Retro TV Friday: Small Wonder!

7:47 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy




She's fantastic.....made of plastic! 

 Remember Small Wonder?  This is definitely one of those obscure shows that you only remember when you see it!  The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who, after he secretly creates a robot modeled after a real human girl, tries to pass it off as their daughter. Hilarity Ensues....

Synopsis:

 The story lines revolve around V.I.C.I. (an acronym for "Voice Input Child Identicant", pronounced Vicki), an android in the form of a 10-year-old girl, built by Ted Lawson, an engineer/inventor for United Robotronics, in an effort to assist handicapped children. The robot is taken home by Lawson so that it can mature within a family environment. V.I.C.I.'s features include superhuman strength and speed, an AC outlet under her right arm, a parallel port under her left arm, and an access panel in her back. Despite this, the Lawson family tries to pass the robot off as their adopted daughter.



The Lawson family tries to keep the robot's existence a secret, but their disagreeable neighbors, the Brindles, keep on popping up at the most unexpected moments — especially nosy red-headed girl-next-door Harriet and her parents, Bonnie and Brandon; the latter just happens to be Ted Lawson's co-worker. The show's humor frequently derived from V.I.C.I.'s attempts to learn human behavior, V.I.C.I's literal interpretation of speech and the family's efforts to disguise the robot's true nature.  ( Wikipedia)





I just remember how nobody ever suspected that she was a robot.  Strange...

Happy Friday!

Shane

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6 comments:

  1. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    I kind of remember that one. The robot girl looks familiar. Gotta love the 80's shows and how CHEESY they were!

  2. candace said...

    I used to watch this all the time...I completely forgot about it..thanks for sharing!

  3. Tenille said...

    I used to LOVE this show, it was one of my favorites as a kid. I remember the theme song too. Pretty sure I saw somewhere online that you can find it on DVD now!

  4. Miss Blondie said...

    OMG! I remember Small Wonder! I used to love that show. I always remember how fast Vici used to clean the house, lol.

  5. CaraBee said...

    I always get such a kick looking back at those 80s shows. They were so campy and ridiculous.

    Hey, we'd like to feature you next Monday at BlogTrotting! Can you have a post ready?

  6. Rachel said...

    Oh my gosh, yes, I remember that show! Haha! I used to love it. Thanks, now I am going to probably waste an hour on youtube looking for clips from old episodes. When my husband comes home to dirty dishes and a floor that needs swept, I'm totally blaming you.

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