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

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Hugh Wilson
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1988   1987  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Tim Reid ...  Frank Parrish 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Robert Harper ...  Sy 'Bubba' Weisberger 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Daphne Reid ...  Hanna Griffin 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Francesca P. Roberts ...  Anna-May 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams ...  Miss Marie 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Virginia Capers ...  Bertha Griffin-Lamour 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Tony Burton ...  Big Arthur 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Charles Lampkin ...  Tiger Shepin 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Lincoln Kilpatrick ...  Reverend Tyrone Deal 22 episodes, 1987-1988
William Thomas Jr. William Thomas Jr. ...  Cool Charles 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Don Yesso ...  Shorty 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Jorga Caye Jorga Caye ...  Extra / ... 8 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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After the pilot aired, Bill Cosby sent a telegram to the set that simply read "Bravo". See more »

Connections

Referenced in In Living Color: The Wrath of Farrakhan (1990) 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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One of the (if not THE) best shows on TV
16 November 2002 | by MJBM9119See all my reviews

Frank's Place was loved by both viewers and critics. Too bad sponsors and networks were too jittery about black people as they really are and not as stereotypes. The episode where the "guys" take Ed's body from the funeral home for a night on the town is the funniest ever shown on TV. Even Lucy and Ethel would vote it the best.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El local de Frank See more »

Company Credits

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Viacom Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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