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Silver Spoons was a sitcom which ran from 1982 to 1986 on NBC before wrapping up in first-run Syndication in 1987. It is best known for launching the careers of three young actors: Ricky Schroeder, Jason Bateman and Alfonso Ribiero.
It revolves around young Ricky Stratton meeting his wealthy father for the first time, when the latter moves in.
Don't mistake this with Silver Spoon.
This show contains examples of:
- Adult Child: Ricky's father, Edward Stratton III, owns a toy company.
- Attractive Bent Gender: Ricky Schroeder in the early episode "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"
- Black and Nerdy: Dexter Stuffins.
- Black Best Friend: Alfonso.
- Channel Hop: NBC to syndication (similar to the track of Punky Brewster and Family Matters, both produced by David Duclon)
- Crazy Prepared: In a Halloween dream episode Ricky, Alphonse, and some nerdy kid they hung around with got trapped in a haunted house. The room they were in had only one door and no doorknob. They nerdy kid sighs, reaches in his backpack and pulls out a spare. He then opens the door and snarks, "And you guys always make fun of me for carrying around a spare doorknob!"
- The Danza: Ricky Schroeder, Alfonso Ribiero
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Schroeder, Bateman, Ribiero, Erin Gray and John Houseman
- Hot Mom: Kate after she married Ricky's dad.
- Sexy Secretary: Kate.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Alfonso Ribiero replacing Jason Bateman before the 1984-85 season