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  • Starring: Alice Ghostley, William Bogert, Dick Christie
  • Summary: Small Wonder was a sci-fi sitcom about a family who has a robot daughter. Ted Lawson, an engineer at a huge robotics firm, brings home a project that he is working on: a robot in the shape of a 10-year-old girl.
    The robot was a Voice Input Child Indenticant (V.I.C.I.), but was nicknamed
    Vicki for short. Not only did she brighten up Ted's wife Joan, but also was a great sister to their only child Jamie Lawson. They tried to keep the fact that Vicki was a robot from the entire world, but found it difficult when their neighbors, The Brindles, started snooping around the house. What the bad part was, Brandon Brindle, the head of the Brindle family, was Ted's boss and he does his best to lie, cheat, and steal to get him further up the corporate ladder. His wife, Bonnie, was no better than he was, and his bratty daughter Harriet had a killer crush on Jamie.
    Jamie, however, would rather play with Reggie, his best friend and confidant than to have Harriet chase him everywhere.
    Jamie also tried to teach Vicki how to be a normal kid, but all she could do is mimic people and do things literally. Vicki also had an evil side to her named Vanessa, who was smart-mouthed, conniving and treacherous at times. But other than that, the Lawsons enjoyed four years of living with a robot and no one outside the family was ever the wiser, not even the ever-nosy Brindles.
    Small Wonder ran in syndication from 1985 to 1989 and was a ratings hit. There were talks of doing a spin-off series dedicated to Vanessa named Too Good to Be True but it died in the planning stages.
    Theme Song:
    She's a small wonder
    Pretty and bright with soft curls
    She's a small wonder
    A girl unlike other girls
    She's a miracle, and I grant you, she'll enchant you at first sight
    She's a small wonder
    And she'll make your heart take flight
    She's fantastic, made of plastic
    Microchips here and there
    She's a small wonder,
    Brings love and laughter everywhere!
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Science Fiction, Kids
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