History Series / ElChavodelOcho

28th Jun '17 7:55:33 AM Siggu
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Doña Clotilde doesn't want anyone to think she's a witch. Yet, she has named her dog and her cat '''''Satan'''''.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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Doña Clotilde doesn't want anyone to think she's a witch. Yet, she has named her dog and her cat '''''Satan'''''.'''''Satan'''''.
** In one episode, after he learns a blank painting represented El Chavo's daily breakfast, Profesor Jirafales discusses with Doña Florinda about tthose poor people who cannot even get something to eat. This happens while they are eating all the cookies in a plate even though ''El Chavo himself was there and couldn't get a single cookie''. El Chavo left in silence, though the scene itself hints Profesor Jirafales and Doña Florinda were [[InnocentlyInsensitive unaware they were denying El Chavo some food]].
6th Jun '17 9:11:37 PM WoebegoneShe-wolf
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The main ensemble consists of:
* '''El Chavo''': An always-hungry orphan boy, who seems to live in a [[BankruptcyBarrel barrel]] in the main yard (though this is actually the place where he hides when scared or upset - he used to live in the house number 8 until its owner died, now [[WordOfGod it's said]] that he sleeps at his neighbors'). Obssesed with [[TrademarkFavoriteFood ham sandwiches]]. It seems that no one takes care of him, and he survives with tips from menial jobs. [[ButtMonkey Too clumsy]] for his own good, ''always'' hitting someone one way or another. Other characters either mock him for his perceived ugliness, or try to get advantage of his naiveté.
* '''Quico''' (also written '''Kiko'''): A pampered and bratty kid with a mean streak. Fortunately, he is [[TheDitz too dumb]] to cause real harm, or be a threat to begin with. Obsessed with getting a "square ball." Mocked for his gigantic cheeks, and his deep stupidity. Delights in one-upping Chavo; whenever he spots Chavo playing with a simple home-made toy, Quico will within moments show up with an obscenely flashy, store-bought version of the same.
* '''La Chilindrina''': A mischevious girl, who lives to get some advantage from others, even the adults. Identifiable by her twin pigtails, her glasses and her freckles. Mocked for her short height, and the fact that she is less pretty than other girls her age (and her attitude makes her looks worse). Named after a "freckled" Mexican pastry. By far the smartest kid in the show.
* '''Don Ramón''' (''' Raymond '''): A widower, Chilindrina's father, and laziness personified. Always owes 14 months of rent. Survives by doing odd jobs, which rarely last more than one episode. The DesignatedVictim of Doña Florinda, often makes El Chavo pay for it. Mocked for his very thin body, and his ugliness. Probably the character that most interacted with El Chavo, and their situations together are a source of much of the show's humor. Played by Ramón Valdés, one of a group of sibling comedians(along with ''El Loco'' Valdés and ''Tin Tan''), Don Ramón is possibly the show's most popular character along with El Chavo, Quico and La Chilindrina. While he has a mustache most of the time, there are also episodes where he doesn't.
* '''Doña Florinda''' (''' Mrs. Worthmore '''): A young widow who believes herself to be superior, both morally and monetarily, to her neighbors. The AlphaBitch grown up, only fallen and with perpetual hair curlers (although [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness not at first]]). Pampers her son (Quico) to a ridiculous extent; she often defends him by [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapping]] Don Ramón, whom she perceives as a child abuser. A perception caused by misunderstandings she would never allow him to clarify. Has a NoHuggingNoKissing romance with Profesor Jirafales.
* '''Profesor Jirafales''' (''' Professor Girafalde '''): The kids' elementary teacher, [[OnlySaneMan a very educated man]] with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. The StraightMan, with relatively little patience. Mocked for his height, is often callen "Maestro Longaniza" (which roughly translates as "teacher Longsausage" or "Professor Sausage" in the English dub). His name is also a word play on the word ''jirafa''(hee-rah-fah), meaning giraffe. Has a [[NoHuggingNoKissing chaste relationship]] with Doña Florinda.
* '''Sr. Barriga''' (''' Mr. Beliarge '''): The owner of the "vecindad", and often the OnlySaneMan in the madness of the neighborhood. He is always, ''always'' hit by El Chavo,[[note]]though there are rare occasions where it doesn't happen[[/note]] usually when arriving. A fat man, who is mocked for his obesity. His last name, ''Barriga'' (an actual surname in Mexico), means "belly" in Spanish.
* '''Doña Clotilde "la Bruja del 71"''' ('''Miss Pinster "the witch of 71"'''): An [[MaidenAunt old spinster]], whose sense of fashion got stuck in the twenties. Lusts intensely after "[[TrrrillingRrrs Don Rrrrrrramón]]", but it goes unreciprocated. Her nickname, "The witch of (house) Number 71", alludes to the kids' perception that she is an [[WickedWitch evil witch]]. This, and her bad habit of [[DeathbringerTheAdorable naming her lap dogs with demonic monikers]], only contributes to the confusion, leading to ThreeIsCompany moments.

