History Series / ElChapulinColorado

21st May '17 11:21:18 AM HighCrate
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* CulturalCrossReference: One episode had Chapulin helping a young woman and her elderly father, whose house was being threatened of being demolished with the two still inside. The old man is not happy about being helped by a [[GenreSavvy hero of the likes of Chapulin]], angrily saying to his daughter: "You could have called any other hero! ''Any other''! Franchise/{{Superman}}! Franchise/{{Batman}}! ComicStrip/DickTracy! [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking Donald]] [[DonaldDuck Duck!"]].

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* CulturalCrossReference: One episode had Chapulin helping a young woman and her elderly father, whose house was being threatened of being demolished with the two still inside. The old man is not happy about being helped by a [[GenreSavvy hero of the likes of Chapulin]], Chapulin, angrily saying to his daughter: "You could have called any other hero! ''Any other''! Franchise/{{Superman}}! Franchise/{{Batman}}! ComicStrip/DickTracy! [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking Donald]] [[DonaldDuck Duck!"]].
12th May '17 8:17:19 PM Siggu
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* TheDreaded: The entirety the RoguesGallery of the WildWest episodes, with the exception of Rosa La Rumorosa, who is a BitchInSheepsClothing. The mere mention of their names can bring horror to every townsperson, the marshal included.


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* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: In "Un bandido bastante muerto", El Chapulín claims that El Tripaseca, who had seemingly died and is one of his most dangerous enemies, was a classmate and childhood friend of his. [[spoiler:Considering El Chapulín had already seen El Tripaseca's wax statue and knew the whole gambit, it's unknown if he was telling the truth]].


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* LatexPerfection: The Master of Disguise in the episode of the same name. He appeared under several identities of other actors (Edgar Vivar, Florinda Meza and Carlos Villagrán) dubbed by Ramón Valdéz, and Ramón Valdéz himself in one scene. [[spoiler:And in the end, where he was supposedly sent to prison, it's revealed he disguised himself as the old woman (María Antonieta de las Nieves) El Chapulín was trying to protect, to his shock]].


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** El Chapulín (and sometimes other characters) would also accidentally mix syllables of a few words when shocked or speaking really quickly. Most commonly "¡Escápenlo que se agarra!" ("Escape him that he's catching!")


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** Styrofoam props were actually used to showcase the main property of the [[AppliedPhlebotinum potential softener]] - making items incredibly fragile.


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* ToiletHumor: Implicitely, but references to farts sometimes come up, especially in the gas leak episode - in that case, it's referred as there being another gas leak.
17th Apr '17 1:14:20 PM TheirKid
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* DemotedToExtra: Maria Antonieta de Las Nieves played all the lead female roles for the first season or so, then left the program for a while. Florinda Meza took over from her, and when de Las Nieves returned to the ensemble, she only appeared occasionally, such as the rare occasions when a Chapulin episode had two female characters.
23rd Mar '17 8:58:50 PM Siggu
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* StopTrick: The "Chicharra Paralizadora" freezes anything El Chapulín uses it on, and will not be able to move until El Chapulín makes the Chicharra sound twice quickly. Characters frozen by the Chicharra Paralizadora are as good as statues - if they get hit, they don't feel anything... until when unfrozen, where they will feel the hit, no matter how much time it took between both events.

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* StopTrick: The "Chicharra Paralizadora" freezes anything El Chapulín uses it on, Generally used to display magic, and will not be able to move until El Chapulín makes it was shown very extensively in "La sortija de la bruja" for the Chicharra sound twice quickly. Characters frozen spells caused by the Chicharra Paralizadora are ring. It is particularly noticeable as good as statues - if they get hit, they don't feel anything... until when unfrozen, where they will feel the hit, no matter how much time it took shot angle is a little different between both events.the two sections of the episode.
23rd Mar '17 8:56:15 PM Siggu
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* AnAesop: Occasionally:
** "Don Chapulín de la Mancha": El Chapulín tries to convince an old man that he's not El Chapulín Colorado, by pretending to be his conscience. The old man replies that he wants to be El Chapulín Colorado because he does a lot of important acts unlike himself. The aesop El Chapulín gives is that any job well done (in the old man's case, being a health inspector, and not take any bribes) is much more important than anything El Chapulín does.
** "Se regalan ratones": A secretary is in danger of being fired because she got two wedding gifts from her boss switched around - a piece of cloth for the gatekeeper's daughter and a TV for a minister's daughter. El Chapulín manages to convince her boss with a lesson on generosity, on giving people what they don't have, to let the poor gatekeeper's daughter have the TV, the minister's daughter the piece of cloth, and for the secretary to keep her job.
** "La Ley del Chipote Chillón": {{Invoked|Trope}} by one of the townspeople at Villa Chaparra. Early on, when El Chapulín learns of El Rascabuches, El Matoncísimo Kid and Rosa la Rumorosa teaming up, he tries to convince the town to rally against them and use the "unity in strength". Everyone runs away... until the very end, where they effortlessly defeat the BigBadEnsemble when everything seemed lost. All the townspeople cheer for El Chapulín for giving them that idea.



* BigBadEnsemble:
** El Cuajináis, El Tripaseca and La Minina were often seen together in the present times episodes. They were occasionally joined by El Botija or El Shory.
** El Rascabuches and Rosa la Rumorosa sometimes teamed up in the WildWest episodes (though the latter would mostly mind her own business). They were joined by El Matoncísimo Kid in "La Ley del Chipote Chillón".



