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SurfSide 6: The Clown

Pepe the Clown is hired to play the birthday party for the son of a hated dictator who is living in exile in Miami Beach. The dictator is murdered during the party, and all evidence points to Pepe. Pepe, however, insists he was not at the party, and hires Dave to prove that someone else went to the party in the Pepe the Clown costume to commit the crime.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 27798
Airdate: Monday October 17th, 1960

Guest Stars
Charles Alvin BellCharles Alvin Bell
As Dickinson
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Silva
Ted de CorsiaTed de Corsia
As Correro
Vito ScottiVito Scotti
As Pepe Alvarez
Burt MustinBurt Mustin
As Student
Charles WagenheimCharles Wagenheim
As Little Man
Del MooreDel Moore
As Airline Clerk
Joel GreyJoel Grey
As Eddie
Pepe HernPepe Hern
As Carlos
Tina CarverTina Carver
As Elaine Alvarez


Cha Cha is giving dancing lessons to an elderly gentleman in the Boom Boom Room. A young man watches her with interest, and after she finishes follows her to her dressing room to ask for lessons. "Carlos may teach you a thing," he boasts. When she refuses and orders him to leave, he begins to dance with her. Dave Thorne happens by Cha Cha's dressing room and stops the man. Carlos starts to leave, then turns and lunges at Dave with a knife. Dave successfully defends himself against the attacker. He discovers that the man works for a man named Correro. "He's a bad man!" Cha Cha says...

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Episode Notes
Lt. Snedigar says his wife is also a cop.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cha ChaCielito Lindo 
Cha ChaDancing in the Dark 

Episode Quotes
Ken: (After Sandy hits the side of the houseboat again with the speedboat) You know, Dave, I think it's about time we asked our friend Sandy to get a new calling card.

(Discussing Correro's murder)
Dave: I've known Pepe for a long time. He couldn't hurt a fly.
Lt. Snedigar: Maybe he has a different feeling about a fly than he does about a snake.

Episode Goofs
When discussing the case with Snedigar, Dave says he's "known Pepe a long time;" however, it was Cha Cha, not Dave, who suggested Pepe as the performer at the party. If Dave had known Pepe for "a long time," he would not have needed to enlist Cha Cha's help to find entertainment for the party.

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