Other memorable characters include:
* '''Godínez''' (''' Gordon '''): Usually only appearing in the school episodes, he is an example of ObfuscatingStupidity. Rarely interested in the class and easily distracted. [[EnsembleDarkhorse A fan favorite]].
* '''La Popis''' (''' Phoebe '''): Quico's cousin, she's not as stupid as him (nobody is), but decidedly [[TheDitz ditzy]], her recurring advice whenever someone was insulted by someone else was "tell on him to your mom!". When he and Chilindrina left the show, she took over their parts. Has a doll named Serafina that serves as a foil for jokes, usually resulting in Serafina getting spanked.
* '''Ñoño''' (''' Junior '''): (pronounced "Nyonyo") The son of Sr. Barriga, and as fat as his father (played by the same actor as well.) Very book smart and well-behaved. Since he has a stabler home and higher income than the neighborhood kids, he's portrayed as more naive than they are.
* '''Paty''' (''' Patty '''): An on-and-off character, who represents the classic pretty girl. Often presented either as recently moved to the vecindad with her gorgeous aunt Gloria, or as the kids' schoolmate. In the "neigborhood" episodes, [[TheBrainlessBeauty her beauty]] is more emphasized, but in the school episodes her [[TheDitz ditzyness]] is.
* '''Jaimito the mailman''' (''' Manny the mailman '''): An old mailman, often too tired to do his work. He was given a bicycle by the post office that hired him, which makes his work harder because he can't ride a bicycle and can't let his employers know it. Took Don Ramón's place in the later years. Initially sweet-natured and mildly senile, he eventually took on Don Ramón's less sympathetic characteristics when he became his SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.
20th Mar '17 5:51:34 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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Legendary Mexican SitCom (and staple of popular culture) about a little orphan boy and his quirky neighborhood. Famous for casting adults as little children. This lets the show get away with having many rather awful things happen to the kids without it being too horrifying, since they're really adults and playing parodies of kids, anyway.

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Legendary Mexican SitCom (and staple of popular culture) about a little orphan boy and his quirky neighborhood. Famous for [[DawsonCasting casting adults as little children.children]]. This lets the show get away with having many rather awful things happen to the kids without it being too horrifying, since they're really adults and playing parodies of kids, anyway.
10th Mar '17 8:48:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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* BankruptcyBarrel: El Chavo's hideout.
** In one episode, Dona Florinda gave el Chavo a pair of Don Ramon's pants after he refused to take them down from the clothesline. In retaliation, Don Ramon steals Quiko's sailor uniform, while el Chavo tries to take back his barrel from Quiko.

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* BankruptcyBarrel: El Chavo's hideout.
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hideout. In one episode, Dona Doña Florinda gave el Chavo a pair of Don Ramon's pants after he refused to take them down from the clothesline. In retaliation, Don Ramon steals Quiko's sailor uniform, while el Chavo tries to take back his barrel from Quiko.



