Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The series, set in Oakland, California (Mark Curry's hometown), centers on NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach (and later basketball coach) Mark Cooper. Mark is a "somewhat suave" single guy with a zany personality; he always gets a few laughs from his friends. Mark's childhood friend Robin Dumars and Robin's other best friend Vanessa Russell live in a rented house that they cannot afford without an additional roommate. Though the events just prior to Mark's moving in are never shown, he agreed to move in with Robin and Vanessa. His "bedroom" is the den near the living room; Robin and Vanessa occupy the only bedrooms in the house. Although living with women may not be easy at times, Mark does appreciate them. They often teach him a thing or two when he gets in over his head.
Early episodes of the series featured references by Robin of Mark possibly having a crush on Vanessa, though that was mostly de-emphasized. Near the end of season four, he and Vanessa became a couple. Almost as quickly as they started dating, they became engaged. Midway through the first season, Tyler Foster was introduced as Mark's annoying neighbor kid; he would become a regular character starting in season two. By the second season, Robin was phased out after Lewis's departure. Mark's two cousins from Georgia, Geneva Lee and her daughter Nicole moved into the house. Tyler quickly became the best friend of Nicole.
|Mark Curry||Mark Cooper||1||2||3||4||5|
|Dawnn Lewis||Robin Dumars||1|
|Saundra Quarterman||Geneva Lee||2||3||4||5|
|Nell Carter||P.J. Moore||2||3|
|Marquise Wilson||Tyler Foster||1||2||3||4||5|
|Omar Gooding||Earvin Rodman||1||2||3||4||5|
|Holly Robinson Peete||Vanessa Russell||1||2||3||4||5|
|Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.|
|Season One||September 22, 1992||May 18, 1993||22|
|Season Two||September 24, 1993||May 20, 1994||22|
|Season Three||September 23, 1994||May 12, 1995||22|
|Season Four||September 22, 1995||May 10, 1996||22|
|Season Five||June 21, 1997||August 30, 1997||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.