Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

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Jackie
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Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Jackie » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:58 am

Does anyone remember the 1980's mini-series about Fresno with Carol Burnett and Terri Garr? It was a spoof on the shows "Dallas" and Dynasty" about two raisin growing families battling for control of the raisin market. It had a tag line that went something like "FRESNO: the Power, the Passion, the Fruit". I used to have an old VHS copy of it but it has been long lost. Any chance they ever converted it to DVD?

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:26 am

Here's an old TV Guide type magazine when it had the FRESNO mini-series featured on the cover.
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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:12 pm

I remember it. I was young at the time but my dad worked down town and got to see it all. We used to have a copy of it but I'm not sure if we still do. I'll have to look next time I'm at my parents.

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Lost Fresno » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:33 am

Fresno: The power, the passion, the fruit! I have no idea why this series didn't make it as big as Dynasty. I mean after all, it was filmed in Fresno. Anyway, click on the video below for a giggle.


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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Jackie » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:23 am

OMGsh....ROTFLMAO. Now I really want a copy of the series...it's even more hilarious than I remember. Of course you really do have to be from Fresno in order to really grasp the subtleties of the humor....

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby djkc » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:23 pm

No, the slogan was "The power, the passion, the produce!" And it never did made it to DVD, unfortunately.

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Tastes like .... » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:10 am

I just obtained a copy of "FRESNO". I'll never be the same again. The Power, the Passion and those ever loving Raisins! Er, I mean Produce.
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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Christopher Stone » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:57 pm

It was the mini-series during which, in commercials for the California Raisin Advisory Board, the dancing-singing California Raisins were introduced. I also remember, Gregory Harrison of "Trapper John" fame, shirtless in every scene as Torch, a character that evoked William Holden's shirtless wonder in "picnic."

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby rockyrock » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:27 am

classic boardenning with the retro style.. it has it's character that's why will be remembered forever

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Re: Carol Burnett Mini- Series called "Fresno"

Postby Unclespy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:03 pm

I was a Deputy Sheriff working patrol at the time they were filming exterior shots for the series around Fresno. I and several other guys were sent out to Kearney Blvd while they did some filming. As we stood around one of the production staff came around and asked if he could take some pictures of us, he snapped away at us and our patrol cars. When the series came out I was pleasantly surprised to see that they captured our distinctive uniforms perfectly!


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