10 April 1984
| 6.6/10 |
| Paul Rodriguez
Edie Marie Rubio
American Broadcasting Company
Mario Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Héctor Elizondo, Joe Santos, Katy Jurado
a.k.a. Pablo is an American sitcom starring Paul Rodriguez that aired on ABC from March 6 to April 10, 1984.
A.k.a. Pablo Wikipedia
Produced by Norman Lear, it focuses on struggling Hispanic stand-up comic Paul Rivera and his large Mexican American family, who still called him by his given name Pablo. While they supported his career and longed for his success, his traditionalist parents were offended by the ethnic humor he incorporated into his act and urged him to be more respectful of his heritage. Rounding out the boisterous family were his sister Lucia and know-it-all brother-in-law Hector and their five children, his "stuffed shirt" brother Manuel and flirty sister-in-law Carmen and their two children, and his very-anxious-to-wed spinster sister Sylvia. José was Paul/Pablo's slick but inexperienced agent.
The cast included Paul Rodriguez, Joe Santos, Katy Jurado, Héctor Elizondo and Mario Lopez.
The first episode of the ABC series aired on Tuesday, March 6, 1984 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times. The show was cancelled after six broadcasts.
In 2002 TV Guide ranked the series number 45 on its "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time" list.