Growing Pains (1985–1992)

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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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¡Ay! Como duele crecer  »

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There were four renditions of the theme song. Initially, B.J. Thomas sang it solo. Later, a track recorded by Dusty Springfield was overlaid to create a duet. Springfield's track was replaced by Jennifer Warnes version following her successful duet with Bill Medley on the Dirty Dancing (1987) soundtrack. The final season featured an a cappella version. See more »

Quotes

Richard 'Boner' Stabone: Mike, a voice just came out of the radiator and it sounded a lot like God
[referring to handyman working in the basement]
Mike: No, Boner, that's Jimmy
Richard 'Boner' Stabone: You call Him Jimmy?
Richard 'Boner' Stabone: [later]
[walks downstairs angrily]
Richard 'Boner' Stabone: Okay, what in the name of Jimmy is going on down here?
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As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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Best Sitcom Ever.
26 August 2001 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Growing Pains was definitely the show to watch during the dreaded 80's. Kirk Cameron (Mike) was the heart-throb of the show, and it seriously got funnier every episode. There was not ONE THING wrong with this show, (although I did really want to see something FINALLY happen with Boner & Carol), but that's a whole other story. Best Show Ever. You know you want to admit it.


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