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Growing Pains - The Complete First Season

By Alan Thicke (Actor), Joanna Kerns (Actor), Kirk Cameron (Actor), Joanna Kerns (Director), Jonathan Weiss (Director), Dan Guntzelman (Director), Nancy Heydorn (Director) & Don Amendolia (Director)
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Record Label   Warner Home Video
Format   Box set / Closed-captioned / Color / DV
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  DVD Video
Release Date   Jul 1, 2006
Publisher   WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN  001237041X  
EAN  0012569740433  
UPC  012569740433  

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Meet the Seavers in this hilariously successful late eighties sit-com about a family of five living out on Long Island. Maggie has recently rejoined the workforce as a journalist, leaving Jason, a psychiatrist, to juggle his responsibilities to his patie

This four-disc set offers two welcome opportunities to be reunited with the Seaver family. The first is all 22 episodes of this 1985 sitcom's inaugural season, which resurrected the career of failed talk-show host Alan Thicke, and catapulted Kirk Cameron to teen-idol status. The second is a near-half-hour present-day campfire chat with all the cast members, including Joanna Kerns (conflicted working mom Maggie), a hearty and seemingly healthy Tracey Gold (brainy daughter Carol), and Jeremy Miller (precocious younger son Ben). Joined by writer Tim O'Donnell, they share memories of how each was cast, their fond memories of the show and dealing with fan adulation. Growing Pains did not really suffer any. It cracked the Top Ten in its first season, and while the cast members are not the most natural comic actors, by season's end their bond is palpable and the characters really do seem like family. Thicke's Dr. Jason Seaver is a sitcom anomaly: a work-at-home dad. He has moved his psychiatric practice into the den after Maggie takes a job as a journalist. His belief system is put to the supreme test by his three children, especially 15-year-old Mike (Cameron), whom Maggie calls "a hormone with feet." In the pilot episode, no sooner does Jason agree to give Mike more independence, then Mike is jailed for joyriding in his older friend's car.

Growing Pains does have a tendency to go for the easy laugh by having the kids--especially 9-year-old Ben--spout age-inappropriate jokes ("It was all so clinical," he complains at one point to Maggie after Jason bandages a scrape). But the series did admirably touch on some hot button family issues. In "The Seavers vs. the Cleavers," Annette Funicello guest stars in a rare mean role as a parent who disapproves of Maggie choosing to work "just when her children need her the most" (a nifty little retro joke: "Ward, I'm worried about the Seavers"). In "Superdad!," Maggie is upset that Carol turns to the ever-present Jason and not to her for advice. Refreshingly, not all problems are solved by episode's end. In the same episode, a boy the esteem-challenged Carol has an unrequited crush on does not miraculously materialize to ask her to the dance. In addition to the cast reunion, this set contains an interesting extra: the unaired version of the pilot with a less telegenic (but perhaps more in character) Elizabeth Ward in the role of Carol. For those who grew up with the Seavers, and in need of a retro blast of '80s nostalgia, Growing Pains will still, to quote the theme song, show you that smile again. --Donald Liebenson

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The benchmark of '80s sitcoms!  Mar 25, 2007
Born in 1980, I grew up with the Seavers, who seemed to me the essence of a closeknit family...

With mom Maggie a journalist, dad Jason works from home -- something of a novelty in '80s television, and maybe even today. His kids need his attention, in different ways: 15-year-old Mike's a hormonal troublemaker with an engaging personality, while 14-year-old Carol is studious and a worrier, while 9-year-old Ben's struggling to grow up and come into his own.

"Growing Pains" also features something else that's something of a rarity now...a great theme song! To this day, it's one of my favorites, and included in the TV theme playlist on my iPod.

Whether you grew up with this show and want to reminisce, or want to introduce it to you kids, definitely pick up this box set! You'll be sure to get lots of laughs, and even learn the inevitable moral or two along the way.
Growing Pains - the Complete First Season  Mar 8, 2007
It was a simpler time....silly series but a pleasant change from some of the wilder fare these days. Great for tweens.
The Best!  Feb 28, 2007
I just started watching Growing Pains when they ran the marathon a few weeks ago. I am totally in love with this show now. I think it is one of the best sitcoms ever, because it's real and not cheesy. I just have one question, and if someone can please answer me, when are they releasing season 2? And if there are no plans how can we contact the people in charge? Should we start a petition? Because this is unreal, you can't release one season and forget about the rest. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can help me.

Buy this DVD set! It is so worth it!
One of the best sitcoms ever.   Feb 18, 2007
I am so glad that they finally decided to release "Growing Pains" on DVD. In my opinion it's one of the best sitcoms ever made. I'm a little appalled that they waited until last year to release it's 1st season, but none the less I'm glad that it's finally out. The show revolves around an upper middle class family "The Seavers", whom are Dr.Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) A Psychiatrist, that started working at home. Maggie Seaver (Joanna Kerns)A Reporter. Mike Seaver (Kirk Cameron)The Oldest Child, and troublemaker. Carol Seaver (Tracey Gold) the Middle Child, and Brainiac. Ben Seaver (Jeremy Miller)The Youngest Child, and most difficult to control. Out of all of these my favorite character was Carol Seaver. I always thought her character was smart, witty, and cute. I haven't had a chance to buy this yet, but I will. This is a must-have for any collection, especially those of you who are fond of awesome 80s sitcoms like this one. Growing Pains is a great show, with great little plots, and shall remain a classic in my book. *Cheers*
My brother bought this set when it was released and, after watching only the first episode, I decided to buy a copy for myself. This is such a great show with an excellent cast. I was really impressed with how this show has not dated. Sure, it is very much of the 80's with many references and whatnot to that era, but overall, it is a timeless show.
I was 12 when this was first on and it was one of my fave shows at the time. Having watched all of the eps in the set, I was surprised at how many fond memories it brought back and, at the same time, just how fresh all the episodes were.
I especially loved the reunion special they added to this! One of the best SPECIAL features ever!
Please, for anyone who remembers this show and has any doubts about adding it to their collections, DO NOT DELAY, BUY IT TODAY!

Now, if only they'll hurry up and release the rest of the seasons!

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