Growing Pains

Season 4 Episode 19

Show Ninety – Who Knew?

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1989 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Mike sets a ketchup bottle to the left of two soda cans. When the camera angle switches to a side view, the ketchup—which should now appear behind the cans—now appears to their right.

  • Quotes

    • Maggie: Mike was right about this professor being unfair.
      Jason: Well, he could be, or it could be something else, like maybe a Teacher's Assistant graded this paper. When I was a TA, I graded undergrad papers, and I didn't know what I was doing.

    • Mike: We're still going to study together tonight at your place, right?
      Julie: You bet.
      Mike: Right.
      Julie: The key word is "study".
      Mike: Well, gee, the key word for me was "together."

    • Mike: You know, this C- really makes me miss the days when I just never studied and got crummy grades.
      Jason: Yeah, that was some great times.
      Mike: You know, back then, I would have paid big bucks for a C-. A couple times, I did.
      Jason: Pardon me?
      Mike: Just an expression, Dad.

    • Jason: Hey, Mike, I'm just pleased that you're now trying for good grades. I mean, that alone is quite an accomplishment for somebody with your pitiful academic record. I mean that as a compliment.

    • Jason: In college, the competition is tougher. You have to be more precise, say what you mean. That unclarity that was somehow okay before, now is, uh, it's clearly, it's unclear.
      Mike: I have no idea what you just said.

    • Jason: Hey, for the rest of your life, you're going to find people who are tough on you when you don't really deserve it. I mean, first of all, it's a teacher, then it's gonna be a co-worker, then it's a boss, finally it's a wife.
      Maggie: (listening from behind) What about a wife?
      Jason: I... was just, uh, telling Mike that life without a wife would be impossible.

    • Maggie: You wrote Mike's psychology answers and you got a D?
      Mike: You mean you don't know this stuff and you're charging people?

    • Dr. Rosenfeld: I suggest that you're looking at your son's work through a father's eyes, and not through the eyes of a competent professional. Which, of course, I'm sure you are in your own, little world.

    • Mike: How would you like to stand on the wind-blown deck of the Staten Island ferry and watch the sun go down and the lights of Manhattan come up?
      Julie: Mmmm. Would you be with me?
      Mike: Well, of course I'd be with you.
      Julie: Then I don't wanna go.

    • Mike: Remember when I asked you to constantly remind me to study?
      Julie: Yeah?
      Mike: Well, I no longer want you to do that anymore.
      Julie: Why?
      Mike: Because you constantly remind me to study!

    • Mike: Oh, so now I gotta go work off an F?
      Jason: Oh, like you've never had an F before?

    • Jason: (reading Mike's paper) "Common definitions of psychological complexes," there's your first problem. It's an Oedipal complex, Mike, not an edible complex.

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