CTVA US Comedy - "Popi" (CBS)(early 1976) starring Hector Elizondo

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Popi (1976)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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POPI
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ITP Allied Artists
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:30PM ET)
Executive Producer Herbert B. Leonard
Produced by Arne Sultan
Created by Tina and Lester Pine from the 1969 film of the same name

US Comedy series 1976 pilot+ 13 episodes x 30 min color
(02May75 pilot) (20Jan76-24Aug76)
starring
Hector Elizondo as Abraham Rodriguez (father)
Anthony Perez as Junior Rodriguez (son)
Dennis Vasquez as Luis Rodriguez (son)
*
Edith Diaz as Lupe
(Liz Torres in the pilot)

Lou Criscuolo as Angelo Maggio
Frank Lugo as Mr. Diaz

Premise:
The story of Abraham Rodriguez, a hard-working Puerto Rican
father living in New York, and his efforts to raise two
mischievous and motherless sons
Background:
Replaced "Joe and Sons" which was cancelled mid-season in the same time
period.

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   [--] Popi: (pilot) (possibly - THE RAGAMUFFIN ARMY)
02May75 CBS Fri
Cast:
Hector Elizondo ........ Abraham
Liz Torres ............. Lupe
Lou Criscuoio .......... Maggio
Anthony Perez .......... Junior
Herbert Jefferson, Jr .... Jackson
Ron Clarty ........... Ambulance Driver
McIntyre Dixon ....... Principal
Santos Morales ....... Doorman
Synopsis:
The pilot concerns a Puerto Rican father who hopes to keep his
two sons out of mischief by making them join the Boy Scouts.
Based on the 1969 movie of the same name. [RF]

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30PM Eastern (20Jan76-24Aug76)

1.1 [--] Popi: MAN'S BEST AMIGO
20Jan76 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
A widower raises his two sons. [CK]

1.2 [--] Popi: IT'S CRAZY TO HAVE A CAR IN NEW YORK
27Jan76 CBS Tue
Synopsis;
Popi assumes ownership of a used car. [CK]

1.3 [--] Popi: THE ORPHANS
3Feb76 CBS Tue
Junior and Luis pretend to be orphans so that they can collect money. [CK]

1.4 [--] Popi: LOVE LETTERS
10Feb76 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Popi's sons are afraid he will lose Lupe unless he pays
more attention to her. [CK]

1.5 [--] Popi: A BOX OF HAVANA CIGARS
17Feb76 CBS Tue (repeated 3Aug76)
Synopsis:
Abraham is in line for a better job in the hospital laundry. [CK]

1.6 [--]Popi: SUMMER, THE LIVIN' AIN'T EASY
24Feb76 CBS Tue (repeated 27Jul76)
Synopsis:
The apartment is robbed. [CK]

[--] 02Mar76 - no details

1.7 [--] Popi: THE MUGGER
09Mar76 CBS Tue (repeated 20Jul76) [CK]

1.8 [--] Popi: OH, PROMISE ME
16Mar76 CBS Tue (repeated 10Aug76) [CK]

1.9 [--] Popi: WITH THIS RING
23Mar76 CBS Tue (repeated 24Aug76)
Guest cast:
Arny Freeman ........ Penuelas
Dominique Pinassi ....... Anita
Lou Criscuolo ......... Maggio
Burke Byrnes ..... Father Cassity
Irene De Bari ...... Edith Penuelas
Synopsis:
Junior and his girlfriend want their fathers to follow the old Puerto Rican
custom of pledging them to future marriage. Abraham is agreeable; her father
is anything but. [RF]

1.10 [--] Popi: THE VACATION
30Mar76 CBS Tue

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Network Reruns - CBS Tuesdays (20Jul76? - 24Aug76)
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[--] 20Jul76 - rerun of "The Mugger" (first shown 9Mar76)
[--] 27Jul76 - rerun of "Summer,  the livin ain't easy" (first shown 24Feb76)
[--] 03Aug76 - rerun of "A Box of Havana Cigars" (first shown 17Feb76)
[--] 10Aug76 - rerun of "Oh, Promise Me" (first shown 16Mar76)
[--] 17Aug76 - no details
[--] 24Aug76 - rerun of "With this Ring" (first shown 23Mar76)

 

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