The Wonder Years

10 Worst Episodes of The Wonder Years

The story of Kevin Arnold facing the trials and tribulations of youth while growing up during the 1960s and 70s. Told through narration from an adult Kevin, Kevin faces the difficulties of maintaining relationships and friendships on his enthralling journey into adulthood.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 18, 2023.

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The Wonder Years - S6E13

#10 - Ladies and Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones (Season 6 - Episode 13)

Kevin wants a story that he and Winnie can tell their kids. So, when he is grounded after receiving a speeding ticket, he sneaks out of the house anyway. Kevin, Winnie and friends are off to see The Rolling Stones, who are rumored to be playing at Joe's place, which is out of town. But when they arrive, Joe says he doesn't know who the Rolling Stones are.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 37 votes.

The Wonder Years - S5E2

#9 - Day One (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Kevin's first day of high school is not all it's cracked up to be. He tries to set himself up as the class clown, but it backfires. He is hassled by a nerd and his new teacher, Mr. Botner. Even Winnie can't make him feel better.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 41 votes.

The Wonder Years - S4E19

#8 - The Yearbook (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Kevin finds himself in the in-crowd when he is invited to write witty captions for the photos in the yearbook. But when it comes to writing one for the fat kid in school, Peter Armbruster, Kevin has a hard time figuring out what is funny and what will hurt Peter.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 37 votes.

The Wonder Years - S6E3

#7 - Scenes from a Wedding (Season 6 - Episode 3)


When the Arnolds attend the wedding of Jack's boss' daughter, one of the bridesmaids turns her attention to Kevin. He tries to get a bottle of champagne for them to consume together, but ends up drinking it while he waits for her. When she does arrive, Kevin vomits on her. Later, Wayne tells Kevin that he's had sex with the bride.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 43 votes.

The Wonder Years - S2E14

#6 - Brightwing (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Kevin becomes his sister's confidant when he discovers she is skipping school to go to ""the hill.""

The episode was rated 7.39 from 70 votes.

The Wonder Years - S6E19

#5 - The Little Women (Season 6 - Episode 19)


Kevin and his dad don't know what to do about the women in their lives. First, Winnie has out-scored Kevin in the SATs and is thinking of applying to Harvard and Princeton. Second, Norma has gotten a job as a financial supervisor, leaving Jack to think she'll neglect her household duties. When the two Arnold men realize that the women in their lives are upset at their attitudes, Kevin takes Winnie to the bowling alley to apologise, only to find his dad has done the same thing for Norma.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 33 votes.

The Wonder Years - S6E17

#4 - Eclipse (Season 6 - Episode 17)

On the way to the Planetarium, Kevin and Winnie and Alice and Chuck play ""Truth or Dare."" When Winnie asks Kevin what he'd change about her, he thinks and then says sometimes she is just too perfect. She doesn't appreciate this and tries to prove that she make trouble as well as anyone else.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 33 votes.

The Wonder Years - S6E12

#3 - Alice in Autoland (Season 6 - Episode 12)


When Kevin is offered a great deal on a used car from Alice's dad, Pistol Pete, Kevin has to decide whether to betray his friend, Chuck, who has broken up with Alice again.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 33 votes.

The Wonder Years - S4E14

#2 - Courage (Season 4 - Episode 14)

Kevin has a small crush on Dr. Tucker's dental hygienist, Miss Hasenfuss. She makes him feel like a man, though that all changes when she calls him in for his first cavity filling.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 41 votes.

The Wonder Years - S4E6

#1 - Little Debbie (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Paul's sister Debbie needs someone to take her to a cotillion and Kevin is guilted into the task. Meanwhile, Paul, Doug and Randy go to the football game to watch cheerleader Donna Delgado.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 44 votes.

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