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Growing Pains is an American sitcom from the 1980ís about the life lessons of a suburban family. It was also one of the first foreign television programs aired in The Peopleís Republic of China. Billed as "Cheng Zhang De Fan Nao," it was the first exposure to American family culture for a generation coming of age during a period of massive development in China. Cheng Zhang De Fan Nao is a reinterpretation of the pilot episode with the dialogue dubbed into non-native English by Chinese actors who grew up watching the show.