Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)

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For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

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 Parker Lloyd Lewis (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Mikey Randall (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Troy W. Slaten ...
 Jerry Steiner (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Principal Grace Musso (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Shelly Lewis (67 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Larry Kubiac / ... (63 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Frank Lemmer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
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 Mr. Martin Lewis (32 episodes, 1990-1993)
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Trendy high school student Parker Lewis (a character similar to Ferris Bueller), for whom, as suggested by his motto, "Not a problem," nothing is impossible. Like his best buds Mikey Randall and Jerry Steiner, and his girlfriend Annie Sloane, his prime concern is achieving and maintaining coolness during the turbulent years of puberty. However, their efforts keep being thwarted by Parker's little sister, Shelly, and principal Grace Musso. Apart from various aspects of teenage life, embedded in a wealth of cartoon-like special effects and camera trickery, an episode regularly contains more or less subtle references to movies, politics, and celebrities. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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During a rally in one of the episodes, someone had a sign that read "Thank you for not watching Eerie, Indiana (1991)" a show that ran in the same time slot on another channel. See more »

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Parker Lewis: Don't help, Jerry.
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During the credits, we hear Jerry Steiner say while he's still trapped in a locker, "Mr. Lewis? Mr. Randall? Mr. Phillips? Hello?" See more »

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Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Inside Probe: Part 2 (2009) See more »

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The vanguard
15 January 2001 | by (Tallinn, Estonia) – See all my reviews

I love it. I do. This, IMHO, is what a teenage/youth comedy should be. A perfect example of how a series can be intriguing, funny and yet explore the very real situations high school students come face to face with every day. And it does this without being crude, without offensive language etc. Having seen the series, some of the other similar series like Sweet valley high, Saved by the bell and, yes, Ferris Bueller (TV series) look like pale imitations and wannabes. Granted, Parker isn't for everyone. The surreal situations may alienate or simply bother some viewers. But it depends on the person.

Give it a try.


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