The Wonder Years

Season 3 Episode 17

Night Out

Aired Unknown Mar 13, 1990 on ABC
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Night Out
Pressure is brought to bear on Kevin and Winnie's relationship when they are invited to a notorious make-out party.

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  • Be still my heart, Winnie's at the window...

    Winnie in the window, what else is there to say? I am the same age as Fred Savage and would have given anything to have this scenarion happen to me. Man, Winnie was the best thing walking in my younger days (Madeline was up there too). Robbie was a letch and every school and one of him. The awkwardness at the party was palpable, how true! And, oh heaven help me, when Winnie appears in that window, all doe eyed, backlit, hair blowing in the breeze, this was about all my 13yr old heart could take! Great episode all the way around, one of season three's highlights for sure.moreless
Greg Davis

Greg Davis

Robbie Hudson

Guest Star

Sean Baca

Sean Baca

Craig Hobson

Recurring Role

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Mr. Cantwell

Recurring Role

Crystal McKellar

Crystal McKellar

Becky Slater

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Take a good look at Hobson's neck during the lunch scene where Robbie Hudson invites everyone to his party. He seems to have a rather large hicky on his left side.

    • Carla hits Paul in his right cheek when they are in the cafeteria, but when Kevin sees Paul in the hall, Paul is holding his left cheek.

    • Robbie Hudson walks away from Kevin and Winnie after giving them the invite, but in the next shot he is standing there again.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Narrator: Everyone knows what happens when you fall in love. You hold each other close, you kiss, and then... you live happily ever after. For Winnie Cooper and me, "happily ever after" had arrived. After years of waiting... we were ready to face the future, together. Passing notes in class... sharing Tater-tots at lunch... being a couple. It was all kinda... wonderful. Course, in eighth-grade, part of being a couple is doing what other couples do, even if it was, well, kinda stupid. And so long as we had each other, we were ready for anything. Well, almost anything. Anything, but -
      (Cut to the cafeteria.)
      Robbie: You guys want to come to a little party?
      Narrator: Robbie Hudson. RFK's answer to Hugh Hefner. When Robbie spoke, everybody listened.
      Robbie: My house. Friday.
      Kevin: Us?
      Robbie: Hey! You guys are the new couples in school. And my parties are couples-only. What do you say?
      Narrator: You have to understand... this guy was no ordinary ninth-grader. His parties made reputations.

    • Winnie: I did want to kiss you. Just not then.
      Kevin: Well then when?!
      Narrator: I guess maybe that's when I first realized... (as she starts to put her hand on Kevin's chest and smiles). That love was gonna be much more complicated (as Kevin looks at Winnie)... And much... more simple... (as they kiss) than I'd ever dreamed.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Happy Together" by The Turtles
      "Hang on Sloopy" by The McCoys
      "Shout" by Joey Dee and Starliters
      "In a Gadda-da-vida" by Iron Butterfly
      "Seasons" by Elton John

    • This episode was directed by Dan Lauria, who stars as Kevin's father, Jack. However, he did not appear in this episode (although he was featured in the opening credits).