No one will ever forget Alan Thicke as the dad on the hit sitcom Growing Pains, also staring Kirk Cameron.
But did you know Thicke also co-wrote the show’s theme song, As Long As We Got Each Other?
He did, and singer Robin Thicke has brought that song back to life. He performed the tune on The Masked Singer in a tribute to his late father. The song was also part of The Masked Singer TV theme night.
Along with the song came throwback photos of Robin Thicke and Alan Thicke. As well as those of the panel of Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger, and host Nick Cannon.
“Give it up for my man Robin Thicke one more time with an amazing tribute to America’s dad and Robin’s dad, the unforgettable Alan Thicke,” Cannon said.
Robin Thicke Performs “Growing Pains”
As an added bonus, per People, “Robin’s mother Gloria Loring — who composed the theme songs for Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life with Alan — is in the audience” for the performance.
Robin Thicke once said he wrote the song That’s What Love Can Do in light of his father’s passing. Alan Thicke died in 2016 at the age of 69.
“It’s about the passing of the torch of my father to me and the kind of man I want to be,” Robin Thicke told People about the song in 2021. “After my father’s death, I remember a friend of his said, ‘A big tree has fallen.’ That’s what my dad was: the big tree. Now here I am, this medium-size tree, and I’ve got to grow my branches and protect everybody. Every day I try to make him proud of me.”