sing around the fire that evening. Long narration about "family growing pains". "Forever Young" starts and carries over into the final scene, as everyone says goodbye to Karen, who is going away to college. Kevin, Norma, and Wayne walk out into the street as Jack drives her away.
Remark: This could be the single episode to represent the whole series. It has all the family members, (and Winnie), and has the right theme - "growing up" (by Kyle Gittins).
Goof: The company picnic and softball game....Kevin hits the ball pitched to him by Jack Arnold and Jack is hit over the right eye. Later that evening in the park, the patch for the bump on his forehead is over his left eye.
Eric Clapton = Derek & the Dominoes: "Layla"
The Beatles: "When I'm Sixty Four"
Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers: "Goodnight Irene"
Joan Baez: "Forever Young" (Closing music. Scene of Karen saying goodbye to family.)
John Anthony Walter Soleil Moon Frye Mimi (Detweiller, Harry's daughter) Meredith Scott Lynn Angela (Wayne's girlfriend) Brandon Crane Doug Porter Jay Byron Umpire Mark Drexler Big Guy John T. Olson Man Rick Hurst Harry (Detweiller)Episode 48 26 Sep 90 "Ninth Grade Man"
"Kevin enters ninth grade with adolescent bravado, mesmerized by a new student and ready to conquer the world, until he discovers he's a man without a locker--enrolled in shop class."
Kevin begins 9th grade and feels great. At "Woody's Pizza Barn" he meets Winnie and Paul. Paul believes to get patchy dry spots and Winnie is scared to start at a new school, Lincoln Junior High. She and Kevin agree to think of eachother "every hour on the hour". Back in school Kevin loses his locker to the school bully Tony, gets attacked by Becky and runs into problems with his teacher for Industrial Art. But he also meets beautiful Madeline who makes him forget his promise to Winnie and gives him a kiss on his mouth.
Remark: In Episode # 25 "Math Class" (last season, also second episode of a season), Kevin is in Miss Martinson's French class. Then, in Episode # 48, "Ninth Grade Man" Kevin is in Miss Falcinella's French class with new student Madeline he says in narration that "French was a language I simply didn't understand..The only thing he could say to Madeline was "do you want some butter in French...Apparently, he didn't learn anything in the 8th grade French class (by Dennis).
Richard Strauss: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" (Kevin is celebrating after beating Becky running laps.)
Marvin Gaye: "How Sweet It Is"
The Ronettes: "Be My Baby" (Closing music. Scene of Kevin, Winnie, and Madeline at Pizza Barn.)
Charles Tyner Mr. Nestor (teacher for Industrial Arts) Julie Condra Madeline Julie Payne Mrs. Falcinella (teacher for french) Crystal McKellar Becky Slater Tony Nittoli Tony Barbella Josh Berman Guillomme (classmate who can't speak french) Robert Picardo Mr. Cutlip Blake Super Shop KidEpisode 49 03 Oct 90 "The Journey"
This episode starts with an excerpt of "Sands of Iwo Jima" starring John Wayne as Sergeant Stryker, which glorifies manly attitudes. Then we see the boys in Cutlip's physical education class. In the locker room, Kevin loses consciousness and gets back to life smelling Donna Pescarelli's parfume on Walter's hand (Walter has already appeared in episode 47). Donna is in 10th grade and throws a slumber party. The gang of Kevin's mates thinks that they are invited if they bring beer. Walter really gets the bottles. Wayne discovers them and takes the beer. They try to walk to Donna's place. Paul gets asthma, Doug hurts his left leg and Kevin breaks all but the last beer bottle. Walter stops at his parents' house and gets caught. The cuckoo signal that they had agreed on fails. The remaining crowd walks further on and gets soaked in rain. They arrive, see the girls and get chased away by Donna's father. [no Winnie]
The Mitch Miller Chorus: "Colonel Bogey March" (also known as "The Bridge on the River Kwai March"; not by Kenneth Alford)
Edwin Starr: "War"
The Monkees: "I'm A Believer" (music at girls' slumber party)
John Anthony Walter (McHaffet (?)) Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Brandon Crane Doug Porter Sarah Lundy Girl #1 Stacey Young Girl #2 Robert Picardo Mr. CutlipEpisode 50 10 Oct 90 "The Cost of Living"
Every Sunday night Mr. Arnold goes over the family expenses. The meager rest is allowance. Wayne gets $4 and Kevin only $2. At school Kevin learns that Paul's allowance is $5 and that Mark has got a $20 tip from Mr. Stein at the golf course. His father gives him some work around the house for only $3. So he becomes a caddy. His first job is to caddy for Ken Stein, his Dad's boss, against his Dad. In the beginning Mr. Arnold is far behind, then catches up after insulted by his boss and loses on purposes. Nevertheless Mr. Stein becomes very mean and Kevin get closer to his Dad. [one short appearance by Winnie]
Lee Dorsey: "Working In The Coal Mine"
Alan Fudge Ken Stein (boss of Kevin's father) Justin Whalin Mark Kovinsky Brandon Crane Doug Porter Cal Gibson Caddy Master Eric Foster Kid (Neal Pemish in episode 87)Episode 51 24 Oct 90 "It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World"
"French chef Kevin is paired with femme fatale Madeline on an assignment to prepare a French dish at home. And voila, the result is a luscious chocolate mousse--and a serving of deceit."
