Small Wonder was a light-hearted sitcom about a family whose father was a robotics engineer. Ted Lawson (Dick Christie) brought his work home one day, much to his family's surprise. Vicki (Tiffany Brissette), an android who really speaks like a robot, and stays in her cabinet when she is not in use. The cabinet is in Jamie Lawson's (Jerry Supiran) room. Jamie is the Lawsons' human son. Joan Lawson, the mother (Marla Pennington), cannot stop thinking of Vicki as a real child.

Vicki's features include superhuman strength and speed, an AC outlet under her right arm, a parallel port under her left arm, an access panel in her back, and the fact that she does things literally (e.g. she jumps when told to