A 42-year-old Marine sergeant and a 14-year-old fish-obsessed genius strike a perfect and reciprocal balance as college freshmen roommates.

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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Young ...  Nick Chase 8 episodes, 1987
Corey Haim ...  Matthew Wiggins 8 episodes, 1987
Jane Daly ...  Kate Adler 8 episodes, 1987
Sean Sullivan ...  Carl 8 episodes, 1987
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson ...  Sheldon 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Lesco Michael Lesco ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Larry Wray Larry Wray ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Robert Reames Robert Reames ...  The Singing Freshmen 8 episodes, 1987
Michael Worth Michael Worth ...  Chip / ... 4 episodes, 1987
Bee-Be Smith ...  Babs / ... 4 episodes, 1987
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A summer sitcom about the up and downs of two unlikely college freshmen. Nick Chase (Young) is a middle-aged Marine drill instructor who wants something more out of life than what the military can give him, so he leaves the military and goes to college at Saginaw University. His roommate, Matthew Wiggins (Haim), is young and bright but also looked upon as nerdy. Every week, the two learn from each other (mainly, Matthew learning from Nick) and get past life's tough challenges. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com> / edited by statmanjeff

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Rerun on Saturday mornings in the early 90's?
13 September 2009 | by andy-1268See all my reviews

I remember this show running on NBC Saturday mornings around 1990. I was around 12-13 at that time, but knew Corey Haim was much older at that point, or at least seemed it. It was funny to me then that a clearly old show was being shown around Saved by the Bell and that type... Anyway, just a memory, i watched it, even though it was pretty odd, and "Pauly" from Rocky was the main reason I got a kick out of it. I remember the NBC promo's stating that they were the only place you could see "Roomies!", which was funny since the show was obviously old, and if it were to become a Saturday morning hit, wouldn't be able to film more episodes. A show that's stuck with me for awhile, i thought I may have dreamt it.


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