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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
7 September 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki'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:
Classic 80's comedy See more (49 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
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
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)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (3 episodes, 1986)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (3 episodes, 1987)
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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Trivia:
When Vicki "jumpstarted Grandpa" via the defibrillator to restart his heart, Jamie asks where she leaned that, she replies "Trapper John". Jerry Supiran guest starred in the 'Send In the Clowns" episode of "Trapper John, M.D." (1979) as Matthew Riley.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 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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Joan Lawson:That makes sense.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009)See more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Classic 80's comedy, 17 November 1999
Author: Smooth B from Somewhere In Illinois

I had a crush on Vicki.....when I was 7 years old! Small Wonder, whenever I 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 kids (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 always wanted a little girl. The problem is each week they go through stunt after 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 in the same Raggedy Ann-type dress with the high socks for the first couple of 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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