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    El Chavo
Also known as: Chaves (Portuguese)

(Original Series):
Played by: Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito"
Voiced by (dub): Marcelo Gastaldi (1st Brazilian dub), Sérgio Moreno, Cassiano Ricardo (Brazilian dub of some episodes from Chesperito era), Tatá Guarnieri (Brazilian dub of "missing" episodes)

(Animated Series):
Voiced by: Jesús Guzmán (Original), Mona Marshall (English dub), Tatá Guarnieri (Brazilian dub, seasons 1-4), Daniel Muller (Brazilian dub, season 5)

El Chavo is an orphan and the main character of the series. Chavo's real name is not known; "Chavo" is a Mexican Spanish slang for "kid". He spends most of his time inside an abandoned barrel that he calls his "secret hideout", and has a craving for ham sandwiches.
  • Accidental Aiming Skills: If someone is approaching the vecindad, it's almost a certainty that El Chavo will accidentally hit them (either with a football or when trying to hit Quico), with Señor Barriga and to a lesser extent Don Ramón as the frequent victims-
  • The Artful Dodger: In his best moments. In multiple ocassions, he manages to get food for himself by getting paid after doing chores.
  • Berserk Button: El Chavo doesn't tolerate Quico making fun of him and if Quico hits him, he will pursuit him with a broom or a brick to hit him back.
  • Big Eater: Despite being poor and not having money to buy food, he eats a lot when he have opportunity to do it.
  • Book Dumb: The biggest one in the series along with Quico. He frequently fails in the school exams. He says it's because he's always hungry, but Don Ramón does not buy it.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Fue sin querer queriendo." ("I didn't meant to do that"). Says this when he accidentally hits someone.
    • "Es que no me tienen paciencia." ("No one has patience with me" or "You don't have patience with me"). Says this when people get angry at him for no reason (at least in his point of the view).
    • "Bueno, pero no se enoje." ("Alright, but don't get angry"). Says this to try to calm down someone angry at him (especially Don Rámon).
    • "¡Todo yo! ¡Todo yo! ¡Todo yo!" ("Always me! Always me! Always me!"). Says this when he someone asks (especially La Chilindrina) for he do something which he doesn't feel need to do or when he feels is unfairly blamed for something.
    • "Pus, pus, pus..." Another catch phrase he uses when he tries to explain his acts.
    • "Vas a ver a la salida" ("You'll see [me] after the school"). Says this in the school episodes to threaten someone (usually Quico or Ñoño) after being insulted.
    • "Ah, bueno... Así pos sí". Says this when he finally understands something.
  • Characterization Marches On: El Chavo was more respectful of his elders in the earlier seasons, not referring to them with their names but with "Mr." or "Mrs.". He also becomes more of a Deadpan Snarker starting by the last standalone seasons.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially in the school episodes.
    Profesor Jirafales: Who is the biggest animal on earth?
    El Chavo: It's Ñoño.
  • Deer in the Headlights: When he gets really scared, he becomes paralyzed in a ridiculous pose, known as "La Garrotera". He is not aware of his surroundings when he's in that pose, and only returns to normal when water is thrown to him.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: He tends to say sentences about the very same thing several times.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He responds Quico's provocations punching him and if Quico hits him, he will try to hit him with a broom or a brick.
  • Five-Finger Discount: Even though he vehemently denies it or says he is just borrowing without the other knowing.
  • Freudian Excuse: Says he is bad in the school because he is always hungry. Don Ramón believes that is not a valid justification, giving him former Mexico president Benito Juárez as an example.
  • Genre Savvy: He barely falls short of it when it comes to Quico offering him a ham sandwich. El Chavo initially refuses knowing Quico always tricks him with that offer, but after insisting (or showing the sandwich) El Chavo eventually wants the sandwich, upon which he falls on Quico's trick.
  • Hates Baths:
    • Entire episodes are set on the neighbors trying to convince El Chavo to have a bath.
    • In the second Ramoncito episode, when Quico suggests giving his dog a bath, El Chavo expresses pity and wonders if it did anything wrong.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: When he's not angry or performing a Five-Finger Discount, he's a Nice Guy.
  • The Klutz: Can't take one step while holding something without falling. If he tries to get back up, Disaster Dominoes ensues.
    "Fue sin querer queriendo..."
  • Limited Wardrobe:
    • In-Universe (Oddly not out-of-universe as his wardrobe had some changes over the years). For example, he once tells La Chilindrina he's been wearing the shoes Don Ramón gave him when he arrived at the vecindad (Which is implied to have happened about 4 years before). Justified in that he's poor.
    • In some episodes, especially if there's a celebration in the near future, El Chavo says he has a second set of clothes, which are older and are more broken that the ones he is always seen wearing.
  • Lost Food Grievance: Always get angry (or sad) when he sees food being wasted. Understandable since he is poor and hungry. There is a running gag in the show about Quico offering a ham sandwich to him, but Chavo knowing he usually tricks him, refuses. Then Quico drops the sandwich in the floor, angering Chavo, which punches him in the end.
  • Literal-Minded: El Chavo doesn't understand any figurative speech. One example was the episode he got a hold of a bowling ball and Don Ramón explained him the game; since bowling pins in Spanish are called "pinos", and "pino" is also "pine" in Spanish, Chavo ends up thinking that the game is about clobbering pine trees with the bowling ball.
  • Malaproper: Pronounces a lot of words wrong. It's also the basis of a dual Catch-Phrase Running Gag he has with Profesor Jirafales:
    Profesor Jirafales: It's not called 'X'. It's called 'Y'.
    El Chavo: And what did I say?
    Profesor Jirafales: X.
    El Chavo: And what's its name?
    Profesor Jirafales: Y.
    [It gets repeated several times until another character, generally Quico, interrupts it with a Big "SHUT UP!"]
  • Motor Mouth: Rarely. It generally comes along with Department of Redundancy Department.
  • Nice Hat: Hardly ever seen with his hat on. In fact, the only time he was seen with his hat for a long time, he was wearing Don Ramón's.
  • Obsessed with Food: Justified, as he's poor and he rarely eats.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the actor who played him and his creator revealed his real name is Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaelo Guglielmi.
  • Overly Long Gag: The "El Perro Arrepentido" poem. To the point other characters try to Drop the Cow on him.
  • Parental Abandonment: According to the tie-in books, he actually ran away from what's all but stated to be an Orphanage of Fear.
  • Phrase Catcher: Target of most Big Shut Ups. And of course the "¡Tenía que ser el Chavo del Ocho!" (It had to be el Chavo del Ocho!)
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Due his naiveness and dumbness.
  • Seven Minute Lull: He's often caught during one of these while referring to Profesor Jirafales as "Maestro Longaniza".
  • Signature Attack: A 3-hit punch combo that usually knocks Quico out.
  • Street Urchin: El Chavo arrived at the vecindad at around 4 years old, and never met his parents.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Tortas de Jamón (Ham sandwiches).

