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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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Storyline

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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English

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2 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Parker Lewis See more »

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Runtime:

(73 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

During a rally in one of the episodes, someone had a sign that read "Thank you for not watching Eerie, Indiana (1991)" a show that ran in the same time slot on another channel. 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 The Big Hit (1998) See more »

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Ferris who?
15 April 2003 | by s8-10See 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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