Parker Lewis Can't Lose Supplement


Compiled by Terry Gaetz [TJG]

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Last Revised:  1994 Jul 05 [TJG]

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Additional information of interest has been placed in this episode guide
supplement.  Various members of the Flamingo Digest mailing list have
also provided information and corrections.

Current Contents:

   Flamingo Digest mailing list information
   Cast lists
   Special Guest Appearances/Cameos
   Directing and writing credits
   Old Flamingo Digest <apocryphal> episode titles

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Mailing List Information:

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   series "Parker Lewis" (formerly "Parker Lewis Can't Lose") on the 
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Cast lists.  (Alphabetical)


Regular cast:

Actor                     Character
-------------------  ---  -----------------------------------------

Abraham Benrubi      ABe  Francis Lawrence "Lar(r)y" Kubiac III
Anne Bloom           ABl  Judy Lewis (Season 1 except pilot)
Maia Brewton         MB   Shelly Ann Lewis
Melanie Chartoff     MC   Grace Musso
Jennifer Guthrie     JG   Annie Faith Sloan (a guest star in season 2,
                          she became a regular in season 3)
Sherman Howard            Martin Lloyd "Marty" Lewis (pilot only)
William Jayne        WJ   Michael Patrick "Mikey" Randall
                     BJ   (usually billed as Billy Jayne in season 2 & 3)
Paul Johansson       PJ   Nick Comstock (season 2)
Taj Johnson          TJ   Frank Lemmer (seasons 1 and 2)
Corin Nemec          CN   Parker Lloyd Lewis
Harold Pruett        HP   Bradley "Brad" Penny
John Pinette         JP   Coach Hank Kohler (season 3)
Troy Slaten          TS   Jerry Steiner
Timothy Stack        TSt  Martin Lloyd "Marty" Lewis (except pilot)
Mary Ellen Trainor   MET  Judy Lewis, pilot and season 2


Actors playing continuing roles:

Actor                     Character(s)
-----------------------   --------------------------------------------

B. J. Barie               Badge
Abraham Benrubi           Francis Lawrence "Lar(r)y" Kubiac III
Anne Bloom                Judy Lewis (Season 1 except pilot)
Maia Brewton              Shelly Ann Lewis
Melanie Chartoff          Grace Musso
Julie Condra              Donna Sue Horton (Season 1)
Macka Foley               Gym Coach
Mark Jay Goodman          Dr. Brendan Carroll
Gerrit Graham             Dr. Norman Pankow
Robert Greenberg          Mr. Loopman
Jennifer Guthrie          Annie Faith Sloan
William Jayne             Michael Patrick "Mikey" Randall
                          (usually billed as Billy Jayne in Season 2 & 3)
Paul Johansson            Nick Comstock
Taj Johnson               Frank Lemmer
Alla Korot                Mary Lou Connor
Malaika                   Caroline
Wesley Mann               collections officer (Santo Domingo Bank)
Randy Murzynski           Sports Reporter
Corin Nemec               Parker Lloyd Lewis
Tony Nittoli              Donald "Don" "the Don" Yemano
Patrick T. O'Brien        Francis Lawrence Kubiac Jr. ("Mr. Kubiac")
John Pinette              Coach Hank Kohler (season 3)
Laurie Plaxen             Stacy
Tiffanie Poston           Cheerleader, Janice
Harold Pruett             Bradley "Brad" Penny
Rodney Allen Rippy        Rodney, Student
Troy Slaten               Jerry Steiner
Lawrence Spinak           Conrad Fleck (usually billed as Larry)
Timothy Stack             Martin Lloyd Lewis (except pilot)
Mary Ellen Trainor        Judy Lewis, pilot and Season 2
Gregory Eugene Travis     Remmel
Kim Valentine             Becky Grant
Yohanna Yonas             Eileen Larson



Actors appearing in multiple roles:

Actor                     Character(s)
-----------------------   -------------------------------------

Robert Cavanaugh          Tim, Silhouette #1, Jury Foreman
William Lester Collins    prize awarder from _Field_&_Heifer_
                          Yuppie Guy
Malaika                   Caroline, Merlene
Wesley Mann               collections officer (Santo Domingo Bank),
                          school board inspector
Michael John Nunes        Stanley, Timmy
Tiffanie Poston           Cheerleader, Janice
Kymberleigh St. Peter     Waitress (hands & voice only), Pretty Girl
Rusty Schmidt             Ruderman, Jock
Todd Shawn                Dude, Student #1



Recurring characters played by more than one actor.

