|Corin Nemec as Parker Lewis|
A true child of the 1980s/1990s will remember watching the Fox primetime television show, Parker Lewis Can't Lose. This thirty minute show was must-see TV for tweens, teens and college kids. Although I myself was a college freshman, I made sure never to miss an episode.
Strongly influenced by the popularity of 1980s film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, aired between September 2, 1990 (1990-09-02) – June 13, 1993 and focused on an extremely lovable, and easy-to-relate to, cast of characters. You either wanted to be one of 'em or date one of 'em. Each week, the sitcom's storyline dealt with the high school kids' trials and tribulations in a hilarious way of course.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose was almost like a cooler, flashier, more mature 1990s version of The Wonder Years. You know me and my crushes, each episode, I couldn't decide which guy I liked more ... cute and slick Parker (Corin "Corky" Nemec) or rocker hottie Michael Patrick 'Mikey' Randall (played by Billy Jayne credited as Billy Jacoby in Just One of the Guys).
Remember this show? If not, here's a Parker Lewis Can't Lose YouTube clip to rouse your memory.