Every generation has their TV dads. The ones we only see once a week for thirty minutes. They aren’t our fathers, but they still have an impact on us.
For 7 years, Thicke played Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains. The Seavers have a busy household. Jason and his journalist wife, Maggie (Joanna Kerns) have four rambunctious children and a very busy life. But something kept them together, despite the whirlwind that was going on around them.
Growing Pains, in one sense, was a typical situation comedy revolving around a family. But on the other hand, it reflected the changing times in America. Jason was a hands on dad who, like many good fathers, was only trying to do what was best for his family.
RIP Alan Thicke.