Character                 Actor
-----------------------   -------------------------------------

Judy Lewis                Anne Bloom (season 1, except pilot)
                          Mary Ellen Trainor (pilot, season 2)
Martin Lloyd Lewis        Sherman Howard (pilot)
                          Timothy Stack (except pilot)
Mr. Loopman               Clyde Kusatsu (pilot), Robert Greenberg
Mrs. Randall              Sherry Rooney, Lyndsey Fields
Donna Sue Horton          Julie Condra (season 1)
                          Sharon Case (season 2)



Special Guest Appearances/Cameos:

Actor (series, movie, ...)                                Episodes
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Harry Anderson (Night Court)                              [2.18]
Curtis Armstrong (Risky Business)                         [2.24]
Barbara Billingsley (Leave it to Beaver)                  [1.16]
Sonny Bono                                                [2.06]
Brian Bonsall (Family Ties)                               [2.17]
Dr. Joyce Brothers (pop psychologist)                     [3.03]
Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210)                 [2.22]
Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills, 90210)                    [2.22]
Michael Dorn (Star Trek, The Next Generation)             [3.04]
Taime Downe                                               [1.19]
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark                              [2.19]
David Faustino (Married... With Children)                 [1.09]
Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210)                       [2.22]
Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210)                 [2.22]
Arte Johnson (Laugh In)                                   [3.18]
Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver)                        [1.16]
Donny Osmond                                              [1.23]
Ken Osmond (Leave it to Beaver)                           [2.01]
Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210)                         [2.22]
Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210)                    [2.22]
Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210)                      [2.22]
Dave Thomas (SCTV)                                        [2.14]
Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian)                         [1.26]
"Weird Al" Yankovic                                       [1.18]
Marvin Young                                              [3.01]
Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210)                        [2.22]
          


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Directing and Writing Credits:
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   Director              Season  Episode Title
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   Rob Bowman              [2.01] "Father Knows Less"
                           [2.03] "Full Mental Jacket"
                           [2.11] "Love Handles"
                           [2.20] "Dance of Romance"
                           [2.21] "When Jerry Met Shelly"
                           [2.25] "Diner '75"
                           [3.02] "Cape Flamingo"
                           [3.04] "Summer of '92"
                           [3.06] "Jerry's Journey"
                           [3.12] "An Unmarried Musso"
                           [3.18] "Night to Remember"

   Thom Eberhardt          [1.01] "Pilot"

   Tucker Gates            [2.10] "Rock 'n' Roles"

   Mike Finney             [2.24] "Home Alone with Annie"
                           [3.07] "Beauty and the Kube"
                           [3.09] "Lewis & Son"
                           [3.13] "Educating Brad"
                           [3.14] "The Love Bug"
                           [3.20] "Senior Jerry"
                           [3.22] "The Last Supper" (Series Finale)

   Lyndall Hobbs           [1.06] "G.A.G. Dance"

   Mark Jean               [2.07] "Fat Boy and Little Man"
                           [2.14] "Tower of Power"

   Lawrence Jay Lipton     [1.17] "Splendor in the Class"

   Jeff Melman             [1.11] "Radio Free Flamingo"
                           [2.05] "The Undergraduate"

   Randall Miller          [1.04] "Parker Lewis Must Lose"

   Larry Shaw              [2.16] "Goodbye, Mr. Rips"
                           [2.22] "Geek Tragedy"
                           [3.01] "Flamingo Graffiti"
                           [3.03] "The Kiss"
                           [3.05] "Love is Hell"
                           [3.10] "Kohler Buys the Diner"
                           [3.11] "Parker's Got a Brand New Car"
                           [3.15] "Write or Die"
                           [3.16] "The Bitch is Back"
                           [3.17] "Musso: A Wedding"
                           [3.19] "Boys Night In"
                           [3.21] "Rocky Kohler Horror Show"

