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A. K. A. Pablo (1984)
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A.K.A. PABLO
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Embassy Television (Norman Lear)
for
ABC (Tuesdays)
Produced by Rick Mitz
Created by Norman Lear and Rick Mitz
Executive Producer Norman Lear
Produced by Rick Mitz and Jack Elinson

US Comedy series 1984 6 episodes x 30 min color videotape
(6Mar84-17Apr84)
starring
Paul Rodriquez as Paul Rivera - a.k.a Pablo, the comic
Joe Santos as Domingo, his father, a gardener
Katy Jurado as Rosa Maria Rivera, his mother
Martha Velez as Lucia, one of his sisters, a maid
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Bert Rosario as Manuel, his brother, a bricklayer
Maria Richwine as Carmen, Manuel's wife
Edie Marie Rubio as Linda, Manuel and Carmen's daughter
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Alma Cuervo as Sylvia, one of Pablo's sisters
Arnaldo Santana as Hector del Gato, Lucia's husband
Martha Gonzales as Susana del Gato, Hector and Sylvia's daughter
Mario Lopez as Tomas, Hector and Sylvia's son
Michelle Smith as Elena, Hector and Sylvia's daughter
Beto Lovato as Mario, Hecto and Sylvia's son
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Hector Elizondo as Jose Sanchez-aka-Jose Shapiro, Pablo's agent

Premise:
The misadventures of Paul Rivera (known as Pablo to his family),
a struggling young comedian.

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ABC Tuesdays (6Mar84-17Apr84)

[01] A.K.A. Pablo: (pilot)
Embassy prod. no. 0101
06Mar84 ABC Tue
directed by Joan Darling
Script: Rick Mitz & Norman Lear
director of photography: Tom Schamp
videotape editor: Henry Chan
Synopsis:
Debut: Paul Rodriguez plays aspiring TV comic Paul Rivera (AKA Pablo
to his Mexican - American family) whose whole enchilada is ethnic humor
poking fun at Mexicans - which gives his proud father (Joe Santos) a bad
case of indigestion. [JK]

[02] A.K.A. Pablo: THE BIG MOUTH
Embassy prod. no. 0103
13Mar84 ABC Tue
directed by Joan Darling
Teleplay: Jack Elinson
story by Steven Kunes
director of photography: Richard Brown
videotape editor: Henry Chan.
Synopsis:
Paul's jokes about his family delight Merv Griffin and his studio
audience, but infuriate everyone watching at the Riveras'. [JK]

[03] A.K.A. Pablo: MY SON, THE GRINGO
Embassy prod. no. 0106
20Mar84 ABC Tue
directed by Hector Elizondo, Thomas McConnell.
Script: Rick Mitz
director of photography: Tom D. Shcamp
videotape editor: Henry Chan.
Guest Cast:
Bea Arthur (as press agent)
Featuring:
Katy Juardo (as Rosa Rivera)
Synopsis:
Mexican pride takes a beating: an imperious press agent ( Bea Arthur) tries
to Americanize Paul's image, and his nephew Tomas ( Mario Lopez) flunks
Spanish! [JK]

[04] A.K.A. Pablo: THE PRESIDENTIAL JOKE TELLER
Embassy prod. no. 0104
27Mar84 ABC Tue
directed by Joan Darling
Script: Jose Rivera
director of photography: Richard Brown
videotape editor: Henry Chan.
Guest Cast:
James Victor (as Hernandez)
John-Bedford-Lloyd (as Officer Peterson)
Synopsis:
Paul is stopped for speeding on his way to entertain at a Presidential dinner, and
the police find his story hard to swallow when they find him wearing sneakers,
carrying the wrong ID and packing his prop knife.Off. [JK]

[05] A.K.A. Pablo: THE WHOLE ENCHILADA
Embassy prod. no. 0102
03Apr84 ABC Tue
Script: Seth Greenland
director of photography: Richard Brown
videotape editor: Henry Chan
directed by Hector Elizondo & Thomas McConnell
Guest Cast:
Lupe Ontiveros (as Mrs. Alvarez)
Carmen Zapata (as Dolores Lopez)
Donny Mora (as Medrano)
Synopsis:
An announcement that Paul will have his own series affects his niece's quinceanera
- the festive celebration of a girl's 15th birthday- like a bat on a pinata. [JK]

[06] A.K.A. Pablo: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
Embassy prod. no. 0105
10Apr84 ABC Tue
directed by Thomas McConnell and Hector Elizondo
Script: Jose Rivera
director of photography: Richard Brown
videotape editor: Henry Chan
Guest Cast:
Ada Maris (as dinner guest)
Featuring:
Alma Cuervo (as Sylvia)
oe Santos (as Domingo)
Synopsis:
The arrival of Sylvia's attractive dinner guest (Ada Maris) provides an opportunity
for the men to show who really rules the roost in the battling Rivera household. [JK]

[--] 17Apr84 rerun of #2"The Big Mouth"

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