I found this also:Precocious 4-year-old Ricky was added at the beginning of season four, as the hit series’ ratings declined and star David Cassidy started whining about the rigors of fame and fortune and talked openly about leaving the show. “The Partridge Family” was cancelled at the end of that season.
We watched this show and I don’t even remember this little twerp. I do remember poor fugly Danny Bonaduce growing out his hair into some sort of giant red pelt. Now, could someone please point me in the direction of Albuquerque?
“I loved to hear Ricky Seagull sing. I wish they had released his songs on the Partridge Family record albums.”
“I thought the show was okay until Ricky Segall (who unbeknownst to many, changed his name to “Ted McGinley” when he got older) came on the scene. Oh look everyone, Ricky’s here to sing and wave his head back and forth like a pigeon on Prozac. Everyone’s ear plugs in place?”
Well that was pretty embarrassing!
Thanks for the info!
That is not damn Ted McGinley! Just like David Cassidy is not Joan Jett!!
I do remember that kid. They always brought one o’ them little dudes/dudettes on when a show started to tank and all the kids were grown-Cousin Oliver on the Brady Bunch, Chrissy on Growing Pains, that damn little red-haired white kid on Dif‘frent Strokes!
I guess he’s wayyyy younger than me. What was I thinking at 10 or 11. . . having a crush on a kid. Shame on me!
You watched “The Partridge Family” too! Wasn’t it silly?
I loved the Partridge Family, still do. I saw Ricky just yesterday singing “What Kind of Noise Do You Make” on an ep. I am unashamedly in love with the kitch and bubblegum of the 70s - but that was part of my childhood. He’s still a cutie...he was at a Burbank autograph con with Brian Forster just last year - sadly I didn’t know about it. He’s on facebook as well.
That’s interesting Suziq1—I thought that kid was long gone!
I remember him... Cute kid.
I actually have his record album from the 70s called Ricky and the Seagulls