ENJOY THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON OF THE WONDER YEARS
For six seasons, THE WONDER YEARS captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late ’60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). Audiences eagerly followed his evolution as a typical teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight. Each episode of this award-winning show weaves cultural events and music into the storylines, and through it all, Kevin gets by with a little help from his friends Winnie and Paul.
This 4-DVD set contains all 24 episodes from the fifth season of THE WONDER YEARS, plus nearly 2 hours of exclusive bonus features, including:
That’s a Wrap! Mark B. Perry’s Farewell Set Tour Season 5 Featurette: Will You Love Me Tomorrow: The Wonder Years’ Love Stories Exclusive Interviews with:Olivia d’Abo (Karen Arnold)David Schwimmer (Michael)Plus, Season 5 includes nearly three dozen songs as they were featured in the original broadcasts, with classics by The Archies, Frankie Avalon, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Joan Baez, Bread, James Brown, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Patsy Cline, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, The Platters, Linda Ronstadt, Sly & the Family Stone, Sonny & Cher, Ringo Starr, The Stylistics, Traffic, The Turtles, Muddy Waters, Andy Williams, and many more.
SEASON 5 finds Kevin entering McKinley High, where the social scene centers on the school cafeteria. He goes out for soccer, holds down a hardware store job and gets his driver’s license. Meanwhile, he and Winnie (Danica McKellar) are seeing other people—who end up liking each other after an ill-fated double date. Best friend Paul (Josh Saviano) spends an R-rated evening with a college coed, and brother Wayne (Jason Hervey) has a girlfriend who might like Kevin more. Arnold parents Norma (Alley Mills) and Jack (Dan Lauria) carry on through a memorable neighborhood Christmas party, an accidental mooning by Kevin, Wayne’s plans to quit school and enlist, and a disastrous birthday dinner with Karen (Olivia d’Abo) and her live-in boyfriend—who she plans to marry. The season is bookended by Kevin’s summer vacation fling and a return trip to the lake where it all started.
First time ever on DVD! Season 5 includes all 24 original, full and unedited episodes. Plus, exclusive BONUS material! Supported by comprehensive national media and press campaign. Nominated for over 60 awards with 24 wins, including an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1988, a Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 1989, and a Peabody Award in 1990. The show achieved a spot in the Nielsen Top 30 for four of its six seasons. TV Guide named the show “one of the 20 best of the 1980s.” Live cast reunion on TV Land Awards, 4/18/2015