Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that  started the fame of Jason Bateman – Silver Spoons

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 seasons

Characters:

Ricky Schroder – Ricky Stratton

Erin Gray – Kate Summers

Joel Higgins – Edward Stratton III

Franklyn Seales – Dexter Stuffins

Trivia

+All the NBC child actors would go to school together and hang out together on NBC studios. This included the kids from Gimme a Break, Diff’rent Strokes, Facts of Life, Valerie/The Hogan Family, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, Hello Larry and Punky Brewster.

+ The exterior shot of Straton Mansion shown during the opening credits is actually Compton Wynyates, a Tudor period English country house located in Warwickshire, England.

+ Jason Bateman’s popularity rose due to his role of Derek Taylor on the series. He was so popular, producers got nervous that he was upstaging the other actors on the program. As a consequence, he was removed from Silver Spoons and used as the main star on other NBC sitcoms.

+ The living room train set was powered by compressed air.

+ Ricky Schroeder used to play around on the sets with all the NBC child actors during the downtime, in between takes. He said Todd Bridges would chase him around with a water pistol filled with his own pee

 

Classic Clips

 

Dancing Scene

 

Dereks Crush (Jason Bateman)