Jason's Rib is episode 8 of Season 2 of Growing Pains.  


After attending a PTA meeting, Jason and Maggie argue over a proposed school dress code (he's for it, she's against it). In mid-tirade, Jason accuses Maggie of being "ignorant" and ends up being exiled from the bedroom! The whole family pitches in to resolve this crisis without causing further damage.

Guest Cast


  • Mike makes an inside joke which refers to his dad looking like a talk show host. Before "Growing Pains", Alan Thicke actually hosted a failed talk show called "Thicke of the Night".
  • Later Mike makes another inside joke which makes reference to his mom looking like Olympic swimmer Donna de Varona. In reality, Joanna Kerns is the younger sister of Donna de Varona.