Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: September 25, 1982
Last Telecast: September 7, 1986
Ricky Stratton..... ricky Schroder
Edward Stratton - III..... Joel Higgins
Kate Summers Stratton..... Erin Gray
Leonard Rollins (1982-1983)..... Leonard Lightfoot
Dexter Stuffins..... Franklyn Seales
Derek Taylor (1982-1984)..... Jason Bateman
Freddy Lippincottleman (1983-1985)..... Corky Pigeon
Alfonso Spears (1984-1987)..... Alfonso Ribeiro
J.T. Martin (1983-1984)..... Bobby Fite
Grandfather Edward Stratton - II..... John Houseman
Uncle Harry Summers (1985)..... Ray Walston
Brad (1985-1986)..... Billy Jacoby
A mature 12-year-old and his child-like dad found that they could learn from each other in this situation comedy.
Ricky was an uncommonly bright, good-looking lad who had been brought up by his divorced mother, then dumped in a military school. Thinking about an invitation to move in with his wealthy father (whom he'd never known), he discovered that his 35-year-old dad was more of a child than he was!
Edward Stratton - III's roaming estate was filled with video games, stuffed animals and a miniature railroad on which he rode through each of the rooms. Despite everything going on, they had a great love for each other and Ricky soon helped Edward learn to be a father, while Edward taught his son a little bit about enjoying life.
Kate was Edward's secretary who did - finally - become Mrs. Edward Stratton - III in February 1985. Leonard was his lawyer and Dexter his fussy business manager and family friend. Stopping by periodically was Grandfather Stratton, a stuffy old tycoon who had been estranged from his immature son but now found he was better able to communicate with him with Ricky's help. Derek was Ricky's scheming school buddy and Freddie and J.T. were also friends. Dexter's nephew, Alfonso, arrived in 1984 and became Ricky's new best friend.
NBC aired reruns of Silver Spoons on weekday mornings during the summer of 1985.
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