One of the most derided aspects of Small Wonder was its Tra-la-la theme song, especially season one's, which most all fans felt was too cloying, "sissy," puerile and "dopesy-dainty." Giving the executive producer his due, I will say Leeds was no songwriter! Still, it was assumed at the pilot that only kids would be watching. There was a chance for an overhaul for season two when the production realized we had a far greater and older audience than anticipated and a nice jazzier new song was contracted for (which I heard hummed rather than sung, but it had a nice beat). But the acquisition of Metromedia by Fox Broadcasting scrambled these plans in the massive company restructuring and the project was lost in the shuffle. The episode "caught in the middle" of this was "Digital Love," which was to have introduced the new score and lyrics to replace the now exhausted first-run composers' contract. Suddenly, without any background for the teasers, the production had to hastily assemble an ad-hoc score "borrowing" the old lyrics. It was badly implemented on this episode before being "refined" later. "Small Wonder"
Written by Howard Leeds & Ron Alexander
Sung by Diane Leslie
She's a small wonder, pretty and bright with soft curls.
She's a small wonder, a girl unlike other girls.
She's a miracle, and I grant you
She'll enchant you with her sight
She's a small wonder, and she'll make your heart beat twice.*
She's fantastic, made of plastic,
Microchips here and there.
She's a small wonder, brings love and laughter everywhere.
*Later changed to "make your heart take flight." (after "Smoker's Delight" for seasons three and four)