Zorro and Son | 1982
A satirical version of Walt Disney's original series, "Zorro" (ABC, 1957-59). The original series told the story of Don Diego de la Vega, a young Spanish nobleman, who was summoned to old California by his father to battle injustice. To battle evil he adopted a dual personality, that of Don Diego, a handsome man about town, and Zorro, a mysterious figure designed to strike fear into the hearts of evil doers.<P>The new version begins twenty-five years later with Don Diego still trying to defend the people of Old Los Angeles (1800s) from their oppressors. However, the "old gray fox isn't what he used to be" and his inability to perform as Zorro should prompts Bernardo, Don Diego's faithful servant, to send to Spain for Diego's son, Don Carlos, in the hope that the young man may help his father.<P>When Don Carlos arrives in California and discovers that the new commandante, Paco Pico, is unfairly imposing his law on the citizens, he is instilled with a desire to help them. Seeing this, Don Diego reveals to his son his other identity -- and begins a quest to train his son as the new Zorro (Spanish for "fox"), defender of the people.<P>The series depicts the comical adventures of Zorro and Son as they struggle to protect the oppressed.