THE WONDER YEARS
NEW WORLD TELEVISION
THE WONDER YEARS really deserves a DVD/ Blu-Ray release but the complexities and costs of music licensing have prevented it. Above is the cover of the 1991 UK VHS release of the first four episodes, re-edited into a movie format.
The series, which debuted in the prized post-Superbowl slot, won the 1988 Emmy Award for best comedy series and a Peabody Award in 1989.
Here's the memorable theme, by Joe Cocker, and titles:
Here's the introduction to episode one:
And... here's the poignant final moments of the final episode (with the original music intact! When the UK's Channel Five aired a rerun, the track was replaced and an ending ruined!)
BIO/ THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL aired an excellent documentary about the making of the series:
PART ONE - Follow the links to the rest!