Growing Pains

Season 6 Episode 6

Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts

Aired Unknown Oct 24, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Jason can't understand why Maggie is upset when an attractive young woman flirts with him. Meanwhile, Ben wrestles with the realization that his parents are just people with human "needs."

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    Alan Thicke

    Alan Thicke

    Dr. Jason Roland Seaver

    Joanna Kerns

    Joanna Kerns

    Maggie Malone Seaver

    Kirk Cameron

    Kirk Cameron

    Mike Seaver

    Tracey Gold

    Tracey Gold

    Carol Seaver

    Jeremy Miller

    Jeremy Miller

    Ben Seaver

    Ashley Johnson

    Ashley Johnson

    Chrissy Seaver

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Maggie announces that she's been married for 22 years and 4 months. This is inconsistent with the season four episode "Anniversary from Hell," where it sounds as though Jason & Maggie's wedding was in 1969, but falls in line more with the 1968 date mentioned in season two's "The Awful Truth."

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Mike: I think this is kinda sick! I mean, Mom, if I had a husband and he was flirtin' around with another woman, I would be pretty upset.
        Jason: So would we.

      • Maggie: We won't have a serious conversation about your middle-aged insecurity.
        Jason: I'm not middle-aged.
        Maggie: Oh. You plan to live to be 86?

      • Ben: So dad's just like me?
        Carol: Unfortunately.
        Ben: So you've actually seen the magazines under his bed?

      • Maggie: I should've listened to Oprah. I mean, you can't count on a marriage even when it has lasted for 22 years and 4 months.
        Jason: Oprah didn't do a show on that.
        Maggie: Her point being that a woman shouldn't trust her marriage when it's built on the fragile psyche of the aging male.
        Jason: Oh, yeah? Well, what does Phil Donahue say?

      • Maggie: Admit it, Jason! You find a 20-year-old woman with a fully conditioned body and beautiful hair and eyes attractive!
        Jason: Oh, Maggie, sweetheart, what do I need with a beautiful woman when I've got you?
        Maggie: What?!?

      • Jason: Your Mom and I are tired so we're gonna go up to bed.
        Ben: Alright, Dad!

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The use of Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra when Ben throws his banana into the air and it turns into a cartoon spaceship when he realizes his parents are people refers to the scene at the beginning of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, when a Neanderthal receives the crucial knowledge to use weapons.