Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Cast 2.1 Main cast 2.2 Recurring cast 3 Broadcast history 4 Episodes 5 Ratings 6 Production notes 6.1 Theme song 6.2 The Stratton mansion 7 Reruns and syndication 8 DVD release 9 See also 10 References 11 External links


Synopsis[edit] In the pilot episode, Ricky Stratton (Ricky Schroder) arrives at the mansion of the father he has never met to introduce himself, move in, and get to know him better. Edward Stratton III (Joel Higgins) epitomizes the phrase "overgrown child"; he has never taken responsibility for anything in his life, including his toy business, Eddie's Toys. Ricky recognizes that his father needs to grow up; Edward thinks his son is too uptight and needs to have more fun while he's still young. Edward's father is played by John Houseman as the thoughtful, well-to-do patriarch and industrialist whose demeanor starkly contrasts with Edward's and seems more similar to Ricky's (at first). Throughout the series, the comic tension arises between Grandfather Stratton's belief that people with money are obligated to make more money and Edward's belief that money should be used to make people happy. Ricky is often caught between the two, wishing only for peace and harmony within the family. Ricky's mother is Evelyn Bluedhorn (Christine Belford). Edward and Evelyn's romantic relationship led to a week-long marriage. Now Evelyn has remarried and placed Ricky in a military boarding school. When Ricky arrives at the Stratton residence, Edward is stunned to discover that his long-ago brief marriage produced a son (when he expressed incredulousness because he "wasn't married that long," Ricky pointed out, "It doesn't take that long"). At first he sends Ricky right back to the boarding school; later he dresses up as a swamp monster to take Ricky out of the school and back to the mansion to live with him. The mansion is stocked with arcade games and a scale-model freight train runs through it. Edward exhibits his childishness and playfulness in many ways, such as performing a little dance while the Pac-Man plays its theme song. Stratton's personal assistant, Kate Summers (Erin Gray), is often the voice of reason. Kate's role adds tension to the show and provides incentive for Edward to act more maturely (at least sometimes). Edward and Kate's will-they-or-won't-they relationship gives way to a third-season wedding. During the series' early years, Ricky befriends "bad boy" Derek Taylor (Jason Bateman, seasons 1–2), smooth-talking "cowboy" J.T. Martin (Bobby Fite, seasons 1–2), and "nerdy" Freddy Lippincottleman (Corky Pigeon, seasons 1–4). They get into a lot of trouble and learn many childhood lessons along the way. Edward's original attorney was Leonard Rollins (Leonard Lightfoot), who departed after the first season, and was replaced by the aptly named business manager Dexter Stuffins (Franklyn Seales), who was somewhat stuffier and more erudite than Leonard had been. Dexter remained through the rest of the series and was joined in fall 1984 by his hip, break dancing nephew Alfonso Spears (Alfonso Ribeiro, seasons 3–5), who became Ricky's new best friend. Once Ricky, Freddy and Alfonso were in high school in season four, their circle was completed by Brad (Billy Jacoby, seasons 4–5), a reintroduction of the type of "bad boy"-character similar to that of Derek during the show's early years. That year, as Kate and Edward adjusted to married life, Kate's doddering uncle, Harry Summers (Ray Walston), moved into the Stratton mansion.


Cast[edit] The cast of Silver Spoons, season 4 Main cast[edit] Ricky Schroder as Richard Bluedhorn "Rick" or "Ricky" Stratton Joel Higgins as Edward Stratton III Erin Gray as Katherine "Kate" Summers Stratton Leonard Lightfoot as Leonard Rollins (Season 1) Franklyn Seales as Dexter Roosevelt Stuffins (Seasons 2–5) Alfonso Ribeiro as Alfonso Spears (Seasons 3–5) Recurring cast[edit] Jason Bateman as Derek Taylor (Seasons 1–2) Bobby Fite as J.T. Martin (Seasons 1–2) Corky Pigeon as Fredrick March "Freddy" Lippincottleman (Seasons 1–4) Billy Jacoby as Brad Langford (Seasons 4–5) John Houseman as Grandfather Edward Stratton II (Seasons 1–5) Christine Belford as Evelyn Bluedhorn Stratton (Seasons 1–5) Ray Walston as Uncle Harry Summers (Season 4)


Broadcast history[edit] Season Time 1 Saturday at 8:30-9:00 on NBC 2 3 Sunday at 7:00-7:30 on NBC 4 Sunday at 7:30-8:00 on NBC (September 15, 1985 - March 16, 1986) Sunday at 7:00-7:30 on NBC (May 4–11, 1986) 5 In first-run syndication


