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30 March 1990 (USA) See more »
Sitcom based on the 1987 indie hit "Bagdad Café" follows two women, a desert motel and diner owner and her guest whose husbands just left them, who slowly develop a rocky friendship. Several colorful characters live there as well.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 9)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Brenda (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Jean Stapleton ... Jasmine Zweibel (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

James Gammon ... Rudy (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Monica Calhoun ... Debbie (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

Cleavon Little ... Sal (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sam Whipple ... Dewey Kunkle (9 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
Paul Bogart (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Mort Lachman (2 episodes, 1990)
Sy Rosen (2 episodes, 1990)

Don Rhymer (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Mount .... producer (6 episodes, 1990)

Zev Braun .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Kaufman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Patchett .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Steve Cioffi (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Tom Talbert (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Julia L. Walker .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Norman S. Powell .... production supervisor: CBS (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Adam J. Braff .... leadman (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Gneier .... set designer (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Craig Pittman .... lead man (4 episodes, 1990)

Don 'Tex' Clark .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Amy Vuckovich .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pattie Stone .... light board operator (6 episodes, 1990)

Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Shawn Stevens .... crafts service manager (15 episodes, 1990-1991)

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Also Known As:
UK:30 min (13 episodes)

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Whoopi Goldberg was originally offered the part of Brenda in the film Bagdad Cafe (1987) but she turned it down.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bagdad Cafe - TV series, 1 November 2005
Author: karian333 from Spring Valley, CA

I loved the movie Bagdad Cafe with CCH Pounder and really liked the little I saw of the TV series with Jean Stapleton and Whoopi Goldberg. I would love to have those original TV episodes. I think there were 15 episodes. Does anyone know where I could get them? I read where there was one full season and part of a second season. There were 13 episodes shown here in the States and I saw on one website that there were 2 more shown in England. If anyone knows where I might be able to locate these 15 episodes, I would be very grateful. The theme song for the TV series was the same as in the movie. It was very haunting and very beautiful.

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