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Frankie Goes to Rutherford 

Because of a misunderstanding, Frank, a former student of Mary who's gay, thinks Dick is gay too and takes him to a gay bar.

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Wayne Knight ... Officer Don
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Enrico Colantoni ... Frankie
Michael Dempsey ... Security Guard
Larry Cox Larry Cox ... Taylor
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Storyline

Frank is a former student of Mary who's back in Rutherford for some lectures. Dick is very jealous at the way he and Mary get along and tells this to Frank. Frank tries to explain to Dick he hasn't got anything to worry about because he's gay but Dick misunderstands and thinks Frank's an alien. Dick tells Frank he is too. When Frank tells Dick there are bars for people like them, Dick is amazed and can't wait to go there. Meanwhile, Sally, Harry and Tommy plan a bank robbery. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode's title is a reference to the music group Frankie Goes to Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene at the bank, a woman can clearly be seen in the background unrolling a mat for Harry to fall on when he grabs the chained pen. The brown mat is clearly visible as the main characters walk toward the table. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Karma Chameleon
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Written by Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, George O'Dowd, and Phil Pickett
Performed by Culture Club
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