Also known as: Federico Mátalascallando Corcuera (Full name according to the shownote ); Federico Bardón de la Regueira (Full name according to Chespirito's official website)

(Original Series):
Played by: Carlos Villagrán
Voiced by (dub): Nelson Machado (1st Brazilian dub), Vinícius Souza (2012 Brazilian dub of missing episodes).

(Animated Series):
Voiced by:Sebastián Llapur (Animated series), Doug Erholtz (English dub), Sérgio Stern (Brazilian dub)

Quico is a spoiled, greedy, overprotected boy, son of Doña Florinda and a late naval captain (also named Federico), who reportedly died when his vessel was attacked and he was eaten by a white shark. Arrogant, manipulative, and envious, Quico always wants to draw everyone's attention to himself, either by screaming loudly or by showing off his newest toy. Partially due to his mother being a Fallen Princess, he believes that he and his mother are superior to everyone else in the neighborhood, to whom he calls "chusma" ("riffraff"), namely Chavo, Chilindrina, and Don Ramón. However, Quico has proved many times to be a good kid deep inside and Chavo's best friend, often assisting him in his acts.
  • Always Someone Better: Tries very hard to be this to Chavo. When he sees El Chavo playing with a homemade toy, he immediately goes to his home and returns with a shop-bought version of said toy. In other times, in which El Chavo was given some money in exchange of a favour, Quico tries to top it.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: ... and he will believe the stupid answer.
  • Attention Whore: He will do whatever it takes to get back any attention he lost - even breaking his own toys.
  • Book Dumb: The biggest one in the series.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: According to El Chavo, Quico has told him countless jokes, but not a single good one. Then, he tries to tell his pet cat a joke, but it runs away before telling a second one.
  • Catch-Phrase
    • ¡No me simpatizas! ("I don't like you!").
    • Chusma, chusma, prttt. (Riffraff, riffraff, prttt).
    • Por eso digo que... ("That's why I'm saying (insert something that contradicts what Quico said before, and turns out to be right)")
  • Characterization Marches On: Underwent the most personality changes of the cast early into the series - which "version" of Quico appears in which episode can generally be noted by his hat and his crying style - either unintelligible babbling, his signature crying style, or leaning into his favourite wall in the vecindad to cry. In the animated version, his personality more closely resembles the second iteration.
  • Condescending Compassion: He often excuses himself for helping El Chavo by saying he's "a good kid who helps the underdeveloped".
  • Delayed Reaction: He's often a tad slow to react to insults.
  • Disappeared Dad: He explains in the tie-in book that his father, Federico, was a sea captain who went down with his ship, which is implied in the series when his father makes an appearance in a flashback in one episode (also played by Carlos Villagrán).
  • The Ditz: The fact he makes characters like El Chavo or La Popis look more intelligent than him should speak volumes.
  • First Name Ultimatum: If Florinda calls him "Federico", it's because she's PISSED at him.
  • Freudian Slip: Whenever he slips and calls Profesor Jirafales "Daddy".
  • Improbable Weapon User: He would use his large bouncy ball to hit people over the head. It's especially noteworthy in the episode where the kids think the vecindad is haunted and they grab things to defend themselves from the ghost. While Chavo uses a broom and Chilindrina uses a frying pan, Quico used his rubber ball. Ironically enough, it seemed to actually hurt most of the time.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sometimes he ends up insulting his mother without himself realizing. For example, in one episode in which Don Ramón works as a junkman:
    Doña Florinda: I think I have some things I can give you that I don't use anymore.
    Don Ramón: Makeup? (cue Doña Florinda's Death Glare) Because some women have to use makeup twice or thrice a day...
    Quico: My mom uses them seven times.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: Quico has accidentally acknowledged his own idiocy several times. For example, when El Chavo suggested Quico that he should wish for him to stop being dumb, he corrects El Chavo by stating he cannot wish for impossibles.
  • Large Ham: The largest of the show. His exaggerated reactions are one of his trademarks.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He's often seen showing off his new sailor suit - which looks exactly the same as the previous ones he wore. His hat changed much more frequently than the suit, yet it was never noticed by the characters (or stated by himself, for that matter).
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Especially after asking a stupid question.
  • Shipper on Deck: He really wants his mother and Profesor Jirafales to become an Official Couple.
  • Signature Attack: A punch that slides by the side of the target's face.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His arrogance is the only thing that can match his idiocy.
  • Spoiled Brat: His mother spoils him rotten.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Has both his mannerisms and looks (Bar the moustache) of his father.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Generally when he's being ignored - he says one part of the sentence at his regular tone, and the rest at the top of his lungs.
  • Too Dumb to Live: A lot of times, to the point even he tends to assume the idiot he hears some people are talking about is him.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Acts like one due to his mother's status as a Fallen Princess, although they have the same day-to-day issues as the vecindad's "chusma".

