El Chavo Del Ocho Store Haul

I’ve always been a huge fan of El Chavo Del Ocho. It’s probably one of the first Spanish-language television shows my entire family fell in love with. By that, I mean my entire family on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. It didn’t matter if we were at home in […]

El Chavo Del Ocho as a Musical Comedy?

You know that saying “if ain’t broken, don’t fix it”?  I can’t help but think that when I think about this new take on the mega-international-hit-series ‘El Chavo Del Ocho.’  No es por nada, but the original show has been such a longstanding success for a reason.  We love the […]

Mexi-Vocabulario: ¡Chusma!

Doña Florinda:  “¡Vente Quico!  ¡No te juntes con esta chusma!  Quico:  “¡Chusma!  ¡Chusma!” Don Ramón:  Spinning in anger! Chusma, as in “muchedumbre de gente vulgar” (crowd of vulgar people), as defined by the Real Academia Española… is probably best interpreted for meaning by one of the countless encounters between Don […]

All For One or One For All: Drama on Homage to Chespirito

They looked so happy on the set of El Chavo del 8.  All friends up to puro borlote in the vecindario for so many years.  Forty years to be exact.  Who would have ever thought that in their Golden years the cast of El Chavo would be going through such […]