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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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(73 episodes)

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Trivia

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

Parker Lewis: Madonna? Face of a collie! But she's got...
Audience: CONFIDENCE!
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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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Referenced in Into the Night: Episode dated 23 January 1991 (1991) See more »

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Ferris who?
15 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show illustrated early 1990s teen life with a new at the time method of cramming humor on many levels into a short thirty minute timeslot. Parker became an icon for the changing sense of cool in the early 90s and saw the nation through a time of transition from 80s materialism and glam-rockers into grunge and "alternative"ism. A rare ratings bringer for the at the time newly formed Fox Network, viewers welcomed change from the mentally devoid traditional family night viewing of the era. This show held its own and managed to build up a decent if not cult following for the wisecracking characters and sight gags/slapstick. The first season was a comic success followed by 2 more seasons of half-hearted "doogie howser" type plotlines, however there were "funny" and "cheezy" shows in all three.


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