Thread: Small Wonder

    • 9 years 4 months ago
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    As a viewer of bad 80s shows, I do remember some of it. You knew it was cheese from the moment you heard the theme. You learned to hate all characters, and wish Vicki would turn Terminator and waste them all. Neverless, a few years ago I bought a few dvds of the show some guy had recorded on a vcr during its run.
    I remember there was a real nerdy kid who had the hots for Vicki. The son had the token black friend. Also, the redhead neighbor kid's mom left the show near the end and was replaced by actress Alice Ghostly who played the neighbor dad's sister.
    This show was syndicated only on independant tv stations, as no real station would touch it. Channel 11 had it here in St. Louis, since up until the creation of the WB it was one of the two independants. It was also home to Out of this World, but had its better days in the late 70s/early 80s, when it had the 3 Stooges, Benny Hill, Prisoner Cell Block H, Soap, All In the Family, Voltron and the Paul Hogan Show. Only thing I remember from Hogan's show was the character Super Dag, a Superman-like character who came to Earth in a beer can.
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    • 9 years 4 months ago
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    The 80s had several shows that adults found dumb, but kids and teens liked. They really were not kids shows per say, but that was the crowd that ended up liking them. It seems the networks are so worried about ratings these days they don't allow shows like this to last very long on the air. Some other past shows like this included Silver Spoons, Out of this World and My Secrete Identity. Some newer shows include Malcolm in the Middle, Everyone Hates Chris and the short lived show Aliens in America to name a few.
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    • 9 years 4 months ago
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    Wait a minute, back up. Some guy recorded DVD's on a VCR? That's fucking amazing.
    • 9 years 4 months ago
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    Well, his digital conversion fairy actually used dvds in a VCR. He sacrificed a 3 assed monkey to summon the fairy.
    The video quality looked like he recorded the shows from an extremely low power UHF station.
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    Wonder whatever happened to the cast of that show?
    Being ol' school may have happened in the past but it WILL ALWAYS be my present and future
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    i miss those shows in general tv now fuckin sucks donky balls
    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by Wave_Motion_Gun
    Wonder whatever happened to the cast of that show?


    The girl who played Vicki was on an episode of that Parker Lewis show, and last I heard was a real church-oriented Jesus freak, but I could be wrong. The mom neighbor went on to be in some movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and I think she played a neighbor lady on another show..maybe the Hogan Family? As for the dad neighbor, he was Matthew Broderick's dad in Wargames, and was on Chappelle's Show as a news guy doing a 20/20 type show about a blind black guy who was a white supremacist.
    I think the redheaded girl was on that Kellie Martin show Christy, which took place in the 1800s.
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by FecalAssassin
    Quote by Wave_Motion_Gun
    Wonder whatever happened to the cast of that show?


    The girl who played Vicki was on an episode of that Parker Lewis show, and last I heard was a real church-oriented Jesus freak, but I could be wrong. The mom neighbor went on to be in some movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and I think she played a neighbor lady on another show..maybe the Hogan Family? As for the dad neighbor, he was Matthew Broderick's dad in Wargames, and was on Chappelle's Show as a news guy doing a 20/20 type show about a blind black guy who was a white supremacist.
    I think the redheaded girl was on that Kellie Martin show Christy, which took place in the 1800s.
    So I guess the kid who played her brother is in rehab right now
    Being ol' school may have happened in the past but it WILL ALWAYS be my present and future
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    Has anyone watched it recently, i watched an episode online and realized that it was a crazy show but knowne would take a risk like that and put a show like that on tv today
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    I already have "Season: 1" on DVD that was released by Shout! Factory, which is now available in stores. It was a cheesy for an 80s show but I loved it! It was filmed at Fox Television Center (a.k.a. KTTV Metromedia Square) in Hollywood, CA. Of course it's now a High School.

    I remember watching this every Saturday and Sundays as well as the weekdays on KTTV ever since I was little. I always think Vicki (V.I.C.I), the child Robot was cute and fantastic!
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