Grab the tissue box, this one's a tear jerker. After some poor advice from his bad-boy neighbor Derek (Jason Bateman), Ricky becomes convinced his father doesn't love him. Those child actors are so high maintenance. Anyway, tune in to see how it all gets
A rich kid named Ricky plays a rich kid named Ricky. Here's the actual 1982 pilot that launched the legend. Indulge your 80s jones as a 12-year-old boy meets the father he's never known and moves first into his house and then into syndication.
The school bully learns to settle things the adult way. By suing. It all begins when Ricki defends his dad's good name on the playground. He manages to get the upper hand, so the bully's father decides to take the Strattons to court
Special Guest Star John Houseman is Ricky's salty old grandfather. Did Houseman ever play a non-salty old man? Despite his father's warning, Ricky wants to meet Grandpa Stratton. They get off on the wrong foot, but this is Silver Spoons. So get ready for
This show will mess with your mind. Ricky finds himself in the middle of a custody battle between his mother and father. When you see Ricky in that V-neck sweater vest with tears streaming down his face, you'll want to cry, too. Then you'll want to laugh.
Christina Applegate (Married with Children) as Ricky’s prom date. Its an 80s sitcom lovefest. Christina plays the daughter of a mob hit man, who has stolen the Ricker's heart. Think twice before dumping this one, dude.
Bullies make Mr. T mad! The heavily-chained bruiser plays a bodyguard hired by Edward to protect Ricky and his lunch money. If watching this doesn’t satisfy your Mr. T craving, check out his guest appearance over in the Diff’rent Strokes department.
When you’re spoiled your rich dad can buy you an ice cream parlor for your school economics project. It's not clear what the lesson is, except that running a business is beyond the scope of most children. Will dad now buy him a bankruptcy attorney?
Ricky discovers the power of cheerleaders. Trying to impress a girl, he makes a pledge to finance a school field trip to Washington, only to find that Dad won't pay. Now Rick has to raise the money. It's so sad when affluent children have to work.
Grandfather Stratton is literally and figuratively off his rocker. It seems he’s a member of an exclusive club of crazies called The Barbarians, and he proves himself worthy of the name after bringing Rick and Edward to the club’s weekend retreat.
Edward doesn’t want Rick to make the same mistakes he did. You know, like becoming a multi-millionaire. So he puts some pressure on his kid to raise the GPA and aim for a good college. Maybe it’s a little too much pressure, because Rick freaks out.
Teenage business partners are not ideal. It’s a hard-learned lesson for Edward, who teams up with Rick to invent a board game, only to find himself at odds with his son at every turn. Discussion point: does Rick know what his dad does for living?
Uncle Harry’s odd. Even after showing courage under fire in WWII, he still feels the need to impress a man in a chicken suit. Jealous of an old army buddy, Harry enlists Rick in a deceptive mission that quickly engulfs the entire Stratton household.
Political guest star alert. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas "Tip" O'Neill appears as himself in a fine bit of acting. Tip names Freddy in a speech, making him an instant celeb and, eventually, a total jerk to his friends.
This one isn’t sorta good. It’s Lasorda good. Baseball legend (and pasta sauce failure) Tommy Lasorda makes a guest appearance after Rick and Grandfather Stratton try to corner the baseball card market with an interesting scheme.
Dust off your heart strings, it’s pulling time. While baby-sitting a group of kids, Ricky comes to suspect that one of them is the victim of parental kidnapping. Just when your eyes were starting to dry, it’s time for another “very special” episode.
Guys named Lege are always bad news. Lege McLemore, Rick’s new 16-year-old pal is no exception. Ricky never stops to think why a much older kid would be so darn friendly. He’s been too busy typing Lege’s term paper to wonder about stuff like that.
David Horowitz in Silver Spoons? Back in the day, you didn’t buy anything without watching his comprehensive product reviews. Apparently, that’s sufficient to warrant a guest appearance here with singer Paul Williams and comedian Pat McCormick.