Friday, December 18, 2015

Growing Pains (1985-1992)

Another family sitcom of the 80's that wasn't exactly Emmy-worthy, but still highly entertaining.  Switching gears with the man of the house now working within the house, Growing Pains was an updated Father Knows Best, dealing with heavier issues than the Andersens could've ever imagined.  As with several family comedies, things got stale midway through its run, a new baby came long and not long after, a future movie megastar.  I still can't believe they got away with naming a character Boner.

Location: The Seaver House
Address: Warner Brothers Studios Backlot, Burbank, CA



This was also Mrs. Deagle's House from Gremlins (1984)

Season 3, Episode 1 "Aloha, Part 1" &
Season 3, Episode 2 "Aloha, Part 2"

Location: The Hotel
Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Wailea-Makena, HI

Originally known as the Maui Prince Hotel and up until July 1, 2016 the Makena Beach & Golf Resort.  The resort closed after 30 years in operation a mere two weeks before I arrived on Maui.  Luckily most of the shots were exteriors so I was still able to see where The Seavers Hawaiian escapades took place.

It was kinda creepy to see it so deserted...

Bobby pushes Hadley into the pool...

I couldn't tell if it was The Seavers or not...

The luau appears to have taken place at the outskirts of the property just before the beach...

Mike and Melia take a stroll...

Locations Visited: August 2003, July 2016

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