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Growing Pains

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Comedy Family Rated: All (TV-G)1985 - 20007 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video Tags: Psychology Country: America

Growing Pains is an American television sitcom about an affluent family, residing in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at-home psychiatrist father raising three children together, which aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992.Growing Pains featuring Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 1 other. It's a comedy and family show with 168 episodes over 7 seasons. Growing Pains is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (12,018 votes).

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165 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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167 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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#1,883 Ranked TV Show

#53 Ranked in Psychology TV

#186 Ranked in Family TV

#322 Ranked in TV on Prime Video

Growing Pains has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (12,018 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

S01 E01

Sep 25, 1985
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Pilot Sep 25, 1985 Maggie goes back to work as a journalist, prompting psychologist Jason to move his office into their home so he can keep his eye on the kids. Things don't get off to a great start: the first night he gets a call from the police that Mike has been picked up for illegally driving a car.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Springsteen

S01 E02

Oct 2, 1985
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Springsteen Oct 2, 1985 Jason embarrasses Mike at a Bruce Springsteen concert when they are interviewed together.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Jealousy

S01 E03

Oct 9, 1985
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Jealousy Oct 9, 1985 Jason fumes when Maggie spends long hours on a toxic waste story with handsome co-worker Fred.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Carol's Article

S01 E04

Oct 16, 1985
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Carol's Article Oct 16, 1985 Maggie gives an honest assessment of Carol's writing of an article for her school magazine; Mike and Ben discover track betting.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Superdad!

S01 E05

Oct 30, 1985
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Superdad! Oct 30, 1985 Maggie accuses Jason of monopolizing the children.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Mike's Madonna Story

S01 E06

Nov 6, 1985
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Mike's Madonna Story Nov 6, 1985 Mike's infatuation with a Madonna look-alike worries Maggie.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Weekend Fantasy

S01 E07

Nov 13, 1985
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Weekend Fantasy Nov 13, 1985 Jason and Maggie want to go to a mountain lodge for a weekend, but are reluctant to leave the kids alone.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Jason and the Cruisers

S02 E01

Oct 1, 1986
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Jason and the Cruisers Oct 1, 1986 Maggie plans a surprise reunion for Jason's college rock band.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Fast Times at Dewey High

S02 E02

Oct 22, 1986
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Fast Times at Dewey High Oct 22, 1986 A new school year brings boredom, bullies, and romantic mix-ups.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Long Day's Journey Into Night

S02 E03

Oct 29, 1986
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Long Day's Journey Into Night Oct 29, 1986 A cheerleader befriends Carol solely to meet Mike.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Call Me

S02 E04

Nov 12, 1986
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Call Me Nov 12, 1986 Ben has been calling an X-rated phone service.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Employee of the Month

S02 E05

Nov 19, 1986
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Employee of the Month Nov 19, 1986 Fired Mike hides the truth from his parents.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Dream Lover

S02 E06

Nov 26, 1986
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Dream Lover Nov 26, 1986 Carol spreads rumors about herself and a ""hunk"".

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Season 02, Episode 07 Do You Believe in Magic?

S02 E07

Dec 3, 1986
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Do You Believe in Magic? Dec 3, 1986 A con man sells Mike a ""magic"" rock.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Aloha (1)

S03 E01

Sep 19, 1987
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Aloha (1) Sep 19, 1987 The family is stranded in Maui.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Aloha (2)

S03 E02

Sep 19, 1987
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Aloha (2) Sep 19, 1987 Ben videotapes Mike and Carol's Hawaiian romances.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Taking Care of Business

S03 E03

Sep 23, 1987
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Taking Care of Business Sep 23, 1987 Mike uses double talk to sell stereos.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Not Necessarily the News

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Sep 30, 1987
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Not Necessarily the News Sep 30, 1987 The family scrambles to help find an out-of-work Maggie a job after she turns into Super Mom, preparing oversize meals and assigning new chores.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Michaelgate

S03 E05

Oct 7, 1987
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Michaelgate Oct 7, 1987 Mike is unaware that he's been nominated for student-body president because he's ""a sure loser.""

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Season 03, Episode 06 Big Brother is Not Watching

S03 E06

Oct 14, 1987
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Big Brother is Not Watching Oct 14, 1987 Ben asks Carol's advice on getting a new bike from their parents.

