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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI'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
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Despite being "made of plastic, microchips here and there", the robot and her costume grew from season to season to accommodate 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 »
I had a crush on Vicki.....when I was 7 years old! Small Wonder, whenever
see it, reminds me of my childhood glory years from 1985-1989. It has the
same formula plots that "Full House" would use later, only there's two
(if you can call Vicki a kid) instead of 3. Vicki is a robot Ted Lawson
created (this was back in the early computer boom of the mid 80's, so the
show fit in with its pop culture surroundings) since Ted and his wife
wanted a little girl. The problem is each week they go through stunt
stunt to keep Vicki's robot identity a secret and to make their neighbors
believe she's a real little girl. It didn't help that Ted dressed her up
the same Raggedy Ann-type dress with the high socks for the first couple
seasons, or that she spoke in a monotonic robot voice. Throw in a
wisecracking son and a boy-crazy girl next door (Harriet) and you have
yourself a classic sitcom! In season 3 they "humanized" her more, as Ted
put a chip in Vicki so she could talk like "normal" people do, and they
bought her actual clothes so she wouldn't look like a doll anymore (it was
typical 80's garb mind you). When I watch reruns nowadays, I laugh at
myself for actually loving this show back in the day.
I put it up there with ALF and Charles In Charge when I talk about my
favorite 80's sitcoms.
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