The Parent 'Hood

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.0  (1,266)

The Parent 'Hood is a family sitcom that aired on The WB for five seasons from 1995 to 1999. The show revolves around the Peterson family, led by Robert Peterson (Robert Townsend), a college professor and loving father of four. His wife Jerri (Suzzanne Douglas) is a psychologist and also works at the college as a guidance counselor.

The Petersons' eldest daughter, Zaria (Reagan Gomez-Preston), is a high school student with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. The middle child, T.K. (T.K. Carter), is a struggling actor who often finds himself in hilarious and awkward situations. The two youngest children, CeCe (Ashli Amari Adams) and Nicholas (Curtis Williams Jr.), are still in elementary school and provide comedic relief with their innocent yet mischievous behavior.

Throughout the series, the Peterson family faces various challenges and obstacles, both personal and professional. They navigate their way through issues such as puberty, dating, peer pressure, racism, sexism, and family dynamics. Robert and Jerri strive to be good role models for their children, but they are not perfect and often make mistakes. However, they always manage to come together as a family and support each other through thick and thin.

One of the distinctive features of The Parent 'Hood is its focus on education and the importance of learning. Robert is a college professor and often uses his academic knowledge to teach his children valuable life lessons. He encourages his children to be curious, to ask questions, and to pursue their passions. The show also touches on issues involving the education system, such as funding, standardized testing, and teacher-student relationships.

Another notable aspect of The Parent 'Hood is its portrayal of African-American culture and identity. The show addresses issues such as racial identity, discrimination, and stereotypes. It also celebrates the diversity and richness of black culture through music, dance, fashion, and cuisine. The show features guest appearances by many prominent African-American performers, including Janet Jackson, Gladys Knight, and Erykah Badu.

Overall, The Parent 'Hood is a heartwarming and relatable family sitcom that deals with real-life issues in a humorous and insightful way. It is a show that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on your own relationships with your family. The show has stood the test of time and remains a beloved classic among fans of all ages.

The Parent 'Hood is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (90 episodes). The series first aired on January 18, 1995.

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Wedding Bell Blues
11. Wedding Bell Blues
July 25, 1999
Jerri's sister Celeste pays a visit and unintentionally strains Robert and Jerri's marriage with her extravagant suggestions for their 20th-anniversary party and Zaria and T.K. find themselves riding to the rescue.
Something About Queenie
10. Something About Queenie
July 18, 1999
T.K. and Kelly find themselves in the doghouse when an unexpected turn of events disrupts their plan to neutralize Queenie, visiting Aunt Josephine's mean pet. Meanwhile, Zaria fumes when Robert's editing of her valedictory speech leaves no trace of her personality.
To Kiss or Not to Kiss
9. To Kiss or Not to Kiss
July 11, 1999
Zaria and T.K. must share an embarrassing passionate kiss in the senior play or fail the course. Meanwhile, Nicholas adopts a ""bad boy"" attitude in hopes of attracting classmate Monica.
Old Men Can't Jump
8. Old Men Can't Jump
July 4, 1999
Robert and Kelly resort to using a ringer to save themselves from almost certain defeat in an upcoming basketball match. Meanwhile, Jerri faces unintended consequences after telling Cece and Nicholas never to lie.
Integrity to Block
7. Integrity to Block
July 4, 1999
Kelly gains new respect when he does well on the quiz show ""Deep Knowledge,"" until Robert learns he wasn't exactly using an ethical approach. Meanwhile, Cece and her pal Jesse hatch a scheme to get her parents to let him move in.
Deserving Honors
6. Deserving Honors
June 27, 1999
Zaria tries to console her friend Simone, a teenage single mother whose award and scholarship are rescinded. Meanwhile, Kelly's latest moneymaking scheme is to act as a manager for second-rate entertainers, including a ventriloquist and the world's oldest living gymnast.
Mommy Dearest
5. Mommy Dearest
June 27, 1999
T.K.'s mother L'Tonya shows up after eight years and wants to take the boy home with her, but Jerri isn't sure that L'Tonya has shaken her former drug habit for good. Meanwhile, Kelly dumps his girlfriend Traci but can't seem to shake her voodoo curse.
4. Poco-No-No
June 20, 1999
Zaria convinces her parents to let her go to the Poconos unsupervised. But her parents-free, girls-only weekend seems headed for trouble when unexpected visitors crash the party. Meanwhile, Nicholas schemes to find the cash to buy a pricey pair of sneakers.
Talkin' Trash
3. Talkin' Trash
June 13, 1999
When Zaria loses her deejay gig to T.K.'s less positive but more popular style, Robert takes action. Meanwhile, Jerri lets Robert's brother Kelly play plumber, despite Robert's doubts about Kelly's competence.
Front Window
2. Front Window
June 6, 1999
Kelly spots Robert's neighbor hoisting strange bags out of the house and become convinced he is a murderer. Meanwhile, T.K. tries to shed his streetwise image for a more conservative one -- which the other kids hate.
'Hood Sweet 'Hood (2)
1. 'Hood Sweet 'Hood (2)
May 30, 1999
Trying to stop T.K.'s revenge on the thugs who robbed him, Robert is shot (in an embarassing part of his anatomy), hits his head and lapses into a coma. Angry Jerri decides it is time T.K. was removed from the Peterson home; and an angel named Max appears to convey Robert to Heaven. Just as a tearful T.K. comes to Robert's bedside to beg his forgiveness, Robert recovers, and all is forgiven. (Part 2 of 2)
Where to Watch The Parent 'Hood
The Parent 'Hood is available for streaming on the The WB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Parent 'Hood on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 18, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (1,266)