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Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers

Cut to chaos in the kitchen as the dog walks on the table and the kids smear themselves in chocolate. Mike walks through, a giant chocolate handprint on his face, and screams into the phone, "What do you mean all the Rent-A-Nannys are taken?"

Maggie still wants to know about her surprise. Flashback to Jason buying a giant RV. Jason refuses to tell Maggie what he did. Maggie says that she has a surprise too. Flashback to Maggie renting a villa in Tuscany for a year. Who spends that kind of money without checking with their spouse? They're both idiots. Jason thinks he can kiss the secret out of Maggie, but she insists that they need to keep boxing things up. Maggie reveals that they are planning to write a book, during their retirement, on juggling the American family. Jason holds up a copy of Alan Thicke's parenting book and makes a disparaging remark. I wasn't kidding about the meta. It gets worse; Jason says that the first chapter is going to be called "Sharing the Laughter and Love." Ugh. They're kind of ruining Growing Pains for me.

Just then, Mike pops his head in the door, and his million kids run inside. Michelle tries the flattery trick on Maggie, but it doesn't work. Maggie asks where Kate went, and Mike says that she went to a spa. Jason realizes that Mike has the kids on his own. Mike claims that he's totally capable, but he's getting the floors redone while Kate is gone, so he needs to stay with his parents. Mike asks his parents what they're up to for the next year. Jason actually has to remind Mike that they are selling the house, like, where has Mike been? Mike looks upset as he flashes back to when he told his boss that his parents could help Kate while he's in Tokyo.

Mike's bazillion kids run around the kitchen and whine for food. Mike claims that his parents always have plenty of food, but their refrigerator is empty. Mike finds "the large economy size" hunk of cheese and says, "Hello, old friend." Aw, I miss that Mike Seaver. Maggie says she'll take all of the kids to the grocery store. I hope she has one of those extended vans. Mike isn't sure Maggie can handle it, but Maggie says she's been through it before. Maggie and the kids take off.

Of course, the kids wreak havoc at the grocery store, because they are essentially fatherless brats.

Out in the garage, Jason and Mike set up for the garage sale. Mike tries to broach the subject of Tokyo, but then a very pregnant Carol shows up, saying that she wants to talk to her father, too. She notices the assorted junk, and asks what's going on. Jason reminds her that they're moving. Okay, seriously. How could they not know? They all live in the same town, right? Presumably they see each other or talk fairly often. This is just dumb. Mike claims that his parents have been trying to sneak away since Carol was born. Aw, there's that Mike. Jason explains that they sold the house. Carol is upset that her parents are moving, and Mike and Carol start arguing over whose issue is more important. Jason walks out on them.

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Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers

Cut to chaos in the kitchen as the dog walks on the table and the kids smear themselves in chocolate. Mike walks through, a giant chocolate handprint on his face, and screams into the phone, "What do you mean all the Rent-A-Nannys are taken?"

Maggie still wants to know about her surprise. Flashback to Jason buying a giant RV. Jason refuses to tell Maggie what he did. Maggie says that she has a surprise too. Flashback to Maggie renting a villa in Tuscany for a year. Who spends that kind of money without checking with their spouse? They're both idiots. Jason thinks he can kiss the secret out of Maggie, but she insists that they need to keep boxing things up. Maggie reveals that they are planning to write a book, during their retirement, on juggling the American family. Jason holds up a copy of Alan Thicke's parenting book and makes a disparaging remark. I wasn't kidding about the meta. It gets worse; Jason says that the first chapter is going to be called "Sharing the Laughter and Love." Ugh. They're kind of ruining Growing Pains for me.

Just then, Mike pops his head in the door, and his million kids run inside. Michelle tries the flattery trick on Maggie, but it doesn't work. Maggie asks where Kate went, and Mike says that she went to a spa. Jason realizes that Mike has the kids on his own. Mike claims that he's totally capable, but he's getting the floors redone while Kate is gone, so he needs to stay with his parents. Mike asks his parents what they're up to for the next year. Jason actually has to remind Mike that they are selling the house, like, where has Mike been? Mike looks upset as he flashes back to when he told his boss that his parents could help Kate while he's in Tokyo.

Mike's bazillion kids run around the kitchen and whine for food. Mike claims that his parents always have plenty of food, but their refrigerator is empty. Mike finds "the large economy size" hunk of cheese and says, "Hello, old friend." Aw, I miss that Mike Seaver. Maggie says she'll take all of the kids to the grocery store. I hope she has one of those extended vans. Mike isn't sure Maggie can handle it, but Maggie says she's been through it before. Maggie and the kids take off.

Of course, the kids wreak havoc at the grocery store, because they are essentially fatherless brats.

Out in the garage, Jason and Mike set up for the garage sale. Mike tries to broach the subject of Tokyo, but then a very pregnant Carol shows up, saying that she wants to talk to her father, too. She notices the assorted junk, and asks what's going on. Jason reminds her that they're moving. Okay, seriously. How could they not know? They all live in the same town, right? Presumably they see each other or talk fairly often. This is just dumb. Mike claims that his parents have been trying to sneak away since Carol was born. Aw, there's that Mike. Jason explains that they sold the house. Carol is upset that her parents are moving, and Mike and Carol start arguing over whose issue is more important. Jason walks out on them.

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