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 (68 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 Larry Kubiac / ... (64 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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In the episode "Musso and Frank", David Faustino makes a cameo appearance claiming that Frank had given him detention even though he went to a different school, Polk High. This is the high school his character Bud attends in _"Married... with Children" (1987)_. There is a debate of whether this is actually supposed to actually be Bud or Faustino playing himself. See more »

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[the Buds have been called into Musso's office for no apparent reason]
Parker Lewis: Have we done anything in the last 48 hours?
[Jerry lifts up a stack of prinouts, at least three-feet thick, and slams it on the table]
Jerry Steiner: Nothing tracable.
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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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Release this now please!
16 November 2004 | by (Cabridge, MA US) – See all my reviews

I have only fond memories of this show and for me it set the standard for teen comedies when it was running. The later competing Ferris Beuller show didn't hold a candle to it. The site-gags were well done, the cheeziness of the show was an asset, not a liability, and it was consistently witty and clever; the likes of which hadn't really been equalled until the Buffy series arrived on the scene many years later.

Still, I have yet to find this in any video or DVD form. I'd really like to watch the series again (as would my then-college roommate when the series came out). It was a sleeper and still has a semi-cult following. It's a shame that it is yet another common example of good series' that keep falling victim to TV execs who only care about dumbed down franchise material and instant gratification.

What's the hold up folks? Put out the DVD boxed set now!!!!


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