Episodes[edit] Main article: List of Silver Spoons episodes


Ratings[edit] 1982-'83: N/A 1983-'84: #53 1984-'85: #62 1985-'86: #78 [3] 1986-'87: N/A


Production notes[edit] Theme song[edit] The show's theme song titled "Together" was written by Rik Howard and Bob Wirth.[4] The original version was accompanied mostly by guitar. Two other versions of the theme were used during the show's run. A synthesized version was used in 1985. The third version of the theme, a rock version, was introduced in 1986 when the show moved to first-run syndication, with vocals by Ron Dante. The Stratton mansion[edit] The brick Tudor period mansion shown in the opening credits is actually a private residence located in Warwickshire, England. The elaborate home, named Compton Wynyates, was built in 1481. Before Silver Spoons, it was used in the 1977 Disney film Candleshoe, starring Helen Hayes, Jodie Foster and David Niven.[5]


Reruns and syndication[edit] Reruns of Silver Spoons aired on NBC's daytime schedule from April to September 1985. Reruns of the NBC run (seasons 1-4) aired with the first-run syndicated episodes (season five) every weekday on local stations, starting in 1986; many stations (such as KTLA in Los Angeles) elected to air the first-run episodes either Monday or Friday, with episodes from the NBC run filling-out the remaining four weekdays. Webster, another 1980s family sitcom, used that same format when it left ABC for first-run syndication after its fourth season (1986-87); that series ran an additional two seasons (1987-89) in first-run syndication. The show was also reran on WWOR EMI Service from December 28, 1992 to September 3, 1993. Select episodes were also aired on Nick at Nite in 2001 and 2005. The show is also available on Comcast digital cable's On Demand service as of September 19, 2006. Chicago's WWME ("Me TV") currently airs two episodes back to back on Saturday afternoons. The first season is also available for purchase by episode or season on iTunes. In 2008, video on demand sites Hulu and Crackle began airing the syndicated version of the first season of Silver Spoons.[citation needed] FamilyNet (now The Cowboy Channel) aired reruns of the series nightly with back-to-back episodes at 9pm Eastern (and noon ET Mondays-Saturdays), until June 30, 2017, when the network underwent a programming format change the following day. Antenna TV began airing reruns of the series starting in January 2018.[6]


DVD release[edit] On June 19, 2007, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first season of Silver Spoons on DVD in Region 1.[7] As of 2015, this release has been discontinued and is out of print. It is unknown if the remaining 4 seasons will be released. DVD Name Ep # Release Date The Complete First Season 22 June 19, 2007


See also[edit] Television in the United States portal Diff'rent Strokes (1978) You Again? (1986) The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)


References[edit] ^ Silver Spoons, retrieved July 6, 2016  ^ Dore, Shalini (May 20, 2010). "Sitcom scribe Martin Cohan dies: Creator of 'Silver Spoons,' 'Who's the Boss?" was 77". Variety. Retrieved June 20, 2010.  ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-04-20/features/8601280825_1_nbc-sunday-night-movie-prime-time-nielsen-ratings-nfl-monday-night-football ^ Terrace, Vincent (1993). Television Character and Story Facts: Over 110,000 Details from 1,008 Shows, 1945-1992. McFarland & Company. p. 419. ISBN 0-899-50891-X.  ^ Higgins, Shriley; Higgins, Jim (March 26, 1978). "Hunting treasure in new Disney film". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. p. C11.  |access-date= requires |url= (help) ^ "Antenna TV Adding Nine New Shows to the Mix" ^ "Silver Spoons - Here We Are: Sony Sez Silver Spoons in June!". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 


External links[edit] Silver Spoons on IMDb Silver Spoons at TV.com Silver Spoons at Retro Junk Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Silver_Spoons&oldid=824693926" Categories: 1982 American television series debuts1987 American television series endings1980s American sitcomsAmerican television sitcomsEnglish-language television programsFirst-run syndicated television programs in the United StatesNBC network showsTelevision series by Sony Pictures TelevisionTelevision series revived after cancellationTelevision shows set in New York (state)Hidden categories: Pages using citations with accessdate and no URLArticles needing additional references from February 2011All articles needing additional referencesArticles with a promotional tone from February 2015All articles with a promotional toneArticles with multiple maintenance issuesPages using deprecated image syntaxAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from February 2015


Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version In other projects Wikiquote Languages FrançaisItalianoPortuguês Edit links This page was last edited on 8 February 2018, at 22:28. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.228","walltime":"0.325","ppvisitednodes":{"value":1585,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":44301,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":8993,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":18,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":3,"limit":500},"entityaccesscount":{"value":1,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 278.207 1 -total"," 30.91% 85.992 3 Template:Ambox"," 25.84% 71.886 1 Template:Multiple_issues"," 23.83% 66.299 1 Template:Infobox_television"," 23.43% 65.196 1 Template:Reflist"," 20.49% 57.012 1 Template:Infobox"," 11.05% 30.736 1 Template:Citation"," 9.35% 26.018 1 Template:Refimprove"," 8.86% 24.640 1 Template:IMDb_title"," 8.37% 23.290 1 Template:Citation_needed"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.097","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":3998655,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1322","timestamp":"20180217152627","ttl":1900800,"transientcontent":false}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":420,"wgHostname":"mw1322"});});


Silver_Spoons - Photos and All Basic Informations

Silver_Spoons More Links

Talk:Silver SpoonsHelp:Maintenance Template RemovalWikipedia:VerifiabilityHelp:Introduction To Referencing With Wiki Markup/1Help:Maintenance Template RemovalWikipedia:FancruftWikipedia:Neutral Point Of ViewWikipedia:CleanupCategory:Wikipedia Style GuidelinesHelp:Maintenance Template RemovalHelp:Maintenance Template RemovalSituation ComedyMartin CohanHoward LeedsBen Starr (American Producer)Ron LeavittMichael G. MoyeJack Shea (director)Tony SingletaryRicky SchroderErin GrayJoel HigginsFranklyn SealesAlfonso RibeiroRay ColcordList Of Silver Spoons EpisodesGeorge Burditt (writer)Multi-cameraELP CommunicationsColumbia Pictures TelevisionColumbia TriStar TelevisionSony Pictures TelevisionNBCBroadcast SyndicationSDTVSitcomNBCBroadcast SyndicationELP CommunicationsMartin CohanHoward LeedsBen Starr (American Producer)Pilot EpisodeRicky SchroderJoel HigginsJohn HousemanIndustrialistChristine BelfordSwamp MonsterArcade GamesPac-ManErin GrayJason BatemanBobby FiteLawyerFranklyn SealesBreak DancingAlfonso RibeiroBilly JacobyRay WalstonEnlargeRicky SchroderJoel HigginsErin GrayFranklyn SealesAlfonso RibeiroJason BatemanBobby FiteBilly JacobyJohn HousemanChristine BelfordRay Walston1982–83 United States Network Television Schedule1983–84 United States Network Television Schedule1984–85 United States Network Television Schedule1985–86 United States Network Television ScheduleList Of Silver Spoons EpisodesSound Synthesis1985 In Television1986 In TelevisionRon DanteTudor PeriodWarwickshire, EnglandCompton WynyatesDisneyCandleshoeHelen HayesJodie FosterDavid NivenBroadcast SyndicationKTLAWebster (TV Series)American Broadcasting CompanyWWOR EMI ServiceNick At NiteComcastVideo On DemandHuluCrackle (company)Wikipedia:Citation NeededThe Cowboy ChannelAntenna TVSony Pictures Home EntertainmentDVDDVD Region CodePortal:Television In The United StatesDiff'rent StrokesYou Again?The Fresh Prince Of Bel-AirVariety (magazine)International Standard Book NumberSpecial:BookSources/0-899-50891-XHelp:CS1 ErrorsTVShowsOnDVD.comIMDbTV.comHelp:CategoryCategory:1982 American Television Series DebutsCategory:1987 American Television Series EndingsCategory:1980s American SitcomsCategory:American Television SitcomsCategory:English-language Television ProgramsCategory:First-run Syndicated Television Programs In The United StatesCategory:NBC Network ShowsCategory:Television Series By Sony Pictures TelevisionCategory:Television Series Revived After CancellationCategory:Television Shows Set In New York (state)Category:Pages Using Citations With Accessdate And No URLCategory:Articles Needing Additional References From February 2011Category:All Articles Needing Additional ReferencesCategory:Articles With A Promotional Tone From February 2015Category:All Articles With A Promotional ToneCategory:Articles With Multiple Maintenance IssuesCategory:Pages Using Deprecated Image SyntaxCategory:All Articles With Unsourced StatementsCategory:Articles With Unsourced Statements From February 2015Discussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Content Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer



view link view link view link view link view link