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"Small Wonder" (1985) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1985-1989

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Writer:
Howard Leeds (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
7 September 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret... See more »
Awards:
2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Small Wonder: Shane Acker’s “9”
 (From Indiewire. 8 September 2009, 6:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Unfairly criticized See more (51 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 38)

Richard 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)
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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)
Richard Christie (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Linda Day (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Howard Leeds (96 episodes, 1985-1989)
Warren S. Murray (43 episodes, 1985-1988)
Bruce Kane (41 episodes, 1986-1988)
Steve Granat (33 episodes, 1987-1989)
Mel Sherer (33 episodes, 1987-1989)
Tom Amundsen (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
Richard Christie (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
David Ruprecht (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
Paul Chitlik (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jeremy Bertrand Finch (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Howard Meyers (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
John Boni (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Howard Albrecht (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sol Weinstein (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bruce A. Taylor (3 episodes, 1986)
Bobby Herbeck (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Ed Jurist (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 (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
Howard Leeds .... executive producer (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
Jean Hester .... associate producer (70 episodes, 1986-1989)
Bruce A. Taylor .... producer (44 episodes, 1986-1988)
Bruce Kane .... producer (37 episodes, 1987-1989)
Warren S. Murray .... producer (37 episodes, 1987-1989)
Budd Grossman .... producer / co-executive producer (23 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jerry Ross .... producer (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gregory Bennett (60 episodes, 1985-1988)
Richard Jacobson (30 episodes, 1987-1989)
Randy Lowder (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Rich Blankenship (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Keith Glispie (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
David Graham (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
 
Series Art Direction by
John C. Mula (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sandra Baker (40 episodes, 1986-1988)
Gretchen Spiess (30 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Diane Shatz .... makeup (92 episodes, 1985-1989)
Mary Guerrero .... hairdresser (86 episodes, 1985-1989)
Christy Ann Newquist .... makeup / hairdresser (34 episodes, 1987-1989)
Maria Valdivia .... hairdresser (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Denise Dillaway .... makeup (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Dottie McQuown .... hairdresser (3 episodes, 1985-1988)
 
Series Production Management
Kevin E. Fortson .... unit manager (25 episodes, 1985-1987)
Nada Hassan .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tom Park .... unit manager (21 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ted Kaye .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1985)
Bruce Marson .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Alan Mehl .... production executive (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Cindy Brody .... unit manager (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mary Ellen Jones .... unit manager (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jeffrey Jamison .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Selig Frank .... associate director (69 episodes, 1985-1989)
Katy Dowdalls .... associate director (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lauren Breiting .... associate director (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Deveney Kelly .... associate director (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mikki Capparelli .... associate director (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Phil Ramuno .... associate director (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ginger Grigg .... associate director (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Art Department
Donald Rosemond .... prop master / propmaster / ... (80 episodes, 1986-1989)
Kevin Pfeiffer .... assistant art director (49 episodes, 1986-1989)
Chuck O'Connor .... assistant art director (20 episodes, 1988-1989)
Phil Krim .... prop master (12 episodes, 1985)
Russ G. Beloz .... props (5 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Sound Department
Norm Schwartz .... audio (73 episodes, 1985-1989)
Mark Sudock .... post production audio (63 episodes, 1986-1989)
Kent Tunks .... post production audio (59 episodes, 1986-1989)
Sam Mallaun .... audio (18 episodes, 1985-1987)
Carol Woodward .... post production audio (8 episodes, 1987-1989)
Kerry Boggio .... audio (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jerry Weiss .... special effects coordinator (34 episodes, 1987-1989)
Phil Squyres .... special effects coordinator (32 episodes, 1986-1988)
 
Series Stunts
Tanya Russell .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Day .... lighting director (91 episodes, 1985-1989)
Keith Hendricks .... video (44 episodes, 1986-1989)
Stuewe Paine .... video (37 episodes, 1985-1987)
Larry Brotzler .... video (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Dayne Campbell .... video (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Joe Champa .... video (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
Richard Portanova .... video (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Baker .... wardrobe (24 episodes, 1985-1986)
 
