Carlos, the suave son of an Argentinian general, boards with the Gillis family and immediately wins the fickle heart of Thalia. Dobie and Maynard plot to sabotage his success.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Generalissimo Sebastien Romero
Judy Harriet ...
Maryann Hathaway
Barbara Riley ...
Pamela Knight
James Yagi ...
Charlie Wong
Joe Sonessa ...
Carlos Romero (as Joseph Sonessa)
William Kruse ...
Carpet Delivery Man (as William Kruze)
Gene Gentry ...
Drapes Delivery Man


Herbert wants to take in a boarder, which doesn't sit well with Dobie as he believes it will hurt his relationship with image conscious Thalia, who will probably thumb her nose at dating someone who has to take in a boarder to make ends meet. To the contrary, Thalia believes it's a great idea if only because it'll give Dobie more money to spend on her. They rent the room to foreign transfer student Carlos Romero, whose father is in the Argentine military and is in town on military maneuvers. Despite having money to stay at a hotel, Carlos wanted his first American experience to be with a typical American family. Dobie may regret the decision to rent to Carlos as he is charming, suave and rich, which is just what Thalia is looking for in a husband. Herbert may also regret the decision as Winnie decides to redecorate Carlos' room, the cost to do so which far outweighs the rent they receive from him. Dobie and Maynard come up with a plan to use Carlos' American cultural inexperience to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






Release Date:

5 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title refers to the Spanish term "gaucho" which commonly means a South American cowboy, but can be applied to the residents of the South American pampas, chacos or Patagonian grasslands in eastern South America. See more »


Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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