Vivian used to work as a cafeteria manager at the high school Vic attended, and the two had relations during this time.
When Vivian finds Sue's in "This Is Not Good", salad tosser blueprints in the trash, she helps Sue go above their bosses' heads to Plast-a-Ware's owner to pitch the idea. During this experience, she becomes more of a genuine friend to Sue.
Vivian is a Caucasian adult woman with long brunette hair, a lengthy nose bridge, and pudgy cheeks. She wears a Plast-a-Ware blazer and green eyeshadow to match.
Vivian speaks in a phony, happy voice. Sometimes making snide comments, or subtly bragging about herself. Once Sue is promoted to part-time level two sales manager, Vivian shows little regard for Sue's availability or feelings and seems to be taking advantage of her. She also shows a dislike for Sue's children and children in general. She can be very cunning and manipulative, often forcing Sue into doing things that she'd rather not do such as cuss at her co-workers or sell her priceless golden locket. However, this is all done with good intentions as it's to help Sue succeed in business in the long run.
Vivian sleeps around with men frequently, with little regard for their satisfaction, as she really only does it to get things she wants out of them. Though her male bosses at Plast-a-Ware are fairly sexist, they respect Vivian because she is able to banter with them as an equal, and is competent in her job.
- F is for Halloween
- Bill Murphy's Day Off
- Heavy Sledding
- A Girl Named Sue
- The Liar's Club
- Breaking Bill (Cameo)
- This Is Not Good
- Fight Night
- Pray Away (Voice Only)
- Landing The Plane
- The Stinger
- Battle Of The Sexes
- Her phone number is 412-0141
- Vivian has a bad relationship with her father and dislikes his Japanese wife.
- She drives a "Lime Lady Lincoln", or a Lime Green 1975 Lincoln Continental sedan with a black vinyl roof. Given the show's setting in late 1973-early 1974, this car is anachronistic.
- She was named Plast-a-Ware's "Best Seller" in 1972.
- If she were alive in 2020 she would be 92.