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...  Frank Nolan 6 episodes, 1992
...  Fay Peronivic 6 episodes, 1992
...  Blackie 6 episodes, 1992
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Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to life by the café. Frank and Fay are given the opportunity to correct something in their lives that went wrong the first time, and upon their success, they stay on as the café's new cook and waitress. With the aid of Blackie, the enigmatic owner of the café, Frank and Fay find themselves dispensing hot coffee, daily specials, justice, and second chances to the many imperiled and troubled souls that the café is somehow able to attract, as it travels from place to place. Written by Carson Maynard <haem@lys.vnet.net>

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Le bar de l'angoisse  »

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A poster for this series appeared in a scene on the wall of Seinfeld (1989) season four, episode four, "The Ticket". See more »

Quotes

[opening sequence for all but first episode]
Blackie: Touch that remote and you die!
[image jumps three times as if someone changing channels, but it's the same show]
Blackie: Now that I've got your attention, here's the deal. See those two people? That's Frank, and that's Fay. Strangers when they met, turns out they've got a lot in common. Both died on the same night, both ended up in the same body of water, and both took refuge in the same all-night cafe. Me, I run the place. Name's Blackie. Been here from the ...
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992) See more »

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Born Under a Bad Sign
Music and Lyrics by Booker T. Jones and William Bell
Performed by Bill Champlin
Arranged by Richard S. Kaufman
Published by Irving Music, Inc
Bill Champlin appears courtesy of Reprise Records
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"Touch that remote, and you die."
8 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The tv-series Nightmare Cafe was one of my favourite shows when I saw it by mistake one saturday night. Great characters and one of my at the time favourite actors, Robert Englund as a mentor figure helping the dead man and woman to help other lost souls. Funny, imaginative and with this nice everyday halloween scare to it. But not totally satisfying, mostly because the possibilities are not explored enough. Except for that Nightmare Cafe is one fine treat.


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