The Wonder Years

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Apr 05, 1988 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Kevin watches a color television in this episode, though second season episode Christmas the kids bug their father to buy a color TV. Co-Producer and Story Editor Mark Perry posted this to "We've always attributed this to the fact that the adult Kevin's memory wasn't always 100% accurate. Too many drugs in the 70s???"

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Who was right, and who was wrong? Well, I'm supposed to be an adult now, and I still can't completely figure that one out. But at some point, late at night, near sleep, the ideas and the disagreements sort of dissolve, and you're just left with the people. And people were no different then, as they've always been. And always will be. Young girls get their hearts broken. Men and women suffer alone, over the choices they've made. And young boys, full of confusion... full of fear... full of love and courage... grow up stealthily in their sleep.

    • Narrator: When my parents started out together... everybody still listened to the Andrew Sisters. Everybody was having babies, and everybody liked Ike. Everybody knew that if they just worked hard and did all the right things... a sort of paradise of family life lay ahead.

    • Louis: Don't accept all this death and then justify it. It is wrong! [Jack] your friends should be alive… they should be enjoying dinner, and arguing with their kids, just like you are.
      Jack: What do you know about it? Who the hell are you to say that?
      Louis: You see this, man? This is my draft notice. In two weeks, I can go to jail, I can go to Canada or, I can go get shot, full of holes, like your friend Brian Cooper. You keep thinking the way you do, Mr. Arnold, and these two [Kevin and Wayne] will be next. And I just hope that's what they want.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Sentimental Reasons" by Nat King Cole
      "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix
      "Blowing in the Wind" by Joan Baez

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