Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • Vanessa: Can I sit down? Michelle: Be careful. I'm bad luck. Vanessa: Oh, no you're not! Michelle: You just sat on some gum. Told you.

  • Mark: (in jail) Earvin, don't write on public propery! Earvin: Why? What are they going to do, put me in jail?

  • (Tyler has just insulted Geneva)
    Mark: Sorry you had to leave, Tyler (starts to move Tyler towards door)
    Tyler: (confused) I'm not going anywhere.
    Mark: In life? No. Outta my house? Yes (slams door)

Notes (35)

  • 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.

  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner), John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Jurnee Smolett (Denise) and Miko Hughes (Aaron) cross over their roles from Full House. Additionally, John Posey plays a paramedic in this episode, In 1987, John Posey played Danny Tanner for the pilot episode of Full House.

  • Jurnee Smollett crosses over from her role on Full House.

  • Guest Steven Williams and series star Holly Robinson Peete also starred together on 21 Jump Street.

  • During the credits, Mark and Tyler sing "This Is a Man's World".

  • The series moves to Fridays as a part of TGIF, replacing Perfect Strangers. To adjust it to the family friendly lineup, changes were made to make the series focused more on family and Mark's work at the school.

  • Marquise Wilson becomes a main cast member with this episode.

  • During the credits, Mark builds a 15-story building with playing cards and amuses the audience.

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Trivia (6)

  • 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?

  • In the cold open, when Vanessa washes her hands after Darnell touches her, water does not come out of the faucet even though the sound of water is clearly heard.

  • At the end of the episode, Mark and Vanessa watch 21 Jump Street and Vanessa says she doesn't like Holly Robinson, who of course plays Vanessa on this show.

  • In this episode, Mark meets both of Vanessa's parents "for the first time," yet he had already met her mother (then played by Roxie Roker) in the season one episode, "In Vanessa We Trust."

Allusions (13)

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" is the name of a Broadway musical about a young man who quickly climbs the corporate ladder after he reads a book called "How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)".

  • The title of this episode alludes to the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.

  • The episode title is a play on John Singleton's 1991 movie Boyz in the Hood, which starred Omar Gooding's brother, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

  • The episode title is a play on "leapin' lizards," the title girl's catch phrase in the comic strip Little Orphan Annie.

  • The title is a play on Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • The title is a play on a lyric from Leslie Gore's 1963 song It's My Party.

  • Episode name: Mo' Money
    Mo' Money, the title of this episode, was an early 90s movie starring Damon and Marlon Wayans.

  • The episode title is a play on Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 song Achy Breaky Heart.

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