The Wonder Years

Season 3 Episode 6

Odd Man Out

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1989 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Odd Man Out
When Kevin and Paul get on each other's nerves, they try to become best friends with two other boys.

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    Marty Belafsky

    Marty Belafsky

    Brady Ryland

    Guest Star

    Diane Hull

    Diane Hull

    Mrs. Porter

    Guest Star

    Brandon Crane

    Brandon Crane

    Doug Porter

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Kevin's baseball cards are 1989 Topps cards. They are not from the '60s. Not only are they trading 1989 Topps cards, but when Kevin and Paul ride towards each other on their bikes at the end of the episode, some of the "period" cars in the background include a 1979 Pontiac LeMans and a 1989 Chevy Cavalier.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Narrator: Well, there ya had it. Poor Doug... I'd let him down. I could almost see him... alone in his room... trying to figure out what he'd done wrong. Lamenting his fate. Or, having the time of his life with Brady Ryland. As I stood outside that window, I watched the easy give-and-take of two new friends. And I realized something. Doug Porter was no longer the odd man out. It was me. But I guess in a way we're all odd men out. Until we find a match that makes us even. Someone who challenges us to be our best. Someone who understands us. Even at our worst. I was beginning to appreciate how rare a thing that was. I wanted to tell him I was a better person for knowing him. That I hoped our friendship would endure the trials of a lifetime. But... I knew he understood.

      • Narrator: The best part of having a best friend is knowing someone really understands you. Paul Pfeiffer and I shared more than just the laughs and the Oreos. We shared confidences. In a lot of ways, Paul knew me better than I knew myself. And he wouldn't hesitate to remind me if I ever forgot. It was a tried-and-true relationship. But like all relationships... sometimes it got a little... stale.

    • NOTES (2)

      • The song to which Paul is singing that gets on Kevin's nerves is the theme to The Addams Family television series.

      • Jason Hervey, Alley Mills, Olivia d'Abo, and Dan Lauria do not appear in this episode. It is the first episode in which Mills does not appear.

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