Monday, October 5, 2009

Silver Spoons

Silver Spoons was an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1982-1986. The series centers on Ricky Stratton and his single father Edward Stratton III. As an overgrown kid who owns a multinational toy company empire, Edward's mansion is stocked with arcade video games and has a scale model freight train that runs throughout the house. Edward exhibits his childishness and playfulness in many behaviors; for example, he performs a little dance before playing Pac-Man when the video game plays its theme song. Stratton's personal assistant, Kate Summers, was often the voice of reason. Kate's role added tension to the show and provided incentive for Edward to act more mature (at least sometimes). Edward and Kate had a will-they-or-won't-they relationship which led to the two dating and later becoming married.

During the early years of the series, Ricky meets Derek Taylor and Freddy Lippencottleman. They get into a lot of trouble and learn many childhood lessons along the way.

Edward's original attorney was Leonard Rollins, who departed after the first season, and was replaced by the aptly named Dexter Stuffins, who was somewhat more stuffy and erudite than Leonard had been. Dexter remained through the rest of the series, and joining him in the fall of 1984 was his hip, breakdancing nephew Alfonso Spears, who became Ricky's new best friend.


  1. Wow! I honestly have not heard this theme song since this show was aired!
    Thank you for this amazing blast from the past!
    I love your blog, by the way. :)

  2. This was a cute show. Ricky is 39 now (looks a lot older) and has four kids is married and is a conservative Republican.

  3. I was 15 to 19 years old when this show was on and always thought how great it would be to have grown up like this kid.