The Parkers

UPN (ended 2004)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 19

    At Last (3)

    Aired 5/10/04

  • S 5 : Ep 18

    A Little Change Never Hurt Anybody (2)

    Aired 5/3/04

  • S 5 : Ep 17

    Could It Be You? (1)

    Aired 4/26/04

  • S 5 : Ep 16

    Practice What You Preach

    Aired 3/1/04

  • S 5 : Ep 15

    Judge Not a Book...

    Aired 2/23/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mo'Nique

    Nikki Parker

  • Countess Vaughn

    Kim Parker

  • Dorien Wilson

    Stanley Oglevee

  • Yvette Wilson

    Andell Wilkerson (Episodes 14-110, recurring previously)

  • Ken Lawson

    Tyrell 'T' Radcliffe (Episodes 14-110, recurring previously)

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  • show Description
  • Mo'Nique and Countess Vaugh star as the mother-daughter family of Nikki and Kim Parker, in this spin-off of the hit UPN sitcom, Moesha. This time around, Kim and Nikki enroll into Santa Monica Junior College in Santa Monica, California. While Kim was initially bothered by the thought of her mother attending college with her, she eventually came to accept it, and they both grew closer because of the experience. Then, there was Nikki; she got pregnant with Kim in high school, which forced her to dropout during her senior year to raise her daughter (she went back to receive her high school diploma, as seen in an episode of Moesha), and eventually never went to college---until now. Nikki is known most-notably for her never-ending pursuits after SMC professor, Stanley Oglevee (Dorien Wilson). Throughout the entire series, Professor Oglevee denied Nikki's request for love; but as we know, that never stopped Nikki. The show became a huge hit with UPN's viewers, as did its predecessor. In 2004, after five years and 110 episodes, The Parkers ended its series run. Throughout its five seasons, the series, along with its cast members, have been nominated for 11 NAACP Image Awards; it has won five, with Mo'Nique winning four as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005 for her role as Nikki Parker. Dorien Wilson won an Image award in 2004 as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2002, Yvette Wilson was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (37)

    • Kim: Come on everybody, this is a party! Pump it up, pump it up, pump it up!

    • Kim's Friend: I can't believe you and me were the only one's there that don't have no fake i.d.! Kim: I do, it just says I'm 18. Kim's Friend: You are 18. Kim: I know, I got it when I was 13.

    • Nikki (to Anthony): You know your eyebrows got married, right?

    • Shaquilla: Goodbye, Kim. I know we're going to be the best of friends. Nikki: Aw, isn't she a doll?! Kim: Yeah, Chuckie!

    • Kim: Don't turn your back on Shaquilla...

    • Nikki: Have you seen a short black girl with blonde hair and green or hazel eyes? Casino Emplopyee: Is she with a short black dude? Nikki: A short soon to be dead little guy!

    • Clarise: Is this a good-bye letter from my boo-boo Kim: Close the bill for his airline ticket.

    • Nikki: (talking to Jerel) Boy you lied once, you'll do it again.

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    Notes (97)

    • This is the only episode that doesn't feature the theme song. Instead, the cast members' names are shown on screen after the first scene.

    • Kara Brock also starred in Moesha but as recurring character Sara.

    • Dwight Woody also had the recurring role of Coach Vines on Moesha.

    • This episode marks the debut of the theme song. It is sung by Countess Vaughn.

    • Dwight Woody makes his first appearance as Woody.

    • This episode marks the first time that a cast member from Moesha has ever appeared on the show.

    • Thomas Mikal Ford makes his first appearance as Kim's father, Mel Parker.

    • Sheryl Lee Ralph crosses over her role from Moesha.

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    Trivia (17)

    • In the Moesha episode, which was this show's pilot, Professor Oglevee's last name was actually Ogletree.

    • The story line for this episode comes from the 1956 movie The Bad Seed.

    • Nick Cannon did stand up comedy in real life.

    • Although Nick Cannon is seen wearing Ecko clothing, he was the spokesman for South Pole clothing at the time of this episode.

    • Nikki's hairstyle keeps changing in the scene where she confronts Kim about Garland's jokes.

    • When Royal arrives at the house to pick up Kim for their date, Kim goes to hug him at first without her coat on. Then she has the coat on while hugging him, and then it's off again.

    • How could Kim be 18 in this episode? In 1.14, it was mentioned that she was 19.

    • In the Moesha episode "It Takes Two," T told Kim his name was Tyrell, but in this episode his name is Thaddeus.

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    Allusions (18)

    • Grape Nuts also happens to be a cereal.

    • Nikki calls to a fleeing Stevie, "Hold it, Blossom!" when a half-naked man runs from the bedroom. Jenna Von Oy co-starred in Blossom--she played Blossom's best friend Six.

    • This episode takes it's name from a popular play of the same name.

    • Mo'Nique: Who do I look like, Florence the maid? Florence was the maid on a tv series called The Jeffersons. Isabel Sanford played the woman who hired Florence.

    • The episode title is a parody of the 1992 film Single White Female starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

    • The title of this episode is a takeoff of the HBO series, "The Sopranos." Also, the character Bruno Alto is a mockery of the "Sopranos" character, Tony Soprano.

    • The game show that the family appeared on was a spoof of NBC's "Weakest Link." The game show hoststess also made fun of Anne Robinson and her accent in the way she said, "Bye bye."

    • While at the department store, Nikki points out a Brandy doll to Kim, to which Kim replies, "Ooh, my favorite!" This is a reference to the star of "Moesha," the series that spun off "The Parkers."

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  • Fan Reviews (27)
  • Different from Moesha, but real good.

    By bautistakenrick856, Dec 15, 2014

  • Love this show like nothing else!

    By bonnielandfai, Jun 20, 2013

  • Full of laughter from mom and daughter!

    By T_VFan, May 01, 2012

  • The Parkers

    By Dmoore6148, Jan 05, 2012

  • Love this show

    By BTVSForever, Dec 24, 2005