Silver Spoons

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  • TV-G
  • 1982
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.1  (4,828)

Silver Spoons is a classic American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1982 to 1987. Created by Rick Husky, the show follows the life of a wealthy and carefree young man named Ricky Stratton who is forced to grow up quickly when his eccentric father, Edward Stratton III, comes back into his life after years of absence. The show was a big hit for NBC in the 1980s and is still beloved by many fans today.

The show stars a talented ensemble cast, including child star Ricky Schroder as Ricky Stratton, Joel Higgins as Edward Stratton III, Erin Gray as Edward's assistant Kate Summers, Leonard Lightfoot as the family's butler Dexter Stuffins, Franklyn Seales as Ricky's best friend Derek Taylor, and a young Alfonso Ribeiro as Ricky's schoolmate Alfonso Spears.

The premise of the show is simple, yet entertaining. Ricky Stratton is a privileged teenager who has grown up with everything he could possibly want - except for a father figure. When Edward suddenly appears in Ricky's life, he is surprised to discover that his father has a lot to teach him about responsibility, work ethic, and the value of a dollar.

Edward is a successful businessman who runs his own toy company, and he has a lot of rules and expectations for his son. At first, Ricky struggles to live up to these expectations, but over time he learns to appreciate the valuable lessons his father is teaching him. One of the central themes of the show is the relationship between fathers and sons, and the importance of learning from the people who care about you.

In addition to the family drama, Silver Spoons is also filled with humor and heartwarming moments. The show is known for its lighthearted tone and feel-good vibes, making it a great show for the whole family to enjoy. Although it tackles serious issues like divorce, absentee fathers, and the struggles of growing up, the show handles them in a way that is accessible and relatable for viewers of all ages.

Throughout its five-season run, Silver Spoons tackled a variety of issues and introduced a host of memorable characters. Ricky's relationship with his father is at the heart of the show, but the supporting characters also play a vital role in the story. Kate Summers is a strong and independent woman who serves as a mentor and confidant for Ricky, while Dexter Stuffins is the quintessential butler, always there with a kind word or a cup of tea when the family needs him.

The show is also notable for its celebrity guest stars, who included everyone from Mr. T to New Kids on the Block. These guest appearances helped to keep the show fresh and engaging throughout its run, and also introduced young viewers to some of the biggest stars of the day.

In the end, what makes Silver Spoons such a beloved show is the way it captures the joys and struggles of growing up. While Ricky's life may be more privileged than most, his struggles with identity, responsibility, and relationships are universal. The show is a classic example of 1980s nostalgia, but it also has a timeless appeal that makes it just as entertaining today as it was when it first aired.

Overall, Silver Spoons is a classic sitcom that has stood the test of time. With its memorable characters, feel-good storylines, and heartwarming moments, it is a show that will always have a special place in the hearts of its fans.

Silver Spoons is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (116 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 1982.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow
24. Let It Snow, Let It Snow
March 4, 1987
Kate and Edward have little time alone when their skiing escape for two becomes a frozen prison for six.
Edward's Big Adventure
23. Edward's Big Adventure
March 3, 1987
Edward loses his wallet while playing pool. But when he calls Rick for help, Rick believes it to be an April Fool's joke.
Educating Rick
22. Educating Rick
March 2, 1987
Disappointed by Rick's interest in party schools, Edward steers him toward a more rigorous all-male college.
Mon Amour
21. Mon Amour
February 27, 1987
Grandfather Stratton returns home from a trip to Paris--with a young fiancee.
Thoroughly Modern Mildred
20. Thoroughly Modern Mildred
February 26, 1987
Kate's grandmother comes to visit and brings a big surprise---a new boy friend
Baby Blues
19. Baby Blues
February 17, 1987
Rick plays matchmaker for an unwed mother (Suzanne Snyder) and a contractor (Robert Krantz), who's unaware he's dating a parent.
Fallen Idol
18. Fallen Idol
February 16, 1987
Rick's basketball idol is arrested for possession of narcotics.
Mother's Day
17. Mother's Day
February 25, 1987
When Rick decides to cook an elaborate Mother's Day dinner for his mother, Kate fears that her place in Rick's life is secondary.
Author, Author
16. Author, Author
February 23, 1987
Edward's ex-wife writes a novel about a woman's stormy relationship with a character to whom he bears a strong resemblance.
Band on the Run
15. Band on the Run
February 16, 1987
Rick, Brad, Alfonzo & two others form a band getting ready for the Battle of the Bands. However, Brad & Alfonzo fight over issues & that Alfonzo invites his new girlfriend (Kiki) to rehearsal. Rick tries to convince Alfonzo to rejoin the band.
The House Guest
14. The House Guest
February 9, 1987
When Brad's father goes out of town for a few days, Rick invites him to stay with the Strattons despite Edward's misgivings.
Rumors are Flying
13. Rumors are Flying
February 2, 1987
Rick allows rumors to spread about a friend who is grounded because of their late study session.
Get the Hook
12. Get the Hook
January 26, 1987
Rick's strong ambition to become a comic threatens his grades.
Kate Lassos a Longhorn
11. Kate Lassos a Longhorn
November 24, 1986
Rick agrees to care for a boa constrictor, which soon becomes an uninvited guest at Kate's business dinner.
The Triangle
10. The Triangle
November 17, 1986
Rick meets the perfect girl---who happens to be his pal Brad's girlfriend. But when Brad (Billy Jacoby) gets grounded, he asks Rick to take her to a concert
Rick's Learning Problem
9. Rick's Learning Problem
November 10, 1986
A football championship rests on Rick's shoulders as he tutors the star player (Beau Dremann), who won't be playing if he fails a history test.
Hey, Mrs. Robinson
8. Hey, Mrs. Robinson
November 3, 1986
Kate feels left out when her friend from college, now a rock-magazine editor, has more in common with Rick than with Kate.
Man to Man
7. Man to Man
October 27, 1986
Edward doesn't feel like celebrating his birthday after Rick beats him at tennis for the first time, making him feel old.
Rick Moves Out
6. Rick Moves Out
October 20, 1986
When Rick thinks that he has no privacy,he moves into the guest house. But Ricks friends think they could use it for parties.
The Beach House
5. The Beach House
October 13, 1986
While Ricky is on vacation, he meets a beautiful girl.
Rick Sells His Sole
4. Rick Sells His Sole
October 6, 1986
Rick takes a job at shoe store, only to become a victim of nepotism when he loses a promotion to his employer's nephew.
The Live-In
3. The Live-In
September 29, 1986
A new housekeeper from Sweden steals Rickys heart.
Lost and Found
2. Lost and Found
September 22, 1986
Kate's grandmother gets lost in New York City.
Who's the Boss
1. Who's the Boss
September 15, 1986
Edward resents Kate's success after he promotes her to President of Eddie Toys.
Where to Watch Silver Spoons
Silver Spoons is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Silver Spoons on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 1982
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (4,828)