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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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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

25 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuna de oro See more »

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Embassy Television See more »
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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The show actually had some interesting ties to Fox's 90's hit, Beverly hills, 90210 as Christine Belford played Edward's Ex-wife Evelyn while on 90210 she played Steve's mother, Samantha Sanders, John Reilly played Kate's date, Danish, but on 90210 he was Kelly's father, Bill Taylor. Plus re-occurring star Derek played by Jason Bateman, acted with Josh Taylor on The Hogan Family who played his father, who also played Dylan's father, Jack on 90210. See more »

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Silver Spoons
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Written by Robert Wirth (as Robert Wirth) and Rik Howard
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Likable, lighthearted, classic family show, that could give you cavities
17 August 2011 | by famelovingboy68See all my reviews

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 and 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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