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The Results Are In, Recast The Wonder Years

The Results Are In: Recast The Wonder Years

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar T-shirt!

Thanks to all of you who chimed in with suggestions for The Wonder Years, which is a challenging one due to all the young characters. I really like the ideas for Winnie Cooper, including Whip's suggestion of Selena Gomez, and agree I with arienne that Madeline Zima would have been perfect if she were a tad younger.

And then of course there's the all-important Kevin Arnold to recast (it's so hard to think of anyone but Fred Savage in that role!). Nick Jonas, as leeluvfashion suggests, definitely has the right hair for the period and there were several suggestions for Michael Cera which is actually right on in terms of little Kev's neurotic nature.

But as you know, I could only choose one and the winning recast's suggestions for Winnie and Paul totally won me over. Congratulations johnsonkm20!

To see who johnsonkm20 chose, along with a new cast photo,


johnsonkm20's cast list:
Kevin Arnold — Natt Wolff
Paul Joshua Pfeiffer — Alexander Gould
Gwendolyn "Winnie" Cooper — Anna Sophia Robb
Jack Arnold — Scott Patterson
Norma Arnold — Robin Wright Penn
Karen Arnold — Sara Paxton
Wayne Arnold — Chris Hunter
Mr. Cantwell — Bob Saget

megan921 megan921 9 years
i don't really know a lot of these actors but i like the parents!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
Usually I'm with you on the picks but this one................not so much.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
Wasn't Alexander Gould the voice of Nemo?
lewis-phillip lewis-phillip 9 years
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Congrats Johnsonkm20! Interesting recast. I do recognize everyone (well, except for the actors playing Wayne and Jack. I do not recall ever seeing them before.) I think Natt Wolff is a good choice for Arnold.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 9 years
yeah i gotta call wtf on this one. alexander gould i know from weeds, bob saget duh, and robin is a good pick, but no one else i know or even slightly recognize.
millarci millarci 9 years
only person I know is Bob Saget... who are the rest of those people?!?
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
omg, that makes no sense... lo siento.
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