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Complete list of Growing Pains episodes.


Season 1

Ep Episode Title Director Writer Air Date
0 Unaired Pilot John Pasquin Neal Marlens N/A
1 Pilot John Pasquin Neal Marlens 24 Sep. 1985
2 Springsteen John Pasquin David Kendall 1 Oct. 1985
3 Jealousy John Pasquin Carol Black &

Neal Marlens

8 Oct. 1985
4 Carol's Article John Pasquin Sybil Adelman &

Martin Sage

15 Oct. 1985
5 Superdad Nick Havinga Tom Walla &

Dave Wollert

29 Oct. 1985
6 Mike's Madonna Story John Pasquin Carol Black &

Neal Marlens

5 Nov. 1985
7 Weekend Fantasy John Tracy Arnold Margolin 12 Nov. 1985
8 Slice of Life John Tracy Rich Reinhart 19 Nov. 1985
9 Carol's Crush John Tracy Stephen Curwick 26 Nov. 1985
10 Dirt Bike John Tracy Kerry Ehrin &

Ali Marie Matheson

3 Dec. 1985
11 Standardized Test Nick Havinga Carol Black &

Neal Marlens

5 Dec. 1985
12 A Christmas Story John Tracy Carol Black &

Neal Marlens

10 Dec. 1985
13 The Love Song of M. Aaron Seaver John Tracy Arnold Margolin 7 Jan. 1986
14 First Blood John Tracy Mark Fink 14 Jan. 1986
15 Slice of Life II John Tracy David Kendall &

Tom Walla

21 Jan. 1986
16 The Seavers vs. the Cleavers John Tracy Susan Beavers 28 Jan. 1986
17 Charity Begins at Home John Tracy Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

18 Feb. 1986
18 Reputation John Tracy David Kendall 25 Feb. 1986
19 The Anniversary That Never Was John Tracy Timothy James 4 Mar. 1986
20 Be a Man John Tracy Rich Reinhart 11 Mar. 1986
21 Career Decision John Tracy Bob Brush 6 May 1986
22 Extra Lap John Tracy Stephen Curwick 13 May 1986

Season 2

Ep # Episode Title Director Writer Air Date
1 Jason and the Cruisers John Tracy Tom Walla 30 Sep. 1986
2 Fast Times at Dewey High Dan Guntzelman David Kendall 21 Oct. 1986
3 Long Day's Journey Into Night John Tracy David Kendall 28 Oct. 1986
4 Call Me John Tracy Tim O'Donnell 11 Nov. 1986
5 Employee of the Month John Tracy Tom Walla 18 Nov. 1986
6 Dream Lover John Tracy Tim O'Donnell 25 Nov. 1986
7 Do You Believe in Magic? John Tracy Melody Rowland 2 Dec. 1986
8 Jason's Rib John Tracy Tom Walla 9 Dec. 1986
9 The Kid John Tracy Tim O'Donnell 16 Dec. 1986
10 The Breakfast Club John Tracy David Tyron King 6 Jan. 1987
11 Choices John Tracy Susan Beavers 13 Jan. 1987
12 Higher Education John Tracy Susan Beavers 20 Jan. 1987
13 Some Enchanted Evening John Tracy Susan Beavers 27 Jan. 1987
14 Thank You, Willie Nelson John Tracy David Kendall 3 Feb. 1987
15 Thank God It's Friday John Tracy Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

10 Feb. 1987
16 My Brother, Myself John Tracy Susan Beavers 24 Feb. 1987
17 Jimmy Durante Died for Your Sins John Tracy Christopher Ames &

Carolyn Shelby

3 Mar. 1987
18 Carnival John Tracy Sybil Adelman &

Martin Sage

10 Mar. 1987
19 The Awful Truth John Tracy Kate Boutilier 17 Mar. 1987
20 Born Free John Tracy Tim O'Donnell 31 Mar. 1987
21 The Long Goodbye John Tracy David Kendall &

Tim O'Donnell

5 May 1987
22 Confidentially Yours John Tracy Tom Walla 19 May 1987

Season 3

John Tracy directed every episode of season 3

Ep # Episode Title Writer Air Date
1 Aloha: Part 1 Tom Walla 18 Sep. 1987
2 Aloha: Part 2 Tom Walla 18 Sep. 1987
3 Taking Care of Business Tim O'Donnell 22 Sep. 1987
4 Not Necessarily the News Tim O'Donnell 29 Sep. 1987
5 Michaelgate Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

6 Oct. 1987
6 Big Brother's Not Watching David Tyron King 13 Oct. 1987
7 A Star Is Born David Kendall 27 Oct. 1987
8 Gone But Not Forgotten Christopher Ames &

Carolyn Shelby

3 Nov. 1987
9 Who's Zoomin' Who? Tom Walla 10 Nov. 1987
10 This Is Your Life David Kendall 17 Nov. 1987
11 Broadway Bound Tim O'Donnell &