** Whenever Profesor Jirafales begins the lesson at his class, the students will invariably make noise and refuse to pay attention. Then, the good teacher will always have to utter "Silencio. Silencio. '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ¡¡¡SI-LEN-CIO!!!]]'''''" (Silence... Silence... '''''SI-LENCE!!!''''')
*** A recurring joke is that, when Profesor Jirafales asks for silence, everybody shut up...except for El Chavo, usually telling something bad about him after everybody got quiet. [[Main/HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].

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** Whenever Profesor Jirafales begins the lesson at his class, the students will invariably make noise and refuse to pay attention. Then, the good teacher will always have to utter "Silencio. Silencio. '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis ¡¡¡SI-LEN-CIO!!!]]'''''" (Silence... Silence... '''''SI-LENCE!!!''''')
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'''''SI-LENCE!!!'''''). A recurring joke is that, when Profesor Jirafales asks for silence, everybody shut up...except for El Chavo, usually telling something bad about him after everybody got quiet. [[Main/HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].



* TheBlank: "Cow Eating Grass". What grass? The cow ate it. The cow? Went to the bathroom (or it just left, depending on the episode).

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"Cow Eating Grass". What grass? The cow ate it. The cow? Went to the bathroom (or it just left, depending on the episode).



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Not used as part of the show's humor. Is usually used in two-part episodes for telling the viewers that the story will continue in the next episode.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Not used as part of the show's humor. Is usually used in two-part episodes for telling the viewers that the story will continue in the next episode.



* PostKissCatatonia: Played straight and toyed with in the same "Paty" episode. In the beginning, Pty kisses Quiko, and he faints. Later when Quiko tells El Chavo and La Chilindrina about this, La Chilindrina does an experiment with El Chavo:
** ''Chilindrina kisses Chavo, and wonders why he did not faint''

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* PostKissCatatonia: Played straight and toyed with in the same "Paty" episode. In the beginning, Pty Paty kisses Quiko, and he faints. Later when Quiko tells El Chavo and La Chilindrina about this, La Chilindrina does an experiment with El Chavo:
** ''Chilindrina
Chavo: She kisses Chavo, and wonders why he did not faint''faint:



* PunnyName: Profesor Jirafales (Jirafa being the Spanish word for Giraffe).
** His nickname: Maistro Longaniza (Teachurr Longsausage)
** Zenón Barriga y Pesado (With the Z pronounced as S, it sounds like [[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Man-boobed]] Belly and Heavy]])

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* PunnyName: PunnyName:
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Profesor Jirafales (Jirafa being the Spanish word for Giraffe).
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Giraffe). His nickname: Maistro Longaniza (Teachurr Longsausage)
** Zenón Barriga y Pesado (With the Z pronounced as S, it sounds like [[spoiler:[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Man-boobed]] Belly and Heavy]])Heavy).
10th Mar '17 5:35:33 PM Lanes17B
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** [[BorrowedCatchPhrase In a few instances, el Chavo and la Chilindrina have said this to Quiko.]]



** In a few instances, el Chavo and la Chilindrina have said this to Quiko.
28th Feb '17 6:05:14 PM Lanes17B
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* PostKissCatatonia: Played straight and toyed with in the same "Paty" episode. In the beginning, Pty kisses Quiko, and he faints. Later when Quiko tells El Chavo and La Chilindrina about this, La Chilindrina does an experiment with El Chavo:
**''Chilindrina kisses Chavo, and wonders why he did not faint''
-->'''Chilindrina:''' Chavo, didn't you feel anything?
-->'''Chavo:''' I did.
-->'''Chilindrina:''' What?
-->'''Chavo:''' Anger.
25th Feb '17 9:00:21 PM PkMARIO
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* DoubleSpeak: Don Ramón uses this to defend his new job when Doña Florinda mocks it. He's not a party items salesman[[note]]"La guerra de la independencia" and "Los tronadores"[[/note]], he's a tradesman specializing in folkloric items meant for juvenile consumption. He's not a ragman[[note]]"El ropavejero"[[/note]], he's an agent specializing in buying and selling household items.