Kevin and Winnie are together. She gives him a bracelet "Kevin Arnold / Love, Winnie" for an anniversary. In Mrs. Falcinella's French class he gets a cooking assignment with Madeline, the "raw temptation", the girl who has kissed him in episode 48. For this homework he has to cancel a date with Winnie, who reacts with full understanding and sweetness. Kevin goes to Madeline's house, makes a mousse au chocolate with her and runs off fleeing the temptation. But he has forgotten Winnie's bracelet. Winnie meets him and he lies about it. When he asks Madeline to return it, she invites him over for that night. But Kevin is afraid and buys a new one. It has written 'Kevin Amold' on it. Facing tonight date with Winnie, he has to go to Madeline, who is not at home. At the movies Winnie and Kevin are sitting together when Madeline comes in. She says "I think you dropped this" and so he gets back the bracelet.
Remark: In episode 46 there is another but different jeweler.
Hank Williams: "Hey Good Lookin" (scene of Kevin and Madeline cooking chocolate mousse)
Julie Condra Madeline (Adams) Michael Tricario Randy (Mitchell) Julie Payne Mrs. Falcinella (teacher for french) John O'Leary Jeweler Josh Berman Harold (Gruntner, see later) Ben Stein Mr. CantwellEpisode 52 07 Nov 90 "Little Debbie"
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Paul's little awkward sister, Debbie, has a crush on Kevin. His mind, however, is more set on a cheerleader, Deanna Delgado. Paul is to take Debbie to her first dance, but then speads the rumor Kevin would do it. When she asks, he cannot say no. Excited Mr. Pfeiffer brings Paul to the football game and Kevin to the ball. When the souvenir picture are to be taken, Kevin walks out to the pool in the garden. Paul, Doug and Randy come, tell Kevin that Deanna has stuffed her blouse and leave. Then Debbie comes out, is disappointed and drops her precious earring into the pool. Kevin gets it and gets the picture taken. [no Winnie]
Little Richard: "Tutti-Frutti"
"Tammy" (played early in the episode with a woman singing on "ah"--performer unknown)
"Try to Remember(That Kind of September)" (played by the cotillion band)
Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" (also played by the cotillion band)
Four Aces: "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"
Glenn Miller: "Moonlight Serenade"
Torrey Anne Cook Debbie (Cecille) Pfeiffer (Paul's sister) Josh Moskoff Alvin Pfeiffer (Paul's father) Stephanie Satie Ida Pfeiffer (Paul's mother) Brandon Crane Doug Porter Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Annie Waterman Teacher Vanessa Brown Punch Lady Stefanie Scott Girl # 1 (Amy Ermin in episode 33) Alexandra Kurhan Girl # 2 (Deanna Delgado)Episode 53 14 Nov 90 "The Ties That Bind"
At the beginning Kevin's parents were just Norma and Jack -until they became parents. Now they need money to pay all the bills for their kids. There is the dentist and Karen wants a yoga mat. Norma's stove breaks down. Her husband asks for a raise and gets it. But he has a new position, regional manager, which means lots of travel. Norma gets a kick out of her new stove. But something is wrong: It looks like Dad is missing Thanksgiving. The bird is on the table, Mum keeps on talking and does not sit down. Then she is silent, tries to get her husband at the phone, gets a phone call from him and drives the family to the airport for a short meeting.
