Growing Pains

The Mom Who Knew Too Much

Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 1/26/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Female bonding between Maggie and Carol is ripped apart when Maggie spills a secret of Carol's to Jason.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Thicke

    Dr. Jason Roland Seaver

  • Joanna Kerns

    Maggie Malone Seaver

  • Kirk Cameron

    Mike Seaver

  • Tracey Gold

    Carol Seaver

  • Jeremy Miller

    Ben Seaver

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Jason: There's a chance I'm developing an ulcer. Carol: Well, is it serious? Jason: Well, it could be, if I get agitated or upset. Carol: Well, Mike's just going to have to move out.

    • Carol: I just know that Mom would be real mad if I told you even a hint of the disgusting things that she told me about. Jason: There's a difference—what did she say?

    • Jason: Okay, I think it's time we have a family talk about this. Mike: (getting up) I should go. Carol: Don't worry, Mike, I'm the one who's gonna be grounded. Mike: (sitting back down) I should stay.

    • Maggie: You know, when you were a baby, I used to imagine the day when you and I would be trading secrets like sisters.

    • Carol: Mom, that man was flirting with you. Maggie: Well, yes. Carol: You knew it? Maggie: Of course. Carol: But, but you're, you're a mother!

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    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene set in the beauty salon, there is a glass of wine and a glass of juice. Then, there are two glasses of juice. Additionally, the levels of the liquids in the glasses fluctuate.

    Allusions (2)

    • When asked by Ben who Dustin Hoffman is, Mike answers, "he was in that movie where he dressed up like a chick and kissed some guy," referring to Sydney Pollack's 1982 film Tootsie.

    • This episode's title comes from Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 movie The Man Who Knew Too Much.

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