The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

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 Dr. Jason Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Maggie Malone Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Mike Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Ben Seaver (167 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Carol Seaver (166 episodes, 1985-1992)
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It's hard enough to raise a kid nowadays but when you have to cope with THESE kids, things tend to get out of hand! Dr Seaver, a psychologist and his wife Maggie Seaver, a journalist, try to do their best raising their family and although their kids, Mike, Ben, Carol and Crissie, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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24 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Although Mike is the oldest of the Seaver kids, actor Kirk Cameron actually was more than a year younger than Tracey Gold who played Mike's younger sister Carol. See more »

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[Mike pretended to brake his ankle so he didn't have to clean the gutters with his dad and go site seeing instead. Jason leaves the room and comes back later and finds Mike there alone and says... ]
Jason: Kate didn't want to go sight seeing, huh?
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As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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All of the Growth, None of the Pains
31 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Growing Pains was a truly funny family show that walked the line between being "too mature" for young audiences and being corny (like Full House). The cast actually likes each other and still gets together to reminisce regularly. This chemistry comes through on screen.

Everything from the opening song to the closing credits is great. My only issues with the series were the fat jokes made at Tracey Gold's expense. The producers told her to lose weight, leading her down the dark path to anorexia. Even when she'd dropped from 133 to 112 lbs, they STILL included the occasional fat joke!

As any man will tell you, calling a woman 'fat' is the worst thing you can do. Calling a teenage girl fat on national TV every week is beyond cruel. Nevermind the fact that she never WAS fat!

Beyond that, I have no complaints about the show. I do prefer the first 3 seasons before "Luke" and "Chrissy" came in (and before Kirk converted to radical Christianity). Alan Thicke's character seemed harsher and meaner around Season 5, which I didn't like. Oh, and the "Carol's Carnival" episode is just sad and creepy.

This is sounding like a negative review, but I assure you it's not. Compared to some of the other crap that was on TV during these years, Growing Pains is a brilliant show that stands the test of time.

Long Live the Seavers!


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