Wonder Years turns Season Three in May

The Wonder Years was getting near the troubled teen days for Kevin Arnold with the release of The Complete Third Season. The series was still getting better as it followed him coming of age in an America that was dealing with so many issues. The third season arrives on May 26th to take you back to ninth grade trauma. Here’s the press release from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life:


“An absolutely wonderful treat.” – The New York Post



May 26, 2015

The 4 – Disc Set from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life Includes All 23 Season Three Episodes,
Over Two Hours of Specially – Produced Bonus Features and More Than 50 Songs as Featured in the Original Broadcast, Including Classics from James Taylor, The Who, James Brown, The Byrds & Many Others!

For six Emmy Award – winning seasons, The Wonder Years on ABC 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 awkward teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight. And, when the complete series was finally released to DVD in 2014 in time to commemorate the show’s 25th anniversary, fans both new and old flocked to the television landmark, ready to fall in love again with one of TV’s beloved family classics.

In THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON, the newest retail installment of the fan – favorite series, the education of Kevin Arnold continues. He gets his first French kiss during an otherwise forgettable family vacation at the beach, and once back in school, he goes to his first make – out party. The boyfriend – girlfriend thing still puzzles him; his relationship with Winnie (Danica McKellar) and Paul (Josh Saviano) simply adds to the confusion. Cars enter the picture when his knucklehead brother Wayne (Jason Hervey) gets his driver’s license. And the young Kevin flirts with potential rock ‘n’ roll stardom after new kid Larry Beeman (Joshua Miller) gets The Electric Shoes up and running.

THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON contains all 23 episodes from Season 3, in their original broadcast version across 4 loaded discs. And, alongside the more than two hours of specially – produced bonus features including in – depth interviews and behind – the – scenes featurettes, the collector’s set includes over 50 songs as they were featured in the original broadcast, with classics by The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, The Lovin’ Spoonful, James Taylor, The Who, The Righteous Brothers, James Brown, The Byrds, Jackie Wilson, and many others.

This April, the cast of THE WONDER YEARS will be at the 2015 TV Land Awards to receive the “Impact Award,” which honors shows that have made a significant impression on American entertainment and culture. The show will air on Saturday, April 18th at 9pm ET/PT.

Hall Pass: Roundtable with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano
Featurette: A Family Affair: At Home with the Arnolds
Interviews with: Olivia d’Abo (Karen Arnold), Jason Hervey (Wayne Arnold), Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper), Crystal McKellar (Becky Slater)

“Summer Song”
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
Sentimental Journey – Les Brown & His Orchestra
No Fun – The Stooges
“Math Class”
ABC – The Jackson 5
One – Three Dog Night
You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
“Wayne on Wheels”
I Get Around – The Beach Boys
“Mom Wars”
Your Mother Should Know – Instrumental
Nowhere to Run – Martha & the Vandellas
The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
“On the Spot”
There’s No Business Like Show Business – Warner Mueller & Orchestra
Appalachian Spring – St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
“Odd Man Out”
The Air Force Song – Bob Sharples and His Music
“The Family Car”
The Stars and Stripes Forever – Bob Sharples and His Music
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
“The Pimple”
Over the Rainbow – Liberace
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
“Math Class Squared”
American Tune – Paul Simon
“Rock ‘N’ Roll”
I Want to Hold Your Hand (from The Ed Sullivan Show)
My Generation – The Who
So You Want to Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – The Byrds
“Don’t You Know Anything about Women?”
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Crimson and Clover – Tommy James and the Shondells
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
“The Powers That Be”
Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – The Byrds
“The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted – Jimmy Ruffin
All You Need Is Love – Instrumental
My Funny Valentine – On-Screen Character Performance
Miss Gulch from The Wizard of Oz – Instrumental
“The Tree House”
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – On-Screen Character Performance
The Birds and the Bees – Jewel Akens
“The Glee Club”
Stout-Hearted Men – Nelson Eddy
Climb Every Mountain – On-Screen Character Performance
I Could Have Danced All Night – On-Screen Character Performance
Aquarius – On-Screen Character Performance
“Night Out”
Happy Together – The Turtles
Hang on Sloopy – The McCoys
Shout – The Isley Brothers
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
Seasons Reprise – Elton John
“The Unnatural”
Marine’s Hymn – Bob Sharples and His Music
Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt
“Cocoa and Sympathy”
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
“Daddy’s Little Girl”
Thank Heaven for Little Girls – Maurice Chevalier
Who Knows Where the Time Goes – Judy Collins
My Girl – The Temptations

The Wonder Years debuted in 1988 following ABC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XXII, and the affectionate look at growing up in the late ’60s and early ’70s in suburban America was unlike anything else on television. It was 1968 – – the year of Nixon and space walks and Mod Squad and Vietnam. Enter Kevin Arnold, a sixth grader at Kennedy Junior High School. Set against the suburban backdrop of Anytown, USA, Kevin sought to minimize his teenage angst while dealing with an older, noogie – happy brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), a rebellious sister, Karen (Olivia d’Abo), distant, workaholic father, Jack (Dan Lauria) and doting housewife mother, Norma (Alley Mills). Add to the mix Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano), his nerdy, allergy – riddled best friend, a potential love interest in winsome girl – next – door Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) and narration by an older, wiser, wittier Kevin (voiced by Daniel Stern) to add perspective to the nostalgia, and you have the perfect recipe for TV greatness. And, for the next six seasons, America tuned in to follow Kevin’s exploits, as he navigated adolescence in the most memorable of ways. From 1988 to 1993, The Wonder Years was one of the most popular shows on TV, achieving a spot in the Nielsen Top 30 for four of its six seasons. And the critical accolades and awards would follow: after only a scant six episodes, the show captured an Emmy for “Best Comedy Series;” and, at the age of 13, Fred Savage, would become the youngest actor ever nominated as “Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series.” The series would also go on to win 24 awards (and be nominated for 70 more), including multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and, in 1989, a Peabody Award for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling. Additionally, in 1997, “My Father’s Office” was ranked #29 on TV Guide’s “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” and in the 2009 list, the pilot episode was ranked #43. Suffice it to say, The Wonder Years was one of the most critically lauded sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s.

Street Date: May 26, 2015
DVD SRP: $39.95
Format: DVD (4 Discs)
Running Time: 520 minutes