Crush renewed

It was 1990 when the fledgling Fox network put on something called Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, a delightfully-unhinged comedy about a high-school kid who out-Ferrises Bueller, which ran for three seasons. Lewis himself, played by Corin Nemec, later seen as Jonas Quinn in Stargate SG-1, is fun to watch, but television is all about conflict, and there was no greater conflict than that between Parker Lewis and Grace Musso, principal of Santo Domingo High, played by Melanie Chartoff.

This is one of the few shows I watched religiously, and, well, there’s an obvious reason for that:

Melanie Chartoff

Because it was funny, dammit.

(Photo from Here’s a vintage screen capture of the dreaded Ms. Musso.)



  1. ECM »

    12 July 2009 · 7:23 am

    Heh, loved that show! “Kubiak!”

  2. Brian J. »

    12 July 2009 · 6:44 pm

    My brother and I argued Bueller vs. Lewis. He was a Parker Lewis guy, and I of course was the Bueller partisan.

    I mean, Parker Lewis wasn’t even up to the Beans Baxter standard, for crying out loud.

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