The Wonder Years (Season 1)

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1.01 – Pilot
January 31, 1988
Directed by: Steve Miner / Written by: Neal Marlens, Carol Black

In 1968, friends Kevin Arnold, Paul Pfeiffer, and Winnie Cooper attend the newly renamed Robert F Kennedy Junior High for the first time.


1.02 – Swingers
March 22, 1988
Directed by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens / Written by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens

Even at Brian’s funeral, all Kevin can think about is Winnie. The much anticipated “sex education” begins at school, but it doesn’t give them enough information; the boys want to learn more so they steal a book.


1.03 – My Father’s Office
March 29, 1988
Directed by: Jeffrey D. Brown / Written by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens

After Kevin asks his Dad about what he does at work, Mr. Arnold brings his son to work at NORCOM and shows him around.


1.04 – Angel
April 5, 1988
Directed by: Art Wolff / Written by: Carol Black, Neal Marlens

Karen doesn’t communicate with her parents anymore. It’s made worse when she brings home a new boyfriend. Kevin takes an immediate dislike to Louis.


1.05 – The Phone Call
April 12, 1988
Directed by: Jeffrey D. Brown / Written by: A. Scott Frank

Kevin tries to get up the courage to call Lisa Berlini. Paul tries to find out if Lisa likes Kevin by consulting the junior high grapevine.


1.06 – Dance with Me
April 19, 1988
Directed by: Arlene Sanford / Written by: David M. Stern

Kevin asks Lisa Berlini to go to the dance with him. She agrees to go with Kevin, but when Brad Gaines asks her to go, Lisa decides to go with him instead of Kevin. While sitting with Winnie and Paul during lunch, Kevin feels himself falling back in love with Winnie. Kevin asks Winnie to go to the dance, but she’s already going with Kirk McCray. Kevin tries to make Winnie jealous by asking a random girl to dance with him right in front of Winnie.