The Wonder Years

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1988 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Neal Marlens went to Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington. The maroon and white "Wildcats" mascot and logo that is used in "The Wonder Years" is the same as that of WWHS.

    • In this episode, Kevin says he has known Paul since Paul was 36 hours old. However, we later find out that Paul's birthday is March 14th and Kevin's is March 18th which makes that impossible.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: Maybe we both realized that growing up doesn't have to be so much a straight line as a series of advances and retreats. Maybe we just felt like swinging. But what ever it was, Winnie and I made an unspoken pact that day to stay kids for a little while longer.

    • Narrator: And then with an air of authority that only an idiot or an older brother can have, Wayne proceeded to elaborate a baseball metaphor that changed the way we looked at women, and baseball, for ever.
      Wayne: And I'm telling you, everybody gets to at least second base by the seventh grade.
      Narrator: This was a lot of pressure! Especially since most of the girls we knew had no second bases!

    • Narrator: In one of those quirks of scheduling, my first class was gym. That meant I had to wake up in the morning, shower, get dressed, go to school, get undressed, run around, shower and get dressed all in the space of about 45 mintues.

  • Notes

    • Winnie's parents appears just once at Brian's funeral and they don't seem to be H.Richard Greene nor Lynn Milgrim who play them later. Their names do not appear in the credits.

    • Featured Music:
      "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
      "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
      "Tell It Like It Is" by Aaron Neville
      "In My Life" by Judy Collins

  • Allusions

    • This episode takes place in September 1968. Kevin and Paul steal a copy of the book Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex: But Were Afraid To Ask by David Reuben, M.D. from the bookstore. However, the book wasn't published until June 1969.

    • The Beatles poster on Kevin's wall is from The White Album that was released in November 1968. This episode took place in September 1968.