The Wonder Years

Season 6 Episode 11

New Years

Aired Unknown Jan 06, 1993 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When Kevin and Wayne are in the laudromat, the beer is behind Kevin. You can see it over Kevin's shoulder. However, as the screen cuts back to Wayne the beer is in his hand. It moves about 8 feet by itself.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Over the years, a family develops a kind of character. A sense of heritage. A feeling of roots. For my family, those roots extended all the way to the back of our garage. It was kind of our Plymouth Rock. The final week of nineteen-seventy-two. Where I lived, it was a time of change. Most particularly in the person of... my new brother. Sure - maybe this looked like the same doofus I'd shared a room with for fifteen years... but in one way, he was different. Wayne was in love. And somehow... our garage was never gonna be the same again. Not that I begrudged the guy his good fortune. After all, he'd found the girl of his dreams. Bonnie Douglas. Twenty-three, divorced, and mother of one. But it wasn't what he'd done that was so perplexing... it was how he was doing it.

    • Narrator: So maybe that New Year's Eve 1972 didn't work out exactly like any of us planned. There was heartbreak we didn't anticipate, and events we couldn't have imagined. Still, it wasn't all bad; there was a magician. So, maybe there was a message in it all. The future was calling us. And no matter what, there was no turning back now.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)" by Maurice Jarre
      "A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine" by Paul Anka
      "Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns

  • Allusions

    • At the supper club, the comedian comes on following some hula dancers. His second joke is "I feel like I'm on location with Jack Lord." This is a reference to a very popular TV show of the era Hawaii Five-O starring Jack Lord.