Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »
Sixty-five episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1990 and 1992. The shows featured children in physical competition using unusual equipment, e.g., go-carts, tennis guns, et ... See full summary »
Mr. Mark Cooper is a single high school teacher and basketball coach living in Oakland, California. Between coaching, teaching, dealing with neighborhood struggles and living with two beautiful female roommates, Mr. Cooper keeps a humorous, positive outlook on life and provides advice and fun to the many people in his life that he encounters. Written by
I know a lot of people didn't like Hangin' with Mr Cooper but i did and
i thought it was a funny sitcom. Mark Curry was just off the wall, as
ex-basketball player Mark cooper, whose injury cuts short his sporting
career and thus, he ends up being a science teacher/sports instructor
at Oakland college, whilst Holly Robinson Peete proved that she can act
in a sitcom, after her early stint in the 80s US hit drama, 21 jump
street, playing Vanessa Russell. Dawnn Lewis from A Different World
rounded up the cast as Robin Dumars.
The show did lose its momentum slightly when Geneva and her daughter,
Nicole played by Raven Symone arrived on the scene, although i thought
the romantic subplot involving Mark and Vanessa as the show progressed
was interesting. I actually thought they looked cute as a couple;
therefore i didn't have anything against it, i was just surprised that
it wasn't until so late on in the series that the pair admitted their
feelings for each other.The timing of it was rather inadequate and out
of sync with the show.
I personally didn't think that Hangin' With Mr Cooper was trying to be
like any other(black)sitcom but rather it had it's own agenda; although
you could argue that whilst the main character Marion,in In The House
was a former American Football player, Mark in 'Hangin' With...' was a
ex- professional basketball player, who ends up sharing a house with
two other women.
Eventually, the show got cancelled- much to my dismay- because it was
and still is one of my favourite sitcoms ever and the ending was rather
ill-timed and unfortunate, thus we will never know what the future
holds for Mark and Vanessa as a couple.
Nonetheless, Hangin' with Mr Cooper was a fun-filled, humorous show,
which should've got and deserved a much better conclusion to the
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