Series Music Department
Ron Alexander .... lyricist: theme music (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
Howard Leeds .... lyricist: theme music (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
Diane Leslie .... composer: theme music (94 episodes, 1985-1989)
George Greeley .... musical director (48 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ed Lojeskie .... musical director (46 episodes, 1987-1989)
 
Series Other crew
Barbara Edinson .... production assistant / second production assistant (83 episodes, 1985-1989)
Kevin McDonough .... stage manager (81 episodes, 1985-1989)
Carol Aaronson-White .... production assistant: booth / production assistant (81 episodes, 1986-1989)
Don Harlan Beck .... production coordinator / production assistant (76 episodes, 1986-1989)
Maureen Sook .... production assistant / production coordinator (65 episodes, 1986-1989)
Karen Rath .... production assistant (64 episodes, 1986-1989)
Paul Forrest .... stage manager (53 episodes, 1986-1989)
C. Ryan Miller .... production assistant (52 episodes, 1987-1989)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (31 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mark K. Samuels .... stage manager (29 episodes, 1986-1987)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (26 episodes, 1985-1989)
Katy Dowdalls .... production assistant: booth (24 episodes, 1985-1987)
Darryl Barker .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael Zack .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jean Hester .... production coordinator / second production assistant / ... (23 episodes, 1985-1986)
Denise Michaelene .... technical director (23 episodes, 1987-1989)
Craig Anderson .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Royal Baxter .... production auditor (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Robert Ferkle .... stage manager (13 episodes, 1985)
Kris Konop .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1985)
David Bachman .... technical director (11 episodes, 1985)
Budd Grossman .... creative consultant (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Dianne Sullens .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1986)
Laurette Ben-Nathan .... stand-in (7 episodes, 1986)
Sean Mulcahy .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Dona Hutchinson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sonja Haney .... choreographer (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Lisa Gougas .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1987)
Jay E. Joyce .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ann Marie Zidarevich .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1985-1988)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mel Sherer .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Francis X. Tobin .... publicist (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (96 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Candace Cameron Bure, Taylor Neff and Heather O'Rourke all auditioned for the role of Vicki.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Quotes:
[imitating a snobby girl]
Vicki the Robot:We don't have skeleton's in our closet... they're in the back of the condo.
See more »

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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Unfairly criticized, 16 October 2002
Author: app354 from United States

"Small Wonder" was a show I enjoyed watching when I was a little kid, and I would probably enjoy it today; unfortunately, I haven't seen it in reruns since 1995 or so. Over the years, I have heard and read quite a few negative comments about SW, both here at IMDB and elsewhere. In response to those unjust criticisms, I say this: it's a light sitcom about a robot girl! A 10-year-old robot girl! This isn't groundbreaking television (though the special effects were decent for a low budget TV series from the 1980s), it's "Small Wonder"! One of the main reasons why I enjoyed this series was Tiffany Brissette; as Vicki, she did not express much emotion (because of her role as a robot, of course), but she still displayed enough charm and good comic timing to keep you watching. It is unfortunate that the talented Brissette did not have any other major TV or film roles during her acting career.

Some other comments about SW:

-My favorite supporting character was easily Reggie (Paul C. Scott), Jamie's best friend and the show's token black character. He was always able to score with the girls through his smooth and confident demeanor, while Jamie always ended up looking like a dork.

-Speaking of Jamie, whatever happened to Jerry Supiran? Like Brissette, he showed a lot of promise, but apparently dropped off the face of the Earth when the show was canceled.

-I do agree with SW haters about at least one thing: Harriet Brindle (Emily Schulman). She wasn't just annoying, she was ***ANNOYING***. "Hi-yeee!!! Bye-yeee!!!" Oh, the humanity!

-As if Harriet wasn't bad enough, there was Mrs. Brindle (Edie McClurg). "No-no-no-no-no-no!!" Again, one word: ***ANNOYING***.

Overall, I enjoyed SW for what it was: an entertaining sitcom with a silly premise. I would definitely love to see it in reruns again someday. And to that previous reviewer who suggested the idea of a school based on teaching "Small Wonder", I would sign up immediately.

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