Small Wonder - Season 1

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(ended 1989)

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Episode Guide

  • The Grandparents
    The Grandparents
    Episode 24
    5/17/86
    8.7
    Ted has the unenviable task of explaining to his unwary Vicki-doting father, who bitterly lost his job to automation, that his new lovely adopted granddaughter is really a robot.
  • The Real Facts of Life
    5/10/86
    8.2
    When timid Ted uses the "stork theory" in answering Jamie's questions about sex, Jamie believes Dad's in serious need of sex education and tries to help him out.
  • Vaudeville Vicki
    Vaudeville Vicki
    Episode 22
    5/3/86
    8.4
    When a vaudeville actor thinks Vicki is his long-lost daughter, he drafts her into a show and threatens her adoption.
  • Like Father, Like Son
    3/1/86
    7.8
    Ted is proud that Jamie's made the Pee Wee Football league, unknowing that Jamie only does it to please his dad.
  • Good Ol' Lou
    Good Ol' Lou
    Episode 20
    2/22/86
    5.8
    The death of an obese colleague pushes a shaken Ted to throw the family into a rigorous diet and fitness regimen that nearly kills them.
  • The Company Takeover
    2/15/86
    7.9
    United Robotronics cutbacks have the Lawsons scrambling for odd jobs.
  • The Robot Nappers
    The Robot Nappers
    Episode 18
    2/8/86
    8.9
    When keen-eyed recruitment officers from a rival robotics firm drop by to interview Ted, they suspect Vicki is a robot and plan to "robotnap" her.
  • Substitute Father
    Substitute Father
    Episode 17
    1/25/86
    7.7
    When golf-crazed Ted neglects taking Jamie to a Father-and-Son picnic for a golf tournament, Brandon steps in and incites a "father war" while Joan uses Vicki to voice her disapproval to Ted.
  • Love Story
    Love Story
    Episode 16
    1/18/86
    8.1
    To charm prissy and picky Jessica, Jamie throws an expensive party for her, ignoring a surprising school tomboy.
  • The Camping Trip
    The Camping Trip
    Episode 15
    1/11/86
    8.4
    The Lawsons and Reggie and Harriet take a wilderness camping trip, and get lost.
  • The Burrito Story
    The Burrito Story
    Episode 14
    1/4/86
    8.4
    After Vicki bakes a pile of bang-up burritos for dinner, Jamie decides to have her mass-produce them as a business- on credit.
  • Brainwashed
    Brainwashed
    Episode 13
    11/30/85
    8.7
    When overexposure to Harriet infects heuristically mimicking Vicki with Harriet's personality traits and shrieking tantrums, Ted must purge the brat out of her at his factory -- but not before Harriet and Bonnie Brindle wonder where Vicki suddenly vanished to and summon the police.
  • Ted's New Boss
    Ted's New Boss
    Episode 12
    11/23/85
    8.2
    A house fire moves Ted's new boss, Brandon Brindle, into the Lawsons' house, scheming for insurance fraud.
  • Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Episode 11
    11/16/85
    8.1
    To circumvent Child Services' orders to send Vicki to school and risk exposure, the Lawsons hire a pompous tutor who mistakes her computer abilities for genius. To remedy the situation, Joan crams to follow-through her marriage-postponed teaching degree to act as Vicki's "tutor," while Ted takes over the kitchen and creates a mess.moreless
  • The Adoption
    The Adoption
    Episode 10
    11/9/85
    9.0
    Tipped off on the sly by busybody Bonnie Brindle, Child Services threatens to take Vicki away unless the Lawsons can produce her past -- and she passes a medical exam.
  • Slightly Dishonorable
    11/2/85
    8.2
    Jamie uses Vicki's new speed-scan reading ability to complete 55 chapters of his homework overnight, which earns him the school honor roll -- along with snowballing guilt.
  • The Bully
    The Bully
    Episode 8
    10/26/85
    9.2
    A bully extorts money from Jamie's neighborhood club, which quickly reconsiders its boys-only policy via Vicki's strong-arm "assistance."
  • The Lie
    The Lie
    Episode 7
    10/19/85
    8.2
    Jamie realizes the value of constant truthfulness when he can't convince his parents that he's not responsible for breaking (and secretly gluing together) a teapot caused by Harriet's smart-aleck cousin.
  • Spielberg Jr.
    Spielberg Jr.
    Episode 6
    10/12/85
    8.1
    Jamie and his friend Reggie Williams are involved in putting together a sci-fi movie project for school, but the power of directorial duties goes to Jamie's head.
  • Sibling Rivalry
    Sibling Rivalry
    Episode 5
    10/5/85
    8.7
    Because Vicki is getting more attention, Jamie decides to run away to see what his parents might think.
  • The Suitor
    The Suitor
    Episode 4
    9/28/85
    8.2
    Warren, the school nerd, drops by and falls in love with the only girl who hasn't smirked at him: Vicki.
  • The Sitter
    The Sitter
    Episode 3
    9/21/85
    8.9
    Smug Jamie thinks his folks trust him home "alone" for the first time while they attend a company function, only he doesn't realize Vicki's been programmed as his babysitter.
  • The Neighbors
    The Neighbors
    Episode 2
    9/14/85
    9.1
    The Brindles, the Lawson's nosy neighbors, come across Vicki and tries to find out their secret.
  • Vicki's Homecoming
    Vicki's Homecoming
    Episode 1
    9/7/85
    9.2
    Genius United Robotronics cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson, brings home for assembly and long-term field beta testing Vicki, or V.I.C.I. (Voice Input Child Identicant): a secretly constructed robotic domestic aide in the form of a 10-year-old girl, to whom housewife Joan takes a shine while 10-year-old son Jamie instantly takes advantage of Vicki as a maid to clean his room and do his homework.moreless
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