Zorro and Son

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1983 CBS

DAD: Don Diego de la Vega (Henry Darrow) / Bachelor(?)

DAD’S JOB: Gay Blade

KIDS: Don Carlos de la Vega (Paul Regina) (teens?)

WHERE’S MOM?: unknown

STAND-IN "MOM": Bernardo (Bill Dana) / Housekeeper

How could you not like a Single Dad show where the housekeeper is played by Mr. Jose Jimenez himself?

An extremely short-lived show (3 months), this rendition of the Zorro legend was tongue-in-cheek — almost as campy as the 60’s Batman series. Zorro, now a little too old for buckling his swash, teams up with his "girl-crazy" son to right wrongs and make nice for the people of Mexican-era L.A. Wacky guest stars and cool supporting cast members populated this show — my favorite being one of the sidekicks of the evil Commandante Pico, played by John Moschitta. Moschitta made his name in the 80’s by being the "Motor Mouth" guy in the Wendy’s/Federal Express/Galoob MicroMachines commercials.