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How did Ted Lawson ever manage to requisition enough parts to build an entire working android without producing anything for his company to justify the expenditure?

  • He didn't. It was explained in the first episode that he had taken VICI home because the project had been shut down before he even finished building the prototype. Presumably, the bosses saw how much was being spent, didn't think it was worth it, and shut him down before he actually got VICI working.

Did anyone else wonder why no one In-Universe thought it was odd that Vicki was never seen eating and drinking, always talked in Robo Speak, was not enrolled in school in the earliest episodesnote  and rarely was seen wearing anything other than the red pinafore dress during the first two seasons? Much of this was addressed in later seasons (partly to accommodate Tiffany Brissette entering puberty), but why Ted (being a robotics engineer) couldn't have either built this in from the start or applied those upgrades earlier than he did remains a mystery.

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