Tom Walla

24 Nov. 1987
12 The Scarlet Letter Kate Boutilier 1 Dec. 1987
13 A Reason to Live David Tyron King 8 Dec. 1987
14 Nasty Habits Christopher Ames &

Carolyn Shelby

15 Dec. 1987
15 The Marrying Kind David Kendall 5 Jan. 1988
16 State of the Union Kate Boutilier 12 Jan. 1988
17 The Mom Who Knew Too Much Kate Boutilier 26 Jan. 1988
18 Great Expectations David Kendall 9 Feb. 1988
19 Dance Fever: Part 1 Tim O'Donnell 1 Mar. 1988
20 Dance Fever: Part 2 Tim O'Donnell 2 Mar. 1988
21 Bringing Up Baby Tom Walla 9 Mar. 1988
22 The Obscure Objects of Our Desire: Part 1 David Kendall 30 Mar. 1988
23 The Obscure Objects of Our Desire: Part 2 David Kendall 30 Mar. 1988
24 How the West Was Won: Part 1 Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

26 Apr. 1988
25 How the West Was Won: Part 2 Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

27 Apr. 1988
26 Graduation Day Dan Guntzelman &

Steve Marshall

4 May 1988

Season 4

John Tracy directed every episode of season 4

Ep # Episode Title Writer Air Date
1 Fool for Love Kate Boutilier 19 Oct. 1988
2 Birth of a Seaver David Kendall 26 Oct. 1988
3 Family Ties: Part 1 Tim O'Donnell 2 Nov. 1988
4 Family Ties: Part 2 Tom Walla 9 Nov. 1988
5 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Joanna Kerns & Rebecca Ayers 16 Nov. 1988
6 Homecoming Queen Kate Boutilier 23 Nov. 1988
7 Nude Photos David Kendall 30 Nov. 1988
8 Ben's First Kiss Tim O'Donnell 7 Dec. 1988
9 The Nanny Kevin Abbott 4 Jan. 1989
10 Mandingo Dan Guntzelman & Mike Sullivan 11 Jan. 1989
11 In Carol We Trust Tom Walla 18 Jan. 1989
12 Mom of the Year Rebecca Ayers 25 Jan. 1989
13 Semper Fidelis David Kendall 1 Feb. 1989
14 Feet of Clay Todd Thicke 8 Feb. 1989
15 Anniversary from Hell Tim O'Donnell 15 Feb. 1989
16 Fortunate Son Tim O'Donnell 22 Feb. 1989
17 Double Standard Todd Thicke 1 Mar. 1989
18 The Recruiter Tim O'Donnell 15 Mar. 1989
19 Show Ninety: Who Knew? Kevin Abbott 22 Mar. 1989
20 Second Chance Dan Guntzelman & Steve Marshall 12 Apr. 1989
21 The Looooove Boat: Part 1 David Kendall 26 Apr. 1989
22 The Looooove Boat: Part 2 David Kendall 3 May 1989

Season 5

John Tracy directed every episode of season 5

Ep # Episode Title Writer Air Date
1 Anger with Love David Kendall & Tim O'Donnell 20 Sep. 1989
2 Mike and Julie's Wedding David Kendall 27 Sep. 1989
3 Carol Meets the Real World David Kendall 4 Oct. 1989
4 Fish Bait Rob Bragin 11 Oct. 1989
5 Teach Me Tim O'Donnell 18 Oct. 1989
6 Carol's Papers Tim O'Donnell 25 Oct. 1989
7 Coughing Boy Mindy Schneider 1 Nov. 1989
8 The New Deal: Part 1 Shelly Landau 8 Nov. 1989
9 The New Deal: Part 2 Shelly Landau 15 Nov. 1989
10 Paper Route David Kendall 22 Nov. 1989
11 Five Grand Tim O'Donnell 29 Nov. 1989
12 Carol's Promotion Mindy Schneider 6 Dec. 1989
13 Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure Rob Bragin 13 Dec. 1989
14 The Triangle Shelly Landau 3 Jan. 1990
15 The Return of the Triangle Shelly Landau 10 Jan. 1990
16 The Home Show David Kendall & Tim O'Donnell 17 Jan. 1990
17 Jason vs. Maggie Tim O'Donnell 24 Jan. 1990
18 Mike, Kate and Julie David Kendall 31 Jan. 1990
19 Mike, the Teacher Mindy Schneider 7 Feb. 1990
20 Carol in Jail Mindy Schneider 14 Feb. 1990
21 Future Shock Todd Thicke 21 Feb. 1990
22 Cheating Tim O'Donnell 14 Mar. 1990
23 Mike the Director Rob Bragin 21 Mar. 1990
24 Weekend at Mike's David Kendall & Tim O'Donnell 4 Apr. 1990
25 Ben's Movie Shelly Landau 25 Apr. 1990
26 Where There's a Will David Kendall 2 May 1990

