Fresno (1986)

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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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 Charlotte Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tyler Cane (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Torch (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Talon Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cane Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Juan (2 episodes, 1986)
Pat Corley ...
 Earl Duke (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tiffany Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Kevin Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Bobbi Jo Bobb (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tucker Agajanian (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Charles (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Desiree DeMornay (2 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Henchman (2 episodes, 1986)
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 1st Henchman (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Mr. Acme (2 episodes, 1986)
Natalie Gregory ...
 China Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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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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The Power!...The Passion!... The Produce!

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16 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Pathos gia tin exousia  »

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Charlotte Kensington: [when employee, Juan, asks for a raise] Juan, there are two types of people in the world: those who have, and those who have not. I have. You have not.
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One of the funniest ever
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally parodies don't age well and become dated, but this one just keeps on giving, with quotes like.

"Blech, these grapes tastes like Fresno".

Billy Joe Bob (idiot) to court appointed (female) attorney, "I just want my wife to stay home, cook my food and have babies, you know, to be in her place. You can understand that, can't you ma'am?".

Same idiot, "Dang it, we shouldn't have killed Martha, we should have killed Kane" - (I'm not going to explain this one, just trust me, I'm laughing right now just thinking about it ... 19 years later.).

And lastly, never for get, "No, I hadn't thought of that .... until now!".

I would pay between $50 and $100 bucks for this one on DVD (a legit copy, that is).


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