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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series 1992–1997) Poster

(1992–1997)

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The series finale was preempted, halfway through, on the west coast, as ABC News was breaking the story of Princess Diana's fatal car accident in Paris. There were a few complaints from viewers, but nothing of significant note as the show aired on a Saturday Night, and was one of the lowest rated programs on ABC at the time. The show aired in full in syndication.
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In the episode where Mr. Cooper plays basketball for the Golden State Warriors, the practice scenes were taped at the Warriors' home court in Oakland, but the game itself was recorded at the University of California's gymnasium in Berkeley; it was an actual pre-season game against Phoenix, held in Berkeley because Kevin Johnson, who was playing for the Suns after graduating from Cal, was having his college number retired that night. The scenes of Mark Curry playing were not specially scripted; he did, in fact, actually play in the game.
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The show's original theme song was performed by stars Holly Robinson Peete and Dawnn Lewis, and EnVogue.
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After one season of being more of an adult-orientated sitcom about a man living with two female roommates, the show became more family orientated for season two, adding Raven-Symone and Nell Carter to the cast and dropping one of the female roommates. The show remained a family show from then on.
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The pilot episode is filmed in the same set as Growing Pains (1985). In the beginning of the episode, Mark Curry meets Alan Thicke in the set and they make some jokes about the Growing Pains (1985).
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As of 2015, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" remains the only TGIF sitcom to have lasted longer than 2 seasons that has never had a single episode, let alone a group of episodes, released on DVD.
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