Growing Pains

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ABC (ended 1992)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 7
    • Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers
      Jason and Maggie want to sell the house and retire, causing a rift between real estate agent Ben, who could use the listing, and Mike and Carol, who hate the thought of their childhood home being with another family.
    • The Obscure Objects of Our Desire - Part 2
    • The Last Picture Show (2)
      4/25/92
      9.2
      Fearful of the loss of support from his mother, Mike proposes to Kate. The family reminisces about good times in their home.
    • The Last Picture Show (1)
      4/25/92
      9.0
      A senator offers Maggie a job in Washington, DC, and the family, knowing it would require a move, is split over whether she should accept.
    • 4/11/92
      8.7
      A power failure spoils Jason and Maggie's romantic evening and Carol's banquet. Meanwhile, Ben copes with Chrissy's fear of the dark.
    • 4/4/92
      8.0
      Hearing a college rival has won a Pulitzer Prize makes Maggie take stock of her life. Meanwhile, Ben and Mike quarrel over a ploy to get money from their parents.
    • 3/21/92
      9.1
      Luke's trucking father, George, returns, hoping to take Luke on the road with him. But it turns out George's trucking days might be coming to an end, and Jason and Ben pitch in to haul a load.
    • Don't Go Changin'
      Episode 19
      2/29/92
      8.8
      Mike realizes Eddie's continued immaturity isn't good for Luke. Meanwhile, Ben makes a home movie to send to Carol in London.
    • The Five Fingers of Ben
      2/22/92
      8.5
      A continually bullied Ben convinces Maggie to let him learn karate, but a confrontation with her sends his self-esteem lower than ever.
    • Menage a Luke
      Episode 17
      2/8/92
      9.2
      Ben realizes he can't have his cake and eat it too when he ignores a girl to try and land another, but takes issue when the first girl then falls for Luke.
    • Vicious Cycle
      Episode 16
      2/1/92
      9.1
      Maggie and Jason put Mike on the spot for Luke's curfew problems. Meanwhile, Ben tests Chrissy for psychic powers.
    • Honest Abe
      Episode 15
      1/17/92
      8.6
      Luke's homeless friend steals a Seaver memento.
    • 1/4/92
      8.7
      Penniless Mike schemes to give Kate a skiing trip.
    • 12/21/91
      8.4
      The Christmas spirit is on short supply, with Mike and Carol jealous of Kate and Dwight, while Jason is over-controlling in the decorating of the family tree.
    • B=MC2
      Episode 12
      11/30/91
      8.3
      Ben crams for a college entrance exam, but an overheard rude comment from Jason leaves him down. Carol and Dwight start to have feelings for each other.
    • Bad Day Cafe
      Episode 11
      11/23/91
      9.1
      While Jason and Maggie are away, the principal informs Mike that Luke's birth father is back in town -- and wants him back.
    • Home Malone
      Episode 10
      11/16/91
      9.0
      The ghost of Maggie's father oversees the Seavers' visit to her childhood home.
    • The Big Fix
      Episode 9
      11/9/91
      8.8
      Consumer advocate Maggie pans a vacuum cleaner that Ben broke without telling her. Embarassed about his real situation, Luke lies to a girl he likes.
    • 11/2/91
      8.9
      Nouveau riche neighbors move in next door; Ben is forced to look after Luke on his first day of high school; Jason's scheme to let Chrissy stay up late backfires when the neighbors throw a lavish party.
    • 10/26/91
      8.9
      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 sent home with head lice.
    • 10/19/91
      8.6
      Luke is afraid to visit the doctor, so Jason accompanies him. When it turns out Jason needs surgery, he places Mike in charge of organizing his annual banquet.
    • 10/12/91
      8.9
      When Luke runs away, Mike must choose between trying to find him, or filming his first lines for a soap opera. Meanwhile, Carol earns new friends when they discover her brother's soon to be on TV.
    • Paper Tigers
      Episode 4
      10/5/91
      8.6
      Jason and Maggie compete to write a newspaper column; Ben hates his glasses.
    • In vino veritas (2)
      9/28/91
      8.9
      Mike persuades Jason and Maggie to let Luke stay with them temporarily; then Jason's wine cellar goes missing.
    • Stop, Luke, and Listen (1)
      9/25/91
      9.3
      Mike gets involved when he learns his prize pupil Luke is homeless.
    • Back to School
      Episode 1
      9/18/91
      9.0
      Mike's first day teaching remedial students isn't as easy as he expected. Carol's dormitory experience isn't what she'd hoped. Ben and Chrissy have rough first days of class.
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1