History Series / GrowingPains

30th Dec '16 4:03:45 AM goldenroad
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* {{Deconstruction}}: While most of the series had the sort of plots one would expect from an 80's sitcom, many an episode took those plots and did a 180 on them, most notably the DrunkDriver episode described below.



* DrunkDriver: Carol's boyfriend Sandy (Matthew Perry) was in an accident while driving drunk. Viewers were bracing for the climatic [[AnAesop Aesop]] (Sandy would recover, lesson learned, let's move on)... [[spoiler: until Sandy bit it.]].

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* DrunkDriver: Carol's boyfriend Sandy (Matthew Perry) was in an accident while driving drunk. Viewers were bracing for the climatic [[AnAesop Aesop]] (Sandy would recover, lesson learned, let's move on)... [[spoiler: until Sandy bit it.]].it]].
26th Dec '16 11:06:06 AM goldenroad
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->''"As long as we got each other,''
->''We got the world spinning right in our hands..."''

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->''"As long as we got each other,''
->''We
other, we got the world spinning right in our hands..."''



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-> ''"Baby rain or shine, all the time, we've got each other, sharing the laughter and love."''
17th Dec '16 12:12:39 PM creader
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* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: In the episode "The Home Show," the Seavers are having to set up a party at the last minute, because Jason used an old calendar to set the date. When a pizza is accidentally delivered to their house instead of the neighbors, Jason starts to tell the delivery guy his mistake, until Mike reminds him they need the food for the party. Jason thinks for a second then says, "We ordered five pizzas, not one, and that was 31 minutes ago, so they're free."



* PutOnABus: Carol. [[spoiler: She returned.]]

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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Carol. [[spoiler: She returned.]]



* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: In the episode "The Home Show," the Seavers are having to set up a party at the last minute, because Jason used an old calendar to set the date. When a pizza is accidentally delivered to their house instead of the neighbors, Jason starts to tell the delivery guy his mistake, until Mike reminds him they need the food for the party. Jason thinks for a second then says, "We ordered five pizzas, not one, and that was 31 minutes ago, so they're free."
15th Dec '16 6:39:57 AM JamesAustin
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-->''As long as we got each other,''
-->''We got the world spinning right in our hands...''

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-->''As ->''"As long as we got each other,''
-->''We ->''We got the world spinning right in our hands...''
"''



''GrowingPains'' was also notable for its use of both SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome and CousinOliver to combat the aging of the series regulars. Jeremy Miller, who played Ben, outgrew the role of precocious child, but didn't seem able to replace now-adult Kirk Cameron as a teen heartthrob. Chrissy, the baby the Seavers had in 1988, went from infant to school-age over the summer of 1990. In the show's last season, Mike went into teaching and brought orphaned teen Luke (played by Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio) home for the Seavers to adopt.

The series spawned one SpinOff, ''JustTheTenOfUs'', launched by PoorlyDisguisedPilot.

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''GrowingPains'' ''Growing Pains'' was also notable for its use of both SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome and CousinOliver to combat the aging of the series regulars. Jeremy Miller, who played Ben, outgrew the role of precocious child, but didn't seem able to replace now-adult Kirk Cameron as a teen heartthrob. Chrissy, the baby the Seavers had in 1988, went from infant to school-age over the summer of 1990. In the show's last season, Mike went into teaching and brought orphaned teen Luke (played by Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio) home for the Seavers to adopt.

The series spawned one SpinOff, ''JustTheTenOfUs'', ''Just the Ten of Us'', launched by PoorlyDisguisedPilot.



* EightiesHair: Look at the women in the picture on top of this page. Yeah.
** Between's Kirk Cameron's perm and Alan Thicke's not-quite mullet the first couple of seasons, it's safe to say the guys weren't immune either.

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* EightiesHair: Look at the women in the picture on top of this page. Yeah.
** Between's
Yeah. And between's Kirk Cameron's perm and Alan Thicke's not-quite mullet the first couple of seasons, it's safe to say the guys weren't immune either.
13th Dec '16 9:35:51 PM starwolf
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-->''Principal Dewitt:'' Well, well, well. Seaver. Zeff. How wonder it is not to see you two anymore.

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-->''Principal Dewitt:'' -->'''Principal Dewitt:''' Well, well, well. Seaver. Zeff. How wonder wonderful it is not to see you two anymore.
13th Dec '16 9:33:26 PM starwolf
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* TeachersOutOfSchool: "Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure" has Mike, Ben and Eddie in a car when they see Principal Dewitt coming out of a store. Mike and Eddie duck out of sight before Ben points out "You guys graduated two years ago!" They pop back up.
-->''Principal Dewitt:'' Well, well, well. Seaver. Zeff. How wonder it is not to see you two anymore.
11th Dec '16 9:46:47 AM LarryMullen
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* YouLookFamiliar: Brooke Theiss and Jamie Luner, who had both appeared before as other characters, played Coach Lubbock's daughters in the PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''Just The Ten Of Us''.
1st Jul '16 12:18:12 PM ApolloThunderflame
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** In another episode, Jason allows a pediatrician to examine him to show a teenage boy it's no big deal. This is how his hernia is discovered.
12th Jun '16 1:09:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Behind-the-scenes turmoil shaped the series' later years. In early seasons, Mike and Ben had often teased Carol for being overweight, which was cited as a factor when Carol's portrayer, Tracey Gold, left the show to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment get treatment for anorexia]]. Another source of controversy emerged when Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian. He [[WagTheDirector started requesting script changes]] to [[{{Bowdlerized}} eliminate risqué content]], and insisted that fellow cast member Julie [=McCullough=], who played the family's nanny (and Mike's fiancee), Julie, be fired due to her past appearances in ''{{Playboy}}''. In 1991, executive producers Dan Guntzelman, Mike Sullivan, and Steve Marshall [[CreativeDifferences quit]] after Cameron telephoned Bob Iger, who was then president of ABC Entertainment, and accused them of being "pornographers". The show was cancelled the following year.

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Behind-the-scenes turmoil shaped the series' later years. In early seasons, Mike and Ben had often teased Carol for being overweight, which was cited as a factor when Carol's portrayer, Tracey Gold, left the show to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment get treatment for anorexia]]. Another source of controversy emerged when Kirk Cameron became a born-again Christian. He [[WagTheDirector started requesting script changes]] to [[{{Bowdlerized}} eliminate risqué content]], and insisted that fellow cast member Julie [=McCullough=], who played the family's nanny (and Mike's fiancee), Julie, be fired due to her past appearances in ''{{Playboy}}''.''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. In 1991, executive producers Dan Guntzelman, Mike Sullivan, and Steve Marshall [[CreativeDifferences quit]] after Cameron telephoned Bob Iger, who was then president of ABC Entertainment, and accused them of being "pornographers". The show was cancelled the following year.
2nd Jun '16 11:12:10 PM TheShadow
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* OneCrazyNight: One episode starts out as a supply run for a class project and turns into a night on the town chasing girls.
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