Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

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Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 5/23/2022Network: ABC (US)
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P.M.S.: Post Moving-in Syndrome
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#1 - P.M.S.: Post Moving-in Syndrome

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/13/1993

In the beginning of the episode, Mark is fixing Tyler's bike. Tyler asks to have dinner with them but Mark says no. Tyler asks Vanessa and Robin and they say yes. They are celebrating their eight month anniversary of living together and being roomates. We go back in time when they moved in together. Mark and his friends are playing basketball outside and Vanessa and Robin takes their basketball. Mark gets a Spanish class at the high school. Mark tries to use the bathroom so he could get their earlier but Vanessa is doing her hair. Mark gets into the bathroom through another door. Robin, Mark, and Vanessa are having a hard time using the only bathroom. Mark goes to class late and meets the principal. The principal remembers Mark and gets a headache. Mark tries to read the lesson plan but he can't because it's in Spanish. Robin asks Mark to get home and sign for the new chairs arriving at home. Mark gets locked out of the class by Earvin. At home, Mark tries to get used to the new fu

Directors: Joel Zwick
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A Moving Experience
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#2 - A Moving Experience

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/11/1993

Mark, Robin, and there friends are playing dominos. Vanessa and Tyler want to play. Earvin has to ask Mark a question. The coach wins the game and breaks the table. Earvin has trouble in maths and if he does not pass he will have to repeat the grade. Mark decides to help him. The next day, Mark tries to teach Earvin but both of them get distracted. Mark finds out that his friend needs a new roomate at his new apartment. Mark tells Vanessa and Robin and they wonder what to do with Mark's room. Mark moves into the new apartment. Mark tries to tutor Earvin but does not have time because of the new parties around the building. One night, Earvin comes over and Mark tries to tutor but Mark gets distracted because of another party going on at their apartment. Earvin feels left out and also feels that he will flunk the math class. That night at home, Vanessa and Robin miss Mark. Mark comes back home to visit and do his laundry. Robin also notices at school and at home that he is falling

Directors: Tony Singletary
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Livin' a Large Lie
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#3 - Livin' a Large Lie

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/18/1993

Tyler is shaving with Mark in the bathroom. Robin and Vanessa are trying to get Tyler's father to fix the bathroom tiles. Mark also tries to fix the bathroom tiles but gets injured and also gets his hand stuck to the wall. Mark's grandmother calls up from Detroit. She will come over in a few days. Mark tells a lie to her grandmother that he still plays with the Warriors. Mark tires to get Robin to be the cook and Vanessa the maid when she comes over. The day comes and Mark tries to get Tyler out of the house and Robin and Vanessa serves Mark. The grandmother is impressed and eats everything that Robin cooks. Also the grandmother, still does not know that Mark was cut from the Warriors. The grandmother is so fascinated, that she will stay for another week. Robin and Vanessa urge Mark to tell the truth. Mark tries to tell the grandmother the truth but does not have the courage. Everything goes well until the grandmother sees Tyler watching the Warriors game and Mark is upstairs. The

Directors: Tony Singletary
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Baby Love
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#4 - Baby Love

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/1993

Mark and Vanessa get new roomies when his cousin and her daughter visit---and move in.

Directors: John Bowab
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Slumber Party
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#5 - Slumber Party

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/1993

Mark solos as chaperone at Nicole's party when Geneva and Vanessa go shopping and don't return on time.

Directors: John Bowab
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School's a Drag
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#6 - School's a Drag

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/1993

Geneva has got a job as a music teacher at the High School. Mark tries to show her the ways around the school. They are getting a new principal and the rumour tells that she loves to fire people. It turns out to be Mark's sister's best friend, P.J. Moore. She says that Mark is the kind of teacher she hates. Mark's schedule includes Driver's Ed. and he's not very happy about that. Mark drives the Driver's Ed. car home. Darnell takes it for a ride without Mark's promission. He accidentally hit a lawn mower and gives the owner Mark's name. The owner is going after the school. Mark dresses up as a woman to play the role as the principal when they man is coming to the school. He wants a date with ""P.J."" (who Mark is pretending to be) at a karaokee bar. When they meet there, Mark gets him to sign the settlement. Then the real P.J. shows up. Mark tries to hide from her, but after a while she sees him. She realises that Mark really loves teaching and doesn't fire him.

