Nikki and Kim’s mother-daughter relationship evolves as Nikki adjusts to the fact that her daughter is old enough to live on her own while Kim realizes that Nikki has more going on than just being her mom.
Oh, and Nikki is absolutely OBSESSED with one of her professors–yep, the now iconic professor Oglevee–who she famously (and shamelessly) flirts with throughout the series.
Netflix announced the show acquisition along with “Moesha” (Aug. 1), “The Game” (Aug. 15), “Girlfriends” (Sept. 11) and “Half & Half”/”One on One” (Oct. 15) in a viral reveal on social media.
“The goal of Strong Black Lead is to celebrate and lift up Black Hollywood. These trailblazing shows are a huge part of that story. From the classic clown episode of “The Parkers” to “Moesha”s mind-tripping meet-up with Brandy, we’re thrilled that our members can now enjoy these amazing classics,” gushed Netflix’s Bradley Edwards, Manager, Content Acquisition and Jasmyn Lawson, Manager, Strong Black Lead.
“We admit it, we grew up watching a lot of TV. And some of the beloved Black sitcoms of the ‘90s and early aughts had a huge impact on us. These shows made us laugh, and cry, and sing along with those catchy theme songs.
And most importantly, we felt like we saw ourselves on screen – in some cases for the very first time. Every week we were able to tune in to see people, families, and friends that looked like us and characters whose everyday ups and downs reflected Black life in an authentic way,” they added.
Have you been enjoying “The Parkers?” Is it everything you remember? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and peep the funniest tweets from the Netflix premiere on the flip.
“My special meal to celebrate “The Parkers” coming to Netflix. If you know, you KNOW!” – the Alizé is ESSENTIAL
“I can’t wait to start The Parkers” – CLASSSSIC scene
“They really tried to convince me Professor Oglevee was fine” – oh nooo
“My favorite show” – so glad Countess & Mo’Nique are finally getting their flowers
“Now playing: #TheParkersOnNetflix Season 1, Episode 1” – weekend MOOD
“.@netflix The “skip intro” button on #TheParkers is totally unnecessary” – Jackee be knowin
“This is my fav episode of #TheParkers” – classssssic
“I’m going to start my binge tonight, but I had to watch this. This brings me joy.” – yessss
“The fact that Netflix ended up giving Monique a check in the end” – we love to see it