Hangin' With Mr. Cooper

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  • TV-PG
  • 1992
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.4  (3,490)

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper was a classic American sitcom that aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997. The show centered around Mark Cooper, a former NBA player turned high school coach, played by stand-up comedian Mark Curry. Mark Cooper lived in an apartment complex with two of his closest friends, Robin and Vanessa, played by Holly Robinson Peete and Dawnn Lewis, respectively. Together, they navigated their way through life's ups and downs, dealing with issues such as love, friendship, career aspirations, and the all-too-real struggles of daily life.

Throughout the show, Mark's closest friends and confidantes were his two roommates. Vanessa, a social worker, was the voice of reason, always providing Mark with sound advice and a listening ear. Robin was the spunky, ambitious woman who wasn't afraid to speak her mind and usually provided the comedic relief in any given situation.

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper also introduced several recurring characters, including Mark's niece, Nicole, played by Raven-Symone, who lived with Mark after her parents passed away. Nicole was a bright, bubbly, but occasionally mischievous girl, who kept Mark on his toes and added another layer of complexity to the show.

Much of the conflict in Hangin' With Mr. Cooper came from Mark's job teaching high school. Though he loved his job, Mark often found himself at odds with his principal, P.J. Moore, played by Saundra Quarterman. P.J. was a strict disciplinarian who frequently butted heads with Mark over his unconventional teaching methods.

Another recurring character was Geneva Lee, played by Nell Carter, who was a close friend of Mark's mother and often provided Mark with guidance and encouragement. At the same time, she was also known for her quick wit, sharp tongue, and boisterous personality that often got her into trouble.

One of the most exciting things about Hangin' With Mr. Cooper was the chemistry between the characters. The show was full of hilarious one-liners, witty retorts, and clever banter that kept viewers engaged and coming back for more. The dynamic between Mark, Vanessa, and Robin was especially delightful, with each character bringing their unique personality to the table and creating a perfect balance of humor and heart.

Overall, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper was a wholesome, feel-good sitcom that embodied the spirit of the 90s. It tackled issues that were relevant to the time, such as minority representation in the media and the rise of hip hop music, while still remaining accessible to audiences of all ages. Whether you were a child growing up in the 90s or simply looking to relive some nostalgia, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper was a timeless classic that was sure to put a smile on your face.

Hangin' With Mr. Cooper is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (101 episodes). The series first aired on September 22, 1992.

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Getting Personal
13. Getting Personal
August 30, 1997
Vanessa wonders if Mark really understands her. She places an advertisement in a section of the personals and then tests Mark by telling him to determine which ad is hers.
Party, Party
12. Party, Party
August 29, 1997
While Vanessa's friends give her a pre-wedding party at a strip club where her old boyfriend works, Mark's buddies host a similar party for him.
The Idol
11. The Idol
August 23, 1997
Mark promises that he will introduce Tyler to his favorite rap star who happens to be an old friend of Mark's.
10. Lifesaver
August 22, 1997
Vanessa pressures Geneva's longtime boyfriend, Ken, into asking Geneva to marry him. Geneva accepts, but Ken reconsiders after Mark inadvertently scares him about the seriousness of marriage.
The Argument
9. The Argument
August 16, 1997
Mark and Vanessa get into an argument, but they both have conflicting viewpoints as to what really happened.
The Swami
8. The Swami
August 15, 1997
To help the school earn money for textbooks, Mark works at a carnival pretending to be a fortuneteller.
One on One
7. One on One
August 9, 1997
When Mark argues with the high school's girls' basketball coach, they decide to settle their differences with a one-on-one basketball game.
The Dance
6. The Dance
August 2, 1997
Tyler makes a date with a girl for his first school dance, but Mark gives him bad advice on how to treat women.
The Spa
5. The Spa
July 19, 1997
Vanessa is very tense from planning her wedding, so her friend Florence invites her to a spa for relaxation. Mark becomes jealous when he realizes that the spa is staffed by attractive men who are eager to please their customers.
4. Security
July 12, 1997
Vanessa's job working as an emergency medical technician is eliminated due to budget cuts, so she starts her own business selling African beauty supplies. Meanwhile, Mark takes an additional job at a security company.
The In-Laws
3. The In-Laws
July 5, 1997
Mark meets Vanessa's extremely weathly parents for the first time, and hopes that they will pay for the wedding.
Please Don't Go
2. Please Don't Go
June 28, 1997
When Geneva feels she's in the way of the newlyweds-to-be and makes plans to move out, Mark enlists the help of Tyler's rambunctious young relatives to convince her to stay.
The Ring
1. The Ring
June 21, 1997
After Vanessa accepts Mark's marriage proposal, Mark looks for a deal on a ring he can afford. But there's a misunderstanding about the price-after he gives it to Vanessa.
Where to Watch Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
Hangin' With Mr. Cooper is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hangin' With Mr. Cooper on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 22, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (3,490)