   Bryan Spicer            [1.05] "Close, but No Guitar"
                           [1.08] "Saving Grace"
                           [1.10] "Deja Dudes"
                           [1.13] "Teacher, Teacher"
                           [1.16] "Jerry: Portrait of a Video Junkie"
                           [1.21] "Jerry's First Date"
                           [1.22] "Against the Norm"
                           [1.23] "King Kube"
                           [1.25] "Parker Lewis Can't Win"
                           [2.02] "A Walk on the DarkSide"
                           [2.04] "Future Shock"
                           [2.06] "Stormy Mikey"
                           [2.08] "Aging Gracefully"
                           [2.09] "The Parker Chronicles"
                           [2.12] "Boy Meets Girl"
                           [2.13] "Raging Kube"
                           [2.15] "Obscene and Not Heard"
                           [2.17] "Civil Wars"
                           [2.18] "Glory Daze"
                           [2.19] "Boy Meets Girl II"
                           [2.23] "Money Talks"
                           [3.08] "Hungry Heart"

   Max Tash                [1.03] "Power Play"
                           [1.07] "Love's a Beast"
                           [1.09] "Musso & Frank"
                           [1.12] "Science Fair"
                           [1.15] "Heather the Class"
                           [1.18] "The Human Grace"
                           [1.19] "Citizen Kube"
                           [1.20] "Randall without a Cause"

   Andy Tennant            [1.02] "Operation Kubiac"
                           [1.14] "Rent-A-Kube"
                           [1.24] "Teens from a Mall"
                           [1.25] "My Fair Shelly"


   Writer                           Season  Episode Title
   -------------------------------- ------  ---------------------------

   Sheryl J. Anderson                 [2.10] "Rock 'n' Roles"
                                      [2.23] "Money Talks"
                                      [3.18] "Night to Remember"

   David Caplan & Brian Lapan         [1.11] "Radio Free Flamingo"

   David Cohen &                      [2.08] "Aging Gracefully"
      Roger S. H. Schulman            [2.15] "Obscene and Not Heard"
                                      [2.20] "Dance of Romance"
                                      [3.05] "Love is Hell"
                                      [3.10] "Kohler Buys the Diner"
                              (story) [3.15] "Write or Die"
                                      [3.20] "Senior Jerry"

   Alan Cross                         [3.04] "Summer of '92" (story)

   Alan Cross & Tom Spezialy          [1.03] "Power Play"
                                      [2.04] "Future Shock"
                                      [2.24] "Home Alone with Annie"
                                      [3.04] "Summer of '92" (teleplay)
                                      [3.21] "Rocky Kohler Horror Show"

   Matt Dearborn                      [2.03] "Full Mental Jacket"

   John Debellis                      [1.12] "Science Fair"

   Lon Diamond & Clyde Phillips       [1.01] "Pilot"
                                      [1.16] "Jerry: Portrait of a 
                                              Video Junkie"
                                      [1.20] "Randall without a Cause"

   Russell Marcus                     [1.08] "Saving Grace"

   Peter Ocko & Adam Barr             [1.07] "Love's a Beast"
                                      [1.21] "Jerry's First Date"
                                      [1.25] "My Fair Shelly"
                                      [2.01] "Father Knows Less"
                                      [2.07] "Fat Boy and Little Man"
                                      [2.14] "Tower of Power"
                                      [2.17] "Civil Wars"
                                      [2.22] "Geek Tragedy"
                                      [2.25] "Diner '75"
                                      [3.06] "Jerry's Journey"
                                      [3.07] "Beauty and the Kube"
                                      [3.14] "The Love Bug"

   Renee Palyo                        [2.21] "When Jerry Met Shelly"
                                      [3.03] "The Kiss"
                                      [3.08] "Hungry Heart"
                                      [3.12] "An Unmarried Musso"
                                      [3.13] "Educating Brad"

   Renee Palyo & Brenda Lilly         [2.02] "A Walk on the DarkSide"
                                      [2.11] "Love Handles"
                                      [2.16] "Goodbye, Mr. Rips"

   Clyde Phillips & Lon Diamond       [1.01] "Operation Kubiac"
                                      [1.05] "Close, but No Guitar"
                                      [1.06] "G.A.G. Dance"
                                      [1.09] "Musso & Frank"
                                      [1.13] "Teacher, Teacher"
                                      [1.24] "Teens from a Mall"
                                      [1.19] "Citizen Kube" (Story)
                                      [2.05] "The Undergraduate"
                                      [2.06] "Stormy Mikey"
                                      [2.09] "The Parker Chronicles"
                                      [2.12] "Boy Meets Girl"
                                      [2.19] "Boy Meets Girl II"
                                      [3.01] "Flamingo Graffiti"
                                      [3.02] "Cape Flamingo"
                                      [3.11] "Parker's Got a Brand New Car"
                                      [3.16] "The Bitch is Back"
                                      [3.17] "Musso: A Wedding"

