For TV fans, an easy way to get an instant boost of happiness is to see the casts of your favorite shows reunited after all these years, no matter how many of “these years” have passed by. It’s always nice to see a reminder that the people you got to know and love are still a family in real life. That’s exactly what the cast of The Wonder Years did this week when the actors got together for a little reunion.
All of the main characters from the late-’80s comedy-drama got together to tape footage for the “The Wonder Years: The Complete Series” DVD compilation, including Fred Savage (Kevin Arnold), Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper), Jason Hervey (Wayne Arnold), Olivia D’Abo (Karen Arnold), Josh Saviano (Paul Pfeiffer), Dan Lauria (Jack Arnold), and Alley Mills (Norma Arnold).
McKeller, now 39, posted a photo to her Instagram account Wednesday featuring the cast sitting around the table in an exact replica of the Arnolds’ kitchen. Savage made a contribution of his own by posting a slightly blurry, though still adorable selfie of all the “kids” plus Mills. The actors’ various social media accounts feature some more fun photos, which you can check out in the slideshow above.
The Wonder Years ran for 115 episodes on ABC from 1988 to 1993, chronicling Kevin’s adolescent years in an American suburb during the turbulent late 1960s. Though season one only consisted of six episodes that aired from January to April 1988, the show won a Primetime Emmy later that year for Outstanding Comedy Series, beating out the likes of Cheers and The Golden Girls. The show also has a Golden Globe to its credit, as well as three additional Emmys for writing and directing.
There is still no release date set for the complete series DVDs but NBC’s TODAY notes that it is expected to come out sometime in the “second half of 2014.”
"As we've done with many other classic TV shows, the series will be treated with the care and attention it fully deserves after all these years, with deluxe packaging, robust extras and a lot more,” StarVista Entertainment senior VP Jeffrey Peisch said when the DVD was announced in February. “We're really big fans of the series, too."
Until then, though there are no fun extras, all six seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix.