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Growing Pains

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aired from: Sep 1985 to: Apr 1992 166 eps ABC 30 min stereo closed captioned

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                         Original
  Episode #    Prod #    Air Date    Episode Title
_____ _______ _________ ___________ ______________________________________________

1st Season 1985

   1.   1- 1   206740    24 Sep 85   Pilot
   2.   1- 2   185803     1 Oct 85   Springsteen
   3.   1- 3   185801     8 Oct 85   Jealousy
   4.   1- 4   185804    15 Oct 85   Carol's Article
   5.   1- 5   185805    29 Oct 85   Superdad!
   6.   1- 6   185802     5 Nov 85   Mike's Madonna Story
   7.   1- 7   185808    12 Nov 85   Weekend Fantasy
   8.   1- 8   185809    19 Nov 85   Slice of Life
   9.   1- 9   185810    26 Nov 85   Carol's Crush
  10.   1-10   185811     3 Dec 85   Dirt Bike
  11.   1-11   185806     5 Dec 85   Standardized Test
  12.   1-12   185812    10 Dec 85   A Christmas Story
  13.   1-13   185814     7 Jan 86   The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver
  14.   1-14   185813    14 Jan 86   First Blood
  15.   1-15   185815    21 Jan 86   Slice of Life II
  16.   1-16   185817    28 Jan 86   The Seavers vs. the Cleavers
  17.   1-17   185816    18 Feb 86   Charity Begins at Home
  18.   1-18   185819    25 Feb 86   Reputation
  19.   1-19   185818     4 Mar 86   The Anniversary That Never Was
  20.   1-20   185820    11 Mar 86   Be A Man
  21.   1-21   185821     6 May 86   Career Decision
  22.   1-22   185807    13 May 86   Extra Lap

2nd Season 1986

  23.   2- 1   185962    30 Sep 86   Jason and the Cruisers
  24.   2- 2   185963    21 Oct 86   Fast Times at Dewey High
  25.   2- 3   185961    28 Oct 86   Long Day's Journey Into Night
  26.   2- 4   185965    11 Nov 86   Call Me
  27.   2- 5   185967    18 Nov 86   Employee of the Month
  28.   2- 6   185970    25 Nov 86   Dream Lover
  29.   2- 7   186969     2 Dec 86   Do You Believe in Magic?
  30.   2- 8   185971     9 Dec 86   Jason's Rib
  31.   2- 9   185972    16 Dec 86   The Kid
  32.   2-10   185966     6 Jan 87   The Breakfast Club
  33.   2-11   185964    13 Jan 87   Choices
  34.   2-12   185973    20 Jan 87   Higher Education
  35.   2-13   186976    27 Jan 87   Some Enchanted Evening
  36.   2-14   185974     3 Feb 87   Thank You, Willie Nelson
  37.   2-15   185975    10 Feb 87   Thank God It's Friday
  38.   2-16   185981    24 Feb 87   My Brother, Myself
  39.   2-17   185979     3 Mar 87   Jimmy Durante Died for Your Sins
  40.   2-18   185968    10 Mar 87   Carnival
  41.   2-19   185980    17 Mar 87   The Awful Truth
  42.   2-20   185978    31 Mar 87   Born Free
  43.   2-21   185982     4 May 87   The Long Goodbye
  44.   2-22   185977    11 May 87   Confidentially Yours

3rd Season 1987

  45.   3- 1   186103    18 Sep 87   Aloha (1)
  46.   3- 2   186104    18 Sep 87   Aloha (2)
  47.   3- 3   186102    22 Sep 87   Taking Care of Business
  48.   3- 4   186109    29 Sep 87   Not Necessarily the News
  49.   3- 5   186108     6 Oct 87   Michaelgate
  50.   3- 6   186101    13 Oct 87   Big Brother is Not Watching
  51.   3- 7   186107    27 Oct 87   A Star is Born
  52.   3- 8   186105     3 Nov 87   Gone But Not Forgotten
  53.   3- 9   186113    10 Nov 87   Who's Zoomin' Who?
  54.   3-10   186110    17 Nov 87   This is Your Life
  55.   3-11   186115    24 Nov 87   Broadway Bound
  56.   3-12   186106     1 Dec 87   The Scarlet Letter
  57.   3-13   186112     8 Dec 87   A Reason to Live
  58.   3-14   186119    15 Dec 87   Nasty Habits
  59.   3-15   186114     5 Jan 88   The Marrying Kind
  60.   3-16   186120    12 Jan 88   State of the Union
  61.   3-17   186111    26 Jan 88   The Mom Who Knew Too Much
  62.   3-18   186122     9 Feb 88   Great Expectations
  63.   3-19   186117     1 Mar 88   Dance Fever (1)
  64.   3-20   186118     2 Mar 88   Dance Fever (2)
  65.   3-21   186121     9 Mar 88   Bringing Up Baby
  66.   3-22   186365    30 Mar 88   The Obscure Objects of Our Desire (1)
  67.   3-23   186365    30 Mar 88   The Obscure Objects of Our Desire (2)
  68.   3-24   186291    20 Apr 88   How the West Was Won (1)
  69.   3-25   186292    26 Apr 88   How the West Was Won (2)
  70.   3-26   186116     4 May 88   Graduation Day

4th Season 1988

  71.   4- 1   186433    19 Oct 88   Fool for Love
  72.   4- 2   186434    26 Oct 88   Birth of a Seaver
  73.   4- 3   186431     2 Nov 88   Family Ties (1)
  74.   4- 4   186432     9 Nov 88   Family Ties (2)
  75.   4- 5   186435    16 Nov 88   Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
  76.   4- 6   186436    23 Nov 88   Homecoming Queen
  77.   4- 7   186437    30 Nov 88   Nude Photos
  78.   4- 8   186439     7 Dec 88   Ben's First Kiss
  79.   4- 9   186438     4 Jan 89   The Nanny
  80.   4-10   186442    11 Jan 89   Mandingo
  81.   4-11   186441    18 Jan 89   In Carol We Trust
  82.   4-12   186443    25 Jan 89   Mom of the Year
  83.   4-13   186440     1 Feb 89   Semper Fidelis
  84.   4-14   186444     8 Feb 89   Feet of Clay
  85.   4-15   186446    15 Feb 89   Anniversary from Hell
  86.   4-16   186445    22 Feb 89   Fortunate Son
  87.   4-17   186447     1 Mar 89   Double Standard
  88.   4-18   186449    15 Mar 89   The Recruiter
  89.   4-19   186450    22 Mar 89   Show Ninety -- Who Knew?
  90.   4-20   186448    19 Apr 89   Second Chance
  91.   4-21   186451    26 Apr 89   The Looooove Boat (1)
  92.   4-22   186452     3 May 89   The Looooove Boat (2)

5th Season 1989

  93.   5- 1   186704    20 Sep 89   Anger With Love
  94.   5- 2   186703    27 Sep 89   Mike and Julie's Wedding
  95.   5- 3   186701     4 Oct 89   Carol Meets the Real World
  96.   5- 4   186702    11 Oct 89   Fish Bait
  97.   5- 5   186706    18 Oct 89   Teach Me
  98.   5- 6   186705    25 Oct 89   Carol's Papers
  99.   5- 7   186709     1 Nov 89   Coughing Boy
 100.   5- 8   186707     8 Nov 89   The New Deal (1)
 101.   5- 9   186708    15 Nov 89   The New Deal (2)
 102.   5-10   186710    22 Nov 89   Paper Route
 103.   5-11   186713    29 Nov 89   Five Grand
 104.   5-12   186711     6 Dec 89   Carol's Promotion
 105.   5-13   186712    13 Dec 89   Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure
 106.   5-14   186714     3 Jan 90   The Triangle
 107.   5-15   186715    10 Jan 90   The Return of the Triangle
 108.   5-16   186716    17 Jan 90   The Home Show
 109.   5-17   186717    24 Jan 90   Jason vs. Maggie
 110.   5-18   186718    31 Jan 90   Mike, Kate and Julie
 111.   5-19   186719     7 Feb 90   Mike, the Teacher
 112.   5-20   186720    14 Feb 90   Carol in Jail
 113.   5-21   186721    21 Feb 90   Future Shock
 114.   5-22   186722    14 Mar 90   Cheating
 115.   5-23   186723    21 Mar 90   Mike the Director
 116.   5-24   186725     4 Apr 90   Weekend at Mike's
 117.   5-25   186695    25 Apr 90   Ben's Movie
 118.   5-26   186696     2 May 90   Where There's A Will

6th Season 1990

 119.   6- 1   187014    19 Sep 90   Mike's Choice
 120.   6- 2   187015    26 Sep 90   Midnight Cowboy
 121.   6- 3   187016     3 Oct 90   Roommates
 122.   6- 4   187013    10 Oct 90   Daddy Mike
 123.   6- 5   187012    17 Oct 90   Ben's Sure Thing
 124.   6- 6   187011    24 Oct 90   Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts
 125.   6- 7   187017    31 Oct 90   Happy Halloween (1)
 126.   6- 8   187018    31 Oct 90   Happy Halloween (2)
 127.   6- 9   187019     7 Nov 90   Let's Go Europe (1)
 128.   6-10   187020    14 Nov 90   Let's Go Europe (2)
 129.   6-11   187022    28 Nov 90   Let's Go Europe (3)
 130.   6-12   187023     5 Dec 90   Divorce Story
 131.   6-13   187024    19 Dec 90   The World According to Chrissy
 132.   6-14   187021     2 Jan 91   How Could I Leave Her Behind?
 133.   6-15   187025     9 Jan 91   Like Father, Like Son
 134.   6-16   187027    23 Jan 91   Ben's Rap Group
 135.   6-17   187026    30 Jan 91   Eddie, We Hardly Knew Ye
 136.   6-18   187029     6 Feb 91   Maggie Seaver's: The Meaning of Life
 137.   6-19   187030    13 Feb 91   All The World is A Stage
 138.   6-20   187028    20 Feb 91   Not With My Carol You Don't
 139.   6-21   187032     6 Mar 91   Meet the Seavers
 140.   6-22   187033    27 Mar 91   Carol's Carnival
 141.   6-23   187031    17 Apr 91   Home Schooling
 142.   6-24   187034    24 Apr 91   Viva Las Vegas

7th Season 1991

 143.   7- 1   187201    18 Sep 91   Back to School
 144.   7- 2   187203    25 Sep 91   Stop, Luke, and Listen
 145.   7- 3   187204    28 Sep 91   In vino veritas
 146.   7- 4   197202     5 Oct 91   Paper Tigers
 147.   7- 5   187205    12 Oct 91   The Young and the Homeless
 148.   7- 6   187206    19 Oct 91   Jason Sings the Blues
 149.   7- 7   187207    26 Oct 91   The Kid's Still Got It
 150.   7- 8   187208     2 Nov 91   There Must Be A Pony
 151.   7- 9   187209     9 Nov 91   The Big Fix
 152.   7-10   187210    14 Nov 91   Home Malone
 153.   7-11   187212    23 Nov 91   Bad Day Cafe
 154.   7-12   187211    30 Nov 91   B=MC2
 155.   7-13   187213    21 Dec 91   It's Not Easy Being Green
 156.   7-14   187214     4 Jan 92   The Call of the Wild
 157.   7-15   187216    17 Jan 92   Honest Abe
 158.   7-16   187217     1 Feb 92   Vicious Cycle
 159.   7-17   187215     8 Feb 92   Menage a Luke
 160.   7-18   187218    22 Feb 92   The Five Fingers of Ben
 161.   7-19   187220    29 Feb 92   Don't Go Changin'
 162.   7-20   187219    21 Mar 92   The Truck Stops Here
 163.   7-21   187221     4 Apr 92   Maggie's Brilliant Career
 164.   7-22   187222    11 Apr 92   The Wrath of Con Ed
 165.   7-23   187223    25 Apr 92   The Last Picture Show (1)
 166.   7-24   187224    25 Apr 92   The Last Picture Show (2)
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NOTES

This episode guide is seriously incomplete as the show is no longer syndicated in my viewing area. Much of the information below has been "borrowed" from the guide provided by Stephan Lerchegger. I would be grateful for any supplementary information, particularly about guest stars.


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