The Wonder Years

Season 3 Episode 8

The Pimple

Aired Unknown Nov 28, 1989 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Pimple
Kevin is looking forward to the visit of an old family friend, Gina, until he discovers his first pimple.

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Heather Green

Heather Green

Gina Pruitt

Guest Star

Patricia Nickell

Patricia Nickell

Claire Pruitt

Guest Star

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Mr. Cantwell

Recurring Role

Tony Nittoli

Tony Nittoli

Tony Barbella

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Where is the new Arnold family car they bought in the episode prior to this one? There is a completely different car in the driveway.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Narrator: Growing up in the suburbs, in the '60's, you were pretty much sheltered from the forces of change unleashed by the outside world. But what about the forces of change unleashed from within? Change. Not always a pretty sight. In fact, it could get pretty ugly. But that was the stuff that movies were made of. That wasn't the real world. Or was it?

    • Narrator: Step right up folks. Behold the freak of nature. Not for the faint-hearted. Then in a flash, all of my insecurities flew away. I saw beauty. I saw grandeur. I saw... (The camera zooms in very close on a zit on Gina's forehead.) It was twice as big as the one on my cheek! It was purple mountains majesty. Two pimples passing in the night. I guess what I was finding out was that when things change, it doesn't mean the end of the world. As a matter of fact, sometimes it could work out for the best. The Pruitt's left town a few days later. And so did the pimple. And I began to come to grips with the fact that on the uncertain road through adolescence, there were bound to be a few bumps along the way.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Featured Music:
      "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross & The Supremes
      "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
      "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Theme from "The Wizard of Oz"


    • The title of this episode is the same name of the 1947 British film directed and produced by Carol Reed and of a novel of the same name by F. L. Green.