The Wonder Years - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • Broken Hearts and Burgers
    5/13/92
    8.5
    Kevin is torn between whether to try getting back with Winnie or just enjoying his time at the diner with friends. Includes flashbacks of Winnie in the pilot, "Steady as She Goes," "Nemesis," "How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation," among many others. There is also a flashback to Becky Slater in "Just Between You and Me and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky," to Lisa Berlini in "Dance with Me" and to Madeline in "It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World."moreless
  • Back to the Lake
    Back to the Lake
    Episode 23
    5/6/92
    7.6
    Summertime used to be fun, but now everyone's gotta work. Kevin has a job at a Chinese Restaurant with Paul, but one day - after finding a Christmas card he received from Cara, decides he will visit her at the lake. Paul has no choice but to tag along because Kevin is driving. Kevin feels like recapturing the wonderful time he had last summer, but things don't go to plan.moreless
  • The Wedding
    The Wedding
    Episode 22
    4/29/92
    8.0
    While Karen has agreed to marry Michael, she has not agreed to have a traditional ceremony like her mother wants. She also doesn't know how to tell her family that she and Michael are moving to Alaska, where he has found work.
  • Stormy Weather
    Stormy Weather
    Episode 21
    4/22/92
    7.3
    When Karen returns home one night, Kevin and Wayne's living arrangements are thrown into chaos. She's had a fight with Michael and they're not talking. Jack discovers that Michael had asked Karen to marry him, but she didn't want to do anything so traditional. Michael camps out on the Arnold family front lawn in the hopes of getting Karen back. Ten days later, Karen proposes to Michael herself.moreless
  • The Lost Weekend
    The Lost Weekend
    Episode 20
    4/8/92
    8.5

    When Kevin's parents go away for the weekend, he invites his friends around for a poker game. But when the game gets boring, Chuck and Ricky call all their friends and Kevin ends up throwing the mother of all parties at home - ruining the house. Norma and Jack return the next day, earlier than expected.

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  • Carnal Knowledge
    Carnal Knowledge
    Episode 19
    3/25/92
    7.0
    Kevin, Ricky and Chuck plan on sneaking into an R-rated movie, while Paul decides he'd rather stay home and talk marine biology with a family friend's daughter. Kevin, Ricky and Chuck get thrown out of the movie theater where "Carnal Knowledge" is playing, while Paul is at home losing his virginity. Paul confides in Kevin, but his secret gets out the next day.moreless
  • Lunch Stories
    Lunch Stories
    Episode 18
    3/18/92
    9.2
    It's lunchtime at McKinley High and the cafeteria is full of life. Chuck spies a potential date. Ricky worries about an assignment he is yet to finish. Wayne tries to win $20 by finding out Maniac's first name. And Kevin is convinced by Winnie to donate blood.
  • Hero
    Hero
    Episode 17
    3/11/92
    8.5
    Kevin is on a first-name basis with McKinley's High's basketball hero, Bobby Riddle. When the team makes it to the regional finals, Kevin's dad decides to attend the game and embarrasses Kevin by talking strategy with Paul and Chuck. Later, though, Kevin apologizes to his dad for how he treated him.moreless
  • Double Double Date
    Double Double Date
    Episode 16
    2/26/92
    9.4
    Kevin wants to date Inga and he uses Winnie to help him get a date. Winnie does the same thing to Kevin, getting set up with new guy Matt Stevens. They end up double-dating at the spring dance, bringing some tension to the evening. But when Matt and Inga begin to dance together, Winnie and Kevin rediscover their feelings for each other.moreless
  • Of Mastodons and Men
    2/12/92
    8.9
    Kevin has been dating Julie Aidem for two weeks when she invites him for dinner with her family and asks him to tell her parents they are going steady. When he sees Mr. Aidem is dominated by Mrs. Aidem, Kevin decides he doesn't want to end up like that and breaks up with Julie.moreless
  • Private Butthead
    Private Butthead
    Episode 14
    2/5/92
    8.9
    While Kevin is asked to consider his future, Wayne makes a decision to leave school and join the army. Jack and Norma try to talk Wayne out of it, but he won't listen. Wayne and his friend Wart go together to the army testing station. Jack follows and apologizes to Wayne for not being a better father to him.moreless
  • Kodachrome
    Kodachrome
    Episode 13
    1/29/92
    8.1
    Miss Shaw was one of Kevin's most memorable teachers. She was young, black, anti-authoritarian and actually enjoys teaching. But her unorthodox methods get her in trouble with the school board.