    La Chilindrina
Also known as: Chiquinha (Portuguese)
Played by: María Antonieta de las Nieves

La Chilindrina is an intelligent and mischievous girl who likes to take advantage of her slow-witted friends to play pranks on them and take their toys or snacks. In most episodes, she is seen to have a crush on Chavo, and can be jealous when she sees him with Paty.
  • Adapted Out: Does not appear in the animated series, due to María Antonieta de las Nieves holding the rights of the character. Paty and La Popis are partial Suspiciously Similar Substitutes of her in that series.
  • Bad Boss: In one episode where el Chavo was spending his summer shinning shoes, she asks him why he doesn't want to got to work, and el Chavo responds that it's not fair that he does all the work, but she gets half the money. She then tells him that it was her shoe-shine kit, which was passed down several generations that allowed him to make enough money to buy ham sandwiches. When Chavo decides to get back to work, he asks if she would help him, only for her to tell him she has more urgent manners to take care of, like taking a nap.
  • Book Dumb: The reason most characters underestimate her intelligence is that she never studies for school, hence she almost always gets answers wrong.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Fíjate, fíjate, fíjate" ("Really, really, really")
    • "¡Matanga dijo la changa!" when she steals something from the other kids.
    • Her loud cries.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: She's smarter than what the other characters give her credit for, although most of the time it's just to mock people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like her father, she has a tendency to do snide remarks at other characters, especially Doña Florinda and Quico.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Before her return in 1975, she was just called "Chilindrina", with no article before her name..
  • For the Evulz: Often acts just to see, for example, El Chavo and Quico fighting.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Which get cut down short by El Chavo in the barber shop episode.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Chilindrina has a crush on Chavo, but he doesn't want her and has a crush on Paty instead.
  • Hypocrite: In one episode Quico asks for the two pesos he lent Chilindrina, she tells him that monetary matters are not to be discussed in front of other people. She then walks a few feet, towards El Chavo and asks him when he'll repay the peso she lent hem the day before.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: La Chilndrina often instigates the mischief that gets Don Ramón beaten up by Doña Florinda, usually because she encourage El Chavo to perform some over the top violent action against Quico. El Chavo then gets punched in the head by Don Ramón, while La Chilindrina gets away scott free. Though there have been exceptions:
    • In one episode, she instigates a fistfight between El Chavo and Quiko by making them think the other was shooting spitballs at each other. Don Ramón saw the whole thing and gave her a spanking.
    • In another episode, she tells El Chavo a series of riddles whose answers rhyme with a violent action. After hitting El Chavo numerous times, Don Ramón tells her he saw the whole thing and gives her a spanking.
    • In the "insepts" episode, she leaves her apartment crying because Don Ramón refused to give her money for popcorn. When she sees El Chavo with a bag, she snatches it and starts eating its contents, until she realized she was eating El Chavo's bug collection. When she tried telling on him to Don Ramón, he tells her that her unintelligible blubbering made it sound like El Chavo or Quiko hit her for stealing their popcorn, so he tells her she deserved it and to go cry somewhere else.
    • There's also the cotton candy episode. She tricks Quico and El Chavo into burying their pesos in a plant pot, telling them that they would produce "money trees", and steals them to buy cotton candies for herself. In a rare instance of brilliance, Quico puts two and two together and deduces what happened, so he and El Chavo "plant" her in a pot and begin watering her "to produce a tree of Chilindrinas".
  • Manipulative Bastard: Very quick to act and tell lies to her advantage (such as getting money or forcing El Chavo to do chores Don Ramón asked her to do)
  • Meaningful Name: Chilindrinas are a kind of Mexican bread that is sprinkled with sugar, and La Chilindrina has freckles, so Don Ramón gave her that name.
  • Meganekko: Wears horn-rimmed eyeglasses.
  • Mouthy Kid: She seems to know better than adults, and most of the time, she actually does.
  • Put on a Bus: Did not appear in the 1974 season, as well as the first episodes of the 1975 one, due to María Antonieta de las Nieves being on maternity leave. An entire episode was spent on her return.
  • Signature Attack: A kick to the knee.
  • The Trickster: She likes to prank the others, especially El Chavo and Quico. When not playing a prank, she is scheming something for her own profit.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Don Ramón gave La Chilindrina her name due to her freckles, but people like Doña Nieves assumed (at first) that it's a nickname.

    Don Ramón
Also known as: Seu Madruga (Portuguese), Mr. Raymond (English)
Played by: Ramón Valdés (Original series), Mario Castañeda (Animated series), Doug Erholtz (English dub).

