Growing Pains Cast Reunion


May 14 2008, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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The cast members of the hit '80s sitcom Growing Pains have reunited for a special "reunion interview" with The Insider, set to air tomorrow.

The cast, including Alan Thicke, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller revealed their favorite moments from the good ol' days, including some little known secrets from the set!

"I've never exposed this information before, but early on I had a little crush on Tracey," Kirk revealed. Alan Thicke also admitted to having a similar attraction to his TV wife Joanna Kearns. "The truth is we liked each other a lot and were attracted to each other, but early on we decided to make the intelligent decision that the series might last longer than the relationship."

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When asked to recall some of their favorite on-set memories, Kirk says, "I used to drive Tracey to work in my Toyota Supra." Tracey adds, "Once I got into his car and he had a frozen rat on the seat in a Ziploc bag waiting for me. It was torture."

Kirk interjects, "It was brotherly love." Tracey add that Kirk actually took her to her high school prom because, "I knew nobody. I had no friends."

Jeremy, who played Ben on the show, admitted there was a lot of pressure to being on a hit sitcom like Growing Pains. "I had kind of a nervous breakdown at ten years old with insomnia." Kirk says, "There was pressure to make this big machine run and stay successful. Trying to figure out what and who was real and who I could trust in the world."


Tracey, who has spoken about her battle with Anorexia, says "I had a really happy childhood, but felt everyday girl pressures to be thin. I hid it really well under baggy clothes."

Kirk jokes, "Actually, I dropped acid once in the '80s. I dropped acid on my jeans in the driveway to give it that model bleached look."


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