Nat King Cole: "At Last"
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Second Movement from Symphony No.9"
Biff Yeager Ned (repair man)Episode 54 28 Nov 90 "The Sixth Man"
Some things do not change - thinks Kevin. He believes that he will be the dominant part in his firiendship with Paul. When Coach Cutlip selects the players for on the school basketball team, nobody wants to join in. Finally Paul and Kisling get drafted. Paul likes the idea. Kevin beats him all the time when they play in his backyard. When Kevin talks to Cutlip to get Paul out of potential trouble, he discovers that his friend is good when he is not playing with Kevin. Paul challenges Kevin one night and finally beats him.
Ventures: "Let's Go"
Tommy James and The Shondells: "Sweet Cherry Wine"
Robert Picardo Ed Cutlip Jay Lambert Tommy KislingEpisode 55 12 Dec 90 "A Very Cutlip Christmas
Coach Cutlip tries his very best to ruin the Christmas atmosphere at school. But then Kevin sees Cutlip playing Santa at the mall. He recognizes him, shouts out his name and expects revenge. Back in school Cutlip starts to be extremely friendly to him. He tells him that kids like him when he is Santa. Kevin lets it slip to his friends. They go looking for Cutlip and see, but do not recognize him. [no Winnie]
Remark: The Wonder Years Christmas episodes: Second season: episode 9, forth season: episode 55 (with Cutlip!), fifth season: episode 78, sixth season: episode 103. The first season started after Christmas, the third season had no Christmas episode.
Goof: When Kevin runs into the mall, in order to alert Mr. Cutlip that some guys are looking for him, you can see a the little train, circling the Santa Claus' area. Just 3 seconds, before Kevin falls on the rails, this train starts a new circle. But the train appears so fast in front of Kevin's head that this train must do one round in about 5 seconds. And this means, that this train runs with about 30mph! (by Markus Bschorer)
"Deck The Halls"
Mitchell Parish & Leroy Anderson: "Sleigh Ride"
Dick Smith & Felix Bernard 1934: "Walking In A Winter Wonder Land"
"Frosty The Snow Man"
"Silent Night" (Arnolds and others sing it.)
Robert Picardo Mr. Cutlip Brandon Crane Doug Porter Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Jay Lambert Tommy Kisling (classmate)
Episode 56 09 Jan 91 "The Candidate"
"Never before in this campaign was there such an atmosphere of hatred." With this Nixon quote we are introduced to popular Becky Slater running for student council president. There is no other candidate until Paul nominates Kevin against his will. When he sits together with Winnie and Paul, Becky comes over and says "Kevin. I just came over to offer my congratulations. I must say I am looking forward to running against you. This is going to be fun. I am going to chop you up to little pieces, Kevin. I am going to destroy you. Think of it this way: I always knew that you are a loser. Now everbody else will, too. Good luck!" It turns into a slanging match. Becky has the cheerleaders' support and offers free crisps. During the three weeks no trick was too cheap to be played by both opponents. When the text of Becky's speech was offered to Kevin, the line was crossed. He struggles, does not use it and resigns from the race.
The Surfaris: "Wipeout"
"Yankee Doodle" (traditional American song--it's played by a fife at one point in the episode).
E. E. Bagley: "National Emblem" (it's the march that play often throughout the episode)
Aretha Franklin: "Respect"
"Three Blind Mice" (music of Three Stooges on TV in Kevin's basement)
Crystal McKellar Becky Slater Brandon Crane Doug Porter Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Jay Lambert Tommy Kisling Blake Soper Shop Kid Willie C. Carpenter Mr. Altman Linda Hoy Mrs. Ritvo Marguerite Moreau Julie Josh Peden StudentEpisode 57 23 Jan 91 "Heartbreak"
First part of when Kevin and Winnie go to the Museum together on a joint school trip. Communication between them has become more difficult since Winnie is at a different school (see episode 48). She has new friends and loses contact to the old ones. On the other side Madeline is very much interested in Kevin. When Mr. Cantwell announces a trip to the Museum of Natural History together with Lincoln Junior High, Winnie's school, Kevin's emotions grow high. Although Winnie joins Kevin finally in the Kennedy School bus, she does not show much interest. Kevin would like to bring the good times back, but she is more into the new school's affairs. When he becomes frustrated and walks out of the museum into the dusk, Madeline approaches him and begins to talk about emotions. Winnie sees them and runs off. Kevin follows her and catches her at her bus. He wants to tell her that she has always been his love. But Winnie is quicker and says that she has met someone and that she is sorry. Back in the bus, he finds the ring he has given her and knows that "the girl from next door is gone and it will never be the same anymore".
