The BEST Episodes of Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

Life couldn't be better for Mark Cooper (Mark Curry). He's charming, funny, playful and athletic--a really great guy ... And he'll be the first to tell you so! Just out of school and on his own for the first time, Mark shares a house with two beautiful women. The former college basketball superstar and ultimate prankster also happens to be the coolest substitute teacher around in Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.

Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

#1 - Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

Season 2 - Episode 22

Mark mother comes to visit him because she wants to start working and get out of the house but Mark dosen't want her too so he calls his father so he can try and get her back. Mark finds out that his mother is a great teacher after P.J made her subsitute his English class after he called in sick. Mark doesn't like it so he runs over to the school and finds Earvin and Andre and the rest of the class looking at dirty pictures. He takes them. Then his mother comes in he tries to hide but she sees him. When she starts teaching he realizes that she's a good teacher. At dinner Mark father comes and talks to his mother and they get back togther. Nicole writes an ad in the newspaper so she can get her mother a date for Mother's Day. Tyler comes over and gives Geneva a piece of string for Mother's Day because she been so nice to him. At the end of the show Nicole's gift (a man) comes and Geneva grabs him by his tie and rushes out the door. At the end of the episode Mark gets his Mom to cook for

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: John Bowab
Writers: Susan Seeger
Mo' Money

#2 - Mo' Money

Season 3 - Episode 6

Mark decides to invest in the vending machine business.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Vanessa Middleton
My Achy Breaky Back

#3 - My Achy Breaky Back

Season 3 - Episode 9

Mark finally gets a job interview with the head coach at San Francisco State, but he hurts his back before the interview.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: David Hoge, Dan Cross
Robo Golf

#4 - Robo Golf

Season 4 - Episode 13

Mark invests in a co-worker;s invention, a robotic suit designed to imporve the wearer's golf skills.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Vanessa Middleton
The Swami

#5 - The Swami

Season 5 - Episode 8

To help the school earn money for textbooks, Mark works at a carnival pretending to be a fortuneteller.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Dan Cross, David Hoge
He Said, She Said

#6 - He Said, She Said

Season 3 - Episode 4

Vanessa is upset to learn that Mark wants to date her friend from the office. Everytime he goes on a date with one of her friends, she loses the friend.

star 9.00
1 votes
House Guest

#7 - House Guest

Season 3 - Episode 8

Geneva invites P.J. to stay at their house...but Mark didn't anticipate P.J. moving in along with her new little dog, aptly named Monster.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Efrem Seeger
True Lies

#8 - True Lies

Season 3 - Episode 15

Instead of keeping his promise to Nicole to bring her to the circus, Mark lies to her so he can go out with his girlfriend Denise.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Casey Maxwell Clair
Down in the Dumps

#9 - Down in the Dumps

Season 3 - Episode 17

Mark and Vanessa are determined to win the lottery and enlist Geneva's help in obtaining her aunt's guaranteed winning formula.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Dan Cross, David Hoge
The Ring

#10 - The Ring

Season 5 - Episode 1

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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Tom Rickard
Writers: David Chambers
Security

#11 - Security

Season 5 - Episode 4

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.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Glynn Turman
Writers: Michael Anthony Snowden
The Dance

#12 - The Dance

Season 5 - Episode 6

Tyler makes a date with a girl for his first school dance, but Mark gives him bad advice on how to treat women.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Ralph Greene
Warriors (2)

#13 - Warriors (2)

Season 1 - Episode 7

In the beginning of the show, Mark shows the audience how in the last episode he was dunking during practice. He also showed how he was able to get the position on the Golden State Warriors team. The story begins from the last episode when he recieved the call from the team. Vanessa finds out that Mark quits his job from the school. Mark is signed to a 10-day contract where he has to prove to be on the team. He will play against the Phoenix Suns two times. Robin shows all the respect and believes that Mark can make the team. Robin also doubts that he will make the team and pleads with the high school coach to keep Mark's old job, if in case he does not make the team. Robin not only was able to keep Mark job open, she herself was qualified to teach the self-defence class. Robin did not want to tell Mark that she got the position. Robin also had to hide from Mark later in the episode. Also, Vanessa gets injured after Robin made some ""defence"" practice moves on her. Mark goes back to the

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Alan Eisenstock, Larry Mintz
One on One

#14 - One on One

Season 5 - Episode 7

When Mark argues with the high school's girls' basketball coach, they decide to settle their differences with a one-on-one basketball game.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Joel Zwick
Writers: Cora M. Moncrief
Valentine's Day Massacre

