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

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

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14 September 1987 (USA)  »

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El local de Frank  »

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Tim Reid and Hugh Wilson spent time in New Orleans for research. Many of things they encountered there were incorporated into the series. Chez Louisiane was based on a New Orleans restaurant named Chez Helene. The character, Big Arthur, was based on Chez Helene's owner, Austin Leslie. Other examples included the coffin with a phone and the slogan "Jesus Called" and being frightened by a mortician's cold hands. See more »

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Referenced in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) 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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Someone help release Frank's Place on DVD!
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The classiest sitcom ever on television, Frank's Place did not insult the intelligence of the American public, but used humor to make people think and perhaps come away from the thirty minute episode a better person for having watched. Perhaps the most innovative idea was the casting of Don Yesso, who was so fluent in the native tongue of New Orleans that sometimes captioning was used so that viewers could follow the dialogue! Wonderful. I can remember waiting all week for the show to come on, and taping each one, but over the years the tapes were worn out and/or lost. What a shame to not be able to buy this wonderful show on DVD. Someone who has influence, please help those of us who have a jones on for a Frank fix!


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