Don Ramón is Chilindrina's father, an unemployed widower. His greatest aspiration seems to be living an uncomplicated life and to (just barely) make a living doing odd jobs. He is constantly hounded for the rent, which he has neglected to pay for fourteen months, while on the verge of eviction from Señor Barriga. Almost always unintentionally clashes with Doña Florinda, whose response to any imposition on her lifestyle is a loud slap on his face. His very lanky, nearly emaciated build tends to be the butt of jokes by the kids.
  • Accidental Athlete: He runs pretty fast when running off Doña Florinda.
    Don Ramón: (To La Chilindrina, when she states he does not do any exercise) In case you have forgotten, I ran five laps around the block yesterday, and very quickly at that!
    La Chilindrina: Yeah, because Doña Florinda was running towards you...
  • Agitated Item Stomping: After getting slapped by Doña Florinda. He usually stomps his hat, but sometimes he stomps other things, like Quico's toys.
  • The Alcoholic: It's been joked about a few times by other characters, but he's never been shown drinking, and the only times he's drunk is after getting beaten around by Doña Florinda or other characters.
  • As Himself: Several actors of the series often stated that Don Ramón was just Ramón Valdés without a stable income.
  • Badass Teacher: One time when he replaces Profesor Jirafales at school. He even managed to catch the kids' attention.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Deconstructed several times to the point of becoming a Running Gag in the show. He appears when El Chavo is about to finish off Quico with something (a brick for example) and quickly stops him. Despite his heroic efforts, Doña Florinda always slaps him because she thinks it was Don Ramón's fault, as she sees Don Ramón holding something and Quico does not explain Doña Florinda who was trying to hit him.
  • Book Dumb: He went 9 years to elementary school - the farthest he got was second grade. He claims he's Street Smart, however.
  • Born Unlucky: The biggest example in the show. His wife died giving birth to his daughter before the beginning of the show. He has a big debt with Señor Barriga (14 months of rent) and is implied he has debts with more people (even with El Chavo). He doesn't have a job, although is implied its his fault due his lazyness. He always gets slapped by Doña Florinda even undeserving it. He is victim of El Chavo's Accidental Aiming Skills. Quico is usually annoying him. His daughter often causes trouble to him.
  • Boxing Battler: Don Ramón used to be a featherweight boxer. It's so ingrained into him that La Chilindrina wakes him up by using a frying pan as a boxing bell.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Numerous episodes have shown that Don Ramón is a capable Jack-of-All-Trades that could earn a living if he stuck to one thing, instead of doing odd jobs here and there, or make a living as a dedicated handyman. But his personal motto prevents him doing this.
    Don Ramón: There is no such thing as a bad job, the bad thing is having a job.
  • Butt-Monkey: Always get slapped by Doña Florinda and sometimes are victim of El Chavo's Accidental Aiming Skills.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • One of the many characters in the show to share "¡Tenia que ser el Chavo!" ("It had to be El Chavo!")
    • (After hitting Chavo) "No te doy otra no más..." ("I don't punch you again just because...")
    • (When trying to get away from someone) "Con permisito dijo Monchito." (Something like "Monchito begs your leave")
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prone to make snarky comments. For example, in the first part of "La fiesta de la buena vecindad":
    Profesor Jirafales: (to the audience) I feel delighted by that warm clapping from you, because I sincerely think I don't deserve them.
    Don Ramón: Why, of course not, teacher, but that's the custom.
  • Deuteragonist: The show essentially revolved around him, being the Parental Substitute to El Chavo, La Chilindrina's father, the one who pinched Quico's arm, the one who got slapped by Doña Florinda, the one who was sought after by Doña Clotilde and the one who either avoided Señor Barriga or did jobs to pay part of his rent.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Sometimes against La Chilindrina.
  • Dub Name Change: In Brazil, he's known as "Seu Madruga" ("Mr. Madruga"). Madruga means either "Midnight" or someone who sleeps late; this is implied to be a irony joke with the fact he isn't the type that works till wee hours, or because he's said to be The Alcoholic.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Many, thanks to El Chavo, and more often than not referred to his lankiness. The most famous are "tripa escurrida" ("drained tripe") and "chimpancé reumático" ("rheumatic chimpanzee").
  • Forgot to Pay the Bill: Always forgets to pay the rent to Señor Barriga, although he doesn't have money to pay in most cases.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is often mean, but has a good heart and acts as somewhat of a father to Chavo.
  • Kavorka Man: Doña Clotilde was attracted to him and always tried to earn his affections but was never successful. Then there was Gloria, the beautiful new neighbor who did not hide her attraction to him, even outright telling him that she liked her men "ugly".
