Home Television Drama Sidekicks


1 9 8 6 (USA)
23 x 30 minute episodes

Sgt Jake Rizzo (Gil Gerard) is an affable sort, but he’s a typical bachelor who forgets his keys, misplaces his badge and leaves his handcuffs in the refrigerator.


Ernie Lee (Ernie Reyes Jr.) really needs a guardian. His grandfather (Keye Luke) is dying, and time is running out. Social worker Patricia Blake (Nancy Stafford) will soon have no choice but to place Ernie with a foster family.

Ernie is an unusual boy. He’s a pint-sized karate kid whose kicks and chops can put away a gang of muggers.

He has inherited mysterious powers from his grandfather, and he’s good at making himself useful for Jake.

But Jake wants no part of it until he sets eyes on Patricia, who mistakenly thinks Jake does want to adopt Ernie.

Jake Rizzo
Gil Gerard
Ernie Lee
Ernie Reyes Jr.
Patricia Blake
Nancy Stafford
Keye Luke