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SurfSide 6: Yesterday's Hero

The wife of Dave's best friend from the Korean War shows up at the office. His friend was believed captured and assassinated by revolutionaries, but his "widow" claims she sent him money years after he was allegedly killed. The search for his old Air Force buddy leads Dave through a group of exiles who think he is working for the dictatorship they fled.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 25610
Airdate: Monday January 23rd, 1961

Guest Stars
Ernest SarracinoErnest Sarracino
As Silva
Joe De SantisJoe De Santis
As Emilio Mendez
Miguel Ángel LandaMiguel Ángel Landa
As Captain Rivas
Craig HillCraig Hill
As Robbie Karns
Merry AndersMerry Anders
As Chris Karns
Vivianne CervantesVivianne Cervantes
As Carmen Mendez
Episode Notes
Sandy and Daphne do not appear in this episode.

According to this episode, Cha Cha's birthday is January 2nd.

The footage of Cha Cha singing "Dancing in the Dark" is the same footage used in the episode "The Clown." The footage of "You and the Night and the Music" was first shown in the episode "According to Our Files."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cha ChaYou and the Night and the Music 
Cha ChaDancing in the Dark 

Episode Goofs
The boy puts the note to Dave on the driver's side front seat, but when Dave gets in the car the note is on the passenger's side seat.

In the opening scene, the ring Ken wears is on his left hand then on his right when the camera angle changes.

Cultural References
Dave: (into dictating machine) And now, I'd like to sing a song I first introduced in The Little Show in 1903.

The Little Show was a 1929 play, the first of 11 plays to feature the songwriting team of Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. The two songs Cha Cha sings in this episode, "You and the Night and the Music" and "Dancing in the Dark," were both written by Dietz and Schwartz.

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