was a family comedy that ran from 1982 to 1987 on NBC.
The show was essentially about the life of a kid growing
up in a rich family. That rich kid, Ricky Stratton, was
played by Ricky Schroder. Joel Higgins played the role
of Edward Stratton III, and Erin Gray played the role of
Kate Summers Stratton.
of this show will remember that Ricky Stratton
(Schroder) was the son of a boy-at-heart millionaire
named Edward Stratton III. Ricky had not grown up with
his father, but met him for the first time as a young
boy. Edward ran a toy company called Eddie Toys, which
is where his wealth came from, in addition for his
childish behavior. He was not aware that he had a son.
As the series progressed, we found it was often Ricky
that would act more grown up than his father. Although
their mansion was full of trains, video games, and
whatever you can think of, it was Edward's goal to try
and not raise a spoiled son.