Savage rewatched his iconic ABC comedy after agreeing to be part of ABC's Black-themed reboot. How much rewatching did he do? "Quite a bit, actually, and I was surprised at how poorly I remembered it. It’s true of all our memories: You remember what you want to remember," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We were working on these scripts, and there were these big fantasy pops, and I’m like, 'No, no, no, The Wonder Years is about honesty. It’s holding up a mirror to your experience and the world around you.' Then I went back and rewatched (the original), and, like, the third episode Kevin went to work with his dad and the entire second act was a fantasy. I got caught up in the mythology of this really ripped from the headlines, rip your heart out and show you the world, and that was certainly an element of it, but it wasn’t all of it. And by the way, it’s for the better of the show."
TOPICS: Fred Savage, The Wonder Years (1988 Series), Retro TV