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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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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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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Trivia

Don Yesso was not an actor when he was cast in the role of Shorty. Yesso was a real-life New Orleans native whom Hugh Wilson met on a flight to the city. Wilson cast Yesso because of his genuine New Orleans Yat accent. CBS did not want Yesso because of his inexperience but Wilson insisted. 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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LA, not L.A., and thank God for it
26 July 2000 | by ScritzySee all my reviews

Frank's Place is one of my favorite shows. Very underrated, very unappreciated and quite ahead of its time. The episode in which the corpse shows up sitting in the back row at his own funeral, with Bach's marvelously macabre "Toccata in D Minor" as the stinger, is pure genius. The episode in which the homeless man stands at the back door singing "Daaaaaaaaaaayyyyy-OOOOOOOO!" (Harry Belafonte, eat your heart out) is classic. And who could believe that Shorty! The use of subtitles to translate that spicy-as-gumbo Louisiana gush - what a hoot! My husband, whose father was from Louisiana, could always understand every word Shorty said. I had to rely on the subtitles. Why, why, why wasn't this show given a chance? Because it was sensitive, intelligent and enormously funny, that's why. Diversity, the dearth of which is so lamented today, came to TV in 1987 and was shuffled off with less finesse than was the missing corpse. Our loss. TV Land, bring it back! I promise to set my VCR!


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