Directors: John Bowab
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Limpin' Lizards
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#7 - Limpin' Lizards

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/1993

Nicole and Vanessa watches ""Lester the Lizard and the Crocodile Kids"", a kids' show on TV. They are searching for a new crocodile kid and Nicole wants to try out. Geneva won't let her. Vanessa wants to meet Lester since he owns a piece of his business and she wants to try to get his account to her company. Mark is teaching Driver's Ed. Earvin and André has got hold of a piece of Lester the Lizard's tail. They got it when they nearly ran over Lester during one of Mark's classes. Mark wants P.J. to get him another class. Driver's Ed is too dangerous. Tyler provokes Geneva to let Nicole audition. P.J. gives Mark a new class. He becomes the school's new Home Ec. teacher. It turns out to be even more dangerous. His eyebrows get burned. Mark takes Nicole to the audition and Vanessa joins them. It turns out that Lester is a woman who smokes and is hated by everybody on the show. She finds Mark attractive and she thinks she has seen him before. Vanessa doesn't get Lester's account. Nicole

Directors: John Bowab
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Free at Last
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#8 - Free at Last

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/1993

A person at Vanessa's job has quit and Vanessa thinks she'll be promoted. When she isn't, she demands a better job. She gets fired. She starts looking for a job. Mark is beginning to think that he'll have to live in his car if Vanessa doesn't get a job until the next mortgage payment. Vanessa gets job and she invites Mark, Geneva and Nicole over there. It turns out she's a waitress at a chinese restaurant. She isn't very good at it. She even makes the cook quit. Mark takes the cook's place. That doesn't work out very well. Vanessa gets fired but she gets the money to the mortgage payment through blackmail when she spots a cockroach. In the end of the episode, Mark and Vanessa watch ""21 Jump Street"" on TV and make some comments on Holly Robinson (same actress that play Vanessa). Vanessa says she doesn't like her.

Directors: John Bowab
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Father Fairest
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#9 - Father Fairest

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/1993

It's Halloween time! P.J. orders Geneva and Mark to go chaperone the Halloween party at the high school. Mark teaches a science class and finds out that Earvin is mad at his father for leaving him when he was born. Mark decides to fly in his father from New York. Meanwhile, Geneva has to sew a costume for Tyler, Vanessa, Nicole, and herself. Geneva sews a horse costume and Nicole and Tyler can't decide who to wear the head. Can Geneva satisfy them all? The father comes in but he is White. Earvin does not care if his father is a different race but is still mad at him for leaving him when he was born. Mark dresses up as a doctor and Earvin's father dresses up as a grape. Mark invites Earvin's father to go to the dance and try to patch things up with Earvin. Can Earvin forgive his father for leaving him?

Directors: John Bowab
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The Goodbye Girl
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#10 - The Goodbye Girl

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/1993

Geneva is forcing more rules for Nicole's safety since they now live in Oakland instead of Georgia. Geneva catches Nicole riding her bicycle to the store to buy candy. Geneva punishes her and Mark and Vanessa think Geneva is being harsh on Nicole. Tyler recommends that Nicole should get a divorce from Geneva. Mark convinces Geneva to use reverse pshycology and soon Nicole would want to follow Geneva's rules. Nicole is having a fun time and Mark feels that the reverse pshycology is not working. Will Nicole obey Geneva's rules? Meanwhile, Mark will play poker with his friends and Vanessa wants to get on a date with one of Mark's friends that came off of a divorce from his wife. Vanessa plans to play poker with the guys wearing some clothes that would attract Mark's friend. Instead, Mark convinces Vanessa to talk about sports and wear casual clothes. During the poker game, Vanessa wins everyone's money and Nicole puts hand-cuffs on Mark and Nicole and does not know where the key is. M

Directors: John Bowab
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Seoul Shake
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#11 - Seoul Shake

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/12/1993

Mark gets to be head coach of the high school basketball team. He is holding a try-out for the basketball team. One of the students, Sammy, is going to try out. He is a new student from South Korea. His parents wants to have him work in the family market but the student wants to be on the basketball team. Unfortunately, Sammy does not play very well at the try-out. Sammy brings his parents over to make Mark convince his parents to let Sammy play basketball. Mark tells the parents and Sammy that he should work in the market and Mark agrees with his parents. Sammy does not respect Mark anymore. Meanwhile, Geneva is trying to build Nicole a play house and she has a hard time doing it. Vanessa is still trying to find a job. So, Geneva hires Vanessa to build the desk for $5 an hour. The next day, Mark promises P.J. that the school will win the State Championships. The opening games are a few days away when they find out that their star player is injured. Mark sees Sammy playing basket

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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The Prince of Soul
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#12 - The Prince of Soul

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/1993

Vanessa starts working at a ""Soul food"" restaurant. There she meets a prince from an African country who she starts seeing. The Prince likes her too and then he proposes to her and Vanessa says yes. Mark and Geneva think he is a con, and Nicole starts to act like a Princess! Dissappointed by the fact that he is accused of being a con the prince calls the wedding off and he leaves for home. But it wasn't till they watch the news later that night that they realize he was really a prince after all. At the end of this episode Mark and Vanessa race off to the airport to stop the plane, but it's too late.

