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25 September 1982 (USA) See more »
It's Not Easy Being the Man of the House!
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 47)

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)

Series Directed by
Jack Shea (91 episodes, 1982-1987)
John Sgueglia (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tony Singletary (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
Art Dielhenn (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Lally (3 episodes, 1982-1986)
Steven Robman (2 episodes, 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)
James R. Stein .... producer / executive producer / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1986)
John Maxwell Anderson .... associate producer / co-producer (11 episodes, 1982-1984)
David W. Duclon .... executive producer / producer (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Steven Pritzker .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Burditt .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
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)
D'Janine King-Lasky .... 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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the best shows from the 80's, 12 October 2004
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

This was one of those shows from the golden decade of the 1980's and this show was produced by the same individuals who brought us the shows of our day:"Different Strokes",and the others? The short-lived sitcom "Hello,Larry","The Facts Of Life","Who's The Boss?",and so much more. "Silver Spoons" really brought audiences into the spotlight the young and talented Ricky Schroder and with the presence of his abilities and his other talents took this show to the top of the Nielsens for three out of its five seasons that it ran on NBC-TV from 1982 to 1987. This was indeed a huge favorite with the teenage set during the decade that brought out a lot and so much,much more. Ricky Schroder stars as super rich-kid millionaire Ricky Stratton-the kid who has it all,the toys,the girls,and everything else under the guidance and supervision of his father,Edward Stratton III,a single father who is coming from a painful divorce to raise his son alone played by Broadway sensation Joel Higgins and his biological mother,also facing a divorce as well who is in custody of the child,played by Christine Belford. Edward's assistant is

Dexter Stuffins(Franklyn Seales)who watches over the youngster in times of trouble,where Ricky usually gets into sometimes,along with the kooky and sometimes stuffy grandfather Edward Stratton II(played by the great John Houseman)along with Edward Stratton III's hot new girlfriend whom he would later married on in the series,Kate Summers(played by the gorgeous hottie Erin Gray).

This show had it all and about that house this kid had! He had an arcade style game room in the family den,a build-in train set that went throughout the house along with other accessories that he had-any kids dream house,a house full of toys and presents and just about everything else! But still he had the same problems other kids his age growing up since some of the times he could be totally obnoxious,and there were times when the father and the son learn a lot from each other since most of the episodes really concentrated on the "little lessons" here that each member provided and from there you can tell this was a family-oriented show with a little something extra insight in some of the episodes produced. And those friends Ricky had? One of them was his best-buddy J.T.(played by Bobby Fite),Freddy(played by Corky Pigeon), and the unpredictable Derek,who was in my opinion the Eddie Haskell of the show who was always trying to get Ricky is some hair-brained scheme and ends up being one of his closest friends,and that was played by Jason Bateman.

The best part about this show was during the series' third season,another character was introduced and the debut of Alfonso Ribeiro as Ricky's pal and close buddy,Alfonso Spears. Anyways,the show had some of the pop culture items from that era,and its a crying shame that the series "Silver Spoons" isn't shown in certain markets and I wanna know what is the holdup? Come on? Nick-At-Nite,TV Land,ABC Family Channel or Spike TV,get with it! Bring back this show! Getting back to the era of the show,the culture items from that decade were on this program: Topsider boat shoes,Michael Jackson dance moves,The RUN-DMC Collection,Break dancing,Shell-toed Adidas shoes,The Michael Jackson collection-everything from the items that were included--the glove,the hat,the shoes,the jacket from the video "Beat It",everything from Madonna too,and those Members Only Jackets were included in some of the episodes. I remember during "Silver Spoons"that they showed the now classic "Pepsi" commercial with Alfonso Ribeiro dancing with the "King Of Pop"-Michael Jackson. This was in the 1980's!

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