A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant.

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Hugh Wilson
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tim Reid ...  Frank Parrish 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Robert Harper ...  Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Daphne Reid ...  Hanna Griffin 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Francesca P. Roberts ...  Anna-May 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ...  Miss Marie 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Virginia Capers ...  Bertha Griffin-Lamour 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Tony Burton ...  Big Arthur 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Charles Lampkin Charles Lampkin ...  Tiger Shepin 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Lincoln Kilpatrick ...  Reverend Tyrone Deal 22 episodes, 1987-1988
William Thomas Jr. William Thomas Jr. ...  Cool Charles 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Don Yesso ...  Shorty 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Jorga Caye Jorga Caye ...  Extra / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1988
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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later, he is told that his father died and that he owned a restaurant in New Orleans, which is now legally Frank's. Frank goes there and was going to go back and sell the restaurant to the employees, but Miss Marie feels that the restaurant is his legacy, so she has a curse placed on him that would take effect when he returns to Boston. And when he does all sorts things happen to him, so he returns to New Orleans. He tries to make a go of it but frankly, it's a different place for him. The one bright spot is Hannah Griffin, whom Frank has the hots for but unfortunately for him, she's enganged. But when Frank meets him, he thinks that he has a shot. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A delicious new comedy. You'll be satisfied.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El local de Frank See more »

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Viacom Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original concept was conceived by CBS executive Gregg Maday. Maday was inspired by a Buffalo, New York restaurant he frequented as a young man named Dan Montgomery's. He combined memories of that restaurant with the then-current interest in Cajun-style cooking and zydeco music. Maday had originally met with Tim Reid and Hugh Wilson to work on a remake of I Spy (1965) but pitched them his idea instead. See more »

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Referenced in Dog Eat Dog (2002) See more »

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Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Performed by Louis Armstrong
(opening theme)
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PLEASE make a DVD
24 August 2005 | by FP-4-nybSee all my reviews

This show was so unique and so classy and so very well done in every way, that there are many many people who still rave about it to this day. If any show ever deserved to have all of its episodes on a DVD - - this is absolutely the one. The dialog was perfectly written. The music was wonderful and appropriate. It goes without having to elaborate that each one of the actors was talented and a joy to see and hear.

And, one of this show's most unique and classy perks was something that was pure class. There was NO LAUGH TRACK.

Frank's place was truly one of the greatest. This kind of quality is sorely missed. If only this show would be repeated now on any channel, anywhere- - that would be a wonderful thing. And if word got out that indeed it could be seen again on TV, it would not only instantly attract the viewers who still miss it very much; it would most likely establish a significant number of new loyal fans.

Somehow, someone, anyone, PLEASE create a DVD of it.


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