TV & Film
Silver Spoons... and Ring Pop
Silver Spoons was a sitcom that ran from 1982 to 1986 on NBC and 1986-1987 in first run syndication. The show focused on the family-friendly antics of wealthy playboy and toy factory owner Edward Stratton III and his young son Ricky, who comes to live with him in the pilot episode.
For the holidays, we watched the Christmas episode, which also featured a young Joey Lawrence in one of his first roles.
We talk about how the show helped to propel the careers of child stars Ricky Schroder, Alfonso Riberio, and Jason Bateman. Then, Megan enthuses about the toy train featured in the mansion's living room... while Steve enthuses about Erin Gray, who played Kate, Edward's assistant and love interest.
And before all of that, we enjoy our snack for the week, Ring Pop! We talk about the history of this treat, going all the way back to the founding of the company in the 1800s!
Did the show hold up? Did we feel the Christmas spirit? Did we learn something today? Listen to find out!
Links to listen can be found at www.stopruiningmychildhood.com
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