When genius cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson (Dick Christie) brings home his top secret invention, a Voice Input Child Identicant or V.I.C.I. (Tiffany Brissette), life becomes anything but mechanic for the Lawson family. With Ted’s boss and nosy family next door, his family must pass off Vickie as a real child. It’s easy for his wife Joan (Marla Pennington) who can’t help dotting on her like a real daughter, but harder for his precocious son Jamie (Jerry Supiran) who uses Vickie to do his homework and ward off Harriet (Emily Schulman), the annoying red headed girl who has a crush on him. Also starring Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Hogan Family) as Harriet’s busybody mom.
Ted Lawson introduces his family to V.I.C.I. or the Voice Input Child Identicant: a secretly constructed robotic domestic aide in the form of a ten-year-old girl.
The Brindles, the Lawsons' snoopy neighbors, suspect the Lawsons are hiding something and attempt to sniff out their family secret; Harriet shows off her toy robot.
When the Lawsons' babysitter cancels, Ted sees an opportunity for a new function for Vicki.
The school nerd, Warren, falls in love with the only girl who doesn't slam the door in his face: Vicki.
Jamie decides to run away when he feels that his parents attend to Vicki more than him.
When Jamie and his best friend Reggie put together a sci-fi movie project for school, the directorial power goes to Jamie's head.
Jamie learns the value of consistent honesty when he can't convince his parents that he's not responsible for breaking a teapot.
When a bully begins extorting money from Jamie and his friends, Ted attempts to teach Jamie how to fight.
Jamie uses Vicki to do his homework and gets on the school honor roll.
After Bonnie Brindle tips off Child Services about the Lawsons' new child, Vicki must pass a medical exam.
With Child Services watching, the Lawsons must hire a tutor for Vicki, and Joan resolves to complete her teaching degree.
Following a house fire, the Brindles muscle their way into staying with the Lawsons.
When Vicki begins to mimic Harriet, Ted decides to reprogram her.
Jamie attempts to mass-produce burritos made by Vicki.
The Lawsons and Reggie and Harriet take a wilderness camping trip and get lost.
Jamie throws a lavish party to impress his first crush.
Brandon Brindle begins a father war when he finds that a golf-crazed Ted has been neglecting Jamie.
A rival robotics firm suspects that Vicki is a robot and plans to steal her.
Cutbacks at United Robotronics have the Lawsons scrambling for odd jobs.
Ted is motivated to get the family into shape when an obese coworker loses a record amount of weight.
Jamie tries out for the Pee Wee football team.
A vaudeville actor becomes convinced Vicki is his long-lost daughter.
Jamie attempts to educate his dad in the ways of love.