The Beach Boys: "God Only Knows" (Opening - Walking on street & Closing music. Winnie breaks up with Kevin at the natural history museum.)
Tschaikowsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture
Julie Condra Madeline (Adams) Brandon Crane Doug Porter Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Art Hoffman Roger (Dikovian) Aaron Lohr Sean (Winnie's classmate) Robin Lynn Heath Tina (Winnie's classmate) Keira Montell Marsha (Winnie's classmate) Ben Stein Mr. CantwellEpisode 58 30 Jan 91 "Denial"
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The next day the break-up between Kevin and Winnie becomes well known to all. He tries to deny it. Paul, Wayne and his mom give Kevin "good" advice. Kevin asks Paul to throw a party so that he can win Winnie back. But she thanks Kevin for inviting her and her boyfriend Roger. Madeline offers her support. So Kevin goes with Madeline to Paul's party. Winnie comes in with Roger and hangs around with him all the time. Kevin makes a fool out of himself to attract her attention but has no success. Madeline tells him that he could come back to her if he has made up his mind about Winnie. Kevin disappears in Pfeiffer's basement. Winnie joins him and says that she wants him as a good friend. He answers in anger that he does not want to be her friend and that their relation was not so important for him anyway. Winnie starts to weep and leaves the party with Roger. Madeline asks Kevin how things are and he tells her to get lost. Later that night he gets comfort and a big hug from his dad in the garage. He walks back to Winnie's house and apologizes. They talk. [Winnie reappears in episode 66] (this is the last episode with Madeline).
Remark: In episode 85, Kevin and Winnie dance together. They dance to the same music (The Stylistics: "You Are Everything") that Winnie danced to with Roger at Paul's party (episode 58), when Kevin is *sort of* with Madeline (by Peter Reynders and Alex).
Remark: "You Are Everything" by The Stylistics is played at Paul's party. The song was not on thecharts until late September 1971, several month after this episode took place (by Adam Mallinger).
Mouth & McNeal: "How Do You Do"
Fontella Bass: "Rescue Me"
Wilson Pickett: "Mustang Sally"
The Stylistics: "You Are Everything" (Plays at party. Winnie and Roger dance to it.)
Julie Condra Madeline Art Hoffman Roger (Dikovian) Josh Peden Short Kid Michael Bower KidEpisode 59 06 Feb 91 "Who's Aunt Rose?"
Kevin's Grandpa comes to town to go to Aunt Rose's funeral. The whole family ends up going. Dad's cousin Lloyd gives a $20 bill to Kevin and Wayne who quarrel and lose it over the corpse. The situation remains tense when the family drives to the cemetary. Grandpa kicks both brothers out of the car. They have to walk the last two miles. In his farewell speech Grandpa Arnold teaches Kevin a lesson about the importance of family. [no Winnie]
Johann Sebastian Bach: "Toccata And Fugue In D Minor"
Arlen Dean Snyder Lloyd Arnold (Mr. Arnold's cousin) Wesley Mann Mr. Lively Helen Page Camp Opal Arnold John Brandon Phillip Arnold Earl Boen Pastor Danny Breen Ray McKinsey Ben Kronen Gentleman Ida Reiss Merin Woman David Huddleston Grandpa ArnoldEpisode 60 13 Feb 91 "Courage" or <The Law of Cavity >
"Will Kevin resort to a lie to avoid having a cavity filled, or will he bite the bullet to impress the friendly hygienist?"
Narrator in the very beginning: "Over the course of the average lifetime, you'll meet a lot of people. Some of them stick with you through thick and thin. Some weave their way through your life and disappear forever. But once in a while someone comes along who earns a permanent place in your heart. Someone like -say- ..."
Miss Hasenfuss (in the dentist's waiting room): "Hi Kevin!"
