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The Wonder Years: My Father's Office

Kevin gets a glimpse into his father's life after spending the day with him at his office.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: B88102
Airdate: Tuesday March 29th, 1988



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Guest Stars
Mars CallahanMars Callahan
As Steve
Recurring
Zachary BenjaminZachary Benjamin
As Young Kevin
Recurring
Deborah RoseDeborah Rose
As Phyllis
Nancy FishNancy Fish
As Betty
Main Cast
Fred SavageFred Savage
As Kevin Arnold
Dan LauriaDan Lauria
As Jack Arnold
Alley MillsAlley Mills
As Norma Arnold
Olivia dOlivia d'Abo
As Karen Arnold
Jason HerveyJason Hervey
As Wayne Arnold
Danica McKellarDanica McKellar
As Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper
Josh SavianoJosh Saviano
As Paul Joseph Pfeiffer
Daniel SternDaniel Stern
voiced Adult Kevin Arnold
Episode Notes
In an edition of TV Guide, this episode was ranked #29 on the all-time best episodes list.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The BeatlesBlackbird 


Episode Quotes
Narrator: And then sometimes, you knew you shouldn't do it, but you just couldn't help yourself. You gave him lip. I guess we really didn't understand why he was so hard on us sometimes. Because sometimes, and I remember these times so distinctly, my dad could be great. He could be so much fun. You never wanted that feeling to end.

Narrator: But as we walked back to my father's office, I suddenly realized something that made a lot of things make sense. My dad was too good for this place. Sure it was good - we were all lucky he had it and all that... but my dad had something finer in him than S-14's and distribution reports. I'll never forget how I felt at that moment. I felt that my father was a great man.

Narrator: That night my father stood there, looking up at the sky the way he always did. But suddenly I realized I wasn't afraid of him in quite the same way anymore. The funny thing is, I felt like I lost something.
(Kevin steps outside, and Jack sees him)
Jack: Come here, Kevin.
(Jack gestures toward the telepscope. Kevin looks through it, and Jack puts his hand on Kevin's shoulder)
Jack: That's Polaris, the North Star. That's how the sailors used to find their way home.



Cultural References
Jack says as a comment to a TV program that "they lost to the Senators." It is in reference to the baseball team Washington Senators.



Warning: The Wonder Years season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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