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 ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Richard 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, 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 James H. Vipond <arlateo@itctel.com>

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7 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Super Vicky  »

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Trivia

As tapings took place on Friday afternoons, scenes that utilized detailed special effects like chroma keying, (also known as "blue screen"), were taped the day before without a studio audience. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

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I want this show back on the air ASAP!
12 November 2004 | by (Kansas City, Kansas) – See all my reviews

I remember this show it was terrific my favorite character was the robot girl she really made me laugh. Everyone else was okay. But to me the real star was the robot girl. I only saw this show once after it went off the air. I haven't seen it since I've written to several networks requesting this show be brought back on the air. I've written to the Hallmark Channel, KSMO WB 62, KCWE 29, and Disney. I really want this show back on the air. It was a terrific show and it deserves to be back on the air again. Other viewers want the show back too. If only these networks would consider some of the feelings for their viewers then they would remember how great shows like Gimme A Break!, Out of This World, The Hogan Family, Just The Ten of Us, Webster, Kids Incorporated, and Small Wonder were, to some viewers like myself.


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