It's been more than a quarter century since the "Silver Spoons" cast shared the small screen together, but Ricky Schroder, Joel Higgins, Erin Gray and Alfonso Ribeiro gathered to look back on the '80s hit on "Today" this week (above).
"Silver Spoons," which aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to March 4, 1987, made Schroder a star, but Higgins said he never let it get to his head. "There were no egos involved. Nobody was a diva. If anybody had a right to be, it was Rick and he never, never was," the now retired actor said on "Today."
"It was absolutely perfect," Gray, who has a few thriller movies coming out soon, added of working with her former "Silver Spoons" co-stars. "The best five years of my life. Loved them at the beginning; loved them at the end. Can't say that too often."
Speaking of love, Schroder, who is now married with four children, admitted he had a major crush on Gray, who played his TV stepmom. "Well, she got into yoga -- it wasn't fair!" he said. "She stretched on stage. And tennis! We played tennis, remember? Those skirts!"
Gray admitted she once almost indulged in Schroder's crush. "He did beg me [for a kiss]," she confessed on "Today." "And at first, I was going, 'Oh, sure. Why not?' And then I said, 'Whoa, whoa -- wait a minute! I've been your mother for four years.' At this point I thought, 'This somehow doesn't feel right.'"
In addition to being a dad, Schroder -- an outspoken Rebpulican who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- has a new U.S. Army-themed reality series, "Starting Strong," premiering on June 2 on YouTube and on Fox. And Ribeiro, who went on to star as the nerdy Carlton Banks on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," recently appeared in an episode of Disney Channel's dance-themed series, "Shake It Up!"
Ribeiro also just reunited with "Fresh Prince" stars Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff on "The Graham Norton Show," where he did The Carlton to Tom Jones's "It's Not Unusual" and his signature dance to Sugar Hill Gang's "Apache" with Smith and his son Jaden. “It was a lot of fun to do,” Ribeiro told Access Hollywood.