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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Year: 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Vicki's Homecoming

7 September 1985
Genius United Robotronics cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson, brings home for assembly and long-term field beta testing Vicki, or V.I.C.I. (Voice Input Child Identicant): a secretly constructed robotic domestic aide in the form of a 10-year-old girl, to whom housewife Joan takes a shine while 10-year-old son Jamie instantly takes advantage of Vicki as a maid to clean his room and do his homework.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Neighbors

14 September 1985
Nosy neighbors, the Brindles, invite themselves over for dinner due to a power outage at their house. Naturally, Vicky tickles their curiosity, leading them to ask several questions that the Lawsons have no answers for. Can the Lawsons keep Vicky from blowing the evening - and her cover?

Season 1, Episode 3: The Sitter

21 September 1985
In need of a sitter for son Jamie, Ted and Joan decide to give Vicky the job for the evening. But can Jamie be trusted to not take advantage of a useful robot? And is Vicky ready to be a sitter?

Season 1, Episode 4: The Suitor

28 September 1985
When Jamie's classmate Warren stops by the house, he becomes smitten with Vicky. But when Jamie tries to interfere in the relationship by programming Vicky with insults, Warren's feelings are hurt.

Season 1, Episode 5: Sibling Rivalry

5 October 1985
Feeling neglected due to his parents' preoccupation with Vicky, Jamie decides to run away. But when he uses Vicky to avoid contact with his parents, the family gets a scare.

Season 1, Episode 6: Spielberg, Jr.

12 October 1985
Jamie turns into a dictator when he puts himself in charge of his school project. But best friend Reggie and Jamie's parents won't let him continue without being taught a lesson in etiquette.

Season 1, Episode 7: The Lie

19 October 1985
Jamie's parents don't believe him when he says that Harriet's cousin was the one who broke a teapot. Leave it to the robot and her tape recorder to save the day the Jamie.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Bully

26 October 1985
When a bully extorts Jamie's Fearless Five Club for a daily dollar, Jamie ends up with a black eye. Lucky for him and the club, Vicky is tougher than any bully.

Season 1, Episode 9: Slightly Dishonorable

2 November 1985
Jamie uses Vicky's new read-and-scan computer program to do his school reports for him. She does such a good job, though, that his teacher wants to move Jamie to the honors class. But when his parents find out, they give him the chance to come clean on his own.

Season 1, Episode 10: The Adoption

9 November 1985
When nosy Mrs. Brindle reports the Lawsons to child services for not having Vicky enrolled in school, the Lawsons rush to forge adoption papers. But their plan gets complicated when a doctor's exam is required - on their robot.

Season 1, Episode 11: Child Genius

16 November 1985
Ms. Fernwald of Child Services forces the Lawsons to hire a tutor for Vicky. But when the tutor gets too excited about Vicky's super memory, Ted gets worried and comes up with an idea for a replacement teacher.

Season 1, Episode 12: Ted's New Boss

23 November 1985
Ted loses a promotion to Brindle, but the worst is yet to come.

Season 1, Episode 13: Brainwashed

30 November 1985
Vici goes to play with Harriat and she tells her how to demand things from her parents. This breaks down Viki's internal circuit and Ted need to re-configure her.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Burrito Story

4 January 1986
Jamie learns about business when he sells burritos,

Season 1, Episode 15: The Camping Trip

11 January 1986
Ted and a group of kids get lost while camping.

Season 1, Episode 16: Love Story

18 January 1986
To charm prissy and picky Jessica, Jamie throws an expensive party for her, ignoring a surprising school tomboy.

Season 1, Episode 17: Substitute Father

25 January 1986
Brandon steps in for Ted Jamie's school picnic.

Season 1, Episode 18: The Robot Nappers

8 February 1986
Two electronics engineers plan to steal Vicki.

Season 1, Episode 19: The Company Takeover

15 February 1986
A takeover threatens Ted's job and family finances.

Season 1, Episode 20: Good Ol' Lou

22 February 1986
Ted's plan for physical fitness backfires.

Season 1, Episode 21: Like Father, Like Son

1 March 1986
Ted pushes Jamie to try out for the football team.

Season 1, Episode 22: Show Biz

3 May 1986
An aging entertainer says Vicki is his daughter.

Season 1, Episode 23: The Real Facts of Life

10 May 1986
Jamie attempts to educate his dad in the ways of love.

Season 1, Episode 24: The Grandparents

17 May 1986
Grandma and Grandpa Lawson learn about Vicki.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Chewed Out

13 September 1986
Jamie and Reggie, learns a sobering lesson by, smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco to elevate their freshman status in junior high.

