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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silver Spoons See more »

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Embassy Television See more »
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Color

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4:3
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Silver Spoons was produced by Norman Lear's Embassy Television. See more »


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Silver Spoons
(Theme Song)
Written by Robert Wirth (as Robert Wirth) and Rik Howard
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Enjoyable '80s sitcom
30 December 2017 | by 4-KaneSee 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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