The Wonder Years

Season 2 Episode 16

Whose Woods Are These?

Aired Unknown May 09, 1989 on ABC
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Whose Woods Are These?
Kevin, Winnie and Paul try to stop the destruction of Harper's Woods. They don't want it destroyed because it was the place where Winnie and Kevin kissed for the first time and a place they all played together when they were younger.

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    Angela Paton

    Angela Paton

    Woman at City Hall

    Guest Star

    Madison Mason

    Madison Mason


    Guest Star

    Matthew Faison

    Matthew Faison

    City Hall Official

    Guest Star

    Raye Birk

    Raye Birk

    Mr. Diperna

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Narrator: I guess I wanted Paul and Winnie to face the facts, too. Wasn't gonna be easy. Maybe growing up never is. Maybe every human soul deals with loss and grief in its own way. Some curse the darkness... some play hide-and-seek. That night, Paul and Winnie and I... found something we'd almost lost. We found our spirit. The spirit of children. The bond of memory. And the next day... they tore down Harper's Woods.

      • Narrator: Every kid needs a place to go to be a kid. For Paul and Winnie and me, that place was Harper's Woods. It was ten minutes from home if you walked it. But to us, it was a world all its own. We'd grown up there together. Playing games... catching fireflies on long summer evenings. Sure, they called it Harper's Woods, but we knew better. Those woods... belonged to us.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Jason Hervey (Wayne Arnold) doesn't appear in this episode, although he is featured in the credits.

      • Featured Music:
        "Trois Gymnopédies" (No. 1) (not Satie's original piano-solo, this version is called "Variations On A Theme By Eric Satie" by Erik Satie
        "Happy Days Are Here Again" (composed by C. Milton Ager & Jack Yellen, 1929)
        "In My Life" by Judy Collins

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The song Happy Days Are Here Again plays during the celebration after Kevin's speech. The following is the "most recognizable" part we associate with the melody: Cause happy days are here again, The skies above are clear again!, Let's sing a song of cheer again, Happy days are here again! The song was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 Presidential campaign, and has become the theme song for the Democats ever since.

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