Season 2, Episode 2: Money, Money, Money

20 September 1986
Jamie tries to buy the love of a pretty classmate.

Season 2, Episode 3: My Mother the Teacher

27 September 1986
Joan becomes substitute teacher in Jamie's class.

Season 2, Episode 4: Here Comes the Judge

4 October 1986
Jamie takes a bribe while playing a judge in school.

Season 2, Episode 5: Home Sweet Homeless

11 October 1986
Joan contacts a local news channel about doing a story on the homeless in an effort to raise awareness for those who are as Joanie would put it residentially handicapped. After running an errand for their parents, Jamie and Vicki find a homeless man sleeping in an alley who introduces himself as Roland Cardwell. Jamie quickly finds a role model in the self proclaimed professional vagabond and invites him to stay in their home. After witnessing his admiration, Joan and Ted frantically think of ways to change Jamie's preconception of how easy the life of a homeless man is. However, when Roland goes missing they find their job is much easier than predicted. The family revisits the shady alley in which they had originally found him in and Jamie finds that the lifestyle isn't nearly as glamorous as he had previously thought.

Season 2, Episode 6: Crazy Like a Fox

18 October 1986
A con man sells Jamie and Vicki stolen merchandise that doesn't work.

Season 2, Episode 7: The Older Woman

25 October 1986
Jamie falls for Harriet's 16-year-old cousin.

Season 2, Episode 8: Who's the Boss?

1 November 1986
Jamie has a dream that he's the boss of his parents.

Season 2, Episode 9: P-P Paula

8 November 1986
Jamie is assigned to tutor a girl who stutters.

Season 2, Episode 10: You Gotta Have Heart

15 November 1986
The Brindles involve the Lawson's in their squabble.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Shoplifter

22 November 1986
Vicki is caught shoplifting.

Season 2, Episode 12: Thanksgiving Story

29 November 1986
Jamie learns the value of family on Thanksgiving.

Season 2, Episode 13: Neighborhood Watch

6 December 1986
After being burglarized (while Vicki's home and they're at a restaurant), the Lawsons join the neighborhood watch.

Season 2, Episode 14: Moving Up

10 January 1987
Ted is offered a new job in Massachusetts.

Season 2, Episode 15: Top Secret

17 January 1987
Ted tells a lie so that Jamie will be proud of him.

Season 2, Episode 16: The Personality Kid

24 January 1987
Jamie reprograms Vicki to please his friends.

Season 2, Episode 17: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

31 January 1987
Jamie starts a dating service to pay for a bicycle.

Season 2, Episode 18: Little Miss Shopping Mall

7 February 1987
Against Ted's wishes, Joan enlist Vicki into the "Little Miss Shopping Mall" Beauty Pageant. After finding out that Harriet is also in the pageant, Ted changes his mind.

Season 2, Episode 19: Victor/Vicki-toria

14 February 1987
Jamie pretends Vicki is a boy so she can play baseball.

Season 2, Episode 20: Look into My Eyes

21 February 1987
Joan's high-school friend is not what Ted expects.

Season 2, Episode 21: Wally the Wimp

28 February 1987
Pro-wrestler, Jesse Ventura, is invited to the Lawson house for dinner. He has a surprise for Ted, as years before he was the nerdy little kid named Wally who Ted teased in college.

Season 2, Episode 22: The Cat's Meow

9 May 1987
Vicki becomes jealous of an electronic cat.

Season 2, Episode 23: Vicki Goodwrench

16 May 1987
Vicki turns out to be a wizard at car repairs.

Season 2, Episode 24: Double Wedding

23 May 1987
The Lawsons decide to renew their wedding vows.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Woodward and Bernstein

12 September 1987
Reporters Jamie and Reggie learn to check facts.

Season 3, Episode 2: Everyone Into the Pool

19 September 1987
Vicki saves Harriet from drowning in the pool.

Season 3, Episode 3: Whodunit?

26 September 1987
Jamie takes the blame for a theft to protect a girl.

Season 3, Episode 4: Bride and Groom

3 October 1987
The boss's daughter sets her sights on Jamie.

Season 3, Episode 5: It's Okay to Say No

10 October 1987
Jamie and Vicki help the police catch a drug dealer.

Season 3, Episode 6: Read My Lips

17 October 1987
Janie befriends a deaf boy for the wrong reasons.

Season 3, Episode 7: The Promotion

24 October 1987
To win a promotion over Brandon's boss fawning, Ted decides to reveal Vicki's robot secret to his boss at a company picnic unaware that Brandon is out to sabotage Ted's effort.

Season 3, Episode 8: The Lawsonville Horror

31 October 1987
An electrocuted Vicki behaves as though possessed.

Season 3, Episode 9: The Bad Seed

7 November 1987
Ted builds a more advanced robot, but his plans to scrap Vicki are halted when the new model refuses to obey orders.

Season 3, Episode 10: TV or Not TV

14 November 1987
Vicki is asked to appear in a cereal commercial.

Season 3, Episode 11: The Fats of Life

21 November 1987
Vicki literally balloons after Ted unwittingly upgrades her energy-supplementing polynucleotide processor with an appetite, which creates excess digestive gases and causes her a date issue for the school dance.

