Star Apps: Women of ‘The Wonder Years’
In the late ’80s, “The Wonder Years” broke ground as a single-camera comedy with no laugh track, but the show endures because of its warm, human storylines. Fans can now rewatch the series in “The Wonder Years: Complete Series” box set, a metal locker that includes bonus DVD features and a yearbook with behind-the-scenes photos signed by the cast. I chatted with Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper), Olivia d’Abo (Karen Arnold), and Alley Mills (Norma Arnold) about why the iconic series still instills wonder.
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Alley, since the series was set in the ’60s, when you were in high school, did you have to get Olivia and Danica up to speed on the time period?
Alley Mills: I had the great honor of teaching all of it to Olivia. I gathered all these CDs of the music and told her everything. Even though her father was a rock ‘n’ roll guy, she didn’t really know the joy and the hope and the incredible energy behind the movement in the ’60s. I think the whole point of the period was this was the beginning of the end of wonder. The series began with the introduction of the … [Read more]
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