Picks and Pans Review: Parker Lewis Can't Lose

updated 09/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Fox (Sun., Sept. 2, 9:30 P.M. ET)


And you thought the Me decade was over? Not if Parker Lewis is representative of the emerging generation. Donald Trump couldn't carry this guy's golf clubs.

Corin "Corky" Nemec plays this high school venture capitalist. He's got concessions on junk food, English notes and concert tickets. As he notes of the kids streaming though the halls, "They're more than just classmates; they're customers."

William Jayne plays Parker's best friend, Maia (Adventures in Babysitting) Brewton his younger sister and Fridays alumna Melanie Chartoff the ogre-ish principal.

The writing is only adequate, but the cast and hip musical score are appealing. The visual gags make this sitcom pilot look like a live action version of a Road Runner cartoon. The following Sunday, the series moves to its regular slot at 7:30.

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