Season 3, Episode 12: The Bank Job

28 November 1987
Harriet, Jamie and Vicki foil a bank robber.

Season 3, Episode 13: Oooga Mooga

5 December 1987
The Lawsons perform at a lodge fund-raiser.

Season 3, Episode 14: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

16 January 1988
Vicki gives a bank computer data that Ted is dead.

Season 3, Episode 15: Bye Bye Brindles

23 January 1988
The Lawsons plot to convince the Brindles to move.

Season 3, Episode 16: For Sale by Robot

30 January 1988
Vicki accidentally sells the Lawson's house.

Season 3, Episode 17: Ronald McDonald House

6 February 1988
Jamie stages a play to help a boy cope with leukemia.

Season 3, Episode 18: The Russians Are Coming

13 February 1988
Vicki competes with a Soviet robot.

Season 3, Episode 19: I'll Drink to That

20 February 1988
Due to Vicki's mishandling of terms, Child Services Officer Mrs. Fernwald thinks Ted is an alcoholic and threatens to take Vicki away unless he joins AA.

Season 3, Episode 20: Big J, the D.J.

27 February 1988
Vicki imitates Lyle Alzado to help auditioning Jamie.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Rock Band

30 April 1988
Jamie forms a rock band and Ida Mae has amnesia.

Season 3, Episode 22: Book-It

7 May 1988
Jamie avoids reading a book for a school assignment.

Season 3, Episode 23: Safety First

14 May 1988
Brandon claims injury from Vicki's Heimlich maneuver.

Season 3, Episode 24: When You Hear the Beep

21 May 1988
Jamie starts an answering service for his friends.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Divided We Stand

17 September 1988
The men and women camp separately.

Season 4, Episode 2: Double Dates

24 September 1988
Jamie, Vicki and Harriet have multiple dates.

Season 4, Episode 3: The Gang's All Here

1 October 1988
Jamie and Vicki join a gang.

Season 4, Episode 4: Rashomon

15 October 1988
A burglar strikes the Lawsons at a health resort.

Season 4, Episode 5: Come Fly with Me

22 October 1988
The Lawsons' plane is hijacked.

Season 4, Episode 6: Love at First Byte

29 October 1988
Vicki falls in love with a computer program.

Season 4, Episode 7: The Sheik

5 November 1988
A teenage sheik wants Vicki for his bride.

Season 4, Episode 8: Togetherness

12 November 1988
The Lawsons and Brindles compete on a game show.

Season 4, Episode 9: My Favorite Martian

19 November 1988
Brandon sees Vicki's hologram of an alien spaceship.

Season 4, Episode 10: Mommie Dearest

26 November 1988
Joan's father dates Ida Mae.

Season 4, Episode 11: No Laughing Matter

4 December 1988
Vicki leaks nitrous oxide; Jamie teaches for a week.

Season 4, Episode 12: Tag, You're It

11 December 1988
There's a dance at Jamie's school wherein the girls get to ask the boys out. Jamie's hoping that a girl he likes will ask him. But Harriet is chasing Jamie trying to get him to bring her to the dance. Eventually she does so to get out of it, he tries to get enough demerits so that he would be grounded and can't go.

Season 4, Episode 13: The Jailbirds

7 January 1989
Jamie and Vicki are arrested for spray-painting a wall -- and its owner's $60 shirt.

Season 4, Episode 14: Riches to Rags

14 January 1989
Vicki and Jamie invent a cleaning solution.

Season 4, Episode 15: Radio Days

21 January 1989
Jamie produces a radio play about World War II.

Season 4, Episode 16: Kid-O-Grams

28 January 1989
Jamie starts up a singing-telegram business.

Season 4, Episode 17: More About L.E.S.

4 February 1989
L.E.S. is back, and despite Ted's assurances that the rogue A.I. program has been rendered harmless, it comes back in a big way by possessing Vicki's body as its own.

Season 4, Episode 18: Hooray for Hollyweird!

11 February 1989
Ted's robot, Vanessa, wreaks havoc in Hollywood.

Season 4, Episode 19: Minnesota Vicki

18 February 1989
To land a new promotion with the boss, Mr. Jennings. Ted invites him over for dinner and a playful game of pool until Jennings starts betting the shirt off his back and a lot more playing against Vicki.

Season 4, Episode 20: Vicki Doolittle

25 February 1989
When Ted installs a new language translation device (Random Access Multiple Concurrent Linguistic Analytical Sequencer) into Vicki it enables her to understand any language including even animals, like the bosses' dog. Mrs. Jennings forces Mr. Jennings to fire Ted when Joan balks at doing uncredited work for an affair.

Season 4, Episode 21: The Tattletale

29 April 1989
A gossip reporter reveals Vicki's secret.

Season 4, Episode 22: The Strike

6 May 1989
Ted's union strike inspires the whole family.

Season 4, Episode 23: See No Evil

13 May 1989
Her sight failing, Vicki cannot identify bike thieves.

Season 4, Episode 24: Thy Neighbor's Wife

20 May 1989
Joan poses as Mrs. Brindle to impress a businessman.

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