* ComicallyInvincibleHero: In spite of his hilarious incompetence, El Chapulín never loses[[note]]With the possible exception of "El maestro de los disfraces"[[/note]]. Even when he does not defeat the villain, either someone else (such as Super Sam) saves the day, or the villain atones for his mistakes.



* DealWithTheDevil: Chapulin once told an InNameOnly tale of {{Faust}}, about a man who sold his soul in exchange of a magical device that made people and things disappear and appear as the user wishes. When the Devil showed up to collect, the man used the device to make the contract vanish.



* DevilInPlainSight

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* DevilInPlainSightDevilInPlainSight: Sometimes, when the character that summons El Chapulín does not have time (or simply forgets) to explain who is causing him/her trouble, El Chapulín will often be fixated in thinking the villain is an ally and viceversa, until he's finally told he got the sides switched around.



* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Chapulin once told an InNameOnly tale of {{Faust}}, about a man who sold his soul in exchange of a magical device that made people and things disappear and appear as the user wishes. When the Devil showed up to collect, the man used the device to make the contract vanish.



* DumbIsGood

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* DumbIsGoodDumbIsGood: El Chapulín tends to leave much to be desired in terms of intelligence, yet he's TheHero and the one person both victims and villains consider as the symbol of goodness in the series.



* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily
* FarEast

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* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily
TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: It doesn't matter how [[TheDreaded feared]] a villain character is, they can be as incompetent as El Chapulín at critical moments. For example, in "No seas torpe, Chapulín", El Cuajináis, El Tripaseca, El Shory and La Minina try to lure El Chapulín to a trap, but they have to make several changes to their plan due to their own mistakes, and they get defeated not long afterwards.
* FarEast FarEast: Episodes that involve japanese families will inevitably include a gong... which is a chinese instrument.



* FaustianRebellion: See the DealWithTheDevil mentioned above.

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* FaustianRebellion: See In El Chapulín's retelling of ''Literature/{{Faust}}'', the DealWithTheDevil mentioned above.titular character is given a riding crop that makes things appear and disappear from Mephistopheles in exchange of signing a contract. When Faust realizes he sold his soul, he made the contract vanish.



* StopTrick

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* StopTrickStopTrick: The "Chicharra Paralizadora" freezes anything El Chapulín uses it on, and will not be able to move until El Chapulín makes the Chicharra sound twice quickly. Characters frozen by the Chicharra Paralizadora are as good as statues - if they get hit, they don't feel anything... until when unfrozen, where they will feel the hit, no matter how much time it took between both events.
1st Feb '17 10:33:12 PM Luppercus
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** Also another with ''Topo Gigio''.

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** Also another with ''Topo Gigio''.''Franchise/TopoGigio''.
6th Oct '16 11:49:22 AM luiz4200
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* ShaggyFrogStory: Trying to discourage a boy from his habit of [[CryingWolf telling lies]], Chapulin says the kid might end up like the boy from "Peter and the Wolf". After the boy says he doesn't know the story, Chapulin, who doesn't know it either, makes up one on the spot about a wolf that liked to tell lies to the point that, when he met the three little pigs, he claimed to be Little Red Riding Hood. In the end, he forgets to include Peter in his version and, when called out for this, he says Peter wrote the tale.
31st Aug '16 9:49:07 PM SantosLHalper
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* CryingWolf: One episode featured a [[SpoiledBrat boy]] who threw away the toys he didn't want anymore and told his parents somebody stole them. Nobody believed him when it really happened. Chapulin tried to warn the boy it would happen by stating it could happen to him the same it happened in "Peter and the Wolf" (another title for 'TheBoyWhoCriedWolf') but the boy didn't know the story and Chapulin [[InNameOnly told his own version of it]], excluding Peter and describing a wolf that lied so much that, when he met Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs, he claimed to be Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. At least he had the wolf replace Peter as the liar who would not be believed wven while telling the truth.

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* CryingWolf: One episode featured a [[SpoiledBrat boy]] who threw away the toys he didn't want anymore and told his parents somebody stole them. Nobody believed him when it really happened. Chapulin tried to warn the boy it would happen by stating it could happen to him the same it happened in "Peter and the Wolf" (another title for 'TheBoyWhoCriedWolf') but the boy didn't know the story and Chapulin [[InNameOnly [[ShaggyFrogStory told his own version of it]], excluding Peter and describing a wolf that lied so much that, when he met Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs, he claimed to be Literature/LittleRedRidingHood. At least he had the wolf replace Peter as the liar who would not be believed wven while telling the truth.
30th Aug '16 7:35:19 AM AndyLA
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** An especially ridiculous version is when Chapulin hits pirate Almanegra over the head with a stool and he does not faint (as is expected to happen in this show). Instead, he just stays where he is with his drinking mug raised. It turns out ''the mug was holding him up'', and once removed, Almanegra falls to the floor. [[MST3KMantra Don't think too much about it.]]
30th Aug '16 7:25:19 AM AndyLA
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* CardboardPrison: One episode revolves around a police precinct from where prisoners keep escaping and no one has any idea why. The answer comes at the end: [[spoiler:the precinct has a sliding door which also works as the back wall of the only cell of the place!]]
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