Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TV I Don't Remember: The Wonder Years (1988-1993)

Fred Savage is friends with this Jewish kid, and his older brother, Marty McFly's coonskin-cap-wearing uncle, is maybe a bit of a bully. Fred Savage has a crush on Winnie Cooper, and one time he makes out with Becky Slater* and she gives him a hickey and he says it's a bug bite and Becky Slater's like, "Bug bite?!" I believe the series is set in the 1950s and is narrated by Fred Savage's older self (like in Stand by Me)—but honestly that's about it: I can't imagine how a single episode would have panned out. I do remember that Fred Savage tends to humiliate himself. Essentially I think of this show as a 1950s, kiddy, goyische version of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Curb + Freaks & Geeks ÷ Jewish?† [Cf.]

* Played by the sister of the girl who played Winnie Cooper, TRUE STORY!
† No, if only because Fred Savage is Jewish. Bee-tee-dubs, how cool is it that he now directs shit like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Party Down? Go Fred Savage!

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