Season 6

John Tracy directed every episode of season 6

Ep # Episode Title Writer Air Date
1 Mike's Choice David Kendall 19 Sep. 1990
2 Midnight Cowboy Nick LeRose 26 Sep. 1990
3 Roommates Bob Burris & Michael Ware 3 Oct. 1990
4 Daddy Mike Elias Davis & David Pollock 10 Oct. 1990
5 Ben's Sure Thing Shelly Landau 17 Oct. 1990
6 Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts Jake Weinberger & Mike Weinberger 24 Oct. 1990
7 Happy Halloween: Part 1 Jay Abramowitz, Dan Guntzelman

& Nick LeRose

31 Oct. 1990
8 Happy Halloween: Part 2 Jay Abramowitz, Dan Guntzelman

& Nick LeRose

31 Oct. 1990
9 Let's Go Europe: Part 1 David Kendall 7 Nov. 1990
10 Let's Go Europe: Part 2 Bob Burris & Michael Ware 14 Nov. 1990
11 Let's Go Europe: Part 3 Dan Guntzelman & David Kendall 28 Nov. 1990
12 Divorce Story Elias Davis & David Pollock 5 Dec. 1990
13 The World According to Chrissy Leilani Downer 19 Dec. 1990
14 How Could I Leave Her Behind? Jake Weinberger & Mike Weinberger 2 Jan. 1991
15 Like Father, Like Son Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio 9 Jan. 1991
16 Ben's Rap Group Todd Thicke 23 Jan. 1991
17 Eddie, We Hardly Knew Ye Rich Reinhart 30 Jan. 1991
18 Maggie Seaver's: The Meaning of Life Jay Abramowitz 6 Feb. 1991
19 All the World's a Stage David Kendall 13 Feb. 1991
20 Not with My Carol You Don't Leilani Downer 20 Feb. 1991
21 Meet the Seavers Dan Guntzelman, David Kendall,

Nick LeRose, Steve Marshall &

Michael Sullivan

6 Mar. 1991
22 Carol's Carnival Rich Reinhart 27 Mar. 1991
23 Home Schooling Dan Guntzelman & Michael Sullivan 17 Apr. 1991
24 Viva Las Vegas Shelly Landau 24 Apr. 1991

Season 7

Ep # Episode Title Director Writer Air Date
1 Back to School Jack Shea Bob Burris &

Michael Ware

18 Sep. 1991
2 Stop, Luke and Listen Jack Shea Liz Sage 25 Sep. 1991
3 In vino veritas Jack Shea Rich Reinhart 28 Sep. 1991
4 Paper Tigers Jack Shea Leilani Downer 5 Oct. 1991
5 The Young and the Homeless Jack Shea Bob Burris &

Michael Ware

12 Oct. 1991
6 Jason Sings the Blues Jack Shea Jerry Colker 19 Oct. 1991
7 The Kid's Still Got It Iris Dugow Jerry Colker 26 Oct. 1991
8 There Must Be a Pony Iris Dugow Liz Sage 2 Nov. 1991
9 The Big Fix Iris Dugow Leilani Downer 9 Nov. 1991
10 Home Malone Burt Brinckerhoff Rich Reinhart 16 Nov. 1991
11 Bad Day Cafe Renny Temple Bud Wiser 23 Nov. 1991
12 B=MC2 Gerren Keith Cathy Jung 30 Nov. 1991
13 It's Not Easy Being Green Renny Temple Leilani Downer 21 Dec. 1991
14 The Call of the Wild Andy Cadiff Bob Burris &

Michael Ware

4 Jan. 1992
15 Honest Abe Burt Brinckerhoff Wendy Braff 18 Jan. 1992
16 Vicious Cycle Burt Brinckerhoff Cathy Jung 1 Feb. 1992
17 Menage a Luke Gerren Keith Todd Thicke 8 Feb. 1992
18 The Five Fingers of Ben Burt Brinckerhoff Jerry Colker 22 Feb. 1992
19 Don't Go Changin' Don Amendolia Leilani Downer &

Rich Reinhart

29 Feb. 1992
20 The Truck Stops Here Joanna Kerns Jerry Colker 21 Mar. 1992
21 Maggie's Brilliant Career Gerren Keith Kate Boutilier 4 Apr. 1992
22 The Wrath of Con Ed Nancy Heydorn Liz Sage 11 Apr. 1992
23 The Last Picture Show: Part 1 Jonathan Weiss Wendy Braff, Bob Burris,

Jerry Colker, Dan Wilcox,

Leilani Downer,

Cathy Jung, Liz Sage,

Rich Reinhart &

Michael Ware

25 Apr. 1992
24 The Last Picture Show: Part 2 Jonathan Weiss Bob Burris &

Michael Ware

25 Apr. 1992