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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
25 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's Not Easy Being the Man of the House!
Plot:
Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ricky Schroder ... Ricky Stratton (116 episodes, 1982-1987)

Erin Gray ... Kate Summers Stratton / ... (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Joel Higgins ... Edward Stratton III (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Franklyn Seales ... Dexter Stuffins (71 episodes, 1983-1987)

Alfonso Ribeiro ... Alfonso Spears (67 episodes, 1984-1987)
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Series Directed by
Jack Shea (91 episodes, 1982-1987)
Tony Singletary (6 episodes, 1985-1987)
John Sgueglia (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Art Dielhenn (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Lally (3 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Writing credits
Martin Cohan (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
David W. Duclon (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Ron Leavitt (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Howard Leeds (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Michael G. Moye (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Ben Starr (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Danny Kallis (21 episodes, 1982-1987)
Steven Pritzker (20 episodes, 1982-1985)
James R. Stein (18 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bob Illes (18 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jim Geoghan (18 episodes, 1983-1987)
Linwood Boomer (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Neil Lebowitz (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Lee H. Grant (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Marshall Goldberg (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Neil Rosen (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
George Tricker (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Glenn Padnick (3 episodes, 1982-1985)
Bob Baublitz (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Garry Ferrier (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Aubrey Tadman (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Jack Shea (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ron Clark (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ken Cinnamon (2 episodes, 1985)
Jim Evering (2 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Van (2 episodes, 1985)
Karen Wengrod (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Langford (2 episodes, 1986-1987)

Series Produced by
Bob Illes .... producer / executive producer / ... (16 episodes, 1982-1985)
John Maxwell Anderson .... associate producer / co-producer (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
David W. Duclon .... executive producer / producer (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
James R. Stein .... producer / executive producer / ... (9 episodes, 1982-1986)
Steven Pritzker .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Burditt .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
James Stein .... producer (3 episodes, 1982)
Jack Humphrey .... co-executive producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Al Lowenstein .... producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1985-1986)

Jim Geoghan .... producer (unknown episodes)
Robin Green .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Colcord (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
John C. Zak (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Richard Hissong (20 episodes, 1984-1985)
Donald A. Morgan (3 episodes, 1982-1984)
Tom Schamp (2 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ken Lamkin (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Petty (54 episodes, 1982-1985)
Larry Harris (5 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Casting by
Dennis Cornell (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Production Design by
Chuck Murawski (57 episodes, 1982-1986)

Curtis A. Schnell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dahl Delu (57 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Larry Wiemer (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Richard Reynolds (8 episodes, 1982)

Chuck Rutherford (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Betsey Potter (71 episodes, 1982-1986)
 
Series Makeup Department
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... hair stylist / hairdresser (58 episodes, 1982-1986)
Wynona Price .... makeup artist (31 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jim Ruffino .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Sue Cary Mayer .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)

Curry Bushnell .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1985)
Nina Kent .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ken Stump .... in charge of production (94 episodes, 1983-1987)
Al Burton .... production supervisor / in charge of production (10 episodes, 1982-1985)
Glenn Padnick .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
John McElveney .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Art Dielhenn .... associate director (30 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Sgueglia .... associate director (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Art Department
Gary Ramirez .... property master (51 episodes, 1982-1986)
Kenny Swenson .... property master (3 episodes, 1982)

Rhonda Robinson .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer (100 episodes, 1982-1987)
Vic Ortiz .... boom operator (94 episodes, 1983-1987)
Michael Ballin .... audio (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Pete San Filipo .... audio (8 episodes, 1982)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Stunts
Laura Reed .... stunt double (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (72 episodes, 1984-1987)
Tom Faigh .... assistant camera (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ken Lamkin .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1982)
Mark Buxbaum .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1985-1986)

Larry Gaudette .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Jane Murray .... principal casting executive / casting executive (31 episodes, 1982-1984)
Stephen Kolzak .... principal casting executive / executive in charge of casting (5 episodes, 1985-1986)

Eve Brandstein .... casting executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Rik Howard .... composer: theme music (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
Robert Wirth .... composer: theme music (116 episodes, 1982-1987)
 
