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7 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret... See more »
2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
Small Wonder: Shane Acker’s “9”
 (From Indiewire. 8 September 2009, 6:00 AM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 36)
Dick Christie ... Ted Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Marla Pennington ... Joan Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jerry Supiran ... Jamie Lawson (96 episodes, 1985-1989)

Tiffany Brissette ... Vicki the Robot / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Emily Schulman ... Harriet Brindle / ... (96 episodes, 1985-1989)

Series Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson (26 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bob Claver (25 episodes, 1986-1989)
Selig Frank (22 episodes, 1985-1989)
Peter Baldwin (15 episodes, 1985-1987)
John Bowab (3 episodes, 1985)
Dick Christie (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Linda Day (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Writing credits
Howard Leeds (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
Warren S. Murray (11 episodes, 1985-1988)
Bruce Kane (9 episodes, 1986-1988)
Dick Christie (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
David Ruprecht (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
Steve Granat (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mel Sherer (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Paul Chitlik (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jeremy Bertrand Finch (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Howard Meyers (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ed Jurist (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Howard Albrecht (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Amundsen (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sol Weinstein (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bruce A. Taylor (3 episodes, 1986)
Bobby Herbeck (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Boni (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jurgen Wolff (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lawrence H. Levy (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
Garry Ferrier (2 episodes, 1986)
Aubrey Tadman (2 episodes, 1986)
Stan Cutler (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ken Steele (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Matt Geller (2 episodes, 1987)
Jerry Ross (2 episodes, 1987)
David Silverman (2 episodes, 1987)
Stephen Sustarsic (2 episodes, 1987)
Gordon Mitchell (2 episodes, 1988-1989)
George Crowder (2 episodes, 1989)
Richard Harding Gardner (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Norman C. Hopps .... coordinating producer (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
Howard Leeds .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
Budd Grossman .... producer / co-executive producer (23 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jean Hester .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1985-1989)
Bruce Taylor .... producer (12 episodes, 1986)
Series Original Music by
George Greeley (unknown episodes)
Ed Lojeskie (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Gregory Bennett (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Casting by
David Graham (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
John C. Mula (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Joe Champa (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mary Ellen Jones .... unit manager (19 episodes, 1985-1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Day .... lighting director (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tom Faigh .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1988-1989)

Steven Castaneda .... dimmer operator / electrician (unknown episodes)
Doug Luberts .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Valerie Stulman .... camera utility (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Mel Sherer .... executive story editor (48 episodes, 1987-1989)
Francis X. Tobin .... publicist (48 episodes, 1987-1989)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (4 episodes, 1985-1987)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (3 episodes, 1986)
D'Janine King-Lasky .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1986-1989)

Tom Brocato .... publicist (unknown episodes)

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30 min (96 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Seth Green screen tested for the part of Jamie LawsonSee more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: 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 »
Reggie Williams:Hey yo Jamie. Your sister's talking to the princesses. Boy, are they foxy.
Jamie Lawson:Yeah, they're probably using her to get to me.
Reggie Williams:Yeah, right. That's like using Cher to get to Pee Wee Herman.
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25 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Unmitigated horror., 4 December 2006
Author: neutrino68 from Los Angeles, CA

An atrocious affair all around. The high concept almost guarantees complete awfulness. In the face of such overwhelming odds most t.v. shows give up, and this stinker is no exception. The robot 'daughter', VICI (Virtual Idiot, Cringe Inducing) is played with prescription-grade annoyance by a monotoned mutant child. This child actor has the dead, robot eyes down pat. Downright bonechilling. The parents are creepy and not-to-be-trusted, as they treat this machine as if she were human, except when things go wrong with her circuits in front of strangers. Then they lock her in the closet like some lesbian stepchild. One episode has a strange, ultra-right-wing twist when VICI is entered into an international trivia or spelling contest. Dad finds out that VICI's Soviet competitor, Yuri Something-Or-Other, is using a cheat sheet. Dad gives the kid a lecture about how in America we are independent minded and how communism is really bad and how the communists have proved they are bad by having a little boy cheat just to make the Soviet educational system look good. This rah-rah pro-America, Soviets-Are-Cheaters lecture FROM A MAN WHO ENTERED A ROBOT INTO A CHILDREN'S SPELLING CONTEST! What's the message here? Americans are superior because our computers can spell better than real Soviet children? Americans have a moral right to cheat because we're cheatin' in the name of democracy? Twisted trash that will rot your mind. Don't give it the chance.

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