The Wonder Years

Season 3 Episode 12

The Powers That Be

Aired Unknown Jan 23, 1990 on ABC

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  • Sheer perfection

    Another marvelous episode of how Wonder Years had lots of heart while resisting the tendency to get sappy. You can practically feel the years of struggle between dad and gramps, with somehow poor Kevin getting stuck in the middle--summed up by him attempting to give the puppy back in disgust. And nobody even mentions what it was all about, because you don't have to. After all those years, it sort of goes beyond words. Another scene that has stayed with me all these years was Jack doing Kramden, only to have Gramps ridicule his effort. Sheer perfection!