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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)

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Unfairly criticized 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:
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 - in law
[...]
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20 out of 28 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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