A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.
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1986  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Cane Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Juan (5 episodes, 1986)
Pat Corley ...
 Earl Duke (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Tiffany Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Kevin Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Bobbi Jo Bobb (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Tucker Agajanian (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Charles (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Desiree DeMornay (5 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Henchman (5 episodes, 1986)
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 1st Henchman (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Mr. Acme (5 episodes, 1986)
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 China Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Talon Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Charlotte Kensington (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Tyler Cane (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Torch (5 episodes, 1986)
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 Billy Joe Bobb (4 episodes, 1986)
Louise Latham ...
 Ethel Duke (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Doc Parseghian (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Commandante (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Candy Cane (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Judge Henry Bejajian (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Prosecutor (4 episodes, 1986)
Raye Birk ...
 Mr. Loats (4 episodes, 1986)
Thomas Hill ...
 Mr. Crowther (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sergeant Cooper (4 episodes, 1986)
Bill McIntyre ...
 Bailiff (4 episodes, 1986)
Mary Anne Dorward ...
 Female Newsperson (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sergeant Dobbs (4 episodes, 1986)
Troy Curvey Jr. ...
 Troy (4 episodes, 1986)
Terry Beaver ...
 1st Guard in Visiting Room (4 episodes, 1986)
Raleigh Bond ...
 Organ Store Manager (4 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Guard in Cellblock (4 episodes, 1986)
Peter Jolly ...
 Mall Policeman (4 episodes, 1986)
Mike Jolly ...
 1st Policeman (4 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Policeman (4 episodes, 1986)
Mitch Kalamian
(4 episodes, 1986)
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Storyline

A mini-series spoof of various TV primetime sopa operas set in Fresno, America's 64th largest city and showing the raisin production family of the Kensingtons centering on the matriarch Charlotte's feud with the family's arch rival Tyler Cane, the head of a powerful raisin conglomerate. Among the players are Charlotte's son, the vile, power-mad Cane Kensington; his voluptious nympho wife Talon; and a shirtless stranger, named Torch, who gets hired as a Kensington ranch hand and captures the attentions of all women he comes into contact with. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Power!...The Passion!... The Produce!

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Comedy

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16 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pathos gia tin exousia  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Spanish Conquistador: [with disgust, as he spits out the grapes he is tasting] These grapes taste like Fresno!
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Connections

Spoofs Dallas (1978) See more »

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An extremely enjoyable mini series. Wish it was on VHS so we could view it again.
21 April 2001 | by (Madera, California) – See all my reviews

My husband and I very much enjoyed all of the actors in the mini series. The entire film was beautifully directed and the cast was wonderful. We wish there was more television like this. Is there anyway that we can find out which network broadcast Fresno in 1986. We did attempt to record the series, but missed the last part. It would be great if the network would show the series again. Better yet, record it on VHS! We've been searching for this one for a long time.


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