Despite everything the child star of this 80s television sitcom has gone on to do in his adult years (even calling himself Rick instead of Ricky), certain of us of a particular age will always remember Rick Shroder primarily as the star of this popular show. He was 12-years-old and all blonde and blue eyed cute. Who could resist? In Silver Spoons, Shroder's character 'Ricky' (convenient, no?) despite his young age is the man of the house when he comes to live with his multi-millionaire father, whose favourite past times include riding around the house on a toy train and playing video games. Every week despite his maturity for his age, Ricky comes to learn many of life's lesson and teaching some to adults around him at the same time. This most certainly is not award winning television by any stretch, but it sure is fun to watch!
Episode 1: Pilot: Millionaire Edward Stratton III (Joel Higgins – appeared in episodes of Family Matters and Home Improvement), who is a child in a man's body, discovers that he has a 12-year-old son named Ricky (Rick Shroder – from television's NYPD Blue), fathered during his short-lived marriage.
Episode 2: Boys Will Be Boys: Kate (Erin Gray – appeared in episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Baywatch) has a talk with Ricky about the fact that his father's lack of disciplining him does not mean that he doesn't care about him.
Episode 3: Grandfather Stratton: Ricky finds out that Edward and his father (John Houseman – Bright Lights, Big City, The Paper Chase) do not get along.
Episode 4: Me and Mr. T: After not backing down from the school bully and getting a black eye in the process, Ricky receives some 'protection' courtesy of Mr. T (from television's The A-Team).
Episode 5: Takin' a Chance On Love: Ricky falls in love for the first time after a new girl transfers to his school. He interrogates his father about his feelings for Kate.
Episode 6: Evelyn Returns: Ricky's mother, Evelyn (Christine Belford – Christine), comes back into his life to challenge Edward for custody of Ricky.
Episode 7: The Great Computer Caper: Ricky hacks into a government website with the intention of impressing a reporter (Gary Coleman – from television's Different Strokes) on the school newspaper but it goes a little too far when he downloads top secret plans for a plane.
Episode 8: I'm Just Wild About Harry: While out late at night with Derek (Jason Bateman – from television's Arrested Development), Ricky catches and brings home an orangutan.
Episode 9: Honor Thy Father: Edward refuses to speak at a dinner honouring his father, so Ricky is forced to step in.
Episode 10: Father Nature: Ricky and Edward have to spend a weekend in the woods in order for Ricky to become a member of the Badger Patrol.
Episode 11: A Little Magic: Ricky decides to try and get his father and Kate together.
Episode 12: Falling In Love Again: Kate goes out on a date in order to make Edward jealous. It ends with Edward telling her he loves her in the middle of Carnegie Hall.
Episode 13: The Best Christmas Ever: Ricky and his father spend their first Christmas together and decide to play Santa to a young boy (Joey Lawrence – from television's Dancing With The Stars) and his family.
Episode 14: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Derek saves Ricky's life and forces him to pose as his date at a party.
Episode 15: Twelve Angry Kids: Ricky and Edward find themselves victims of a false whiplash case. Leonard (Leonard Lightfoot – appeared in episodes of The Incredible Hulk and Hill Street Blues) and Ricky convince the judge that the jury should be made up of Ricky's peers – kids.
Episode 16: The Toy Wonder: Edward decides to hire a 12-year-old girl (Allison Smith – Holes, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday) as a toy consultant, but she will only work for him if Ricky agrees to be her boyfriend.
Episode 17: Popcorn: Ricky's band is trying to raise money by selling popcorn so they can take a trip to Washington and Ricky says his father will buy 1,000 bags of popcorn without asking him first.
Episode 18: Junior Businessman: As part of a school assignment, Edward allows Ricky to manage an ice cream parlor for one week.
Episode 19: Three's A Crowd: Kate comes on a ski trip that was supposed to be just Ricky and his father and Ricky is angry.
Episode 20: The Empire Strikes Out: A toy he developed flops and Edward is upset. Ricky has a hard day at school.
Episode 21: Won't You Go Home, Bob Danish?: An old flame (John Reilly – appeared in episodes of Gunsmoke and The Mary Tyler Moore Show) of Kate's purposely crashes his airplane on the Stratton's estate in order to try and impress her.
Episode 22: The X Team: Ricky and his friends are caught by Kate watching an adult film during a sleepover.
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