was a family comedy that ran from 1985 to 1992 on ABC.
The show was about as innocuous as shows come, thanks in
part to Kirk Cameron’s conversion to Christianity and
insistence that questionable material be stripped from
the show. The show was primarily about the Seaver
family and the problems associated with raising a big
family. There was Dr. Seaver (Alan Thicke), Maggie
Seaver (Joanna Kerns), Michael (Kirk Cameron), Carol Ann
(Tracey Gold), Benjamin (Jeremy Miller), and Christine
(Ashley Johnson). One of Mike’s friends went by the
nickname "Boner”, which is a coincidence considering the
name of the show. Lovers of Leonardo DiCaprio will
remember that Leonardo starred as Luke Brower in the
Seaver family was well off, living in a fancy
neighborhood in Long Island, NY. The mother of the
family, Maggie (Kerns), worked, while the father, Dr.
Seaver (Thicke), was a stay-at-home dad. The show
revolved around, what else, the “growing pains” of a
normal family. The kids had school issues, moral
lessons to learn, boy crushes, girl crushes, cheating in
school issues, self-esteem issues, etc. By the by,
Boner flunked out of school and had to join the
Marines. Hoorah, Boner!