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

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Hugh Wilson
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El local de Frank See more »

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Production Co:

Viacom Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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CBS ordered thirteen scripts for the second season. An episode was planned with guest star Sammy Davis Jr.. CBS released a statement saying that they would find a timeslot for the series. But the series was cancelled three days before shooting was to start. See more »

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Referenced in Dog Eat Dog (2002) 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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Tremendous
17 September 2003 | by balformattedSee all my reviews

Fantastic show. As everyone else seems to note, canceled way too soon. Puts shows like NYPD Blue, Six Feet Under, and other critical darlings to shame -- had more depth, cleverness, backwards humor and good, understated acting in a single show than a year's worth of Six Feet Under.

Definitely leads off the list of "why don't the networks spend the six hours it would take to hire some intern to transfer the tape to DVD and release this oblivion" shows.


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