The BEST Episodes of Growing Pains
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
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 Chrissy, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters...
#1 - The Long Goodbye
Season 2 - Episode 21
Maggie wants Jason to fire the elderly handyman he hired to fix the furnace, but he refuses because the man is a friend.
#2 - Confidentially Yours
Season 2 - Episode 22
Jason knows the editor offering Maggie a dream job is a notorious womanizer.
#3 - Carnival
Season 2 - Episode 18
Maggie's busy schedule leaves Ben feeling neglected.
#4 - The Awful Truth
Season 2 - Episode 19
A genealogy assignment unearths a dark family secret.
#5 - Jimmy Durante Died for Your Sins
Season 2 - Episode 17
Carol wants to use radio-contest winnings on a nose job.
#6 - Some Enchanted Evening
Season 2 - Episode 13
The winter formal causes opposite problems for Carol and Mike.
#7 - Higher Education
Season 2 - Episode 12
A girl raises a grade for Mike, then demands payment.
#8 - My Brother, Myself
Season 2 - Episode 16
Mike plays Cupid for smitten Ben and his baby sitter.
#9 - Show Ninety -- Who Knew?
Season 4 - Episode 19
Jason intervenes when Mike gets bad grades in psychology.
#10 - The Looooove Boat (2)
Season 4 - Episode 22
Jason tries to mend his mother's broken wedding plans.
#11 - Where There's a Will
Season 5 - Episode 26
Jason and Mike head off together to inspect the mountain cabin Jason has inherited from his Uncle George.
#12 - Coughing Boy
Season 5 - Episode 7
Mike is over the moon when he attends an open casting session and wins a part on a TV cop show -- and crushed when his single line is cut in the editing.
#13 - The World According to Chrissy
Season 6 - Episode 13
Chrissy starts spending much time with her imaginary friend, a six-foot-tall mouse named Ike.
#14 - Choices
Season 2 - Episode 11
Carol has the chance to skip a high-school grade.
#15 - Semper Fidelis
Season 4 - Episode 13
Boner flunks out of college and joins the Marines.
#16 - First Blood
Season 1 - Episode 14
Jason faces off against Ben's hockey coach, who's teaching the boys to play dirty; Mike learns ballroom dancing.
#18 - The Kid
Season 2 - Episode 9
Ben invites a street girl home for the holidays.
#19 - The Obscure Objects of Our Desire (2)
Season 3 - Episode 23
Household objects continue to recall occasions in the Seaver home.
#20 - How the West Was Won (2)
Season 3 - Episode 25
Jason, Carol, Mike and Boner are arrested in the demonstration over the dismissal of Coach Lubbock.
#21 - Graduation Day
Season 3 - Episode 26
At Mike's high-school graduation, family members recall moments when it seemed like his graduation would never take place.
#22 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Season 4 - Episode 5
#23 - Fortunate Son
Season 4 - Episode 16
When Mike takes a job at a convenience store, his mother is worried about him working the dangerous night shift; but Mike is more concerned about the favoritism his racist boss shows him as one of the few white employees.
#24 - The Looooove Boat (1)
Season 4 - Episode 21
Jason's mother plans to wed aboard a cruise ship.
#25 - Five Grand
Season 5 - Episode 11
Their grandparents give Mike, Carol and Ben $5,000 each.