Small Wonder

The Fats of Life

Season 3, Ep 11, Aired 11/21/87
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  • Episode Description
  • 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 problem for the school dance.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Bogert

    Brandon Brindle (1986-1989)

  • Alice Ghostley

    Ida Mae Brindle (1988-1989)

  • Dick Christie

    Ted Lawson

  • Marla Pennington

    Joan Lawson

  • Jerry Supiran

    Jamie Lawson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Very Funny Episode!

    By doyalmeadows9, Apr 10, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Harriet: Anbody asked ya to the dance Vicki?
      Vicki: Nobody asked me.
      Harriet: Well, if you really wanna go, use your feminine wiles.
      Vicki: If I knew what they were, I'd use them.
      Harriet: I'll show you. If a boy mentions the word "dance", just sort of style up to him like this (pulls her collar down to reveal her left shoulder) and lower your head like this and shyly say "Hi, you're cute!". And then look up at him all out of breath and say "Oh wow, how'd ya like to take me to the dance, big guy?". (Blinks eyes)
      Vicki: That's feminine wiles?
      Harriet: Sure. Flattery, trickery and pretense.

    • Harriet: Hi Vicki!
      Vicki: Hi Harriet!
      Harriet: Hello man of my dreams!
      Jamie: Goodbye woman of my nightmares!
      Harriet: Oh, I love it when he acts indifferent!

    • Jamie: Pour me some milk please Vicki.
      Vicki: The milk. (Takes the pitcher of milk and drinks it all.)
      Jamie: Vicki, that milk was for me.
      Vicki: Not anymore!

    • Vicki: I'm starved, I could eat a horse.
      Ted: Any questions?
      Joan: Not anymore. Well Vicki, I made some pancakes. Hmmmm?
      Vicki: No sausage. No eggs.
      Ted: You're lucky it's not a bucket of rustoleum. Eat.
      Vicki: Eat. (Devours one pancake at a time)
      Joan: Giving a robot an appetite, that incredible! (After Vicki finishes with the pancakes) She ate the whole platter.
      Vicki: (Belches and wipes her mouth off) How about seconds?
      Joan: Vicki, that was supposed to be for the entire family.
      Vicki: Not anymore!
      Joan: Whose appetite did you give her, Refridgerator Perry's?

    Notes (1)

    • The production title of this episode is "The Fats of Life".

    Allusions (1)

    • This episode is called The Fats of Life which alludes to the 1980's hit sitcom The Facts of Life.

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