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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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 »

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

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Very much ahead of its time
24 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Parker Lewis" was a very unusual show, and that's probably also the reason why it only lasted 3 seasons. The show revolves around the life of the main character Parker (the trendy guy), and his pals, Mikey (the cool guy), Jerry (the nerdy guy) and later on also Kubiac (the bully guy, who turned out to be all right).

It's all about being a teenager, and all what comes with it, love, trouble with the parents, making choices etc. What makes the show unique is the stories, and more importantly how they are told. It's hard to explain really, but it's something out of the ordinary, and it definately worth checking out.

Even though the show didn't last very long, it did help make the way for other brilliant children/young adult shows such as "Eerie Indiana" and "The Adventures of Pete and Pete".


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