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Parker Lewis Can't Lose 

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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:
Corin Nemec ...  Parker Lloyd Lewis / ... 73 episodes, 1990-1993
Billy Jayne ...  Mikey Randall 73 episodes, 1990-1993
Troy W. Slaten Troy W. Slaten ...  Jerry Steiner 73 episodes, 1990-1993
Melanie Chartoff ...  Principal Grace Musso / ... 72 episodes, 1990-1993
Maia Brewton ...  Shelly Lewis 70 episodes, 1990-1993
Abraham Benrubi ...  Larry Kubiac 66 episodes, 1990-1993
Taj Johnson ...  Frank Lemmer 45 episodes, 1990-1992
Timothy Stack ...  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) See more »

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(73 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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In season 2, director Robert Zemeckis makes a cameo and is referred to sarcastically as "Steven Spielberg". See more »

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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 My Name Is Earl: Inside Probe: Part 2 (2009) See more »

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Mental Note: A great show
29 September 2002 | by aplatoSee all my reviews

Somebody happened to say "coolness" to me yesterday who was wearing this obnoxious shirt, and it made me instantly remember this show. I religiously watched this show in college. The first season is nothing short of pure genius. Absolutely helarious with irreverant characters, whacky plots, and some camera work that rivals the Cohen brothers in Raising Arizona.

Every now and then you can catch somebody on Ebay selling off the entire show on VHS. If you get a chance to see an episode, don't miss it. Its genuinely funny stuff.

However, beware the 3rd season. The show's popularity seemed to cause it troubles with the Studio Execs so they retooled the show in the 3rd season and killed off a lot of its charm. Most of the 3rd season episodes are booooooring standard sit-com fair.


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