Silver Spoons

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NBC (ended 1987)

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Silver Spoons

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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
Joel Higgins

Joel Higgins

Edward W. Stratton III

Rick Schroder

Rick Schroder

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

Leonard Lightfoot

Leonard Lightfoot

Leonard Rollins (Season 1)

Franklyn Seales

Franklyn Seales

Dexter Roosevelt Stuffins (Season 2-5)

Erin Gray

Erin Gray

Kate Summers Stratton

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso W. Spears (Season 3-5)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • TV Land, Why have you not yet added this show?

    10
    If TV Land can add such shows as Roseanne and Full House then why can they not add some fo the true classic shwos of the 1980's. Silver Spoons is just one of many great shows that networks such as TV Land has forgotten about.

    Silver Spoons is just one of those light hearted shows that you can not get enough of. This show starred Joel Higgins (who is actually best known for writing commercial jingles), Erin Gray (probably the sexest lady on TV at that time), and a very young Rick Schroder just to name of a few. .moreless
  • Very funny show about a father and son living together and having a ball!!

    10
    This is a very funny and toching show. Ricky Schorder plays Ricky Stratton-who is a rich kid at military school-who decides to leave and go and live with his father-Edward Stratton 111(Joel Higgins)Who lives a carefree life in his mansion in Long Island. His Living room is equipped with toys, Video arcade games, a computerized chess set-and the ever popular mini freight train! See, he owns a toy factory. Edward loves to have fun and he loves to play games. It can be said that the living room is the home version of "Coney island"



    The show has good guest stars-Jason Bateman plays Ricky's Arogant pal-Derek-Erin Gray is Edward's Loyal Secretary and the legendary John Houseman plays Edwards father-Edward Sratton 11-who disaproves of Edwards lifestyle-and is very cynicle and only cares about making money.



    However, this show really belongs to Ricky Schroder! He is one of the most talented child actors in the early 80's. This show is what made him a household name. Prior to this, he was known for dramatic roles in the champ and the last flight of noah's ark.



    But, He shines in this show. He has a very cute smile and he's a real charmer! He has the face of an angel-but don't let that fool ya, he can be devious, mischeivous and even rude at times. But he's a real charmer and has the most infectous smile to ever grace the small screen. The best episodes are those where he has a crush on a girl. He is every girl's dream date.



    Ricky Schorder has the rare abilty to make the tranistion to comedic to dramatic in one instant!



    I didn't think I was going to like this show-I thought it was going to be about an arogant rich kid who thinks he's better than anyone else-but he isn't like that all. He's very likable and easygoing.



    So far, only the first season is available on DVD. Sony should get with it and release the other 4 seasons, or let another company release them-it's been 3 years since season 1 came out-Get with it Sony!moreless
  • A typical eighties treasure

    9.0
    Silver Spoons served as a cute and interesting comedy. Alfonso Ribero and Jason Bateman complemented Schroeder very well. I loved Ricky's adventures with girls he liked and who liked him, all the routines with the toys and just the overall fun flavor of this sitcom. I was watching this show when the Northern California Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 took place.
  • SCHOOL'S OUT AND THIS WEEK'S BATCH OF RELEASES OFFERS PLENTY OF WAYS TO KEEP KIDS ENTERTAINED AT HOME. AFTER ANIMANIACS IS OVER, GEAR UP FOR THE FIRST SEASON OF POWERPUFF GIRLS AND PINKY AND THE BRAIN: VOLUME THREE. THEN, DON'T FORGET TO DELVE INTO SUCH CLASSICS AS DANIEL BOONE: SEASON FOUR AND PERRY MASON: SECOND SEASON VOLUME ONE.

    June 19, 2007 DVD Releases

  • SONY CUTTING DOWN "CLASSIC" PROGRAMS LIKE SILVER SPOONS, FACTS OF LIFE TO MERE MINUTES FOR ONLINE DIGESTION.

    '70s, '80s shows to be shrunk for Net

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    Comedy

    Themes

    Teen, child stars, Sitcoms, 80s, new kid in town