The Wonder Years

Season 3 Episode 20

Goodbye

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Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1990 on ABC
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  • le meilleur qui soit

    10
    Without a question of a doubt this was such a wonderful touching episode. I wish I had a teacher like Mr Collins. He would have been someone I would always remember.

    There was great interaction between Kevin and Mr Collins and the acting was superb. This is my favorite episode from the Wonder Years.

    adieu Mr Collins
  • Fantastic

    10
    My favorite episode of the series. The ending was fantastic and very emotional.
  • Sometimes even TV characters can be the key to success.

    8.7
    I first saw this episode back in Summer 1999 (had just gotten out of 10th grade, now going into 11th), and at the time math was not going well for me. I had managed to get a D+ average (but fell each MP), prior to me getting a 69F average in 9th grade (where I went to summer school and got a B+).

    Mr. Collins was very enthusing, and pushed Kevin lightly. From C to B, then from B to A. For two weeks Kevin and the old teacher bonded perfectly, preparing for the mid-term.

    But then one day, Mr. Collins has a sudden apointment which greatly upsets Kevin. (Of course, Kevin could have tried going to another math teacher or maybe Paul). But instead on the day of the mid-term, Kevin writes smart aleck answers like
    "Factor this?!?"
    "I don't know"
    ":-)"
    "xXx"

    Guilt gets to him late that evening, and he tries contacting Mr. Collins only to later find out he died. Kevin truly let the old man down, as well as himself. Later, the new teacher takes over and tells Kevin that obviously his mid-term got misplaced, luckily giving Kevin a second chance.

    Overall, I found that Mr. Collins had a wonderful impression on me, as his theory was to take it a little bit more at a time.

    This might have been one key factor that influenced me to do better in my Senior\Junior year (in fact I only got 3 Ds in the following 8 marking periods (compared to my two other years where I got more each year (sometimes each MP)).
  • My favorite episode. This episode is priceless. If anyone ever wanted to see the impact a teacher can have on a student they need to watch this episode. Warning- you will probably cry at the end.

    10
    My favorite episode. This episode is priceless. If anyone ever wanted to see the impact a teacher can have on a student they need to watch this episode. Warning- you will probably cry at the end. This show represents so much for me as Kevin is the same age that I was in the same years that he is experiencing them. I find myself sometimes answering questions out loud and they are usually the same answer that Kevin gives. I guess because I have already been there and heard the question when I was that age. I wish that they would release the entire series to DVD.
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