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Almost every time which Don Ramón tries to get some advantage in something.
    • “El yoyo”: Don Ramón hires two yoyo artists and starts to earn money with their street performances, but he's forced to quit due to him lacking a license for street performances. Later, he tried to trick Señor Barriga saying he lost all the money for paying the artists and taxes, but he let some coins fall from his hat. The things go From Bad to Worse when he accidentally lend a cigarette to El Chavo and Doña Florinda thinks he is trying to turn her son in a smoker, triggering her Berserk Button which result in Amusing Injuries to Don Ramón. To add more karma, El Chavo accidentally breaks his grandmother's pocket watch (which he was going to use to pay some due rents) after mistaken it for an yo-yo.
    • “La Casita del Chavo”: Don Ramón receives an eviction notice from Señor Barriga. Instead of paying his debt, he buys new clothes for him and his daughter to make a visit to his grampma. La Chilindrina accidentally says he spent the money in the clothes which angers Señor Barriga. He is evicted in the end of episode.
    • “El Chavo Campeón”: Don Ramón starts to teach boxing to El Chavo (in order to make him a champion and earn money as his manager) after he saw him punching Quico. This doesn't end well when Profesor Jirafales discovers it.
    • “El Cochino”: Don Ramón has been saving money in a piggy bank and tries to hide it from Señor Barriga, as he would take the money as a rent payment. Don Ramón decides to hide the piggy bank in a bag next to his door. Near the end of the episode, El Chavo picks the bag to hit Quico, and when Don Ramón tries to stop him, he hits Señor Barriga with it - breaking the piggy in the process, with the money being taken in the next scene.
  • Limited Wardrobe: To the some certain episodes are centered around Don Ramón finally getting something else to wear - to the point the other characters at first mistake him for someone else. Most notably, he's the only character that got his signature clothing very early into the series and never changed it.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In the episode “La declaración de amor” (1974), Don Ramón is helping Profesor Jirafales to confess his love to Doña Florinda. Chavo and Quico accidentally listen the dialogue and think both are having a romance.
  • New Job Episode: Either a favour he's doing to Señor Barriga and 'pay' his debt, a hobby of his or an actual job.
  • Nice Hat: His blue hat is the only piece of clothing he had during his entire tenure in the show - except for specific episodes in which the plot was that Don Ramón was wearing someone else's hat. It's such a signature trait of him that in one episode, Quico mistook Doña Florinda for Don Ramón just because she was accidentally wearing his hat.
  • Parental Substitute: To El Chavo, most on the time.note 
  • Put on a Bus: Twice. The first one was early in the 1979 season, and the second was late in the 1981 one. In both cases, it's stated In-Universe by La Chilindrina that he left to look for a job or fortune and wouldn't return until he got it.
  • Schemer: Sometimes he uses some scheme to hide from Señor Barriga or to earn easy money. Always backfires.
  • Signature Attack: Punching El Chavo's head or pinching Quico's arm.
  • The Slacker:
    • This dialogue:
      Don Ramón: (After La Chilindrina wakes him up) Which right do you have to wake me up at 11 dawn?
    • There's also this gem he once said to Doña Florinda:
      Don Ramón: No job is bad. Having to work is bad.
  • Street Smart: Or so he says - the kids blame the streets on Don Ramón's lack of knowledge. He claims that everything he didn't learn at school, he learned in the streets, by experience.
  • Surprise Pregnancy: During an episode, after La Chilindrina provokes him by saying he never makes half-baked mistakes, he uses her as a proof as to how he can make a mistake and how it can be half-baked (obviously alluding to her height).
    Don Ramón: It's true, everyone makes mistakes. The problem is when that mistake calls you daddy.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played for Laughs. He hits Chavo on the head when the latter annoys or insults him, and pinches Quico for the same reasons. Averted in the animated series, most likely due to the actual height difference between Don Ramón and the kids. Instead, Don Ramón does an angry Aside Glance.
    Don Ramón: (hits El Chavo with Kung-Foley bell in background) ¡TOMA!
    El Chavo: Pipipipipipipipipipipi...
    Don Ramón: (after mocking El Chavo's crying) ¡Y no te doy otra no más porque...!
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: That's why he never reacts when Doña Florinda slaps him. Lampshaded by his daughter.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the episode "Corto Circuito" Don Ramón gets angry because he is unable to see the Football match. Then he destroys his TV thinking it's not working anymore. Moments latter La Chilindrina says there is a blackout in the vecindad. Don Ramón quickly regrets what he did and spent the rest of episode trying to fix his TV.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Or so he says. The kids are not convinced it's the case. In one episode, Don Ramón claims he's 50.

