Zorro and Son

Zorro and Son is an American television Western based on the character Zorro that aired on CBS. Created by Walt Disney Television, the series stars Henry Darrow as Zorro (Don Diego) and Paul Regina as his son Zorro Jr. (Don Carlos). The limited series aired for five episodes from April 6 to May 4, 1983.[1]

Zorro and Son
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Paul Regina (left) and Henry Darrow
GenreSitcom
StarringHenry Darrow
Paul Regina
Bill Dana
ComposerGeorge Duning
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Production
ProducerKevin Corcoran
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companyWalt Disney Television
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 6 (1983-04-06) –
June 1, 1983 (1983-06-01)
Chronology
Related showsZorro

It featured the same theme song by Norman Foster and George Bruns that was used on Disney's 1957 Zorro television series.

SynopsisEdit

Set approximately twenty years after the first series, Zorro and Son is an updated, comical version of the original series.[2]

CastEdit

US TV ratingsEdit

Season Episodes Start Date End Date Nielsen Rank Nielsen Rating Tied With
1982-83 5 April 6, 1983 June 1, 1983 79[3] N/A N/A

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Zorro and Son"Peter BaldwinEric CohenApril 6, 1983 (1983-04-06)
A monk is in trouble. He is going to be embarrassed in front of everyone, even possibly hurt. Zorro and his son must hurry to rescue the monk from harm's way. A new era begins with Zorro and his son now helping other people. They both want to end evil and bring more justice.
2"Beauty and the Mask"Gabrielle BeaumontEric Cohen,
Nick Arnold
April 13, 1983 (1983-04-13)
Don Carlos falls in love with Angelica after he saves her. He uses his father's costume to do so, in which he vows to follow the Zorro promise. His father is informed by his son that he loves her, and that he wants her to know this. Meanwhile, Pico is up to no good trying to catch Zorro and put a stop to his good deeds.
3"A Fistful of Pesos"Alan MyersonEric Cohen,
Nick Arnold
April 20, 1983 (1983-04-20)
Pico frames Zorro by dressing up as him and robbing stores, hoping to turn the people against him.
4"Wash Day"Peter BaldwinEric Cohen,
Nick Arnold
May 4, 1983 (1983-05-04)
While Bernardo is washing clothes, Zorro's outfit blows away into the reach of Paco Pico. Pico takes Bernardo into jail to get him to admit that Don Diego is Zorro, but Bernardo declares that he himself is Zorro. Don Carlos & Diego must save Bernardo before he is hurt, but their outfits have shrunk. Sergeant Sepulveda helps them out, so they can help Bernardo.
5"The Butcher of Barcelona"Gabrielle BeaumontEric Cohen,
Nick Arnold
June 1, 1983 (1983-06-01)
When Paco Pico is confronted by Captain Jorge Mendez and El Excellente, he becomes afraid that he might lose his spot in the office. He turns to Don Diego for support to help him keep his position. In the end, Diego tells Pico that he didn't want Captain Mendez in charge because he would be a greater ruler than Pico. Also, according to Mendez, he almost caught Diego.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 229–230. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1566. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
  3. ^ Lina. "The TV Ratings Guide: 1982-83 Ratings History -- Soap Bubbles Rise, Several Veterans Part and NBC Renews Poorly Rated Masterpieces". Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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