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Small Wonder 

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The zany adventures of a suburban family, their next-door neighbors, and an innovative robot designed to look like a human child.


Howard Leeds
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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android | dress | inventor | gynoid | robot | See All (14) »


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi



Did You Know?


As tapings took place on Friday afternoons, scenes that utilized detailed special effects like chroma keying, (also known as "blue screen"), were taped the day before without a studio audience. See more »


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 »


Reggie Williams: Hey yo Jamie. Your sister's talking to the princesses. Boy, are they foxy.
Jamie Lawson: Yeah, they're probably using her to get to me.
Reggie Williams: Yeah, right. That's like using Cher to get to Pee Wee Herman.
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Referenced in Still Standing: Still the Fun One (2005) See more »

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great show!
19 October 2001 | by MySplitPersonalitySee all my reviews

I just remembered this show today and forgot who acted in it..so here i am! I just had to read the other comments which cracked me up...especially those who thought Viki was so scary, Jamie's cheeks were too shiny, and were left emotionally scarred by Harriet. I mean, come on! Its just a show, not a physics test, no need to analyze!...yes--it has its flaws but just sit back with an open mind and you might find yourself smiling once in awhile.. And I always loved it...I remember when my sibs and cousins would sing the theme sing "she's a small wonder, lovely and bright with soft curls" something like that. Really, people just watch it for some clean fun. Maybe it doesn't have the drama people love nowadays, but it's good to think back on the simple life. So watch and relax!

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Release Date:

7 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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(96 episodes)
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