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The Wonder Years: It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World

Kevin misses his anniversary with Winnie to work on an assignment with Madeline, but then loses his new bracelet at her home.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x5
Airdate: Wednesday October 24th, 1990

Guest Stars
Ben SteinBen Stein
As Mr. Cantwell
Josh BermanJosh Berman
As Harold
Julie CondraJulie Condra
As Madeline
Julie PayneJulie Payne
As Mrs. Falcinella
Michael TricarioMichael Tricario
As Randy Mitchell
John OJohn O'Leary
As Jeweler
Main Cast
Fred SavageFred Savage
As Kevin 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
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Hank WilliamsHey Good Lookin 

Episode Quotes
Narrator: Winnie was right. Love was love, but school was school. Kinda like the separation of church and state. It was time to put social interest aside and concentrate on academics. It was time to study French ... in our underwear.

Narrator/Adult: You start out life with a clean slate. Then you begin to make your mark. You face decisions, make choices. You keep moving forward. But sooner or later there comes a time where you look back over where you have been... and wonder who you really are.

Randy Mitchell: You dog! She picked your name? I don't believe it. He gets all the luck!
Paul: Come on! It's just the homework assignment. What's the big deal?
Randy Mitchell: Are you kidding? He's gonna be in HER house, AFTER dark? Anything can happen!
Narrator/Adult: Which, as it happened, was exactly I've been afraid of.
Kevin: Randy, knock it off, will you?
Paul: Look, Mitchell, for your information, Kevin has a girlfriend. He's practically married.
Randy Mitchell: Yeah, right. (To Kevin) I want a full report - including details.
Paul: Some guys! What an imagination!
Kevin: I know what you mean.
Paul: I mean, just because she is attractive and she has a nice figure and she...
Kevin: Paul!
Paul: I just don't see what the big deal is.
Narrator/Adult: Of course, Paul was right. It wasn't a big deal at all. Certainly no reason to be concerned - except for some reason...
Madeline: Kevin?
Narrator/Adult: ...I was.

(knocks on Madeline's door)
Narrator/Adult: It was time to study French.
Madeline: (opens the door wearing a shirt tied up at the waist, revealing her stomach) Bon jour, Kevin.
Narrator/Adult: our underwear.

(at the movie theater with Winnie)
Narrator/Adult: There's nothing that compares to a good movie. The plot. [WINNIE eats popcorn.] The music. The total darkness. So far that night I'd kept Winnie from noticing the bracelet I wasn't wearing. But I knew sooner or later...
Kevin: Winnie?
Narrator/Adult: ...I was gonna have to come clean.
Kevin: Want another licorice whip?
Narrator/Adult: Or delay as long as I could.
Winnie: No, thanks.
Kevin: How 'bout some Milk Duds?
Winnie: I'm fine. Really.
Narrator/Adult: Okay, so I was chicken. I needed time. Time to think. Time to plan.(sees Madeline entering from the back) Time to bid life goodbye.
Madeline: (sits in the seat behind Kevin and Winnie) Excuse me, sorry. Excuse me.
Winnie: Kevin, are you alright?
Kevin: Me?
Winnie: You're all sweaty. Are you sick?
Kevin: Uh, I...well...
Winnie: Maybe we should leave.
Narrator/Adult: But at that moment I knew leaving would not solve the problem. There was no escape from this. I'd reached the dead end.
Kevin: Listen, Winnie, we have to talk. About my bracelet. You see, I, I kinda...
Madeline: Excuse me. (Madeline holds out the bracelet) I think you've dropped this.
Winnie: Thank you!
Madeline: It's very nice.
Winnie: I gave it to him.
Madeline: Well, it must be nice to have somebody you love like that.
Winnie: That was so nice of her, wasn't it?

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