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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] [DVD]

Release Date:08/02/2016
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    With his career as an NBA player at an end, Mark Cooper (Mark Curry) returns to his home town of Oakland as Hangin' with Mr. Cooper inaugurates its first season. Through the intervention of his childhood friend Robin Dumars (Dawnn Lewis), now a music teacher, Mark is able to secure work as a substitute teacher and assistant coach at his old alma mater, Oakbridge High School, where he must answer to Head Coach Ricketts (Roger E. Mosley). Since their combined incomes don't amount to all that much, Mark and Robin decide to platonically share their living quarters, renting a rather sizeable house in a middle-class Oakland neighborhood. Moving in with the couple is Robin's friend Vanessa Russell (Holly Robinson Peete), who worked for a brokerage firm. Though Mark is clearly smitten by Vanessa, she keeps him at arm's length, saving herself for marriage--preferably a wealthy marriage to a better-looking fellow than Mark. Just as the three main characters saved money by living together, so too did the producers of Hangin' with Mr. Coopereconomize by using as its main set the same house previously occupied by the Seaver family on the recently cancelled sitcom Growing Pains. Rather than hope that the audience wouldn't notice this recycling, the writers deliberately drew attention to it by having Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) drop into the house in the first episodes to extend his best wishes to the new tenants! (And never mind that Growing Pains was set in New York rather than California!) Among the supporting characters introduced this season is Mark's student Earvin Rodman (Omar Gooding), an affable but oafish fellow who is in his sixth year of high school! And the episode "Miracle in Okinawa" features future series regular Marquise Wilson, not in his familiar role of wisecracking kid Tyler Foster, but instead as an anonymous youngster for whom Mark plays Santa Claus. In the season finale, the roommates break up when Mark decides to move into a new apartment--only to realize that he can't stand living alone. Growing Pains wrapped up its freshman season as the highest-rated new series of the year, tying for fourteenth place in the ratings with The Jackie Thomas Show. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew

    • Mark Curry - Mark Cooper
    • Holly Robinson Peete - Vanessa Russell
    • Dawnn Lewis - Robin Dumars
    • Omar Gooding - Earvin Rodman
    • Roger E. Mosley - Coach Ricketts

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