The Wonder Years 6 Seasons 1988

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Season 1
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1. Pilot TV-PG CC

Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) and his friends Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and Winnie Cooper (Danica McKeller) are introduced during the summer of 1968.

Starring:
Fred Savage, Dan Lauria
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
January 31, 1988

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368 of 388 people found the following review helpful By Paul Budiardjo on October 1, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
While the complete version of a lot of TV series have been available in DVD, why has this not come out yet? For YEARS I have been checking amazon.com and other major DVD outlets for signs of their appearance. No luck so far. Out of the top 5 TV series I like, "Wonder Years" is the only one that has not appeared in DVD format. Why? Why?
TO THE PRODUCERS (If you are reading this): I solemnly promise before you, and the millions of amazon.com customers, that I will purchase the complete set of DVDs of Wonder Years within 1 week of the release date, no matter what the price is (I only hope that they are reasonably priced).
To the uninitiated: "Wonder Years" is a story of a young teenager (Kevin Arnold) growing up in a middle-class suburb in the late 1960s. Through the other main characters which include the loving mother, distant father, annoying older brother, nerdy but kind best friend, and most importantly, his first love (Winnie Cooper), we accompany Kevin as he encounters new social situations at school, trials in father-son relationship, ups and downs of teenager love life, awareness of puberty and early adulthood, etc.
We all have our moments during teenager years, and as we grow older we often look back with a smile and fondness, or sometimes, regret. But usually, our adult experiences answer the "why" questions we grappled with when we were young, and give closure to some of the growing pains.
That's what the series is all about: trying to find meaning and closure of teenage experiences. Every episode features an interplay between the teenager Kevin and the adult Kevin voiceover reminiscing over his teenage episodes. So many times we find Kevin struggling over with similar issues during our teenage years, and the voice over sometimes give a new and heart-warming perspective. That's what I love most about this series.
Cannot wait to view ALL episodes again in DVD. So, producers, PLEASE.... PLEASE.....!
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139 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Tara Plumeri on May 13, 2005
Format: DVD
~* I honestly think this DVD Set is in the Works.

There seems to be a HIGH demend for this show !!!

I found some ENCOURAGING NEWS on TVSHOWSDVD.COM.

Here is a quoted passage --

"This issue of Entertainment Weekly quotes Fox Home Entertainment's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Mr. Steve Feldstein, as saying "We've got it on the schedule, but there are hurdles to clear prior to a firm release date."

"On the schedule" sounds pretty good to us, how about you? In all likelihood, the "hurdles" would start with all the music licensing that would have to occur in order to present the show on DVD the same way it was originally broadcast. According to the EW story, that is precisely the way the people who were behind the production of The Wonder Years wants to see these episodes brought home.

I just thought i would share that piece with everyone who has their fingers crossed that this CLASSIC show is brought to DVD.

~*~* hope this helps
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Bill Winans on October 6, 2014
Format: DVD
It’s finally here. The one “Wonder Years” fans have been waiting for. Was it worth the years-long wait? Read on.

As most know, the complete series DVD release was held up for years by music licensing issues. Even with all the negotiations that made this long awaited release possible, it was not 100% successful. More on that later. I also won’t be discussing whether or not the set is worth the $250 price tag (You shouldn’t pay more, unless of course you want to spring for the personally autographed limited edition which will set you back another 250. As others have noted, there are sellers buying up blocks of them and peddling them to unsuspecting buyers at increased prices, hoping the buyers hadn’t seen the Time Life/Star Vista offer). The answer to the “Is it worth the money?” question will be different for everybody.

The packaging, aside from one issue I’ll discuss in a moment, is stellar. The whimsical, yet sturdy steel locker replica holds two three-ring binder replicas containing the DVDs with paperback episode booklets and a hardcover ‘Yearbook’ featuring cast and crew comments, memories, trivia and great artwork printed on slick heavy stock. Also included is a set of iconic magnets that can be put on the locker. The one issue that could become a potential problem is that the discs fit so snugly in their sleeves that if care isn’t taken sliding them in and out, could become scratched. As anyone who has ever experienced a fingerprint or a deep scratch on a DVD completely stalling out a player, this could become a problem. My solution: a ten-dollar CD wallet with plastic sleeves from any office supply store. I pulled all the DVDs from their original sleeves and simply relocated them to the wallet. Problem solved.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 2003
Format: DVD
I also agree with everyone who has posted asking for The Wonder Years to be sold on DVD. I am still young and I remember watching it as a child and later watching the repeats. I can recall all of the episodes and they all bring back wonderful memories. Each episode was not only funny, but always moving. I remember how upset it made me when it was removed from Nick at Nite. Now I can barely ever see the repeats. So it would be very convenient to release it on DVD. I know that this would make all of the devoted fans happy.
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