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Melis 05-31-2017 08:47 PM

Growing Pains Appreciation #12 - "Mike Seaver, please report to the principal's office"

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 (who alternated in the role). 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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Barrybgb 06-01-2017 07:52 AM

Thanks for the new thread.

Melis 06-01-2017 06:53 PM

Thanks for the title. :)

Barrybgb 06-02-2017 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by Melis (Post 90348855)
Thanks for the title. :)

You're welcome. We certainly heard Principal DeWitt say it numerous times.

Melis 06-02-2017 10:02 PM

OH yes

Barrybgb 06-03-2017 08:04 AM

I remember that very well. It was a very sad episode with Matthew Perry. His name was Sandy, right?

Melis 06-03-2017 01:14 PM

It was. Tracy did a good job in that ep, too.

msstock87 06-05-2017 07:27 PM

That episode always made me cry.

Melis 06-05-2017 07:54 PM

Same here. I cried buckets

Barrybgb 06-06-2017 08:13 AM

I don't think I cried but it was very powerful and emotional.

Melis 06-06-2017 04:26 PM

Yeah, everyone did a good job in that ep.

msstock87 06-09-2017 07:00 PM

It was a well acted episode.

Melis 06-09-2017 07:16 PM

Definitely. It was a change from the usual comedy.

Barrybgb 06-13-2017 09:01 AM

I found it strange that when they went to Europe for three episodes and Mike met up with that girl, it was played by Heather Langenkamp, who had played Marie Lubbock on the show. I guess they thought we wouldn't notice or care.

Melis 06-13-2017 06:33 PM

Sitcoms do that sometimes. lol I think they did that on Cosby show. Denise's husband played another character.

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