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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(73 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Corin Nemic and David Faustino also went on to collaborate together in the web-based series "Star-Ving" about washed-up child stars. 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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Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Inside Probe: Part 2 (2009) See more »

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Stand
by R.E.M.
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Clever and Funny
31 May 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This show was clever and funny -- and so the network really didn't get it. Some of the satire of middle-class "morality," school bureaucracy, and human egotism was too sharp for the tastes of those folks who prefer every sitcom to be a carbon copy of every other sitcom, all of which are Punch & Judy shows.

Parker was a bright student with a couple of loyal buds who constantly fought their way out of the snares created by the unimaginative world around them. The show was creative, imaginative, funny, and touching. I'm glad to see that it has a new life on cable reruns.

Mental note: Watch the show!


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