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  • Season 1
    • The King of Wall Street
      3/22/88
      9.2
      While eating dinner at the restaurant, a business tycoon learns that he's being forced out of his own company.
    • The Recruiting Game
      3/15/88
      8.0
      A young basketball recruit needs help with all of the college pitch men, so Frank agrees to help.
    • Cultural Exchange
      Cultural Exchange
      Episode 20
      3/7/88
      8.5
      As part of a cultural exchange program, a tribal music group from Odolo, East Africa drops by Frank's Place on their tour of the United States. They like it there so much that they invite Frank to come see them perform, but he's got tickets to a Dizzy Gillespie concert on the same day, so instead their manager, Bob Coleman, talks him and the rest of the staff into attending an earlier rehearsal. The group's frontman, Adele, is so enamored with Dizzy Gillespie that Frank invites the group to come with them to see Dizzy in reciprocation. But Bob flies off the handle when Adele tells him afterwards that he wants to stay in the country to play jazz music -- which the leader of East Africa has banned -- and demands that Frank convince Adele to change his mind.moreless
    • Frank's Place—The Movie
      2/22/88
      8.0
      The bar is used as a set for a movie, and everyone gets a prize. Tiger has a minor role in the film, while Frank ends up in the leading lady's trailer.
    • Shorty's Belle
      Shorty's Belle
      Episode 18
      2/15/88
      8.0
      A Southern belle needs saving, and Shorty's just the man to do it. Unfortunately, he ends up with a black eye and a house guest.
    • Night Business
      Night Business
      Episode 17
      2/3/88
      8.0
      Frank hires a consultant to help expand the business.
    • Where's Ed?
      Where's Ed?
      Episode 16
      1/18/88
      8.0
      The Chez hosts a final drink to brother Ed.
    • Dueling Voodoo
      Dueling Voodoo
      Episode 15
      1/11/88
      9.7
      Tim consults a voodoo expert to rid himself of an annoying tenant in his rental property.
    • The Bum Out Front
      The Bum Out Front
      Episode 14
      1/4/88
      8.0
      A bum has lodged himself outside the front door.
    • Season's Greetings
      Season's Greetings
      Episode 13
      12/14/87
      7.8
      Frank meets an unknown uncle and attends a Hanukkah celebration, where Bubba makes a startling announcement.
    • Food Fight a.k.a. Fighting Chefs
      12/7/87
      8.0
      When the chef of a rival restaurant (who has published a cook book filled with recipes stolen from Big Arthur) takes doggie bags away from a Big Arthur meal, the Chez chef sees red. Randall "Tex" Cobb guest stars as the larcenous chef.
    • I.O.U.
      I.O.U.
      Episode 11
      11/30/87
      8.0
      Frank's father had gambling debts, and Frank's job to pay them–or else.
    • Reverend Gets His Flock
      11/23/87
      8.0
      Tiger and Bubba try to explain to Frank about the Glorious Kingdom Church and Reverend Tyrone Deal.
    • Cool and the Gang (2)
      11/16/87
      9.3
      When his friends become concerned, Charles considers the implications of his new job.
    • Cool and the Gang (1)
      11/9/87
      8.8
      Charles tries a new second job when a 16-year-old entrepreneur offers him an incredible amount of money for very little work.
    • Disengaged
      Disengaged
      Episode 7
      10/26/87
      8.0
      Frank's happy, but Anna-May's sad when Hanna upsets plans made for Mrs. Bertha Griffin-Lamour.
    • Eligible Bachelor
      10/19/87
      9.0
      Frank becomes overly popular with women, especially a new waitress and a minister's daughter.
    • Frank Joins A Club
      10/12/87
      8.5
      Frank joins an all black club of professionals but then Anna-May informs him of the "Capital C club," as the members are all light-skinned blacks whereas Frank is dark-skinned, making him the token black in an all-black club.
    • The Bridge
      The Bridge
      Episode 4
      10/5/87
      9.2
      The restaurant is being sued when a man drives drunk and dies. The restaurant is blamed for serving him too much alcohol.
    • Frank Takes Charge
      9/28/87
      8.0
      Franks learns some lessons: how not to buy lobsters and not to upset Mrs. Bertha Griffin-Lamour.
    • Frank Returns
      Frank Returns
      Episode 2
      9/21/87
      8.0
      Frank has paid dearly for ignoring the curse. Now, he returns to the bar hoping his fortune will change.
    • Pilot
      Pilot
      Episode 1
      9/14/87
      9.7
      A Boston professor wants to sell his recent inheritance in New Orleans. However, a waitress in the bar performs a spell to keep him in Louisiana.
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