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The Parkers is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 30, 1999, to May 10, 2004. It is a spin-off of UPN's show Moesha. The Parkers stars the mother-daughter duo of Nikki Parker (played by Mo'Nique) and Kim Parker (played by Countess Vaughn).

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1 Kim's Over the Top Stupidity Nobody that dumb would get into ANY college
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2 Final Episode Professor hated her before now they get married??
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3 The "Dallas" Episode WTF?
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4 Nikki is insane The Professor doesn't want your ass. Get a grip!
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5 A Very Special... Too many random church episodes
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6 All focus is on Nikki not Kim Became the "Nikki stalks the Professor" show
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7 Nikki moves in with Kim The show was never the same after that
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8 Never Boned Still rocks.
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9 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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10 The 70's Revolution episode How corny can you get???
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39 1. "Daaaaang, Mama!" 2. Nikki's eternal and nauseating pursuit of the Professor. Nikki---HE DOESN'T WANT YOU. Stop chasing the silly bastard and get someone who can appreciate you. 3. The gospel-contest episode. I'm not anti-religion; I'm anti-blatant-religious-proselytizing. This is supposed to be the Parkers, not the Bobby Jones Gospel Hour or the 700 Club. 4. How is it that Stevie the ONLY white person there, yet she finds herself in every single traditionally African American event--AND NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING? Look, I'm mixed myself (half Black, half White) but in real life, somebody would have said SOMETHING...at least referenced it or cracked a joke here or there. And Stevie had a tendency to get sarcastic/deadpan towards EVERYONE. In real life somebody loudmouthed like Nikki would have told her to take her smug ass over to Pottery Barn, or at LEAST to the set of "Friends". -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:30 pm - (7 votes) - Login to Vote
40 This show jumped when it tried not to. When Nikki stopped chasing Professor Oglevee, and he started chasing her. Then UPN tried to fix their mistake by making Oglevee's therapist turn out to be a quack, so he questions his own judgment and stops chasing Nikki, and having Nikki break up with her new boyfriend to be with Oglevee, so everything is "back to normal". You can stop chasing after somebody, but it's hard to believe you'd become re-repulsed by them for no reason. Not to mention Kim stopped being naive in a cute/funny way and became so stupid that it was unbelievable that she would be able to actually function in life, let alone attend college. It's funny when a little kid asks what's the number to 911, but not when a grown ass woman does it! Kim's personality was a little joke that created the spin-off (Moesha and friends go wherever the hell they went, Kim goes to Santa Monica) but then they took it too far. Not to mention every episode can be relayed to another sitcom. Like the cheerleader episode which was lifted scene for scene from a "Sister Sister" episode. We won't mention the fact that Kim joined the starting squad and was never again seen holding a pom pom, which means they only wanted to steal that episode idea and never think about it ever again. Plus they attend a university but everything is at the student lounge instead of an auditorium. Every time a rapper or singer shows up, they set up stage next to the vending machines. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:25 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
41 As the show went on, Kim started to get more and more dumb. She was never that dumb on any episodes of Moesha. On Moesha, Kim was just sort of flighty/ditzy. But she had never been a total moron with a single digit IQ. Also, the writers opted to create more situations for her mom, Nikki, as she became more and more interested in the disinterested Professor Oglevee. During Season 1, I liked how Kim still had the very same essence and popularity that she portrayed on Moesha. But somewhere during the middle of the second season, she just became so stupid. Countess Vaughn was supposed to be the star of the show; not Mo'Nique. The show started overusing the Nikki/Professor Oglevee plot too much and also began neglecting Kim. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:20 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
42 The thing about the Parkers is when an episode was funny, it was REALLY funny. But when an episode was sub-par or too ridiculous, it could be a mess. There were a lot of funny episodes, such as the one where Nikki and Kim meet Jerrell's mom and she and Nikki hate each other. It was very well written and acted out well and everything. Another great one is the one where T-Bo the clown falls off Nikki's balcony and dies and they hold the funeral at Kim's apartment. I mean side splitting funny. The one where Nikki and Kim pledge AAA, the one where they go to Nikki's class reunion, etc all great episodes. But the episodes where Nikki tries to trick the Professor into marrying her by lying about her pregnancy, the one where he goes to see a therapist who convinces him he's in love with Nikki (how can somebody tell YOU who YOU'RE in love with anyway?), the one where they go on that Mack game show and he disses Nikki in the hot tub, etc were all pretty redundant/pointless and was a sign that the show was getting too repetitive and needed to end soon. Seasons 1 & 2 were the best ones of the whole show and there were some other great episodes throughout it's run but it JTS when the focus began to be more on Nikki instead of both of them. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:16 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
43 When everybody and their mothers came out of the woodworks and were graduating in the final episode, but not Kim, even though the whole point of the show was that Kim was going to be adjusting to going to school with her mom. How does everybody (and I do mean everybody) except the star of the show have a happy ending? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:08 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