Narrator: "... Miss Hasenfuss"
Kevin admires his dental hygienist, Miss Hasenfuss, who is really attractive and let him feel like a man. He thinks she is someone he can really talk to. She tells Kevin about her plan to go to school again and become a dentist herself. But she is afraid of the tests and thinks Kevin is courageous for making it in school. One afternoon Miss Hasenfuss calls and asks him to come over. Kevin believes it must be personal. But it is his first cavity discovered on the X-rays. Kevin is scared and cannot admit it to her. When he asks the grand expert of tooth decay, his brother, he does not get relief. At night he dreams of Dr. Tucker who holds a chain saw and wants to slice him up while chained down to the dentist's chair. Next day Kevin lies to Miss Hasenfuss about a fire at home and flees the appointment. In the supermarket Mum and Kevin meet Miss Hasenfuss. Kevin reschedules his appointment and meets Miss Hasenfuss who is on the leave for school and her unattractive successor. The filling turns out to be a nice way to say farewell to her. He will never see her again, but often looking for her dentists nameplate. [no Winnie]
Percy Faith Orchestra: "Syncopated Clock" (Percy Faith's arrangement-version, composed by LeRoy Anderson)
Jimi Hendrix: "Purple Haze"
Whitney Kershaw Miss (Jennifer) Hasenfuss Gerrit Graham Dr. (Glenn) Tucker (dentist) Brandon Crane Doug Porter Jay Lambert Tommy Kisling (classmate) Mary Gillis Mrs. Craw (successor of Miss Hasenfuss)Episode 61 27 Feb 91 "Buster" or <The Big Fix >
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Buster, Kevin's dog, needs to get fixed but everyone keeps avoiding it. When Kevin takes him for a walk, he runs off so they all go looking for him. Then they all taking him to get fixed. [no Winnie]
Remark: The song "Lean on me" by Bill Withers Seger is used as background music to the closing narration. It was recorded in 1971 and charted #1 in early Summer 1972, after episode 66 should have taken place (by Mark D).
Patti Page: "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?"
"Tossin' and Turnin'"; Theme from "Lassie"
Grieg: "Morning from Peer Gynt"
Bill Withers: "Lean on Me"
Cristine Rose Dr. Ferlinger (veterinarian) Charles Tyner Mr. Nestor (teacher for handicrafts)Episode 62 06 Mar 91 "Road Trip"
Kevin and Jack have reached the point where they don't really want to
be together. Norma sends them out - together - to buy a suit for Kevin,
at a store "only an hour away". During the trip, Kevin and Jack get lost
at a dead-end, battle over the radio station, and wind up stopping in at
a diner. Kevin orders a heap of food - "Scrambled eggs...bacon, crisp...wheat
toast...home fries...applesauce...and a couple of corn muffins" - so he
can ogle the waitress, and ends up embarrassing Jack in front of her. They
are off again for the suit - in silence. They finally make it to the store
- just as it closes - and a tire goes flat. "Three hours, six wrong turns,
and two gas- stations later...somebody finally spoke." JACK - "I'll get
the lug-wrench". They spend another hour changing the tire - and arguing.
They finally make it
home, but decide to avoid Norma for a while. They drive off happy, to get some pie and coffee - and to get their story straight. [no Winnie]
Remark: There is a small town called Hillsdale close to San Diego, CA. This could be the one they hit. It is only 140 miles from Culver City where the Arnolds live (see episode 26). The highway then would be route 8. But there is also a small town named Hillsdale close to San Francisco which does not fit the vegetation and is much farther away. But: Upon consulting a map, Jack thinks "they are near Loudonville." Later in the episode, Kevin mentions Route 22B. In the Rand McNally Trip Maker there are three Loudonvilles; New York, Ohio and West Virginia. Then, consulting a map, I discovered that Loudonville, NY is a suburb of Albany. And just to the west is Route 22 (parallel to the NY border with CT, MA, VT). This fits the Eastern concept we all had and the suburb requirement (for further discussion of location see where).
Remark: The first song on the car radio is the theme from "The Third Man," which was a 60s TV show. Then "Moon River" by Henry Mancini followed and the "Third Man" theme came on again (by Branford).
