VideosIt's a Small WonderShari Eisenberg

As I sat poolside with some friends today and reminisced about my yonder years, “Small Wonder” the TV show came up in conversation. How you ask? I have no idea, but before we knew it, we were on YouTube listening to the theme song and trying to watch a complete episode.

I have to say that I am in shock that we don’t have more robots roaming the streets. Or is the joke on me? Vicki the Robot was way ahead of her time. Or was it her “family” that was ahead of the times? Yes, her dad was a robotic engineer, but still, think of how advanced we are now; and those story lines were fron the mid to late 80′s. I wonder how my family would have liked it if I brought a robot child into our home. I think I know what would have happened, we would have gotten the dog we always wanted, and the robot “child” would have been in charge of walking it. Oh well, maybe in my next life time or in 20 years, when robots really are roaming the streets.

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  1. A friend of mine used to talk about this show all the time and was APPALLED that I’d never even heard of it. I grew up in the 80′s and somehow I completely missed this one!!

  2. Then there’s the glossed over subtext of Small Wonder, why build a child robot? Was Jamie just not cutting it as the only child in the house? I mean, “Neato! Cool robot, dad. Wait, are you trying to replace me?” What of the apparent robo-slavery that was going on in that house. Man, that show is depressing as an adult.

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