Silver Spoons: Season 1

1982 NR 3 discs

Silver Spoons: Season 1

1982 NR 3 discs
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After his mother remarries, 12-year-old Ricky Stratton (Rick Schroder) moves in with his wealthy father, Edward (Joel Higgins), in the debut season of the family-friendly comedy. The series kicks off with father and son getting to know each other as kid-at-heart Edward tries to be a responsible father without spoiling Ricky. Season 1 finds the pair in misadventures involving bullies, girls, custody battles and lost orangutans, just to name a few.
Ricky Schroder, Leonard Lightfoot, Joel Higgins, Erin Gray, Jason Bateman
Jack Shea
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this 1980s sitcom is pretty mild compared to today's comedy options, but calls attention to some serious issues, including bullying, child abuse, teen pregnancy, peer pressure, and alcoholism. It also contains positive messages about parenthood (especially between fathers and sons), and non-traditional family.

Sexual Content

Edward Stratton III fathered his son during a week-long marriage. In a later episode Ricky has a classmate who becomes pregnant.


Contains some minor pushing, shoving, etc. One episode features Edward hiring a bodyguard for Ricky to protect him from a school bully. Others discuss violent issues like child abuse and child kidnapping.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Offers a positive image of single-fatherhood and non-traditional family, plus the series is clearly designed to teach positive lessons about how to handle normal tween and teen experiences, like bullies and being offered alcohol.


The LaCoste label is visible on some cast members' shirts. Other popular 1980's logos, video games (like Pac Man), etc. are occasionally audible/visible.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One episode features Ricky being pressured into drinking. Alcoholism is discussed.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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