    Doña Florinda
Also known as: Florinda Corcuera Villalpando widow of Mátalascallando (Full name), Mrs. Worthmore (English)
Played by: Florinda Meza (Original series), Erica Edwards (Animated series), Kate Higgins (English dub up to Episode 52), Laura Post (English dub since Episode 53).

Doña Florinda is the mother of Quico and love interest of Professor Jirafales. She is a widow; her late husband, after whom Quico was named, was a naval officer who died at sea. She deluded herself into believing she's socially, morally and economically superior to her neighbors (and it is suggested that at one time she was well-off), and she tends to give orders to the others. She is so fiercely protective of Quico that whenever he is upset, she'll beat up Don Ramón without seeking explanation. In fact, a recurring gag in the series is that she unfairly accuses him of "attacking" Quico and goes to slap him, even when he is not present in the scene (when Carlos Villagrán left the show, thus concluding Quico's presence in the vecindad, she still slaps Don Ramón, this time due to Don Ramón laughing loudly whenever a rude comment is directed towards her, mostly coming from El Chavo). She is easily recognized by the fact that she always keeps her hair in curlers (except in some early episodes), even at work or on vacation in Acapulco. In later episodes, she opens a restaurant.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first seasons she was a Recurring Character in contrast with the main character status of El Chavo, Don Ramón, Quico and La Chilindrina. She slowly gained more screen time in the latter seasons until Quico and Don Ramón left the vecindad. After this, she became a main character alongside with El Chavo and La Chilindrina.
  • Catch-Phrase: "¡Vámonos tesoro, no te juntes con esa chusma!" ("Let's go, muffin, do not join with the riffraff!")
  • Chastity Couple: With Profesor Jirafales.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Slaps Don Ramón for everything, even because of a simple joke.
  • Fallen Princess: She was kicked out of her rich family for having married beneath her station, and they also refused support when she was widowed.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: With everyone except his son and the professor.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: The reason she refuses Quico's suggestion to set up a shop when their economic situation worsens. Only Don Ramón's idea of him being the one selling (so she would only prepare the churros) convinces her into setting one up.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When El Chavo tells her that "men shouldn't hurt women",note  she says that that's when a woman earns her respect, and that there are women that take advantage of what El Chavo said to hurt men. Later, when she's about to slap Don Ramón, he reminds her of what she said, of which she says that she's one of the latter, then slaps him.
  • Jerkass: Especially in the early seasons. Slapping Don Rámon for everything, acting cold towards the other people in the vecindad and never admitting her fault.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the latter seasons. She acts more kindly towards the people in the vecindad despite maintaining some jerkass traits.
  • Karma Houdini: Rarely gets a punishment for her acts.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Very few episodes have shown Doña Florinda getting getting hit by karma, though the more noteworthy moments include:
    • In the episode where the plumbing was fixed, a water fight ensued that ended with Doña Florinda crying because Profesor Jirafales threw a bucket of water at her.
    • 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 Quico tells him that throwing a bucket of paint at it is faster, and shows El Chavo while Doña Florinda comes out of Don Ramon's apartment.
  • Mama Bear: She is very protective of Quico. Whenever she thinks Quico was attacked by Ramón, she slaps him.
  • My Beloved Smother: Not that Quico complains, but explains a LOT about Quico.
  • Never My Fault: Or Quico's...
  • Overly Long Name: Doña Florinda Corcuera Villalpando, widow of Mátalascallando.
  • Pet the Dog: When she does something kind for Don Ramón or El Chavo, like when she offered Don Ramón help with the baby he found even when she had been stabilished as a Baby Hater.
  • Put on a Bus: In the 1992 season, alongside all adult characters that were not required to appear in the school episodes the final season was entirely composed of.
  • Rich Bitch: Comparatively richer at least.
  • Signature Attack: Armor Piercing Slaps, mostly done on Don Ramón - though sometimes he dodges and causes her to hit somebody else.
  • Supreme Chef: She's an exceptional cook, and later on in he series, she opened a restaurant with herself as the chef.
  • Tsundere: Very tsun-tsun with Don Ramón, but becomes dere-dere around Profesor Jirafales.
  • Playing Gertrude: In the first season, she was played by 22-year-old Florinda Meza.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • Very rare but the most notable example is in “La venta de churros (1978)” arc. She and Don Rámon started a business together selling churros, with some disagreements although.
    • Took a more permanent one from the 1979 season onwards with the departures of Quico and Don Ramón, leaving her with no one to protect and no one to unleash her anger to.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband, a sailor, died in the sea.
  • Your Mom: Almost always tells Don Ramón to "do X on your grandma" after slapping him, where X is what she thinks he did to Quico, or a variation of it.

    Profesor Jirafales
Also known as: Professor Girafalde (English)
Played by: Rubén Aguirre (Original series), Juan Carlos Tinoco (Animated series up to Season 2), Moisés Suárez Aldana (Animated series since Season 3), Bob Buchholz (English dub).

Profesor Jirafales is a school teacher, and as such highly educated. He carries on a ludicrously innocent relationship with Doña Florinda.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Says violence isn't an option and that it's barbaric people's stuff, but uses it against Don Ramón sometimes. The best example is in the episode “Clases de Box” and remakes (like “El Chavo Campeón”) when he says boxing is a horrible sport due the violence but in the end he punches Don Ramón because he saw El Chavo with boxing gloves.
  • The Big Guy: A trademark for all characters played by Rubén Aguirre.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: It does not help that he tried to tell one to Quico - by the time he got the joke, Profesor Jirafales had already left the scene.
  • Catch-Phrase:
  • Chastity Couple: With Doña Florinda
  • Cigar Chomper: He is very often smoking cigars, even when he is at school teaching the kids.
  • The Comically Serious: Most of time. Although he laughs of Don Ramón misfortunes sometimes.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Prone to this. Becomes a plot point when El Chavo has to run over Quico's pet cat to avoid crashing into him, who was right in the middle of the street under the effects of this trope.
  • Duel to the Death: Invites Don Ramón to one, but El Chavo interrupts it striking the profesor from behind.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Maestro Longaniza (Teacher Longsausage).
  • Flowers of Romance: Always brings flowers to Doña Florinda. It gets lampshaded ocasionally in the series.
  • The Fundamentalist: Believes he is always right to the point of saying the only time he did a mistake was when he thought he was wrong.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Prone to this.
    Profesor Jirafales: (To Don Ramón) I am never fully sure about anything. Only idiots are completely sure about what they say.
    Don Ramón: Are you sure?
    Profesor Jirafales: Absolutely! (Cue Delayed Reaction)
  • Insufferable Genius:
    • He claims that he's only been wrong about something once - when he thought he was wrong about something.
    • He also thinks very highly of his skills, even though he's seen to be no better than Don Ramón outside of teaching. There was that time when he offered to repair one of Doña Florinda's chairs:
      Profesor Jirafales: I know some carpentry...
      Doña Florinda: Oh, Profesor Jirafales, I believe that you are unmatched among men!
      Profesor Jirafales: What a coincidence! I also believe... that I'm unmatched among men!
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Gets angry easily when provoked.
  • It's All About Me: In one of his dates with Doña Florinda, he said he'd like to talk about her. He wanted to know what she thought of him; how she felt about him; and so forth.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls him "Profesor Jirafales", Jirafales being his last name. In the first appearance of the character, in "Los supergenios de la mesa cuadrada", his whole name is revealed to be Rubén Aguirre Jirafales.
  • Love Makes You Evil: When he sides with Doña Florinda, if she is the villain of the episode.
  • Meaningful Name: "Jirafales" derivates from Jirafa, spanish for Giraffe, a reference to his tall height.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In the episode “La declaración de amor” (1974). Blame El Chavo and Quico for mistaking his words (And arriving a little too late).
  • The Napoleon: Inverted. He's mocked due to him being very tall.
  • Narcissist:
    • When asked by Doña Florinda if he likes to talk about life's beautiful things, he says he hates talking about himself.
    • He also says marigold flowers are fitting for his personality.note 
  • Not So Different: Tries hard to make an image of an intelligent person above all other characters, but his blind love for Doña Florinda and usually resorting to violence against Don Ramón are proofs he isn't different in comparison with other adults of the show.
  • Only Sane Man: Along with Sr. Barriga. Subverted when he blindly defends Doña Florinda when she is wrong.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: For the vecindad's standards, at least. Every time he tries to use sophisticated terms, no one understands him.
  • Stern Teacher: He states in several ocassions that he's hopeful of and really cares about his obtuse students, yet some discipline is required to do so.
  • Straight Man
  • Took a Level in Jerkass:
    • In the last episode of the toreador arc (¡Qué golpiza! - 1976), he challenges Don Ramón to a death duel just because she saw Doña Florinda hugging him (which was accidentally). To add more insult, he started to attack Don Ramón with a Rapier while the poor man was disarmed but El Chavo saves the day striking the Profesor from behind with the fake bull.
    • In the 1979 season he becomes a bit more insensitive towards El Chavo and La Chilindrina in the vecindad and restaurant episodes, especially when Doña Florinda is around.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's convinced Doña Florinda is just a defenseless woman.

