The Wonder Years

Season 6 Episode 22

Independence Day (2)

Aired Unknown May 12, 1993 on ABC



  • Allusions

    • The songs that were used in the last few minutes of this series finale were originally used in two popular 1980s movies. The music in the final kissing scene between Kevin and Winnie in the barn is Ennio Morricone's "Brothers" from the 1987 movie "The Mission", and the song that was used in the parade scene and closing fireworks scene is from the 1984 Robert Redford film "The Natural" and was composed and performed by Randy Newman. It is interesting to know that the last two songs ever used on "The Wonder Years"-a show that did an extremely good job (though not perfect) at using music only from its set era (or before)-were from two 1980s movies ("The Natural" and "The Mission"), which were released more than a decade after the final episode supposedly took place. Both soundtracks are still widely available at most music stores in the United States today.