This week on Growing Pains, Mike moves out, but it’s not exactly what you think.
This week I talk about season 3 of Growing Pains and how the show and its characters have progressed.
This week, we see the fallout from last week’s cliffhanger.
Ben’s watching Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Then he changes the channel to Action News, where (much to his delight) he sees everyone being arrested from the last episode.
Except it’s really weird how he changes the channel. Maybe it’s just the face he’s making. It just comes off that the writers didn’t have a good enough reason for Ben wanting to change the channel. So they just told Jeremy Miller to change the channel and he didn’t want to. Anyway, we see Ben getting calls from his friend Stinky. He’s who we saw with Ben in Dance Fever: Part 1 and Part 2. Besides him, we see Ben talking to his grandma and Uncle Homer. Later, however, as revealed by Maggie, we find out they don’t have an Uncle Homer.
This episode is really stupid unless you like episodes about fourteen-year-old girls relationship problems and then it’s only stupid to me.
Carol has to move her volcano science project because Jeff, a family friend, is staying in the guestroom.
The Seavers haven’t seen Jeff since his parents moved a few years ago. The kids comment about how Jeff has “goofy” teeth then Jeff arrives. Carol answers the door and is amazed by how much he’s grown. Jeff says the same thing to Carol. Jeff is 23, btw.
This week’s episode, “Slice of Life,” opens in the kitchen for a change. Ha Ha.
Jason mentions how coffee is an aphrodisiac—(i.e, makes you more romantic). Upon hearing this, Maggie wants more.
They hear a loud crash and in come Ben and Carol. Ben’s mad at Carol for turning off his water from an HOUR-AND-A-HALF shower. Ben’s reasoning for this collosal waste of resources is he wanted to break the world record for most time under water, which is 12 days.
Seeing how sad he is from not breaking the record, Carol agrees to help him break another one. Jason and Maggie get back to what they’re doing when they’re interrupted by Mike, who wants to take karate lessons. But I don’t understand how he already has the uniform when he hasn’t taken a lesson yet????
This week’s episode starts out with Maggie and Jason, in the kitchen…
The couple is discussing how busy they are. Jason brings up how they haven’t had a lot of alone time lately.
In comes Ben, asking Maggie where the wings are for his angel costume for the school play. This made me laugh. Suddenly Mike bursts into the room wearing Ben’s wings and acting like he’s flying. He’s also wearing protective goggles and using a bicycle wheel to steer.
Carol also walks in and immediately picks up a grapefruit. Mike steals the grapefruit right as she’s peeling it and makes a basket right into the halo that Ben’s wearing. Fed up with the shenanigans, Maggie threatens the three of them by saying that “The last one on the school bus has to eat Jason’s pancakes.”
Episode 6 starts out in the living room. Jason and Maggie are debating what the name should be of one of the plants Carol is using for project for school. Jason thinks the plant is a he and wants to name it Sam. Carol thinks the plant is a she and wants to name it Wendy.
The debate is ended by Jason saying how he went to medical school and looks at the bottom of the pot the plant is in agreeing with Carol that the plant is a Wendy.
Maggie like any sensible person would ask (even though she’s not) what are they doing. Carol
explains how she has two plants. One of which she talks to and the other she ignores. By this she’s seeing which one grows faster.
I’m sorry to be such a “grump,” but I wish I could go back in time and prevent this show from ever being created. Pretty strong language for someone who just started writing this blog over a month ago.
But it is what it is and the episodes if I’m being honest, which I clearly am, are pretty uninspiring.
That being said, I am nothing if not true to my word, and we will trudge forward.
Without further ado, I give you Episode 5 of Growing Pains, Season One.
This episode starts out with Jason in the kitchen and Ben rushes in, wanting protection from a “rabid” dog attack.
Guys and girls I don’t know what happened. The DVD’s I’m using had this episode as the next one, when it’s supposed to be “Superdad.” I found out when I went to check the name of this episode, “Standardized Test”, and turns out this is episode 11. So enjoy episode 11. I’ll get it all squared out by next week. I swear I should’ve done “The Wonder Years.” All those episodes are on Netflix and in order. Sorry about all this.
Episode Four finds our scintillating Seavers in the kitchen once again.
Why am I not surprised?
Maggie asks Mike to call Carol to dinner and Carol shouts back that she’ll be right down because she has to finish a paragraph for her tryout for the school paper. Mike being Mike makes a snarky comment about Carol’s response. Maggie asks if he could keep his comments to a minimum.
And for his response, wouldn’t you know it, another snarky comment: “So what, three or four?”
Carol joins the family with Jason commenting on how hard she’s working on this article. Carol responds that she’s working on it so hard because it has to be THE BEST!