    Doña Clotilde "La Bruja del 71"
Also known as Miss Pinster (English)
Played by: Angelines Fernández (Original series), Erika Mireles (Animated series), Mona Marshall (English dub).

Doña Clotilde is a senior citizen. Because she is old and somewhat eccentric, the kids think she is a witch, and refer to her as "La bruja del 71" ("The Witch from (Apartment) 71"). Some of the adults also refer to her as that, often by mistake, due to the kids' frequency in calling her that. She refers to herself as "señorita" ("Miss") because she has never been married, which also she gets upset by when called "señora" ("Mrs."), meaning that she is a married woman. She is a single woman, thirsty for love, and frequently seeks it by chasing after Don Ramón.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Don Ramón who, while trying to avoid her advances, never rejects her gifts.
  • Agent Mulder: Zig-zagged in the episode Don Ramón finds out his house's plates are slowly disappearing. At first, she asks if Don Ramón was a sleepwalker, but when he denies, she brings up the idea of the "espíritus chocarreros", ghosts inhabiting his home, up to the point she held a spiritism session to prove her point. When she finds out Don Ramón was indeed a sleepwalker, she chastises herself for believing in ghosts.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a witch or an old woman.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mocked by the children who think she is a witch (although she resembles one) and sometimes is victim of Accidental Aiming Skills of someone.
  • Characterization Marches On: Starts out as the Rich Bitch and the Child Hater in her very first appearances, threatening to kill the children for insulting her. As the series progressed, these traits were transferred to Doña Florinda and she became much nicer in comparison. She also used to hate animals in the early seasons until she got her own pets (who she names Satan).
  • Christmas Cake: Lampshaded by the children.
  • The Comically Serious: Other than her personality quirks, she is one of the most serious-behaving characters in the show.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: If her attire didn't help enough to make the kids think she's a witch, she had a tendency to name her pets Satan.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "La bruja del 71" ("The Witch From 71").
  • First-Name Basis: Notably the only of the major adult female characters whose surname is never revealed in any media.
  • Freudian Slip: When reciting a love poem, she says Ramón several times instead of similar-sounding words.
  • The Glomp: To Don Ramón, to his dismay.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Like Florinda, only that instead of being thrown out for marrying a poor man, she left her family because she didn't want to be the spinster aunt.note 
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: While she wasn't a witch even in the series, children in real life would mistake Angelines for one, for which she was saddened. The "nice actor" part? Angelines fought against Franco's militias in Spain before going to Mexico!
  • Nice Girl: Very generous, and while she has a Hair-Trigger Temper when called a witch, it never goes further than a short tantrum.
  • Punny Name: In the English dub, alluding to her being the spinster aunt in her family.
  • Put on a Bus: In the 1992 season, alongside all adult characters that were not required to appear in the school episodes the final season was entirely composed of.
  • Satchel Switcheroo: When she's taking care of her niece and realizes babies are not allowed in the vecindad, this happens when she puts the baby in a large basket and confuses another large basket that had Don Ram+on's groceries for it.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She only wants Don Ramón.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Sometimes. When she does it, she usually offers something for Don Ramón, like a cake.
  • Through His Stomach: Tries to get close of Don Ramón cooking for him.
  • Tsundere: Type B towards Don Ramón. She is generally nice to him, but gets angry when he accidentally offends her and when he seems more interested in other women (like Glória).
  • Younger Than They Look: She claims she's 40, and could be considered younger than Don Ramón himself, but nobody believes it anyway.
    Doña Clotilde: Just so you know, for my next birthday, I only needed to buy 40 candles.
    La Chilindrina: You didn't have money for the rest?

    Jaimito el cartero
Also known as: Jaime Garabito (full name), Jaiminho o carteiro (Portuguese), Manny the mailman (English)
Played by: Raúl "Chato" Padilla (Original series), Leonardo García (Animated series up to Season 6), Héctor Miranda (Animated series since Season 6), Dave Mallow (English dub).

