Watching Growing Pains was one of the highlights of our week when we were kids. The Seaver family meant a lot to us, and it was such a sad day when it ended.
Alan Thicke was the amazing patriarch of the family, but it was the kids that we all cared about. Kirk Cameron's character, Mike, was stealing hearts, Tracy Gold's character, Carol, was inspiring students, and Jeremy Miller's character, Ben, was causing trouble, but we loved him anyway.
Recently, the three iconic and original Seaver children got together to share some of their favorite moments, and it makes us want to rewatch the entire show.
Of course, the first memories were of their TV dad Alan Thicke. Miller revealed that his favorite moments from the series almost always involved Thicke. “Any of my favorite moments of Alan were usually when he was losing his mind over something we had done, usually something Kirk had done,” Miller said.
Cameron admitted that it was almost always his fault. “I was usually the instigation of his madness."
Gold revealed that one of her favorite episodes was when the Seavers chaperoned a school dance and they discover their parents can dance better than them. "The three of us, who are supposed to be the cool ones, are looking at them like, ‘You guys are rocking it,’” she reminisced.
Cameron remembered his favorite moment which was actually a really sweet moment with Carol, where he tries to convince her not to get a nose job.
"It was Mike who was always telling her how horrible she is, how ugly she is, like brothers do with sisters, and in that moment there was this touching thing where he’s like, 'You’re actually really pretty; I just can’t tell you that because you’re my sister.' And he was the one that actually made her feel like, ‘I’m beautiful just the way I am.’ It was a touching, great brother-sister moment.”