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Small Wonder

Season 3 1987

  • 1987-12-12T17:00:00-08:00 on Syndicated
  • 30 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Family

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.

28 episodes

3x01 Woodward and Bernstein

  • Season Premiere

    1987-12-12T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

While Jamie and Reggie search for a story for the school paper, Vicki discovers that a new girl in class is a missing child.

3x02 Everyone in the Pool

  • 1987-09-19T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

While saving Harriet in the Lawsons' new pool, Vicki ""drowns"" and lands in the hospital under X-rays with a bewildered doctor.

3x03 Whodunit?

  • 1988-08-27T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Jamie takes the fall in exchange for Jessica's affections after he catches her stealing copies of the seventh grade's test.

3x04 Bride and Groom

  • 1988-01-09T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Jamie is picked up by the possessive daughter of Ted's boss who starts pulling his strings the wrong way.

3x05 It's Okay to Say No

  • 1987-09-05T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

When a schoolyard pusher tries to hook Vicki on drugs, the Lawsons help the police on a undercover sting.

3x06 Read My Lips

  • 1987-10-24T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

When Jamie befriends a deaf boy to score scout points, he learns a lesson in sensitivity and exploitation.

3x07 The Promotion

  • 1988-03-12T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

To win a promotion over Brandon's boss fawning, Ted decides to reveal Vicki's robot secret to his boss at a company picnic -- unaware that Brandon is out to sabatoge Ted's effort.

3x08 The Lawsonville Horror

  • 1987-10-31T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

When unseen Vicki is struck by lightning and begins influencing objects around the house, the shook-up and unwary Lawsons call in a pair of hapless ghostbusters.

3x09 The Bad Seed

  • 1987-11-07T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Ted brings home Vanessa, an upgraded twin of Vicki whose revolutionary but quirky quasi-human artificial intelligence runs amok.

3x10 Breakfast of Criminals

  • 1987-12-05T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Vicki is discovered by a marketing firm to play in a cereal commercial, but the Lawsons have second thoughts when her taste test reveals that the product isn't all it's crackled up to be.

3x11 The Fats of Life

  • 1987-11-21T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

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.

3x12 The Bank Job

  • 1987-11-28T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Vicki, Jamie and Harriet are held hostage in an inept bank robbery.

3x13 Oooga Mooga

  • 1987-11-14T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

A Christmas show wherein Joan borrows a life-sized animated "doll" from a store for a charity show -- until Brandon gets his hands on it.

3x14 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

  • 1988-05-28T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Due to Vicki's misinterpreting Ted's quip while doing the family's on-line banking, the Lawsons are re-categorized as deadbeats and Ted just plain dead.

3x15 Bye Bye Brindles

  • 1988-05-04T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Tired of the loud and impudent Brindles as neighbors, the Lawsons concoct a fake earthquake to scare them into moving.

3x16 For Sale by Robot

  • 1988-01-30T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Ted begins remodeling the house, and Joan's new real estate side job gets upstaged when Vicki sells the Lawson homestead to an unscrupulous cowpoke couple.

3x17 Ronald McDonald House

  • 1988-10-30T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

To help a withdrawn and bitter classmate cope with leukemia, Jamie and Joan help set up a play on fighting disease.

In an international junior high quiz, Vicki's school pits its top pupil -- her -- against an equally quick and infallible Russian whiz kid who has a secret of his own.

3x19 I'll Drink To That

  • 1988-02-20T17:00:00-08:00 — 30 mins

Due to Vicki's mishandling of terms, Child Services Officer Mrs. Fernwald thinks Ted is an alcoholic and threatens to take Vicki away unless he joins AA.

3x20 Big J, the D.J.

  • 1988-07-09T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Jamie, competing with Reggie for school radio D.J., uses Vicki's voice mimicry to fake an interview with football star Lyle Alzado -- who happens to be in town listening in.

3x21 The Rock Band

  • 1987-10-03T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Jamie, Reggie, Harriet and Vicki try to start a rock group to play to Ida Mae's visiting agent friend.

3x22 Book-It

  • 1988-07-23T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Prompted by Ted and his class to get his school reading assignment going, Jamie videos a book report based on a 1940s P.I. named Rick Savage.

3x23 Safety First

  • 1988-07-30T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Vicky imitates Ted's demostration on saving a choking victim's life on Brendle. Brendle arrives the next day faking a broken neck and threatens to sue the Lawson's.

3x24 When You Hear the Beep

  • 1988-08-06T17:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

While running an unauthorized answering service for grounded kids which nearly wrecks Ted's respect with his boss, Jamie and Vicki play Cupids to help Reggie nerve up to meeting the girl of his dreams.

3x25 The Cheater

  • 1988-08-26T21:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Jamie takes the fall in exchange for Jessica's affections after he catches her stealing copies of the seventh grade's test.

3x26 Digital Love

  • 1988-09-05T21:00:00-07:00 — 30 mins

Ted brings home a voice activated computer. Vicki finds herself falling for the computer, but trouble begins when the computer becomes obsessed with Vicki.


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