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 No.4288

is this show leftist?

 No.4297

"Is it leftist" is the wrong question. You should be looking for ways to either criticize it for being bourgeois propaganda or détourning it as commie propaganda.

What show?

 No.4320

>>4288
This is a mexican show right? I have seen that dude in right appear in memes

 No.4324

>>4297
>>4320
El Chavo it was a Mexican TV show. I remember my Grandfather always watching it when I was with it, especially in my younger years but was never intrested in it because it wasn't a cartoon.

 No.4325

>>4288
El Chavo del 8.
Is it leftist? No, but shows in a comedic light the lifes of various families in a housing bloc owned by "Don Barriga" (Mr. Tummy) and the poverty of Chavo, an orphan who, having nowhere to live, lives in a barrel in this bloc.
He is friend with Chilindrina (the daughter of a unemployed and widowed worker, Don Ramon) and Quico (the conceited son of the singlemother owner of a low class restaurant, Doña Florinda-idk how you gringos call menus-). Also there is Teacher Jirafales, who is couting Doña Florinda, La bruja del 61 (a spinster who lives in the 61 apartment who has a crush in Don Ramon), and Ñoño (son of Don Barriga and a little less conceited than Quico, acted by the same actor that plays Don Barriga)
The show was aired in Televisa, a Close (this level of close) tv station to the PRI goverment (who wasn't so leftist) and by some is considered a piece of opium to the masses, and by other leftist a portrayal of a working class neighborhood (with the problems and class strugles in it).
It is pretty fun indeed. IT still airs in my country in the prime TV stations.

 No.4331

No lmao, it isn't leftist. I'd say it doesn't have a lot of politics in it. Fairly neutral, imo.

I used to love it as a child but my family and I haven't watched it in ages, so I haven't been thinking a lot about it and don't have as many fond memories of it anymore. Sometimes thinking about it makes me very sad for some reason (both the show itself and the circumstances around its cast and production). Nowadays I don't know what to think of it. It's definitely not leftist and it was made under a dictatorship, practically. Those were very hard times for Mexican politics. Everybody and their grandma, literally, watched this stuff, so it's obvious that it was used as a way to keep Mexicans distracted through some emotional manipulation (this sitcom got VERY melodramatic in many episodes). And these days slapstick comedy has sort of lost its appeal to me. The cult of nostalgia around this show is also a bit too strong (it's massively popular in all of Latin America but especially in Mexico and perhaps even more in Brazil, where it's known as Chaves).
But I do like El Chapulín Colorado, even though I haven't watched it recently either. Probably because the protagonists aren't kids and the stories aren't sad like in El Chavo.

A bit of trivia. The creator of most of these characters, Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito" (a corruption of the diminutive form of "Shakespeare") had many other comedy sketches where he played the protagonist. Virtually every single one of them, along with some other characters, had a name that started with Ch: El Chavo, el Chapulín Colorado, Dr. Chapatín, el Chómpiras, el Chanfle, Chaparrón Bonaparte, la Chimoltrufia, la Chilindrina (who was apparently created by the actress that played her, which caused massive drama between her and Chespirito)… I wonder if it has anything to do with him being a Chilango (from Mexico City).


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