List of Silver Spoons Episodes - Season 3

Season 3

No. Title Directed By Original Air Date
1 "Best Friends" Jack Shea September 16, 1984 (1984-09-16)
Dexter introduces Ricky to Alfonso, his nephew. Alfonso, in turn, tries to fit in with Ricky's crowd by saying he knows Michael Jackson.
2 "Survival of the Fittest" Jack Shea September 23, 1984 (1984-09-23)
After being top dog at junior high, Ricky has a hard time adjusting to being a freshman in high school, especially after he is hazed by the upperclassmen.
3 "Growing Pains Part 1" Jack Shea September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)
When Rick stays out past his curfew one time too many, Edward grounds him, causing him to run away from home.
4 "Growing Pains Part 2" Jack Shea October 7, 1984 (1984-10-07)
After spending the night at a run-down hotel, Rick returns home and is torn between going out with his friends and obeying his dad.
5 "A Dark and Stormy Night" Jack Shea October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28)
When a lightning storm knocks out the power to the Stratton mansion, Ricky, his dad and his friends keep themselves entertained by telling a round-robin ghost story.
6 "I Won't Dance" Jack Shea November 4, 1984 (1984-11-04)
Ricky tries to set up his grandfather with his teacher (Barbara Billingsley), but they discover that they're better off as just friends.
7 "Voyage of the Darned Part 1" Jack Shea November 11, 1984 (1984-11-11)
Ricky and Alfonso make plans to go to a Thanksgiving party but are less than thrilled when Edward, Kate and Dexter decide to take them on a last-minute trip to the Caribbean instead in the company plane, with Kate piloting.
8 "Voyage of the Darned Part 2" Jack Shea November 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)
After Kate makes an emergency landing while piloting the plane through the Bermuda Triangle, everyone spends Thanksgiving stranded on a Caribbean island.
9 "The Call of the Wild" Jack Shea November 25, 1984 (1984-11-25)
Ricky's mom and Edward's ex-wife Evelyn arrives with her fiance, Elmer (John Matuszak), and plans to move next door to the Strattons.
10 "Beauties and the Beasts" Jack Shea December 9, 1984 (1984-12-09)
Ricky, Freddy and Alfonso become judges for a beauty pageant at school only to discover the entrants trying to butter them up to win. Meanwhile, Edward enlists Kate's help to resolve a labor dispute.
11 "Twas The Night Before Christmas" Jack Shea December 16, 1984 (1984-12-16)
Edward invites Freddy's family to spend Christmas Eve at the Stratton mansion after their house burns down. Meanwhile, Alfonso becomes depressed upon learning that his mom won't be able to spend Christmas with him.
12 "Lulu's Back in Town" Jack Shea December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30)
When Max, who runs Rick and Alfonso's favorite hangout, decides to retire and sell the restaurant, Rick tries to get Lulu Baker (Pearl Bailey), a family friend and retired restauranteur, to take over.
13 "The Trouble with Grandfather" Jack Shea January 6, 1985 (1985-01-06)
Grandfather Stratton decides to cut loose and enjoy life a little after his longtime rival passes away.
14 "Special Friend" Jack Shea January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13)
When Rick becomes a peer counselor at school, he thinks he can handle anyone needing help until he meets a junior high student who has serious attitude and academic problems.
15 "What's Cookin'?" Jack Shea January 27, 1985 (1985-01-27)
Rick suggests a promotion for his grandfather's company, Stratton Flour Mills, and is hired by his grandfather. However, when he doesn't complete a task, Grandfather quickly fires him, causing friction in the family. Lulu (Pearl Bailey) steps in to keep the peace.
16 "Marry Me, Marry Me Part 1" Jack Shea February 3, 1985 (1985-02-03)
Edward proposes to Kate after she turns down a lucrative job offer because of their relationship. Rick, however, becomes upset upon learning that his dad didn't ask him first, and Kate decides to take some time alone to think the engagement over.
17 "Marry Me, Marry Me Part 2" Jack Shea February 10, 1985 (1985-02-10)
After thinking things over, Kate decides to marry Edward.
18 "Rick and the Legend" Jack Shea February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17)
Rick discovers that an obnoxious 16-year-old named Lege (short for "Legend") that he's been hanging out with is merely taking advantage of him.
19 "Trouble with Words" Jack Shea February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24)
Alfonso becomes frustrated and upset with his performance in school until Bruce Jenner, who is visiting the Stratton mansion, suggests that the problem may be due to dyslexia.
20 "Hot Shot" Jack Shea March 3, 1985 (1985-03-03)
Rick seeks help from consumer advocate David Horowitz when he becomes the victim of fraud.
21 "All the Principal's Men" Jack Shea March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10)
When Rick reports on his school's cable news show that the cafeteria is serving horse meat, he has to decide between being suspended or revealing his source.
22 "Return of the Paisley Conspiracy" Jack Shea March 17, 1985 (1985-03-17)
Rick surprises his dad for his 40th birthday with a reunion of his college singer partner, which prompts Edward to take the old act on the road again.
23 "The Secret Life of Ricky Stratton" Tony Singletary March 24, 1985 (1985-03-24)
Ricky, as "The Ricker," agrees to meet a girl he's been corresponding with on the computer in person, but becomes self-conscious after seeing her photo.
24 "The Babysitters" Marlena Laird April 7, 1985 (1985-04-07)
Ricky suspects a six-year-old girl he is babysitting may have been abducted by her father.

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