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 (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
 Larry Kubiac (66 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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Did You Know?


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 commited any transgression in the last 48 hours?
Mikey Randall: I had Jerry do a full system sweep.
Jerry Steiner: [Jerry lifts up a stack of prinouts, about three-inch thick, and slams it on the table] Nothing traceable.
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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 »


Spoofed in Microbe & Gasoline (2015) 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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