Fresno is a 1986 television comedy miniseries that parodied popular prime time soap operas of the day such as Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Dynasty. Starring Carol Burnett, Teri Garr, Charles Grodin, Gregory Harrison and Dabney Coleman, it chronicles the struggle of matriarch Charlotte Kensington to keep control of her dysfunctional family and declining raisin empire.
Raisin Baron Tyler Cane seeks to cut off the Kensington Ranch water supply so he can control the raisin crop of Fresno, but Cane Kensington will fight him for every last drop.
Charlotte uses her female wiles to get the Duke Tract of land. The Kensingtons need that land for a way to get the water they need. Charles frames his brother Kevin to cover up his own foul deed.
Tiffany finds a kindred spirit in Torch, a drifter without a shirt, while searching for her true parents. Tyler uses Juan as a spy to get the goods on Cane.
All the skeletons come out of the closets at the Annual Raisin Festival Masquerade Ball. An attempt to kill Cane Kensington goes wrong.
The identities of two killers are revealed amid courtroom pandemonium. Cane has to be in two court rooms at the same time and tell two different stories.