  • Grandpa's Car
    Grandpa's Car
    Episode 12
    1/15/92
    9.2
    Grandpa Arnold is getting old and is involved in a minor car accident. He isn't ready to give up his driver's licence until his grandson, Kevin, tells him what he needs to hear.
  • Road Test
    Road Test
    Episode 11
    1/8/92
    9.4
    Kevin is motivated to get his driver's license by the promise of a date with Jessica. But Kev can't parallel park and he whimps out of taking his test and lies to his family about getting his temporary license. When Kevin tries to practice at night, he runs over the lawnmower - leading Jack to discover the truth about Kevin's license.moreless
  • Pfeiffer's Fortune
    Pfeiffer's Fortune
    Episode 10
    12/18/91
    7.0
    The Pfeiffer and Arnold families have always been friends, but that friendship is threatened when the Pfeiffer's come into a lot of money due to a real estate investment that Jack Arnold passed on. When the Arnolds are invited to the Pfeiffer's country club, Jack cannot handle it. Norma saves the day with a toast to the families' continuing friendshipmoreless
  • Christmas Party
    Christmas Party
    Episode 9
    12/11/91
    8.4
    Kevin doesn't want to attend his family's annual Christmas party for the neighborhood because it will only be his parent's friends - all his friends will be away. Jack is busy at work and Norma is busy at college and when several other problems crop up during the party, Norma and Jack argue. When Jack sends Kevin and Wayne to the store, they expect to return home to the worst.moreless
  • Dinner Out
    Dinner Out
    Episode 8
    12/4/91
    7.5
    It's dinner out for Jack's forty-third birthday. But Jack is grumpy, mainly because he is still not talking to his daughter. Norma and Michael try to mediate the arguments between the two, but the dinner - which Kevin is paying for - ends badly.
  • Soccer
    Soccer
    Episode 7
    11/20/91
    7.5
    After trying out for the football team, Kevin decides to join a losing soccer team.
  • Triangle
    Triangle
    Episode 6
    11/6/91
    8.5
    Kevin does not understand why Wayne's new girlfriend, Sandy, is with him. The tables are turned when Sandy approaches Kevin behind Wayne's back and kisses him. In fact, they kiss all over the school. But when Sandy breaks up with Wayne to be with Kevin, Kevin can't bring himself to betray his brother.moreless
  • Full Moon Rising
    Full Moon Rising
    Episode 5
    10/30/91
    9.3
    When Ricky Halsenbach turns 16, Kevin and friends decide to go cruising for chicks. Kevin gets into trouble with Cindy after she catches him in a lie. Purdle moons Kevin's parents from Ricky's car.
  • Frank and Denise
    Frank and Denise
    Episode 4
    10/23/91
    6.3
    Denise and Frank seem to be made for each other, until Denise turns her eye to Kevin because he understands poetry. Although she breaks up with Frank and kisses Kevin, Kevin thinks it would be better if she went back to Frank because they are a perfect match.
  • The Hardware Store
    The Hardware Store
    Episode 3
    10/16/91
    8.7
    Fed up with the low pay at his first regular job, Kevin decides to try for a job at the mall where he can meet girls. He demands a pay rise, not expecting to get it. When he does, he quits anyway.
  • Day One
    Day One
    Episode 2
    10/9/91
    9.3
    Kevin's first day of high school is not all it's cracked up to be. He tries to set himself up as the class clown, but it backfires. He is hassled by a nerd and his new teacher, Mr. Botner. Even Winnie can't make him feel better.
  • The Lake
    The Lake
    Episode 1
    10/2/91
    8.1
    The Arnold and Pfeiffer family go on a joint family trip. Kevin meets a wild young girl who smokes. Kevin and Cara have a good time together, so much so that he ditches dinner with his family to see her one last time - expecting to never see her again.
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