Paul Rodriguez played aspiring TV comic Paul Rivera in this short-lived sitcom. He was dubbed Pablo by his Mexican-American family. Paul's routine was ethnic humor and as a result it did not always sit well with his family, especially his father Domingo.
Paul's jokes about his family delight Merv Griffin and his studio audience, but infuriate everyone watching at Paul's home.
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.
Paul's 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.
The Arrival of Sylvia's attractive dinner guest ( played by Ada Maris) provides an opportunity for the men to show who really rules the roost in the battling Rivera household.
Mexican pride takes a beating as an imperious press agent ( played by Bea Arthur) tries to Americanize Paul's image, and his nephew Tomas flunks Spanish!