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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Ricky Stratton 116 episodes, 1982-1987
...  Kate Summers / ... 116 episodes, 1982-1987
...  Edward Stratton III 116 episodes, 1982-1987
Franklyn Seales ...  Dexter Stuffins 96 episodes, 1983-1987
...  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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Jason Bateman's popularity rose due to his role of Derek Taylor on the series. He was so popular, producers got nervous that he was upstaging the other actors on the program. As a consequence, he was removed from Silver Spoons and used as the main star on other NBC sitcoms. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Burns' Heir (1994) 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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Enjoyable '80s sitcom
30 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's not very often that you come across a TV show, let alone a situation comedy, in which the father is portrayed as more childish than his son. Nevertheless, such a program came into fruition in the form of Silver Spoons, when it debuted on NBC in September 1982. Joel Higgins was perfect as Edward Stratton III, a wealthy man who discovers that he is the father of a 12-year-old boy named Ricky Stratton, played by Ricky Schroder. But who could have guessed that someone like Ricky Schroder, known for dramatic movies such as The Champ and The Earthling, would star in a sitcom? Regardless, Schroder was great as Ricky Stratton.

Silver Spoons is an enjoyable sitcom. The series ran for five years, on NBC from 1982 to 1986 and in first-run syndication from 1986 to 1987. It produced a total of 116 episodes. That was a good run. It has been over thirty years since the series ended its run, but I still have fond memories of it.


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