Rossini: "Largo al Factotum" from the opera "Il Barbieiri de Seviglia"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Teach Your Children"
Melora Walters Waitress (on her nametag: Melanie) J. Andrew Bilgore AttendantEpisode 63 20 Mar 91 "When Worlds Collide"
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Norma takes a temporary job at Kevin's school. Because Kevin thinks he's in the top third of his class in "coolness", he is embarrassed to be seen with his mother. Kevin tries to steal a hall-pass for Barbella, but Norma sees him with it. Kevin feels bad and doesn't take the pass. During a fire-drill, Norma "Yoo-hoo's" Kevin across the parking lot, and all the kids laugh. Kevin later asks Norma not to even notice him at school. Norma is a little hurt, but complies. Norma gets fired by Mr. Diperna, because her work skills are poor. Norma grounds Kevin because of the pass, but doesn't tell Jack. She fills out an application to River College. Kevin thinks Norma is "pretty cool". [no Winnie]
Goof: When Norma is putting her stuff in the car after being fired, her calendar says 1974. The show actually plays in 1971 (by Branford).
Sam & Dave: "Soul Man"
Tony Nittoli Tony Barbella Raye Birk Mr. Diperna (assistant principal)Episode 64 03 Apr 91 "Separate Rooms"
Wayne and Kevin have always lived in one bedroom and have always beaten eachother up. But this room is getting too small. On the other side Karen's room is now empty, because she has left for college and gets a job as a salesperson in a supermarket during summer. So the boys want to use it. After their mother has exchanged their underwear by accident and Kevin worn Wayne's, something must happen soon. They end up arguing over who has to leave the old room. [no Winnie, short appearance of Karen]
Brandon Crane Doug PorterEpisode 65 10 Apr 91 "The Yearbook"
Image is important in junior highschool. On one side there is Peter Arbuster, the fat kid in school, and on the other Brad, popular captain of the football team, and this beautiful girlfriend, Marci, who are in charge of the yearbook. They ask Kevin to collect funny quotes for each student. He desperately wants to be successful and quotes Peter "Let's eat". When Kevin discovers that Peter makes fun of himself and is a nice guy, he feels guilty. During the next meeting of the yearbook comitee he tries to reverse his contribution but is a coward and changes it to "Oink!Oink!". As a consequence he has nightmares about Peter's death and gets punished by Mr. Diperna. [no Winnie]
Randy Newman: "I'm Different"
Michael Bower Peter Armbruster Chad Allen Brad Patterson (captain of the football team) Sandy Alexander Marci Donovan (Brad Patterson's girlfriend) Jonathan Brandis Steve (from the yearbook comitee) Ami Foster Susan (from the yearbook comitee) Sonny Kelly Julius (from the yearbook comitee) Willie C. Carpenter Mr. Altman (black teacher for history) James O'Connell Mr. Armbruster (Peter's father) Gerry Lock Mrs. Armbruster (Peter's mother) Ray Birk Mr. DipernaEpisode 66 24 Apr 91 "The Accident"
Unknown to Kevin, Winnie's emotional problems related to the death of her brother, Brian, and possibly other family problems, surfaces. Kevin sees Winnie for the first time since they split up (see episode 58). They meet at the Moonlight Roller-Skating Rink, where she hangs with a crowd of high school juniors. Winnie tells Kevin that Roger and she have split up - after he had asked. Winnie gets into a car accident, breaking her leg. Paul tells Kevin about it, and Kevin hurries over to Winnie's house. He waits several hours for her to arrive. Her parents send Kevin away ("Winnie doesn't want to see you right now"). Kevin leaves, but comes back. He climbs onto the roof to Winnie's window. They see each other, and say "I love you".
Remark: Kevin has just ridden his bike to Winnie's old house-
in the middle of the night- and the narrator say "There was a time when
I saw Winnie Cooper every single day of my life." and then flashes to episode
WINNIE: Whatcha doing?
WINNIE: Maybe we could do something tomorrow. I mean, if you want.
KEVIN: Yeah! I mean sure, if you want.
PAUL [squeaky voice yelling from distance]: Come on, Kev! Let's go!
KEVIN [to WINNIE]: Okay, well. Bye, see ya tomorrow.
(by Carrie Campbell)
Remark: Kevin can ice skate in episode 10, but in episode 66 he can't roller skate. Usually if you can ice skate you can roller skate (by Dennis Barron).
