Small Wonder (1985–1989)

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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 »

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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)
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 Vicki the Robot / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Emily Schulman ...
 Harriet Brindle / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
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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 <arlateo@itctel.com>

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Candace Cameron Bure, Taylor Neff and Heather O'Rourke all auditioned for the role of Vicki. See more »

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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 »

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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 - ...
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One of the best sitcoms ever!
16 November 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Even though I was only in elementary school, I still remember watching "Small Wonder" every day, watching each of the 96 episodes several times! The premise is so fantastic: how can a robot that's virtually identical to a 10 year old girl fit into a family and society? This show had such a wide audience in its four years of existence, ranging from young kids to grandparents - it appealed to everyone!


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