History Series / TheWonderYears

18th Nov '16 8:14:01 AM hullflyer
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** During her last two seasons as a regular, Karen appears very scarcely (she;s in five episodes of season 4 and three of season 5), yet is still in the opening credits. Justified a bit in her moving away for college and then for part of season 5 her and Jack having a falling-out after [[spoiler: Jack finds out she was living with a man.]]

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** During her last two seasons as a regular, Karen appears very scarcely (she;s (she's in five episodes of season 4 and three of season 5), yet is still in the opening credits. Justified a bit in her moving away for college and then for part of season 5 her and Jack having a falling-out after [[spoiler: Jack [[spoiler:Jack finds out she was living with a man.]]
18th Nov '16 8:02:19 AM hullflyer
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The one time Grandpa Arnold gets mad at Kevin and Wayne is when thy fight in the car on the way to a burial site. He orders them out of the car and then drives away.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The one time Grandpa Arnold gets mad at Kevin and Wayne is when thy they fight in the car on the way to a burial site. He orders them out of the car and then drives away.
11th Oct '16 11:26:34 PM amphiboly
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* DreamIntro: The episode "Heart of Darkness" begins with Kevin having a dream where he's in a cave but then ends up in math class wearing pajamas.

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* DreamIntro: The episode "Heart of Darkness" begins with Kevin having a dream where he's in a cave but then ends up in math class wearing pajamas. [[RuleOfThree It happens three times]] [[RunningGag during the first ten minutes]].
5th Oct '16 2:10:40 PM speedyboris
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* DeusExMachina: How Kevin gets out of denting the fender on Jack's car in "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones": On the way home from a square dance double date, Zeke pulls into the driveway too fast and bumps Jack's car. Turns out Norma was just as relieved as Arnold, as she hit the wall while backing out the day before and never told Jack about it.
3rd Aug '16 1:25:59 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:350:The Arnold family and friends. Left to right: Wayne, Karen, Kevin, Jack, Norma, Paul, Winnie.]]



The boy in question, Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), has an abusive older brother named Wayne (Jason Hervey), a hippie older sister named Karen (Olivia d'Abo), and parents (Dan Lauria and Alley Mills) whom, while still in love each other, would often fight. Kevin's best friend Paul (Josh Saviano) is a gangly geek with frequent asthma attacks, and the GirlNextDoor is Winnie Cooper (Danica [=McKellar=]), with whom affection is mutual but "SheIsNotMyGirlfriend".

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The boy in question, Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), has an abusive older brother named Wayne (Jason Hervey), a hippie older sister named Karen (Olivia d'Abo), and parents (Dan Lauria and Alley Mills) whom, who, while still in love each other, would often fight. Kevin's best friend Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) is a gangly geek with frequent asthma attacks, and the GirlNextDoor is Winnie Cooper (Danica [=McKellar=]), with whom affection is mutual but "SheIsNotMyGirlfriend".



%%* AbhorrentAdmirer: Debbie Pfeifer to Kevin at first.

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%%* AbhorrentAdmirer: Debbie Pfeifer Pfeiffer to Kevin at first.



* AmicableExes: Kevin and Winnie are a couple on-and-off throughout the shows run, but during periods when they are exes, they are usually this. [[spoiler: And it's mentioned that, although Kevin ended up married to somebody else, they wrote once a week for eight years.]]

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* AmicableExes: AmicableExes:
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Kevin and Winnie are a couple on-and-off throughout the shows run, but during periods when they are exes, they are usually this. [[spoiler: And it's mentioned that, although Kevin ended up married to somebody else, they wrote once a week for eight years.]]
1st Jun '16 2:00:47 PM speedyboris
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* LoveTriangle: "Triangle" involves Kevin having a secret romance with Wayne's latest girlfriend.
1st Jun '16 1:55:20 PM speedyboris
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* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: PlayedForDrama in "Private Butthead". Wayne is completely disinterested in going to college, so he wants to join the Army. His reasoning was that the Army would train him on a post-military job and pay him well. Jack counters by bluntly informing Wayne that he's going to be shipped to Vietnam if he goes through with it, and that the Army recruiters will say anything to get him to join. Despite being forbidden to join, Wayne is adamant to get his physical, and reveals after he's rejected why he wanted to join in the first place: He didn't know what else to do, as he thinks he's not good enough to get into college.
1st Jun '16 10:22:12 AM speedyboris
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** Also Miss Shaw in "Kodachrome". She refuses to teach from the state-imposed curriculum, gives Pass/Fail (and when that's frowned upon, lets the students choose their own letter grades), and emphasizes there are no wrong answers when discussing literature. Sadly, her rebel ways were not tolerated, so she quit in protest.
19th May '16 4:51:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* PickedLast: An early episode had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.

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* PickedLast: An early episode had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell [[Series/SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.
15th Apr '16 4:58:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In "St. Valentine's Day Massacre", there's really no reason why Kevin couldn't have just put his valentine for Winnie into her locker herself, as opposed to asking a student who misunderstood which locker to put it in.
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