Episodes (23)

Unaired Pilot
S01E01 · Unaired Pilot

Sep 24, 1985

Jason and Maggie Seaver are raising three kids. So that Maggie can return to work as a newspaper reporter, Jason starts seeing his psychiatric patients at home and becomes the stay-at-home dad with teens Mike, Carol and Ben in tow.

S01E02 · Pilot

Sep 24, 1985

The upwardly mobile, suburban Seaver family experiences some growing pains when Maggie Seaver returns to work as a newspaper reporter, Jason Seaver moves his psychiatric practice into the home, and 15-year-old son Mike asks for more freedom and gets it.

S01E03 · Springsteen

Oct 01, 1985

Mike is mercilessly teased by his friends after he and Jason attend a Bruce Springsteen concert and a TV interviewer captures Jason's overzealous show of affection for his son.

S01E04 · Jealousy

Oct 08, 1985

Late hours and rapt attention to her newspaper work by Maggie convince her husband Jason that she's having an affair with her handsome co-worker.

Carol's Article
S01E05 · Carol's Article

Oct 15, 1985

Maggie and Jason face the challenge of parenthood when daughter Carol tries to follow her mother's career as a reporter and sons Mike and Ben start gambling.

S01E06 · Superdad

Oct 29, 1985

Working mother Maggie Seaver begins to feel edged out of her children's lives and excluded from family affairs by none other than husband Jason.

Mike's Madonna Story
S01E07 · Mike's Madonna Story

Nov 05, 1985

A Madonna-styled teenage seductress wreaks havoc in the Seaver household when she appears at their doorstep in some rather revealing clothing looking for Mike and plotting to make him her next seduction.

Weekend Fantasy
S01E08 · Weekend Fantasy

Nov 12, 1985

When Jason and Maggie leave Mike in charge for the weekend while they return to a romantic hide-away they found 15 years ago, they can't stop worrying about their children. Dennis Haysbert guest stars.

Slice of Life
S01E09 · Slice of Life

Nov 19, 1985

Mike tries to convince his parents to provide him karate lessons to impress a girl. Ben attempts to get into a world record book, and Maggie and Jason take a compatibility test.

Carol's Crush
S01E10 · Carol's Crush

Nov 26, 1985

The 23-year-old son of family friends stays with the Seavers and 14-year-old Carol gets a crush on him and mistakenly believes he asked her for a date.

Dirt Bike
S01E11 · Dirt Bike

Dec 03, 1985

Ben sells his dreams to his sister Carol for a school research project. Mike disobeys his parents and rides a dirt bike, but gets injured in an accident.

Standardized Test
S01E12 · Standardized Test

Dec 05, 1985

Jason and Maggie encounter a case of sibling rivalry between Carol and Mike, who's upset over his sister's higher scholastic achievements.

A Christmas Story
S01E13 · A Christmas Story

Dec 10, 1985

While the Seaver family prepares for Christmas, one of Jason's patients contemplates suicide by jumping down the Seaver chimney.

The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver
S01E14 · The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver

Jan 07, 1986

The Seavers are depending on Mike for the annual bowling tournament against the Koosman Family, but are let down when Mike "Romeo" Seaver finds his "Juliet".

First Blood
S01E15 · First Blood

Jan 14, 1986

After a fistfight with Ben's hockey coach, Jason is left with the task of explaining that fighting is not the way to get the job done, while Maggie endures the hardship of teaching Mike ballroom dancing.

Slice of Life II
S01E16 · Slice of Life II

Jan 21, 1986

Jason is ecstatic over the news that wife Maggie may be having another baby. Ben is pleased that brother Mike is his slave for the weekend and Carol is enchanted with Richie's romanticism.

The Seavers vs. the Cleavers
S01E17 · The Seavers vs. the Cleavers

Jan 28, 1986

Jason and Maggie are displeased after being labeled unacceptable parents by prim P.T.A. member June Hinckley.

Charity Begins at Home
S01E18 · Charity Begins at Home

Feb 18, 1986

Sibling rivalry in the Seaver household sends Ben soliciting money from the neighbors so he can buy Jason an expensive birthday present.

S01E19 · Reputation

Feb 25, 1986

Mike is accused of cheating in school after receiving the highest grade in the class. Given his reputation as a scholar, can he convince Jason, Maggie or his teacher of his innocence?

The Anniversary That Never Was
S01E20 · The Anniversary That Never Was

Mar 04, 1986

Thanks to their children, Jason and Maggie have a whole day to spend together for their anniversary. But, all their plans end when Maggie is called away on assignment.

Be a Man
S01E21 · Be a Man

Mar 11, 1986

Everyone but Mike goes to visit Maggie's parents. But when they arrive, they discover that they are selling their house. Maggie offers to give the money they need to keep them from selling the house. But her dad is too proud and doesn't want anything from Jason. Mike decides to throw a party but when people whom he didn't invite show up, who in turn invite more people, things get out of hand.

Career Decision
S01E22 · Career Decision

May 06, 1986

Maggie and Jason both encounter career decisions that will affect one another; meanwhile, Mike makes a philosophical discovery when he's home sick.

Extra Lap
S01E23 · Extra Lap

May 13, 1986

Nightmares involving his deceased Uncle Bob begin haunting Mike soon after the man's death.


Growing Pains Season 1 (1985) is released on Sep 24, 1985 and the latest season 7 of Growing Pains is released in 1991. Watch Growing Pains online - the English Comedy TV series from United States. Growing Pains is directed by John Tracy,Jack Shea,John Pasquin,Burt Brinckerhoff and created by Neal Marlens with Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns. Growing Pains is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

It's hard enough to raise a kid nowadays but when you have to cope with THESE kids, things tend to get out of hand! Dr Seaver, a psychologist and his wife Maggie Seaver, a journalist, try to do their best raising their family and although their kids, Mike, Ben, Carol and Crissie, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters...

As know as:

Los problemas crecen, ¡Ay! Como duele crecer, Pappa vet bäst, Tudo em Família, Od muke do nauke


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Guntzelman-Sullivan-Marshall Productions, Warner Bros. Television


Tom Shales
Washington Post
The premiere ends with Thicke pulling down his pants and "mooning" his wife in the kitchen. Earlier, one child insulting another could be addressing the show: "You give a new meaning to the word 'vacuous.'"
by rottentomatoes, Aug 24, 2021
Eric Mink
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The contrast between these two clearly drawn characters, each deeply in love with the other, may make for some real comedy -- assuming they're given solid, reality-based scripts to work with.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 24, 2021
Kay Gardella
New York Daily News
The show is funny at times, offensive at others. Despite its faults, with a little more attention, Growing Pains could become a series with the same potential as Family Ties.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 23, 2021

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