May 29 2014, 11:02pm CDT | by Jessica Hannan
The release of the much anticipated collection has been documented on most national entertainment and news shows because this is the first time the audience's seen the entire cast together for decades. The group sat at a replica of the Arnold kitchen, which excited Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. One of the pictures shows Danica in Fred's lap, beaming at the reunion. All three actors who played the Arnold kids are along the back: Olivia D'Abo (Karen), Jason Hervey (Wayne Arnold) and Savage wall and window. Josh Saviano (Paul Peiffer) is standing behind Alley Mills (Norma Arnold). Dan Lauria (Jack Arnold) leans back in his chair across from Mills, smiling and a little smug--channeling his character's quirks.
Lauria doesn't appear in the scenes with the cast sitting in front of their cast photos. The group seems at ease and enjoying the connection of being together after so long.
"The Wonder Years" ran from 1988 to 1993 and earned multiple Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award. Set in the 1960s, the show offered a different view of the time since it focused on Kevin Arnold, the youngest in the family, and his love for Winnie Cooper, the ultimate sweet, girl next door.
In February, StarVista Entertainment announced the DVD release of the series. Senior VP Jeffrey Peisch said, "The Wonder Years has long been the most requested TV show yet to be released on DVD, and we're thrilled to have the incredible opportunity to bring this iconic show to its many fans." He includes the company as fans of the iconic television series as well.
Since filming ended, McKellar attended UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with honors. As co-author to a mathematic equation paper, her name appears on the Chayes-McKeller-Winn theorem." She's written several books targeted at adolescent readers, especially girls, and encourages more females in STEM fields.
Post “Wonder Years,” Savage has focused mainly on directing, but he did appear on younger brother Ben Savage's "Boy Meets World" in the early 2000s as a college professor who makes advances at Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fischel). Recently he's directed "2 Broke Girls," "Happy Endings," and "Modern Family."
Danica posted this image to her Instagram:
And the cast isn't the only excited on Twitter.
Fans of the 1980s ode to Kevin Arnold's love of Winnie Cooper during the turbulent 1960s has retweeted cast pictures on the social media site. And offering their own excitement at the reunion.
And who can blame fans for the excitement?
This is the only cast reunion picture I can recall where *everybody* looks great! Well done, "Wonder Years" crew. http://t.co/ql9SFvJ1dQ— Lisa Strube-Kilgore (@LisesPiecesWA) May 30, 2014
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