   David Silverman & 
      Stephen Sustarsic    (teleplay) [3.15] "Write or Die"
                                      [3.19] "Boys Night In"

   Tom Spezialy & Alan Cross          [1.15] "Heather the Class"
                                      [1.23] "King Kube"
                                      [1.19] "Citizen Kube" (Teleplay)
                                      [1.17] "Splendor in the Class" (Teleplay)
                                      [2.13] "Raging Kube"
                                      [2.18] "Glory Daze"
                                      [3.09] "Lewis & Son"
                                      [3.22] "The Last Supper" (Series Finale)

   Tom Straw                          [1.04] "Parker Lewis Must Lose"
                                      [1.10] "Deja Dudes"
                                      [1.14] "Rent-A-Kube"
                                      [1.18] "The Human Grace"
                                      [1.22] "Against the Norm"
                                      [1.25] "Parker Lewis Can't Win"

   Michael Swerdlick                  [1.17] "Splendor in the Class" (Story)


Information is still needed for:

   [3.05] "Love is Hell"
   [3.06] "Jerry's Journey"


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Old Flamingo Digest <Unofficial> Episode Titles

Back in the old days before the official episode titles became available,
the Flamingo Digest mailing list members made up unofficial titles for
the episodes.  The principle seems to have been to construct the worst
possible pun (often based on a movie title) which had some resonance with
the episode in question.  Once the official titles became available,
the unofficial titles were eventually removed from the episode guide.

The proposed titles were inventive and in many cases better than the
official titles, too good to be simply forgotten.  Accordingly, I have
restored them to the guide as part of this supplement.


Official Episode Title               Flamingo Digest Title Pro Tem
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"Pilot"                              <Speak for Yourself, Parker>
"Operation Kubiac"                   <Kube Knows Math>
"Power Play"                         <Stiles over Substance>
"Parker Lewis Must Lose"             <Take Me for Granted>
"Close, but No Guitar"               <Rock and Roll Call>
"G.A.G. Dance"                       <The Confidence Game>
"Love's a Beast"                     <Mikey on My Psyche>
"Saving Grace"                       <Grace under Pressure>
"Musso & Frank"                      <Dynasty>
"Deja Dudes"                         <Lime after Lime>
"Radio Free Flamingo"                <Irate Radio>
"Science Fair"                       <One Small Step for a Bud>
"Teacher, Teacher"                   <Stressed Are the Peacemakers>
"Rent-A-Kube"                        <Robokube>
"Heather the Class"                  <The Good, the Bad, and the Portly>
"Jerry: Portrait of a Video Junkie"  <Just Say No to Video>
"Splendor in the Class"              <Ars Gratia Artis>
"The Human Grace"                    <We'll Always Have Santo Domingo>
"Citizen Kube"                       <Lifestyles of the Rich and Famished>
"Randall without a Cause"            <Born to Be Mikey>
"Jerry's First Date"                 <Harmonic Convergence>
"Against the Norm"                   <SES, Lies, and Videotape>
"King Kube"                          <King for a Day>
"Teens from a Mall"                  <I Mall Shook Up>
"My Fair Shelly"                     <Operation Pretty Woman>
"Parker Lewis Can't Win"             <The Wrongest Day>

"Father Knows Less"                  <Toastmasters>
"A Walk on the DarkSide"             <Faust and Furious>
"Full Mental Jacket"                 <Cloak and Swagger>
"Future Shock"                       <Backside to the Future>
"The Undergraduate"                  <Till There Wasn't You>
"Fat Boy and Little Man"             <Pig + Skin>


Some additional interesting titles (suggested after the apocryphal
title list was discontinued):

"Aging Gracefully"                   <1991: A Grace Odd to See>
"Boy Meets Girl"                     <Annie, Get Your Hon>
"Flamingo Graffiti"                  <Budz 'N the Park>
"The Love Bug"                       <Annie-thing but Love >