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YMMV / Small Wonder

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  • Americans Hate Tingle: At least one non-O&O stationnote  would pull Small Wonder and run a local news program instead. Probably others, too.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show has been so popular in India that it spawned a copycat series in the Hindi language in the mid-to-late 1990s. The tone and humor of the dubbed dialogue was pitched so perfectly for the Indian audience that "Vicki" became a household name.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one early episode, the parents tell the neighbors that Vicki has laryngitis and send her away to gargle (to get her away from the neighbors), Vicki says "I don't have Gargle in my memory bank but I do have googol" (a "googol" is a number with one million zeros after it). While she doesn't mean the website (which wasn't around then), mentioning google while also mentioning her memory bank is a funny coincidence.
  • Moe: A rare American example of the theme, and it seems to predate the modern Japanese concept by a decade or two.
  • Narm Charm
  • Periphery Demographic: In addition to the expected kid audience, Small Wonder also had a fairly large audience of senior citizens.
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