BILL DANA, comedian/writer, created a character called JOSE JIMENEZ for the STEVE ALLEN SHOW. This led to a series of successful records and nightclub appearances. BILL's character JOSE JIMENEZ (right in photo), is a Mexican immigrant who works as a bellhop at the PARK CENTRAL HOTEL. He had a bachelor room there
and ate in the hotel kitchen. He was portrayed as somewhat naive, yet he tried to find the good in people. His fellow bellhop, EDDIE (GARY CROSBY), kept trying to wise him up. The hotel manager, MR. PHILLIPS (JONATHAN HARRIS,left in photo), was not too understanding towards JOSE. Not-so-bright hotel detective, BYRON GLICK (DON ADAMS, middle in photo) didn't help matters either. WALTER MITTY dream-like incidents were a brief respite from the hotel life. FIRST SEASON: September 1963-September 1964 (including reruns) 1964 NBC Sunday 7:00 pm-7:30 pm
SECOND SEASON: September 1964-January 1965 NBC Sunday 8:30 pm-9:00 pm Unable to determine when SECOND SEASON started,
Mr. Phillips tries to get all the hotel staff to donate a pint of blood to the Red Cross blood drive. The only hold-outs are Jose and Glick- both are chicken.
Jose is on cloud nine when his idol Danny Thomas checks into the Park Central. Danny just wants to be treated like any ordinary guest, but Jose insists on giving him the best, which only causes misery for poor sleep-deprived Danny.
Mr. Phillips and the hotel chain chairman, Mr. Bennington, are all set to fire Glick and Jose after Glick orders an arsenal of World War II surplus weapons, supposedly for the hotel's defense. The laughing gas, however, may save Glick's and Jose's jobs.
Bill Dana, Jonathan Harris, and Maggie Peterson not only play their regular roles, but also the roles of Christopher Columbus, King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella, respectively.
An old man talks soft-hearted Jose into taking in the man's baby. When the "baby" turns out to be an elephant, Jose and Glick try to "gaslight" Mr. Phillips, who won't allow pets in the hotel, into thinking he's hallucinating. The elephant, however, proves be a profitable gimmick for the hotel.
When Mr. Phillips refuses to let Jose use the hotel Crystal Room for Jose's cousin Maria's wedding, Jose hints he might want to do away with himself. Then when Jose goes out on a ledge to retrieve a kitten, Mr. Phillips thinks Jose really intends to jump.
Jose is charged as a flower thief when he is spotted by a policeman returning flowers that had been stolen by a little old lady. When the case goes to court, Glick acts as Jose's defense- but with a defense like that, Jose could do without a prosecution.
After a severe scolding from Mr. Phillips, Jose inherits what he thinks is a fortune from his late uncle. He goes to to town with it and lords it over Mr. Phillips, but is he counting his chickens before they're hatched?
Every birthday, Jose throws a "surprise party" for himself - but this year the staff's planning one that Jose doesn't know about.
José and Glick get mixed up with a pair of tough jewel thieves.
Jose talks Mr. Phillips into ghost-writing a love letter to a girl in Jose's correspondence club whom Jose has never met. When Mrs. Phillips sees one of the letters on the table, she thinks Mr. Phillips is seeing another woman. It's a big shock when they all meet Jose's "girlfriend".
The doctor gives Jose the word: his tonsils have to come out. But José says no-he's too chicken, setting a bad example for Mr. Phillips' nephew, who also needs his tonsils out. Glick encourages Jose to have it done, until finding that he, too, needs his tonsils out.
Jose and a big-time gambler try to help Glick regain his confidence after he is humiliated by a couple of pro wrestlers creating havoc at the hotel.
Foreign actress Yvette Renay is a guest at the hotel, and Jose has a mad crush on her.
Jose's elderly Uncle Pedro substitutes for him at an insurance physical.