Silver Spoons

NBC (ended 1987)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 24

    Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    Aired 3/4/87

  • S 5 : Ep 23

    Edward's Big Adventure

    Aired 3/3/87

  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Educating Rick

    Aired 3/2/87

  • S 5 : Ep 21

    Mon Amour

    Aired 2/27/87

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    Thoroughly Modern Mildred

    Aired 2/26/87

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rick Schroder

    Richard Bluedhorn Stratton ("Ricky" Seasons 1-2; "Rick" Season 3-5)

  • Erin Gray

    Kate Summers Stratton

  • Alfonso Ribeiro

    Alfonso W. Spears (Season 3-5)

  • Leonard Lightfoot

    Leonard Rollins (Season 1)

  • Joel Higgins

    Edward W. Stratton III

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  • show Description
  • Silver Spoons started as a series built around the idea of Ricky Stratton teaching his father Edward to grow up while Edward taught Ricky to be a kid. In the series opening twelve-year-old Ricky arrives at his unsuspecting father's mansion to introduce himself and move in. His mother Evelyn had placed him in military school after she remarried and thought Ricky would be in the way. Edward Stratton III was the epitome of the words "overgrown child" never having taken responsibility for anything in his lifetime. His lifestyle was that of a ten-year-old going as far as having video games and a scale freight train in the livingroom. Needless to say, he was surprised to discover that his seven day marriage to Evelyn Bluedhorn had produced a son. After originally sending Ricky back to boarding school, Edward changed his mind and brought his son home. Throughout the five years Silver Spoons, many changes occurred in the Stratton household. Ricky became a carefree, fun loving teenager while Edward became a responsible, loving father and husband. Edward courted and married his personal assistant, Kate Summers, and she provided them both with a loving, stable environment. The shows were filled with quality family entertainment while sharing messages about values, morals, the problems of growing up in the 1980s, along with a few very touching moments. The series success can be attributed to its very talented cast. Ricky Schroder was still riding high on the fame gained from his appearance in The Champ for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Erin Gray was and still is remembered for her role as Colonel Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Joel Higgins had just finished Best of the West the season before. With guest stars that included Joey Lawrence, Matthew Perry, Sharon Stone, Sydney Penny, Mr. T, Gary Coleman, Whitney Houston, and the legendary actors John Houseman and Ray Walston, Silver Spoons ended with thousands of fans reaching from Canada to New Zealand and everywhere in between. TV Theme Song: "Together" sang by Bob Wirth and Rick Howard Lyrics Here we are face to face A couple of silver spoons We're hoping to find We're two of a kind Making a go, making it grow Together, we're going to find our way Together, taking the time each day To learn all about those things you just can't buy Two silver spoons together You and I together (We're going to find our way) You and I together (We're going to find our way) You and I togethermoreless

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  • Quotes (100)

    • Ricky: You know, I've always tried to imagine what you look like. Whenever I asked Mom, she'd just show me a picture of a horse's rear end. Edward: Now, see the temptation here would be to insult your mother back. But I like to think that I'm, bigger than that. See, I take into account the fact that she's over 30 now. And that's 210 in dog years.

    • Kate: You want to make a donation to Toys For Tots? Edward: Yes. It's a very worthy charity. Kate: Well, yes, the note says that you want to donate a Ferrari? Edward: Well, it's a small car.

    • Leonard: You've got to realize what this situation means to you. It means no more yacht races in Florida. Edward: Oh. Leonard: No more weekends in Paris. Edward: Oh. Leonard: And no more servants in this house. Edward: Now wait just a minute. I draw the line at servants. Louis: Edward, servants get paid. They will not work for free. Edward: Mine will. They've been with me ever since I was a child. They love me. They'd never leave me. (Edwards's servants leaving the mansion) Edward: You know, from now on, I'm gonna have to stagger their vacations.

    • Louis: Edward, (very slowly) all your money is gone. Edward: Gone? Louis: Gone. Edward: (laughs) That's impossible. I'm rich. I was born rich. I'm gonna die rich. Louis: Well, then you should've died yesterday.