#15 - Valentine's Day Massacre

Season 1 - Episode 15

In this episode, Tyler sneaks into Vanessa's room while she gets dressed. Mark gives advice to keep his eyes open when it happens again. Robin goes on a blind date. Vanessa dates a doctor. Mark does not have a date but looks at the television and sees themselves on a show called ""Love Match"". The show will follow Mark, Robin, and Vanessa on their Valentine's day. The game show host interviews the cast and Vanessa's date comes in and Mark makes fun of both of them. But Mark still needs a date and here comes Robin's date. Robin starts liking her date until she finds out that he is addicted to his car. On Vanessa's date, her date tries to get her to tell the truth about everyhting and she insults the restaurant. Also, her date's ex-girlfrined is trying to kill him. Robin's date is not going so well when his car does not start. At the house, Tyler and Mark have a fun time playing war games. When Mark answers the door, a woman appears and asks to use his phone. Mark gets Tyler out and M

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Leo J. Lawrence
For Whom the Heck the Bell Tolls

#16 - For Whom the Heck the Bell Tolls

Season 2 - Episode 13

In this episode, Geneva has a hard time at the grocery store. Nicole asks why men treat women differently than others. Nicole decides to dress and act like Vanessa and see men, or usually Tyler, will respond to a woman like Vanessa. Mark teaches a drama class at Oakland High. Mark receives a letter that his assistant coach, when he was playing high school basketball, has died. The coach's son asks Mark to give the speech at the funeral. One problem, Mark does not know who the man is. Mark's plan is to look at the body of the dead man in the coffin to see who he is. Unfortunately, he was cremated. Now Mark has to give a speech on the man he does not know. Will Mark remember the assistant coach?

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Drake
Writers: Bryan Winter
It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To

#17 - It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To

Season 2 - Episode 14

Mark is turning 30. Vanessa and Geneva decides to arrange an over-the-hill party. Tyler discovers a strange lump on Mark. Mark goes to the doctor to have it tested. A misunderstanding leads to Mark thinking that he's going to die because of the lump. He goes sky-diving and gives away his stuff. He even gives most of his money to Thaddeus to name a park after him.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: John Randle
Writers: Dan Cross, David Hoge
Call Me Irresponsible

#18 - Call Me Irresponsible

Season 3 - Episode 1

During the summer, P.J. (the principal) has been calling Mark's house and leaving messages. Geneva thinks he should call him back, but Mark refuses - he doesn't want to call his boss during the summer. When he comes to school, he tries to avoid P.J., but he fails. P.J. tells him that she had been calling him to offer him the job as head coach. Mark gets very happy and excited, until P.J. tells him that since he didn't return her phone calls, she had to offer the job to someone else. If he suck up to the new head coach, maybe he can become assistant coach. After Mark's history class, coach Corley comes into the classroom and asks him for advice and offers him the job as assistant coach, but Mark declines. Later coach Corley comes by the house and he and Mark decides that Mark is just going to come by the gym on Monday.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Jeffrey Duteil
Between Friends

#19 - Between Friends

Season 3 - Episode 3

Geneva has bought a desk for Nicole, which Mark is supposed to put together. But Mark's old friend from college, Steve, comes by to visit him. He's a sports columnist fot the Tribune. They go to Dirty Burgers to eat and talk about old memories. They both start to hit on the waitress. They are to go to the Warriors game that night, but when the waitress, Charlene, calls, they start to fight about old girlsfriends and Steve decides to going to the game with Charlene instead of Mark. But Mark phones and cancels Steve's tickets. Geneva tells Mark to call Steve and try to work things out. After some trouble and misunderstandings between Mark and Vanessa, Steve comes over to get his cellular phone, which he had forgot at Mark's. They appologize to each other. In this episode, Vanessa tried to get a job in a number of different ways. At last, she manages to get one, answering the phones, at a doctor's office. The desk was put together. Geneva lost her bet to Nicole that Mark wouldn't manage t

star 8.00
1 votes
Instant Replay

#20 - Instant Replay

Season 3 - Episode 7

Mark finds out that his former basketball rival will be back in town to play at his high school's upcoming alumni basketball game. Fearing a repeat of an old high school humiliation with Reggie, who is now a NBA star, Mark fakes an injury.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Gigi McCreery, Perry Rein
True Romance

#21 - True Romance

Season 3 - Episode 10

While Mark substitutes for a sportswriter friend by writing a sports column, he is continually interrupted when people ask his advice on their love lives.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Vanessa Middleton
Clothes Make the Man

#22 - Clothes Make the Man

Season 3 - Episode 11

Mark goes to a men's clothing store to buy a new tie for a weekend banquet and ends up getting conned by a beautiful but cunning saleswoman.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: B. Mark Seabrooks
Christmas Show

#23 - Christmas Show

Season 3 - Episode 12

It's Christmas. Mark accidentally leaves a window open. When they get back, they have been robbed.

star 8.00
1 votes
Coach

#24 - Coach

Season 3 - Episode 13

Mark finally gets his dream job as the school's head basketball coach after Coach Corley leaves the position to coach college basketball.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Jeffrey Duteil
One Is the Loneliest Number

#25 - One Is the Loneliest Number

Season 3 - Episode 14

Mark's friend, Steve, convinces Mark that his relationship with his girlfriend Denise is boring. Concluding that Denise is to blame, Mark makes plans to stop dating her, but Denise stops dating him first.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
Writers: Efrem Seeger