Directors: John Bowab, John Rago
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Air Cooper
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#13 - Air Cooper

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/1993

Vannessa new boyfriend decideds to put Mark in a commerical advertsing these new shoes, since he played with the Warriors and all. If agress to do and ask P.J. if they could you the school gym for the commercial. She said that if he got her a pair of the tennis shoes then it would be a deal. On the other hand Nicole has to do a report on the person that she thinks is a hero to her and she is not allowed to do her parents so she decide to do Mark as her hero. She follows him around and then tells the kids at school that he will be staring in the commercial. Vannessa goes over to her boyfriend/the director for lunch. She finds out that Mark will be wearing the brand X shoes while a superstar actually gets to wear the other ones. They decide to tell Mark but he says that they should just go ahead. Then the director puts a banner up which says ""Those Who Can Play, Those who can't teach"" They decide to put a stop to the commercial. Well the dircector gets fired and his boss made the chang

Directors: John Bowab
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Private School
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#14 - Private School

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/1993

Mark is assigned to a private school by P.J. to teach American history. The school is nothing like what Mark is used to. Everyone is properly uniformed, preppy, and all white! He ends up teaching them all about black history ""from slavery to Soul Train"".

Directors: Jim Drake
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The Courtship of Mark Cooper
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#15 - The Courtship of Mark Cooper

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/28/1994

Mark is dating an attorney named Denise (Lela Rochon). And when Mark tells her how he really feels about coming over to the house unannounced, she then breaks up with him. Meanwhile, the student hold a car wash to raise money for a school dance. Mark receives a court supbeona stating he damaged Thaddeus White's car on the driveway where the students held the car wash. Mark and Denise battle it out. Mark finds out why Denise wants him to meet her parents - it's not because she wants to get married, they're just big NBA fans.

Directors: Rita Rogers Blye
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Wedding Bell Blues
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#16 - Wedding Bell Blues

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/4/1994

PJ and Victor are planning to get married, and this couldn't make Mark any happier, cause that would mean she would be leaving to go to Chicago. But Mark discovers something about Victor and wrestles with whether or not he should tell her or not.

Directors: Jim Drake
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Truth or Consequences
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#17 - Truth or Consequences

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/11/1994

Mark catches Vanessa lying on the phone to Thaddeus. They make a bet. So, when P.J. invites them to her fund raiser thay can't get out of it. P.J. wants Mark to take her niece Luttie to the fund raiser, and that's the way it goes since Mark can't lie about not having a date. Tyler falls in love with Geneva.

Directors: John Bowab
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Trading Places
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#18 - Trading Places

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/18/1994

Vanessa wants to get a job at a Christian, conservative radio station. She can't tell them that she's living single together with a man. So, she tells the manager, when she has him over for dinner, that Mark is her husband and that Geneva is her wild cousin.

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Pros and Convicts
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#19 - Pros and Convicts

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/4/1994

Vanessa wants to show Geneva how to have a good time. Geneva tries to hit on a man who turns out to be a police officer. He mistakes her for being a prostitute and arrests both her and Vanessa.

Directors: Shelley Jensen
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Double Cheeseburger, Hold the Diploma
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#20 - Double Cheeseburger, Hold the Diploma

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/18/1994

During detention, Mark gets the kids to write job applications. Earvin gets a job and drops out of scool. He starts working at a hamburger restaurant (Clown Burger). Since it was Mark's idea to write the application, Earvin's mother tells Mark to go to that restaurant and talk Earvin into coming back to school. Mark brings Tyler and Nicole when he goes down there. In the hamburger restaurant, Mark argues with Earvin and tries to embarass him. Finally, he gets Earvin top come back to school. But Earvin's mother still wants Earvin to have a part-time job and Mark is going to help him get one.

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Groom and Doom
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#21 - Groom and Doom

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/13/1994

Mark stands in the way of Geneva's happiness when she receives a marriage proposal from a man willing to take on being a father figure to Nicole.

Directors: Chip Hurd
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Here Comes the Groom
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#22 - Here Comes the Groom

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/24/1995

Mark advises Earvin to slow down his romance with his new girlfriend Lisa. However, Mark's good intentions prove ill advised when Earvin, after listening to Mark, decides to elope with Lisa.

Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
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The Matchmaker
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#23 - The Matchmaker

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/28/1995

Mark and Geneva's crazy Aunt Eunetta comes to visit, and with her quirky technique of touching people's heads, determines that Mark and Vanessa would be the perfect couple.

Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
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Guys' Night Out
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#24 - Guys' Night Out

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/5/1995

After being pestered by Geneva, Mark reluctantly tries to help Geneva's boyfriend, Ken, become a part of Mark's group of male friends.

Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
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High Hopes
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#25 - High Hopes

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/1995

It looks like roommates Mark, Geneva and Vanessa may all be leaving Oakland.

Directors: Mark Linn-Baker
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