Providence (1999–2002)

Taste of Providence 

A young stripper with back pain saves money for a breast reduction operation, and Syd offers to do it. Cynthia's dog has become lazy in breeding sessions and Joanie enters a cooking contest. Vince tempts Robbie continuously to bet.


Joe Ann Fogle


John Masius (created by), Lance Gentile


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melina Kanakaredes ... Dr. Sydney Hansen
Paula Cale ... Joanie Hansen
Seth Peterson ... Robbie Hansen
Concetta Tomei ... Lynda Hansen
Leslie Silva ... Dr. Helen Reynolds
Mike Farrell ... Dr. James Hansen
Joe Flanigan ... Dr. David Marcus
Lori Rom ... Danielle
Jay Acovone ... Vincent
Nikita Ager ... Rebecca 'Chelsea' Towne
Cristine Rose ... Cynthia Blake
Troy Evans ... Cooking Contest Prize Announcer
Bette Ford ... Hildy
Kathleen Garrett ... Ruthy at 'The Classy Lady'
Buddy Cianci Buddy Cianci ... Himself (as Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.)


Robbie decides to move back in the attic to save for a flat with Danielle, and reports from experience the clam chowder is an aphrodisiac. Dad treats show-dog Kobe who isn't up to his breeding session. The owner Cynthia Blake gives Joanie a tip for a $5,000 cooking contest, so she makes new chowder, which fails, till astute Robbie realizes the rather bizarre 'secret ingredient' -accidentally added last time- and finds a substitute with dad. Robbie's bookie Vince first rewards his unselfish savings for Danielle by staking $100 for him on the dog track, then places a major bet that evening, but after it looses claims the kid staked his whole §4,000 winnings. Syd dreams her crush on Dr. David Marcus requires surgery. In fact she needs a plastic surgery patient and therefore proposes to do a breast reduction for free for uneducated stripper Rebecca 'Chelsea' Towne, whose back problems should thus be relieved, but Dr. Marcus experiences resistance in the medical committee which must ... Written by KGF Vissers

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dog | aphrodisiac | See All (2) »


Drama | Romance







Release Date:

12 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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