Growing Pains

Growing Pains

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The show's premise is based around the fictional Seaver family, who reside on Long Island, New York. Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke), a psychiatrist, works from home because his wife, Maggie Malone (Joanna Kerns), has gone back to work as a reporter. Jason has to take care of the kids: troublemaker Mike (Kirk Cameron), honors student Carol (Tracey Gold), and rambunctious Ben (Jeremy Miller). From 1988 on, Chrissy Seaver became a part of the family. She was played in her infant stage by twins Kristen and Kelsey Dohring. Beginning in the fall of 1990, Chrissy's character's age was advanced to six years old, whereupon Ashley Johnson took over the role. The show was relevant in the mid-1980s, as women going to work was becoming more and more common, as were stay-at-home dads.

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It is referred to by these television episodes...

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 

This Television Episode refers to Growing Pains
Rubin claims he discovered CGI technology, but didn't patent it, and James Cameron gets the credit for using the technology first. Burt asks if James Cameron is "that kid from Growing Pains.".

Season:  5  / Episode:  8 
First Class Jerk

This Television Episode refers to Growing Pains
Josh Weinstein attempts to convince Vince to move in to television series instead of films. Vince doesn't want to do TV, he wants to continue acting in movies. Josh reminds Vince that other movie stars have done television, naming George Clooney on 'ER', and Leonardo DiCaprio on 'Growing Pains'.

Family Guy:
Season:  14  / Episode:  14 
Underage Peter

This Television Episode refers to Growing Pains
Brian asks Peter "Hey, is this the park where Boner died?" right before he is arrested for buying alcohol for minors. "Boner" was a character on the television show 'Growing Pains'.

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Hardcore Pawn:
Season:  8  / Episode:  4 
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The Bernie Mac Show:
Season:  5  / Episode:  21 
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The Facts of Life:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
Growing Pains


The Vampire Diaries:
Season:  4  / Episode:  1 
Growing Pains

Growing Pains
performed by Katy Hudson and Katy Perry

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Growing Pains
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