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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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Cast

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 »

Quotes

Frank Lemmer: [dramatic voiceover] You listen. Listen to a public recital of the secret diary of Parker Lloyd Lewis, Kubiac's ceremony. Hahahahaha! Muahahahahahaha! Muahahahahahahahahaha!
Jerry Steiner: "Lloyd"?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Into the Night: Episode dated 23 January 1991 (1991) See more »

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Very much ahead of its time
24 August 2002 | by Apogee_See all my reviews

"Parker Lewis" was a very unusual show, and that's probably also the reason why it only lasted 3 seasons. The show revolves around the life of the main character Parker (the trendy guy), and his pals, Mikey (the cool guy), Jerry (the nerdy guy) and later on also Kubiac (the bully guy, who turned out to be all right).

It's all about being a teenager, and all what comes with it, love, trouble with the parents, making choices etc. What makes the show unique is the stories, and more importantly how they are told. It's hard to explain really, but it's something out of the ordinary, and it definately worth checking out.

Even though the show didn't last very long, it did help make the way for other brilliant children/young adult shows such as "Eerie Indiana" and "The Adventures of Pete and Pete".


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