Small Wonder (1985–1989)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 3,083 users  
Reviews: 50 user | 7 critic

Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their... See full summary »


0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

Related News

Small Wonder: Shane Acker’s “9”
| Indiewire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 25 May 2011
a list of 46 titles
created 27 Jun 2011
a list of 43 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
a list of 40 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
a list of 38 titles
created 17 Jul 2014

Related Items

Search for "Small Wonder" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Small Wonder (1985–1989)

Small Wonder (1985–1989) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Small Wonder.

User Polls




4   3   2   1  
1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten
Mama's Family (1983–1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »

Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Bruce Barlow
Head of the Class (1986–1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman
Three's Company (1977–1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn
Night Court (1984–1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller
Roseanne (1988–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf
The Ropers (1979–1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Stanley and Helen Roper, the beloved landlords from "Three's Company," have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one. Their trademark quirks are intact as they deal with new ... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Jeffrey Tambor
Hum Paanch (TV Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Anand Mathur, a middle-class businessman living in Bombay, gets no end of trouble from his five wild and troublesome daughters.

Stars: Shoma Anand, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Mehra
Tu Tu Main Main (TV Series 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Sudhir Baisakhiya, Bhavana Balsawar, Jayati Bhatia


Complete series cast summary:
Dick Christie ...
 Ted Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Marla Pennington ...
 Joan Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jerry Supiran ...
 Jamie Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Vicki the Robot / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Emily Schulman ...
 Harriet Brindle / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)


Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their nosy and annoying neighbor, has a crush on Jamie and plans to marry him. Her dad, Brandon Brindle, is Ted's boss; Brandon stole credit for Ted's ideas. Written by James H. Vipond <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

7 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Super Vicky  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Seth Green screen tested for the part of Jamie Lawson See more »


Despite being "made of plastic, microchips here and there", the robot and her costume grew from season to season to accommodative the actress. However, in the season 4 episode "School Monitor", there was an explanation given by the father, who put in a special chip that enabled her to grow to avoid suspicion from friends and neighbors why she never grew and remained the same age. See more »


Harriet Brindle: [Jaime had asked Harriet to go and buy him a pineapple, when they are currently out of season, Harriet however returns with a pineapple] Hey Jaime! guess what? I found a pineapple.
Jamie Lawson: Ooooh noooo.
Harriet Brindle: It cost me a months allowance at the gourmet restaurant, but for you, it was worth it.
Reggie Williams: [laughing] Jaime, remember what you said? that if Harriet found a pineapple between here and Hawaii, you'd marry her?
Harriet Brindle: He did? I accept.
Harriet Brindle: Hi father -in law
[hugs Mr. Lawson]
Harriet Brindle: Hi mother - in law
[hugs Mrs. Lawson]
Harriet Brindle: Hi sister - ...
See more »


Spoofed in Family Guy: Hannah Banana (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I Want This Back on TV
11 March 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

How can u guys criticize this show ... it was meant for kids .. i used to watch it when i was a kid .... and i want it back cause it reminds me of my childhood ..... how i used to enjoy it .... i have watched all the episodes many times and still wouldn't mind watching it again for fun .... I know this show has flaws .... bad acting, direction, writing but who cares about these things at the age of 5 - 12. Who knows about these things at that age .... common people i don't think this show deserves such a low rating ... it did what it was meant to do ... to make kids laugh and enjoy half hour of television .... besides thi my favorite shows were I dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, Silver Spoons, Different Strokes, The Duck tales cartoon .... these shows were not meant to be "good" in every way ... but they made me laugh at that age and i was hooked up .... thats all that matters ...

8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete Series? mrmegadeth99
Vicky with Aspergers GrandWushu
Why Wasn't This Show Canceled Sooner? MercurialAquarian
Official Release Date of Small Wonder DVD Announced! Mastaclocksetta
Dreams about Vicki the Robot Mastaclocksetta
'Dated' Television earwig_in_my_brain
Discuss Small Wonder (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page