Episode #21: Small Wonder – “The Shoplifter″ Original Release Date: September 13, 2015
In the 1980s, it seemed like every family in the cul-de-sac had their fare share of secrets; and the Lawson family was no different than the Joneses. Ted Lawson, the patriarch and super intelligent engineer/inventor, whips himself up a Voice Input Child Identicant; or Vicky the Robot for us layman. Ted Lawson’s mission? Well, he plans on to use these androids to assist handicapped children all over the world, but first wants to test it out in his own household.
Ted passes Vicky the Robot off as an orphaned child and pairs him up with Jamie, his overly flamboyant pre-teen son whose never-ending arsenal of bad writer’s room jokes barely gets a smirk from Vicky. Too bad Ted didn’t program Vicky with a database of Johnny Carson zingers instead of resting bitch face mode.
Anyway, in this episode of A Very Special Podcast, Patrick and Kat discuss “The Shoplifter” episode from season two. This is the one where Vicky the Robot decides to steal an expensive watch from a department store the same day a social worker from the Department of Social Services decides to swing by the house.
Plus, Patrick and Kat argue over the correct pronunciation of robot (row-bit vs row-bot) and Patrick suspects that if Ted Lawson’s V.I.C.I. project is a success, it’s only a matter of time before he is building an army of sex-bots or something more nefarious.
Watch this episode of Small Wonder on YouTube.