My kick of TV shows continues… Parker Lewis Can’t Lose was jogged into my brain by a coworker who mentioned it as being the sort of progenitor of today’s TV shows that had a dose of attitude… and the phrase "Not a problem", which never really caught on as a replacement for "No problem".
The whole Fox show was really a lightened, fluffy version of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Corin "Corky" Nemec in the title role. He was your typical high school cool guy, and always got into mishaps and goings-on. Parker and his "best buds", Steiner ("Mr. Lewis?") and Mikey (who I really don’t remember.) Ms. Musso was the school’s principal, always trying to squash Parker’s plans… and never seeming to do so. Until later in the show, as I distinctly remember a title change to just Parker Lewis.
And, Kubiak from Parker Lewis was Jerry Markovic on ER!
Looking back, I think Parker Lewis was the result of a meeting in which TV execs tried to combine elements of Ferris with Saved by the Bell. Parker was an obvious transfer of Zack, Steiner was Screech, Musso was (obviously) Belding with a dose of sex appeal and less of Belding’s innocent nature. But I still liked the show.
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