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Growing Pains 

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

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Neal Marlens
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Alan Thicke ...  Dr. Jason Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Joanna Kerns ...  Maggie Malone Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Kirk Cameron ...  Mike Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Jeremy Miller ...  Ben Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Tracey Gold ...  Carol Seaver 166 episodes, 1985-1992
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Growing Pains See more »

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Runtime:

(166 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The family's last name was Seaver and they had neighbors named Koosman. Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman were teammates on the New York Mets during the '60s and '70s. The show takes place on Long Island so it's likely that the creators were Mets fans. See more »

Quotes

[in the boys bathroom Vito reads writing on the wall]
Vito: 'Stinky Sullivan is a hunk' Who wrote this?
Stinky: I did. Wait 'till the girls read it!
Vito: Stinky, when will there *ever* be girls in here?
Stinky: Duh, when they use the bathroom!
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As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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really miss in todays tv!
21 April 2003 | by HipChic960See all my reviews

I know most of the people who comment on this probably were teenagers in th 1980's, I however was not. I first saw "Growing Pains" in 1999 as reruns . I fell in love with the show and later learned it was canceled already, then Disney threw it out the window. Fox Family picked it up three years later but they threw it out again. I really think this show is greatly missed by thousands of fans of the show. They say oh well the kids grew up times changed but their could have been so many more episodes and there should have been. I really think that the reruns should be picked up again and this time kept for a while or something like that. Look at the Brady Bunch most people I know hate that show and its a 70's show here its reruns play all the time constantly but yet a sit-com like growing pains from the 80's with more reality and morals is left behind. What's with that?


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