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** Don Ramón uses this to defend his new jobs when Doña Florinda mocks them. He's not a party items salesman[[note]]"La guerra de la independencia" and "Los tronadores"[[/note]], he's a "Tradesman specializing in folkloric items meant for juvenile consumption". He's not a ragman[[note]]"El ropavejero"[[/note]], he's an "Agent specializing in buying and selling household items".
21st Feb '17 6:10:30 PM Siggu
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DoubleSpeak: Don Ramon is not a ballon salesman, he is a tradesman specializing in folkloric products meant for juvenile consumption.

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* DoubleSpeak: Don Ramon is Ramón uses this to defend his new job when Doña Florinda mocks it. He's not a ballon salesman, he is party items salesman[[note]]"La guerra de la independencia" and "Los tronadores"[[/note]], he's a tradesman specializing in folkloric products items meant for juvenile consumption.consumption. He's not a ragman[[note]]"El ropavejero"[[/note]], he's an agent specializing in buying and selling household items.



%%* DoubleTake

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%%* DoubleTake* DoubleTake: The source of plenty of the jokes in the series. Someone makes a nasty or surprising comment, the other person keeps talking as if the other person said the right thing (instead of what they actually said), but then that person suddenly stops in realization of what they did say.



%%* HowMuchDidYouHear

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%%* HowMuchDidYouHear* HowMuchDidYouHear: A guarantee is that if someone is telling someone else a secret, a third person (generally involved with the secret) will be eavesdropping. Sometimes, it's followed by an exchange similar to the one that happens in "El Cumpleaños de Don Ramón", when Don Ramón wants Quico to tell him what he, Doña Florinda, Doña Clotilde and La Chilindrina were talking about[[note]]His ForgottenBirthday[[/note]]:
--> '''Quico:''' Are you not going to tell anybody?\\
'''Don Ramón:''' No, Quico!\\
'''Quico:''' Me neither.



%%* MusicalEpisode

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%%* MusicalEpisode* MusicalEpisode: "La clase de música" features El Profesor Jirafales in the school, trying to teach the kids the song "Qué bonita vecindad". Halfway through it, as El Profesor Jirafales tries to teach Doña Florinda that there is no age for tastes, the kids sing "Joven aún" to Don Ramón. In the end, the whole cast sings "Qué bonita vecindad"



%%* NonverbalMiscommunication

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%%* NonverbalMiscommunication* NonverbalMiscommunication: Sometimes, a character will be warned with sign language that someone he/she doesn't want to see is behind them. They will misinterpret the signs as mockery.



* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: Quico said the following about Doña Florinda, who had an AsideGlance to [[LampshadeHanging silently lampshade]] it:
--> '''Quico:''' You're the nicest and most beautiful mother I've had in my entire life!



%%* PlotTumor

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%%* PlotTumor* PlotTumor: The school and Doña Florinda's restaurant, in the later seasons and when El Chavo became part of ''Chespirito'', had much more episodes featured on them than on the vecindad, the original setting.
20th Feb '17 6:34:37 PM Lanes17B
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** In another episode, Doña Florinda chases Don Ramon to beat him up for accidentally getting paint on her sheets. While she beats him up, El Chavo paints Don Ramon's front door, but Quiko tells him that throwing a bucket of paint is faster, and shows El Chavo while Doña Florinda comes out of Don Ramon's apartment.
15th Feb '17 11:27:01 PM Lanes17B
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* WouldHitAGirl: Don Ramon has hit DoDoña Florind a few times, though it has been accidental. El Chavo and Quiko on the other hand, have hit La Chilindrina on purpose.
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