The Wonder Years
Character: Winnie Cooper
Created by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens
Directed by: Michael Dinner, Ken Topolsky, Peter Baldwin, Daniel Stern, Steve Miner
Written by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens, Mark B. Perry, Bob Brush, Matthew Carlson, Mark Levin
Cast Members: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
Released date: January 31, 1988
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Duration: 24 min
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
– It’s 1968. The Suburbs. And in each little house with a Chevy in the driveway and a TV in the den, there are people with stories…families band together in laughter, hope, love and wonder.
– Part of the show’s running storyline is a falling-out between Kevin and Winnie, who becomes a background character for several months, until she and Kevin reconcile. The main reason for this part of the storyline was that actress Danica McKellar had had a growth spurt, and she and star Fred Savage, already shorter than McKellar, didn’t look right standing together. The characters reconciled after Savage began to catch up in height.