    • (Edward enters Ricky's room as the Swamp Thing) Edward: (in deep voice) Ricky! Ricky: (turns around) Hi, Dad. Edward: How did you know it was me? Ricky: Swamp things don't wear Lacoste shirts, Dad.

    • Edward: Kate, this is my, my... Ricky: Son. Edward: Son. His name is--is... Ricky: Ricky. Edward: Ricky. Kate: I didn't know you had a son. Edward: Join the club.

    • Ricky: Mr. Stratton? Edward: Yeah. Ricky: Are you Edward Stratton III? Edward: That's me. Ricky: Pleased to meet you. Edward: Hi! Ricky: I'm your son. (Game Over Music Plays)

    • Ricky: Dad? Leonard: Not unless you were born in Philadelphia. Ricky: Oh, Well, I took a shot. Mom's a liberal. Leonard: Who do you wanna see? Ricky: Edward Stratton III. Leonard: Ah, the man of the house? He's over there behind the train of the house.

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    Notes (42)

    • John Houseman made his first appearance as Grandpa Stratton in this episode.

    • Leonard Lightfoot does not appear in this episode.

    • This was the first of eight episodes that Nick@Nite aired as a tribute to the I Love the 80's special back in Feb. 2001.

    • Phil (the dummy Edward is practicing with the sword on) is credited as "Himself" on the closing credits.

    • Leonard Lightfoot does not appear in this episode.

    • This was the second of eight episodes that Nick@Nite aired back in Feb. 2001 as a tribute to the I Love the 80s special.

    • Gary Coleman (Arnold Jackson) crosses over his role from Diff'rent Strokes .

    • Actor Joey Lawrence plays a character named "Joey," as he does for most of his high-feature roles.

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    Trivia (10)

    • This episode reveals the family riches was started by Edward's grandfather, who created a floating water tube that was adopted by vehicles as an inner tube.

    • In the classroom the chalk board read "Declaration of Independence 1776 in" and the teacher made some marks underneath. The flips to Mr. T. When we look back at the teacher, not only are the marks missing, but it also says in "Phillidelphia."

    • Derek: (to Sally) Hi, gorgeous. Buy you a drink? Sally: No, thanks. Derek: I'm Derek Taylor. Of course, the ladies around here call me Derek the Dude. Sally: Look, Dud... Derek: That's Dude. Sally: Buzz off Derek: (walks back over to Ricky) Derek: (whispers to Ricky) She's crazy about me.

    • This episode reveals why Edward and Kate were never a couple before. Kate's former employer hit on her, so when she began working for Edward, she insisted their relationship be strictly professional.

    • In the scene in the mall where it shows the clock and the directory, it shows that on the Lower Level is: Eddie's Toys(which is Edward Stratton III's business) and Senor Strattons Taco Stand.

    • Leonard Lightfoot does not appear in this episode.

    • Franklyn Seales first appears as Dex in this episode. He visits the house as an accountant of Grandfather Stratton.

    • If you watch carefully in the scene between the three boys in Ricky's bedroom, you can see Rick Schroder mouthing the other actors lines as they say them.

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    Allusions (11)

    • The episode title alludes to the classic 1957 movie Twelve Angry Men starring Henry Fonda.

    • The episode title alludes to "Boy Wonder," Batman's nickname for Robin.

    • The title alludes to the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back.

    • The title alludes to the academic program driver's ed, short for driver's education.

    • The Title alludes to a release by Simon & Garfunkel. The Title matches a 1966 album. But more likely, the allusion is to the 1965 single titled "The Sound of Silence."

    • The title alludes to the NHL hockey team of the same name.

    • The title alludes to the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles.

    • This title alludes to a TV series of the same name.

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • TV Land, Why have you not yet added this show?

    By fluffybear, Aug 29, 2005

  • Very funny show about a father and son living together and having a ball!!

    By jay1964, Apr 28, 2010

  • A typical eighties treasure

    By KCCopperhead, Jul 09, 2005

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