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Return of the Growing Pains

 

Growing Pains : Return of the Seavers
Saturday, October 16 at 8/7c

 

Starring: Kirk Cameron, Brandon Douglas, Tracey Gold, Ashley Johnson, Joanna Kerns, Jeremy Miller, Chelsea Noble, Alan Thicke  

As the lyrics to the “Growing Pains” theme song said, “We’re nowhere near the end. The best is ready to begin . . .” “Growing Pains 2: Return of the Seavers” finds Jason and Maggie Seaver ready to start a new chapter in their lives. With the nest finally empty, they have put the family home up for sale and are preparing to spend their retirement years traveling (Maggie longs for a villa in Tuscany, while ever-thrifty Jason wants to tour the USA in a Winnebago). But all that’s easier said than done, as Mike and a very pregnant Carol, each with their own agenda for wanting their parents to stay put, team up to sabotage the move; while little brother Ben, now a realtor, needs the big sale of his parents’ home to please his boss. Meanwhile, Chrissie, now an aspiring singer, just wants to get out from under her parents’ watchful gaze so she can launch her career as a rock star.

I dunno..if they are going to bring this show back from the dead – even for a one-off special – I would have hoped for a more exciting plot than one which revolves around the sale of a house. I would suggest a plot that incorporates the following:

  • Mike becomes a fundamentalist, born-again Christian and discovers that Ben is really Jewish, prompting him to attempt to save Ben’s soul from eternal damnation

  • Carol is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after flipping her car
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    Then again, these plots may lack realism.

     

    (Thanks to Harry for alerting us to this disturbing development).

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    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
    Picture of David Lange

    David Lange

    A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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