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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Complete series cast summary:
 Parker Lloyd Lewis (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Mikey Randall (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
Troy W. Slaten ...
 Jerry Steiner (73 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Principal Grace Musso (72 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Shelly Lewis (68 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Larry Kubiac / ... (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
Taj Johnson ...
 Frank Lemmer (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
 Mr. Martin Lewis (32 episodes, 1990-1993)


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 <>

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2 September 1990 (USA)  »

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When the students showed up with signs at a rally to greet a visiting alumnus, one sign read, "Thank you for not watching Hull Hugh." Hull High (1990) was NBC's high school show, on opposite this show. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) See more »


by R.E.M.
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Clever and Funny
31 May 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This show was clever and funny -- and so the network really didn't get it. Some of the satire of middle-class "morality," school bureaucracy, and human egotism was too sharp for the tastes of those folks who prefer every sitcom to be a carbon copy of every other sitcom, all of which are Punch & Judy shows.

Parker was a bright student with a couple of loyal buds who constantly fought their way out of the snares created by the unimaginative world around them. The show was creative, imaginative, funny, and touching. I'm glad to see that it has a new life on cable reruns.

Mental note: Watch the show!

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