Small Wonder is an American comedy science fiction sitcom that aired from September 7, 1985 to May 20, 1989. The show chronicles the family of a robotics engineer who creates a robot modeled after a human girl, then tries to pass it off as their adopted daughter.
When Meg and Chris decide to return goods they stole from the residents at the Quahog Retirement Home in "The Heartbreak Dog", Chris extols the virtue of doing the right thing like the father on Small Wonder. As Ted Lawson, the "dad," powers off V.I.C.I. for the night, he has a long pause as he notices her slightly open mouth, looking around before turning off the lights and departing.