Ventures: "Walk Don't Run"
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: "The Tears of a Clown"
Platters: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Bob Seger: "We've Got Tonight" (Closing music, plays as Kevin looks at Winnie in bed after accident.)
Remark: The song "We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger is used as background music to the closing narration. It did not appear on an album until 1978, well after episode 66 should have taken place. (by Chris Porter)
Lynn Milgrim Mrs. Cooper (Winnie's mother) H. Richard Greene Mr. Cooper (Winnie's father) Nicolas Read Rex Shawn Phelan WilliamEpisode 67 01 May 91 "The House that Jack Built"
The episode starts with a glorification of the American suburbian life which has developed after WW II. Being a self-made man, Mr. Arnold plasters a crevice at his basement. Karen comes back to get some tableware, because she wants to move in a house with Michael, an unshaved carpenter. She does not tell her parents that is a guy she is living with. When they visit her, the house seems to be really big but run down. Dad wants to help. But then Michael comes back from shopping. Dad goes off when Michael tells him that he lives there. But Kevin likes him because he is friendly. Michael takes him on a motorbike ride. When they return, Karen has a huge argument with her dad and stays with Michael. When Kevin and his parents come back home, the basement is flooded. [no Winnie]
Remark: Karen and Michael will have trouble in episode 77 and episode 90, but will get married in episode 91.
Ink Spots: "To Each His Own"
Bob Dylan: "The Times They Are A-changin'"
David Schwimmer MichaelEpisode 68 08 May 91 "Graduation"
Kevin is graduating from Junior High. He wants to believe that nothing changes and that he will meet all his friends again in high school. With the exception of Becky Slater who is still mad at him (see for example episode 56). Mrs. Heimer is still lovely but pregnant. Ed Cutlip is moving to Indianapolis for a promotion. He makes a classic quote that the students will think back of him with the words 'Free at last..... Thank God almighty, I'm free at last!'. Winnie has a plaster-casted left leg (from the car accident, see episode 66). She is anxious about the future and asks Kevin what will happen next year to all of them. She tells him that Paul is going to a private school. Kevin is angry because Paul has not told him. He knocks out Paul during chemistry class and makes the teacher Mr. Cantwell nervous so that an explosions follows. Mrs. Heimer picks him up with her white VW buggy. They talk until she feels the baby is coming. He has to drive her to the hospital, panicks, finally holds Mrs. Heimer's newborn and feels a bit like a father. In the evening at the celebration even Tony Barbella gets his degree. Paul makes a big speech about friends at the end.
The Byrds: "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
Randy Newman: "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" (from the album "Randy New Creates Something New Under the Sun")
Sir Edward Elgar: "Pomp And Circumstance"
Joe Cocker: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
The Fleetwoods: "Come Softly to Me"
Joe Cocker: "Here Comes the Sun"
Judy Collins: "In My Life"
Wendel Meldrum Mrs. Heimer (formerly Miss White) Ben Stein Mr. Cantwell Raye Birk Mr. Diperna Crystal McKellar Becky Slater Brandon Crane Doug Porter Tony Nittoli (Anthony) Tony Barbella Stephanie Satie Ida Pfeiffer Torrey Anne Cook Debbie Pfeiffer Robert Picardo Mr. CutlipEpisode 69 15 May 91 "Wonder Years"
Look back at Kevin's days at RFK Junior High. Great parts with Winnie in it. Great Arnold family ending!
Darlene: "Come Softly To Me"
Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"
The Who: "My Generation"
Richie Havens: "Here Comes the Sun"
Judy Collins: "In My Life"
Dante Basco Gym Class Kid Maia Brewton Linda Sloan (from episode 34) Torrey Anne Cook Debbie Pfeiffer Brandon Crane Doug Porter Lindsay Fisher Margaret Steven Gilborn Mr. Collins Linda Hoy Mrs. Ritvo David Huddleston Grampa Arnold Donnie Jeffcoat Eric Antonio (from episode 11) Michael Landis Kirk McCray Crystal McKellar Becky Slater Wendel Meldrum Miss White Krista Murphy Carla Healy Tony Nittoli Tony Barbella Robert Picardo (Ed) Cutlip Holly Sampson Terri Ben Stein Mr. Cantwell Michael Tricario Randy Mitchell Andrea Walters Miss Haycock (from episode 39)
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