Series Other crew
Fran McConnell .... production consultant / production supervisor (76 episodes, 1982-1987)
Joanie Rhodes .... script supervisor (53 episodes, 1982-1985)
Bob Illes .... story supervisor / story supervision (51 episodes, 1982-1985)
James R. Stein .... story supervisor / story supervision (51 episodes, 1982-1985)
Danny Kallis .... story editor / executive story editor (49 episodes, 1983-1986)
Stuart Shostak .... studio audience warm-up comedian (46 episodes, 1983-1985)
Elvin Ivory .... stage manager (35 episodes, 1982-1986)
Jim Johnson .... technical director (32 episodes, 1982-1985)
Glenn Padnick .... production consultant (31 episodes, 1982-1984)
Ron Leavitt .... creative consultant (30 episodes, 1982-1984)
Michael G. Moye .... creative consultant (30 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Sgueglia .... stage manager (30 episodes, 1982-1984)
David W. Duclon .... story supervisor / story supervision (27 episodes, 1982-1984)
Jim Geoghan .... program consultant / story editor / ... (27 episodes, 1983-1986)
Barbara Cramer .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Neil Lebowitz .... story editor (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Steven Pritzker .... executive script consultant / story supervisor (10 episodes, 1982-1985)
Maynard C. Virgil I .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Janine King .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bob Agrella .... production services coordinator (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Linwood Boomer .... program consultant (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ed Cervantes .... production consultant (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Wendy Neckels .... production associate (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Barbara Stoll .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Dave Smith .... technical director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ellen Endo-Dizon .... production consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Marshall Goldberg .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
Scot Hunter .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1985)

Marilyn Belknap .... assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
NBC originally wanted a show that was based on Arthur (1981) but without the character's drinking of alcohol. The character eventually morphed into Edward Stratton III. Ricky Schroder was under contract with NBC at the time and was added to the concept.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silver SpoonsSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Likable, lighthearted, classic family show, that could give you cavities, 17 August 2011
Author: famelovingboy68 from Ammon, Idaho

Silver Spoons, may not have been a worldwide cultural phenomenon, like Cheers, which started just a few days after this, but is well and fondly remembered by people somewhere in their 30's to maybe those somewhere in their 50's. I'm only 25, but wise but kind of an old soul. The series was referred to as "treacly sweet" or something along those lines, Rick Schroder was a lovable boy, starting as Ricky Stratton, the 12-year old who was mature and wise beyond years. Dad was a kid at heart; VERY much a kid. That is to say he played with electric trains and played in the fashion of a child. Nonetheless, I think he was still a good father and the nicest TV dad I remember. Jason Bateman was in the first two seasons, of course, as Ricky's trouble-making, smart aleck friend. It's a wonder that was Jason Bateman seeing him today in the ultra-contemporary 21st century programs, like Arrested Development which i did not like, and his feature films in recent years. Though, maybe not hilarious and sometimes serious with pro social messages and "special episodes" e.g. Ricky babysits a little girl who was neglected by adopted parents,and characters with disabilities maybe the theme in at least an episode, and teen pregnancy (no it wasn't Rick's fault) it made me laugh more than most other shows, strangely. I bought the first season in a vintage style lunch box at Best Buy about 2 and a half year ago, and it took me almost 3 months to finish. Sexism and cliché'd gender stereotyping comments also seems kept to a minimum. I didn't like Jason Bateman so much in the show. By season 2 or Season 3, Alfonso Ribeiro became the new friend. A waiter at Olive Garden from the generation said he was the show's star. Next to Ricky Schroder at least. I carry the lunch box around with me, as I got tired of the little backpack. Joel Higgins, was no prolific actor on the silver screen and I can only think of maybe TV movies he was in, but he went on to record some music. He seemed rather quiet in Hollywood, something underrated, in my opinion. Erin Gray was also lovely as the assistant who was like a surrogate mother to Rick and later his father marries her. Ricky was clean cut like the Brady kids, a style and time in television I miss.

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