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
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
Ricky Schroder – Ricky Stratton
Erin Gray – Kate Summers
Joel Higgins – Edward Stratton III
Franklyn Seales – Dexter Stuffins
+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
Dereks Crush (Jason Bateman)