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Season 03, Episode 07 A Star is Born

S03 E07

Oct 28, 1987
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A Star is Born Oct 28, 1987 A star is born when Mike lands a leading role in the school play opposite the lovely Monica.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Fool for Love

S04 E01

Oct 20, 1988
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Fool for Love Oct 20, 1988 Ben gets spooked at the prospect of asking a girl to a Halloween party; Jason becomes a disruptive force at Lamaze class.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Birth of a Seaver

S04 E02

Oct 27, 1988
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Birth of a Seaver Oct 27, 1988 Maggie goes into labor on Ben's 12th birthday and Ben confesses to a patient at the hospital that he's already feeling crowded.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Family Ties (1)

S04 E03

Nov 3, 1988
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Family Ties (1) Nov 3, 1988 Mike has a showdown with Jason over his rights as an 18-year-old college student, and declares his freedom from parental rule.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Family Ties (2)

S04 E04

Nov 10, 1988
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Family Ties (2) Nov 10, 1988 b: 9 Nov 88 pc: 186432 w: Tom Walla d: John Tracy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ""Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"" gs: Charlie [ Tawney ] rc: Irma, WallyJason learns his widowed mother has a beau.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

S04 E05

Nov 17, 1988
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Nov 17, 1988 Jason sends his mother on a cruise to get her mind off her dead husband, but when she returns with a fiancé in tow, Jason finds it hard to accept the man who will "replace" his father.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Homecoming Queen

S04 E06

Nov 24, 1988
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Homecoming Queen Nov 24, 1988 Carol is chosen for homecoming court.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Nude Photos

S04 E07

Dec 1, 1988
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Nude Photos Dec 1, 1988 Mike's photography course includes nude studies.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Anger With Love

S05 E01

Sep 21, 1989
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Anger With Love Sep 21, 1989 Maggie opposes Mike and Julie's wedding plans.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Mike and Julie's Wedding

S05 E02

Sep 28, 1989
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Mike and Julie's Wedding Sep 28, 1989 Julie and Mike suffer prenuptial jitters.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Carol Meets the Real World

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Oct 5, 1989
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Carol Meets the Real World Oct 5, 1989 Jason tells Carol to get a job.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Fish Bait

S05 E04

Oct 12, 1989
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Fish Bait Oct 12, 1989 His drama teacher and classmates intimidate Mike.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Teach Me

S05 E05

Oct 19, 1989
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Teach Me Oct 19, 1989 Carol brings a bogus boyfriend to a family party.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Carol's Papers

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Oct 26, 1989
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Carol's Papers Oct 26, 1989 An angry Jason confronts Ben and Mike, who gives conflicting versions of how Ben came to sell Carol's old term papers to students at Dewey High -- and to date a seductive 18-year-old.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Coughing Boy

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Nov 2, 1989
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Coughing Boy Nov 2, 1989 Mike is over the moon when he attends an open casting session and wins a part on a TV cop show -- and crushed when his single line is cut in the editing.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Mike's Choice

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Sep 20, 1990
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Mike's Choice Sep 20, 1990 When Mike lands a role in an off-Broadway play, he leaves college to pursue acting full-time in New York City.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Midnight Cowboy

S06 E02

Sep 27, 1990
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Midnight Cowboy Sep 27, 1990 Mike is broke and homeless in New York City.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Roommates

S06 E03

Oct 4, 1990
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Roommates Oct 4, 1990 Mike becomes roommates with sister Carol, now a Columbia University student.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Daddy Mike

S06 E04

Oct 11, 1990
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Daddy Mike Oct 11, 1990 Mike and his friend Eddie schemingly join "Parents Without Mates" to meet women.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Ben's Sure Thing

S06 E05

Oct 18, 1990
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Ben's Sure Thing Oct 18, 1990 At the school's Parents Night, the Seavers learn Ben's been telling his friends that the girl he's dating is promiscuous.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts

S06 E06

Oct 25, 1990
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Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts Oct 25, 1990 A flirty Jason gets jealous when Maggie turns the tables.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Happy Halloween (1)

S06 E07

Nov 1, 1990
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Happy Halloween (1) Nov 1, 1990 The Seavers spend a rainy Halloween night telling ghost stories.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Back to School

S07 E01

Sep 19, 1991
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Back to School Sep 19, 1991 Mike teaches at an urban high school.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Stop, Luke, and Listen

S07 E02

Sep 26, 1991
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Stop, Luke, and Listen Sep 26, 1991 Mike gets involved when he learns his prize pupil Luke is homeless.

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Season 07, Episode 03 In vino veritas

S07 E03

Sep 29, 1991
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In vino veritas Sep 29, 1991 Mike persuades Jason and Maggie to let Luke stay with them temporarily; then Jason's wine cellar goes missing.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Paper Tigers

S07 E04

Oct 6, 1991
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Paper Tigers Oct 6, 1991 Jason and Maggie compete to write a newspaper column; Ben hates his glasses.

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Season 07, Episode 05 The Young and the Homeless

S07 E05

Oct 13, 1991
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The Young and the Homeless Oct 13, 1991 Mike gears up for his big day as a TV soap opera star just as Luke gears up to move out of the Seavers'.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Jason Sings the Blues

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Oct 20, 1991
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Jason Sings the Blues Oct 20, 1991 Luke is afraid to visit the doctor, so Jason accompanies him -- but it's Jason who turns out to need surgery.

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Season 07, Episode 07 The Kid's Still Got It

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Oct 27, 1991
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The Kid's Still Got It Oct 27, 1991 Carol accompanies Maggie to a resort, which turns out to be hosting a singles convention; meanwhile, the all-male weekend planned at home is ruined when Chrissy is set home with head lice.

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