'The Wonder Years' main trio of Fred Savage, Josh Saviano and Danica McKellar have a nostalgic reunion over lunch
Back in 1993 Savage was allegedly blamed for the show's sudden suspension, but it doesn't seem that anything can take away Kevin's best friends from him.
One of the '90s most popular coming-of-age dramas 'The Wonder Years' came to an abrupt end in 1993 when apparently actor Fred Savage was sued for sexual harassment. However, that did not keep fans from wondering if the drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black would ever return. Fortunately, the three old cast members, Savage along with Josh Saviano and Danica McKellar, gave fans a glimpse of what the trio was up to after all these years.
Saviano, who had played the part of Paul Pfeiffer, the best friend of Savage's onscreen character, Kevin Arnold, took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of the trio's reunion. As they met up for lunch, Saviano posted, "The more things change, the more things stay the same, and the more I enjoy hanging out with this 2. @thefredsavage and @danicamckellar you guys are like family to me. Love Ya!" On the other hand, McKellar too shared the same image in which she wrote, "his group looks familiar to anyone? 😉 I got to see these guys for lunch yesterday - it was so much fun to catch up and hear how their beautiful families are doing! ❤ And yes, @joshsaviano, I totally agree - *you guys* are like family... I mean, we DID grow up together, after all. 😍 #memories."
Fans were immediately excited by the trio's reunion, as several commented about how happy they were to see the old friends back together. One fan commented, "Oh this makes my heart happy. I have so many fond memories of my childhood. Watching “The Wonder Years” w/my eyes glued to the screen and ears hanging on to every word is by far one of my favorites. Thanks for that ❤️." Another also mentioned, "I still watch you guys, you were part of my wonder years! Hope to watch you with my boy. Kisses from Brazil!" It seems that the show held on to the nostalgia that it had left us with when Kevin came up with the concluding line, "And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back… with wonder."
'The Wonder Years' aired on ABC from 1988 to 1993 as the series followed a typical middle-class teenage boy, Kevin, growing up in the late 1960s America as his life revolves around his two best friends Paul Pfeiffer, and his crush-turned-girlfriend Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper. The series brought out the anxious passion of a teenager and the ultimate realization that dawns upon him, once he begins to hit the very edge of adulthood. Unfortunately, the show came to a halt when Savage was accused by costume designer Monique Long, who accused him and Jason Hervey (who played Wayne Arnold and was 20 at the time of the suit) of sexual harassment.
However, the accusation was deemed as ridiculous by Alley Mills, who played Savage’s TV mother Norma Arnold. She said, "When we shot the series finale … nobody knew whether or not The Wonder Years was going to be renewed. And that’s because of a completely ridiculous sexual harassment suit that was going on against Fred Savage — who is, like, the least offensive, most wonderful, a sweet human being that ever walked the face of the Earth.”