Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

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Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/22/92
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  • Episode Description
  • In the series opener, unemployed Mark Cooper gets a job as a substitute teacher at his old high school. He also shares his house with two beautiful women: Robin, a music teacher who also works at the school, and Vanessa, a rich girl whom Mark is attracted to. On his first day of school, Mark has to deal with unruly students who give him a hard time. But Mark soon finds a solution to impress his class.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mark Curry

    Mark Cooper

  • Holly Robinson Peete

    Vanessa Russell

  • Dawnn Lewis

    Robin Dumars

  • Jeff Franklin

  • Joel Zwick

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • In this episode, the set that is occupied by Mark Cooper and his roommates is actually the set from Growing Pains. Alan Thicke, who appears as himself in the teaser, meets Mark Curry and wishes him well on his new show. Subsequently, the set was changed without explanation.

    Trivia (3)

    • In the series' pilot episode, the show was filmed on the set of Growing Pains.

    • Answer to above Goof: It was never meant as them being the ones who moved into the Growing Pains house; Mark explains at the beginning that they wanted to see how the series would go first, and did not want to spend money on a set yet, and to just use our imagination to pretend it's not the same house. Later on, the setting is changed without explanation, telling us the new setting was supposed to be the house they lived in the whole time.

    • Major Continuity Error: How could Mark and his rommmates move into the same house from Growing Pains? Didn't the Seavers live in New York before moving to Washington, D.C. while the setting for Hangin' with Mr. Cooper was set in Oakland, California?

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