44 The whole point of the show in the beginning was that Kim's show was spinoff from Moesha. It was supposed to be about how Kim handles going to college with her mom. But in the end, everyone on the show EXCEPT Kim graduates from SMC but everybody's just like "OH WELL", even Kim?! I won't even address how it took everybody 5 years to graduate from junior college, I won't address how this was supposed to be Kim's show in the first damn place but somehow it turned into the Nikki Parker show, but I will say that whenever the focus of the star of the show is shifted to another character, there is usually a shark sighting near. The whole premise of the show was lost, like the writers forgot what the purpose of the Parkers was supposed to be in the first place. What was the point of that Moesha pilot (which was very good btw) if the Parkers was going to end up being about Nikki lusting after a man who is so pompous he makes Kanye West seem humble?? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 8:06 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
45 As they began adding too many characters (Kim's revolving door of boyfriends who were each thought to be the "one", Kim's designer friend, Andell's final boyfriend, Regina, Woody etc), instead of letting the main characters grow in positive directions or at least in response to life changes other than in their hairstyle/wardrobe/slang usage, the quality of the show was often compromised. I.E. Kim kept getting dumber and yet somehow kept achieving more, Nikki continued to stalk the professor despite having two obviously better looking and much more successful men wanting to marry her ass. Not to mention letting the storylines get absurdly ridiculous (the Professor inheriting a million dollars and marrying Paris, the widow who he found not guilty of murdering her RICH husband in the murder trial from just an episode before comes to mind). However the WORST and I do mean WORST episode had to be that horrible last episode. At least make the final episode somewhat coherent. Stevie, T, and Nikki (the valedictorian not surprisingly since she had the Professor for EVERY single class) graduate from the "community college" after 5 YEARS!!!. Ok writers then what happens with Stevie and T? What careers have they chosen? Also Kim gloats on how she couldn't even get through "community college" which is sad enough and yet she already has her own company so it is OK? This was totally unbelievable and an overall bad message to send. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:58 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
46 Mo'Nique is easily one of the most annoying women in sitcom history, in the fine tradition of Jackee' or Nell Carter. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:54 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
47 The Parkers jumped when Nikki moved in with Kim. I remember Kim and Stevie living together then all of the sudden Nikki's bringing in her suitcase. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:53 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
48 There was so much wrong with the final episode, but one thing that annoyed me in addition to everything else was how there was suddenly this focus on minor/recurring characters. It was also too much random stuff happening. For instance, it is revealed that Regina is somehow pregnant by Kim's gay stylist friend, Freddy. Uhhhh why should anyone care??? Regina was NOT a main character, by any stretch of imagination. At Nikki's wedding (which was held in Andell's bar btw), Regina decides to let everyone know this vital information. If I was Kim I would have told her to fuck off and stop trying to hog the spotlight on my mother's wedding day. But back to what I was saying, during this episode, the infamous "Shaquan" (who had been mentioned in maybe 5 or 6 episodes tops) is revealed at the wedding. So Kim had a ghetto Asian friend this whole time that she was so close to that is never shown until the last episode?? I could go on, but I'll stop here. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
49 What began as a spinoff for Kim (Moesha's friend) and her day to day life, adjusting to going to college with her mother, gradually morphed into 30 minutes of Nikki shamelessly throwing herself after a man who was never her type in the first place. Now normally, most women would try to appeal to what the man likes. But apparently, stalking him into oblivion, breaking into his home, committing credit card fraud etc was the better choice. I won't even address what kind of message the show is trying to promote with that. Just continue to be everything the man went to school to avoid marrying, grope and throw yourself at him, and all will be well? It was painful to see her embarrass herself in front of everyone in the Student Lounge DAILY ("he's my man, he just doesn't know it yet!") And somehow, Kim went from being sort of slow to catch on to being extremely ghetto and retarded. Why? Who knows. By the end of the show's run, the only characters I could tolerate were Stevie, T and Andell. The three of them were the most realistic and relateable characters at that point (I can think of a few ppl I know who remind me of them). But the rest, Nikki's antics of climbing onto the Professor's balcony to spy on him, Kim not knowing the difference between Ruffles and truffles, the Professor still treating Nikki like shit even after she saved his life on that ship, ETC. The original premise of the show was lost after the first couple of seasons and that is when it started to jump the shark. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:43 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
50 The first season was hilarious, with every show you had to laugh at least once. Like one memorable episode was the one where Nikki and Veronica (despite their dislike for one another) team up to try to break up The Professor and his new gf Angela. Veronica, Nikki and Andell go to the club where Angela's ex works and discover that Angela is bisexual and her ex is a woman. Their reactions were priceless. That episode was full of funny one liners and material. That's just one example of the great episodes from earlier in the seasons. The moment Nikki moved in with her daughter the show's dynamic changed. Of course it still has had it's moments and was good for a laugh on a Monday night but the show was definitely superior during the first 2 seasons as opposed to the rest. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on August 19, 2014, 7:30 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
51 The Parkers started off as pretty funny. The problem came when it got to dependent on certain running jokes/scenes. Like at first it was kinda funny when Nikki would hit on the Professor. But soon it went from hitting on to throwing herself at him like a pathetic loser. Also in the beginning Kim was always slow to catch on to stuff but gradually they made her more & more of an idiot and there was nothing funny about an alleged "college student" not knowing what year it is (i kid you not), how to spell, count, etc. They started to rely too much on the whole "Kim is dumb" running gag and Nikki getting rejected by the Professor. And the last episode was so stupid, Professor hated Nikki throughout the whole show, even had restraining orders against her and now suddenly he interrupts her wedding because he loves her? Right. -- Submitted By: (Icemouth) on December 2, 2012, 7:13 am - (10 votes) - Login to Vote

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