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Parker Lewis Can't Lose 

For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.
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1993   1992   1991   1990  
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Troy W. Slaten ...
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 Shelly Lewis 70 episodes, 1990-1993
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 Larry Kubiac 66 episodes, 1990-1993
Taj Johnson ...
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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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2 September 1990 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

[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 »

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

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by R.E.M.
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One of the most memorable series of the '90s
22 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although "Parker Lewis" was not a very long-running series, it shortly became very popular in my home country Hungary when it was bought by channel TV2. It took stock characters and stereotypes to the very limit of reality, while the creators successfully avoided clichés and kept focusing on the consistent high quality of the jokes, whether textual or visual. After multiple reruns, this show still leaves a nostalgic feeling in just about everyone who had spent their tens and twenties in the time the show was aired around Europe. The unique style and exceptionally good sitcom humour of Parker Lewis makes it one of the most outstanding comic series of the nineties. You can still hear people quoting the series and synchronizing their watches every now and then. Should it be released on DVD (as it is rumoured by an online petition), the producing Columbia Tri-Star can make sure that there will be many orders from Hungary and from Europe as a whole. Hope we get a release soon.


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