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






1988   1987  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Frank Parrish (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Hanna Griffin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Francesca P. Roberts ...
 Anna-May (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Frances E. Williams ...
 Miss Marie (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Bertha Griffin-Lamour (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Big Arthur (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Charles Lampkin ...
 Tiger Shepin (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Reverend Tyrone Deal (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Cool Charles (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Shorty (22 episodes, 1987-1988)


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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Release Date:

14 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El local de Frank  »

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Did You Know?


Don Yesso was not an actor when he was cast in the role of Shorty. Yesso was a real-life New Orleans native whom Hugh Wilson met on a flight to the city. Wilson cast Yesso because of his genuine New Orleans Yat accent. CBS did not want Yesso because of his inexperience but Wilson insisted. See more »


Referenced in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) See more »


Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Performed by Louis Armstrong
(opening theme)
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24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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