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Silver Spoons 

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.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ricky Schroder ...  Ricky Stratton / ... 116 episodes, 1982-1987
Erin Gray ...  Kate Summers / ... 116 episodes, 1982-1987
Joel Higgins ...  Edward Stratton III / ... 116 episodes, 1982-1987
Franklyn Seales ...  Dexter Stuffins / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Alfonso Ribeiro ...  Alfonso Spears 72 episodes, 1984-1987
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Storyline

The story of young Ricky Stratton and his millionaire father, Edward, who lives very much like a young boy himself, in a house filled floor to ceiling with toys. Still, Edward takes raising Ricky seriously, and tries to avoid spoiling him while still letting him enjoy his childhood. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's Not Easy Being the Man of the House!

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silver Spoons See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Television See more »
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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Jason Bateman, who played Ricky's Eddie Haskell-like nemesis Derek, would leave Silver Spoons after one season and star in two sitcoms after that: It's Your Move, and the popular long-running Valerie (aka The Hogan Family); both on NBC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Family Week 3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Spoons
(Theme Song)
Written by Robert Wirth (as Robert Wirth) and Rik Howard
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Well to this point all of the characters Ricky Schroder played had a tough time of it.
3 February 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, if the poor kid was not by his dying father after a heavyweight fight he was having to deal with the loss of both parents in a mobile home accident then having the guy teaching him how to survive die. Yes, poor little Ricky had it rather rough, but then he got a gig on this show as a rich kid who finally gets to meet his father and live a life he has always dreamed of. Not sure what happened to the mother, but given little Ricky's past of tragedy she most likely succumbed to some long and painful disease as he sat by her bedside. Well I am not sure that happened all I know is that the first episode had him meeting his dad for the first time and finding that his dad was rich and was a kid at heart himself so he had lots of neat toys and video games in the house, so as a kid I thought that was cool. The early episodes were the best, but none of the show was what you would call spectacular. A lot of awkward episodes in the mix as well as some rather annoying ones. Also, a rather strange episode where Ricky and a bunch of his friends watch a porno as one of the kids hijacked the keys to the cable box from the father. What were they thinking? I watch an adult movie myself from time to time and think people are a bit overly critical of it at times, but showing an episode like that on a primarily family show was just insane. Also, that episode when they had Menudo guest star was just awful. Seriously, one of the first boy bands and still one of the worst with none of them doing much of anything after that band folded. Still, it had some laughs, aside from the strange episodes and the overly sentimental ones.


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