i know him he is amazingshare
On the show, he was amazingly awful and ruined every episode he was in with his godawful singing. "You look like you need some cheering up!" - ugh. I wish someone had dropped a piano on him - he was an abomination.share
I thought he was so cute! And his singing was cute and it cheered me up, and I was already 15 at the time. He was only 4 years old at the time and he does'nt even remember it. He mentioned on a reunion show that he remembers only once a director telling him to talk, when the red light went on.
Imagine that, he doesn't even have memories of being on one of the most well-known shows of all time!
~life is a rock....but the radio rolled me~
On the show, he was amazingly awful
I feel the same way as you. Ricky was obnoxious and ruined the show. I got the complete series on DVDs for Christmas. I fast forward over any segment with him. Had he not been added to the show, it would probably have gone several more seasons.share
In your own warped thinking.share
He's right, Ricky didn't work. He did a lot of Columbia Pictures TV programs at the time where his appearance usually seemed shoe-horned in (was he related to an executive?)
Today, to an older viewer, he seems kind of "cute" and benign. But to an audience of other kids, he seemed like a saccharine add-on -- which he was, for TPF -- and kids hate that, instantly sniffing out the contrivance for what it was.
I'm sure he's a lovely person however.
How do you know him? What is he doing these days?share
The real Little Ricky was on "I Love Lucy".share
I'm sure he's a great guy -- but I'm watching him now on an old Merv Griffin show and he is abominable. Even in the 70s one has to wonder how this act could feature in a major national program (Griffin's, or for that matter P.F., though the latter was on its legs by then..)share
Too bad he didn't hit big in show biz-we'd all look back at the show and think what a brilliant idea it was to give a budding star those three minutes every week. Instead we get to ask "why"?share
Ricky was worse than Oliver and he was a bigger show killer.share
You don't know what you're talking about.share
I agree with the nay-sayers.
There were several shows that got invaded by small boys with bowl haircuts and affectedly-"cute" demeanours:
The Brady Bunch;
The Partridge Family;
The Ropers (son of that peculiar man living next door to them);
Diff'rent Strokes (and I mean the new stepson, not Gary Coleman's character);
Married With Children.
Were they older, emotionally-disturbed versions of The Teletubbies? Some pre-internet virus / malware?
(I feel like I've heard about other shows' being similarly-infected, but these are the only ones I remember watching.)
If I could go back in time and smack him I would the other actors looked at him like what a annoying *beep*share