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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

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Howard Leeds
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Christie ...  Ted Lawson 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Marla Pennington ...  Joan Lawson 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Jerry Supiran Jerry Supiran ...  Jamie Lawson 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Tiffany Brissette ...  Vicki the Robot 96 episodes, 1985-1989
Emily Schulman Emily Schulman ...  Harriet Brindle 96 episodes, 1985-1989
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Storyline

Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their nosy and annoying neighbor, has a crush on Jamie and plans to marry him. Her dad, Brandon Brindle, is Ted's boss; Brandon stole credit for Ted's ideas. Written by James H. Vipond <arlateo@itctel.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Vicky See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Candace Cameron Bure, Taylor Neff and Heather O'Rourke all auditioned for the role of Vicki. See more »

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

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 - ...
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Nick at Nite.. where are you??
22 May 2003 | by JasocoSee all my reviews

I never saw the show when it was originally on. I seemed to catch most 80's shows when they would go into reruns in the early 90's.

I absolutely got hooked on this show every day after school in reruns.

I am a computer geek and I got a kick out of the "Technology" behind it.

The neighbors were your typical annoying neighbors which made them great. The daughter with the crush on Jamie, the annoying parents always coming over. At least they knocked... or did they?

I haven't seen this on TV in a while, I keep hoping Nick would pick it up along with Alf and Punky Brewster. But alas, not yet. Maybe some day they'll get the point.

DVD would be better, but I would never get the time to sit down and watch all 96 episodes (So close to the milestone 100!) so I'd settle for Re-Syndication.


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