A sociable but forgetful and negligent postal worker who appears in a few of the last episodes and takes over for Don Ramón in the Chavo segments on the hourlong Chespirito. Whenever he enters the vecindad, he is seen carrying an old bicycle, which he cannot ride because he couldn't learn (and he'll be instantly dismissed if he tells at the post office he doesn't know how to ride the bicycle). Jaimito also is rather lazy and tends to avoid carrying out tasks with the excuse of "avoiding fatigue".
  • Aluminium Christmas Trees: The way he talks about Tangamandapio, his hometown, induces the belief it does not exist, both out and in-universe, even though it does. In fact, in 2012, years after his actor's death, a statue of Jaimito was raised in Tangamandapio in gratitude for making the town famous.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the last seasons.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Es que, quiero evitar la fatiga" ("It's only that, I want to avoid fatigue"). He used it frequently to avoid doing the simplest of tasks.
  • Lazy Bum: And how! Whenever he tells another character that they have a letter, he tells them to look for it in the bag.
    Jaimito: Es que, quiero evitar la fatiga.
  • Nice Guy: The biggest one in the series. At least, until he became a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Don Ramón, where he turned into a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Put on a Bus: In the 1992 season, alongside all adult characters that were not required to appear in the school episodes the final season was entirely composed of.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Don Ramón (and, in terms of being an elder person in debt, of Doña Nieves) in later seasons.

    Doña Nieves
Also known as: Doña Nieves Frías viuda de Limón Aguado (Full name), Dona Neves (Portuguese)
Played by: María Antonieta de las Nieves (Original series)

Chilindrina's great-grandmother, and Don Ramón's grandmother. Has character traits of both Don Ramón and Chilindrina. In some late Chavo episodes and early Chespirito episodes, she also takes over for her grandson Don Ramón. Was later phased out due to her interactions with her great-granddaughter Chilindrina requiring Chroma Key due to being played by the same actress.
  • Composite Character: Her personality is a mix of Don Ramón's and La Chilindrina's.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like her great-granddaughter.
  • Demoted to Extra: Since Don Ramón's (brief) return in 1981, although her appearances were starting to dwindle by then.note  Her role as the character with due rents was given to Jaimito when he moved into the vecindad. The fact her interactions with her great-granddaughter required Chroma Key was a likely reason for it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the 1977 version of "Don Ramón se va de la vecindad", she appears in a flashback.
  • First-Name Basis: Unlike other characters with known full names like Doña Florinda and Señor Barriga, Doña Nieves's surname is never revealed.
  • The Ghost: Until her first appearance in a flashback in the 1977 season, as she was only mentioned by Don Ramón by then. It took until the 1979 season to make an actual appearance in the present.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Just like Don Ramón. She is particularly nice to El Chavo.
  • Napoleon Delusion: In one episode, she says she is Jeanne d'Arc in order to Señor Barriga thinks she is crazy and avoid to pay the rent.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: According to Don Ramón, in the several times he's mentioned her past occupations.
  • Overly Long Name: Doña Nieves Frías widow of Limón Aguado.
  • Punny Name: Her full name is a pun on ice creams (which are called "nieves" in Mexico). Her marriage surname is an ice cream flavor.
  • Put on a Bus: In the 1992 season, alongside all adult characters that were not required to appear in the school episodes the final season was entirely composed of.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: While not truly mean, Doña Nieves is a far cry from the far more composed Doña Clotilde and Jaimito El Cartero.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She basically looks like La Chilindrina with white hair, wrinkles and a different hairstyle, something she herself acknowledges to Don Ramón in a flashback.

    Señor Barriga
Also known as: Zenón Barriga y Pesado (Full name), Mr. Beliarge (English)
Played by: Edgar Vivar (Original series), Victor Delgado (Animated series up to Season 5), Sebastián Llapur (Animated series since Season 5), Dave Mallow (English dub).

The landlord of the vecindad. He rarely succeeds in collecting rent from Don Ramón and is greeted upon his every arrival by being (accidentally) kicked, tripped, beaten, or hit by a flying object thrown by El Chavo.
  • Big Eater: In one of the Doña Florinda's restaurant episodes he orders exactly the same food of Chavo and La Chilindrina but in double. Lampshaded by Doña Florinda.
  • Big Fun: In a Jerk with a Heart of Gold sense.
  • Butt-Monkey: A recurring joke is that El Chavo will accidentally hit him as soon as he enters the vecindad. Ocassionally he becomes Genre Savvy and brings protection - only for El Chavo to hit him as soon as he takes that protection off.
  • The Chew Toy: To the point this is lampshaded by some characters.
  • The Comically Serious: Especially when Don Ramón is telling him a joke hoping Señor Barriga forget he comes to receive the rent payment. Subverted sometimes.
  • First-Name Basis: Averted. He's the only one of the major adult characters whose full name is known.
  • Meaningful Name: Zenón Barriga y Pesado. "Barriga y Pesado" can translate to "Belly and Heavy", and "Zenón" seems to be a pun on either "Cenón" ("Big dinner") or "Senón" ("Man-boobed").
  • Nice Guy:
    • El Chavo sees him as this, as he's never hurt El Chavo for all he's done to him.
    • He's also willing to wait for Don Ramón to get money to pay at least part of his 14 months of due rent, or give him chores in exchange of payment of those months, when he could have been evicted long ago under any other landlord.note  Don Ramón's attitude managed to get the best of him, however.
  • Only Sane Man: Along with Profesor Jirafales.
  • Pet the Dog: Numerous times:
    • He forgives all of Don Ramón's due months of rent in one episode on the basis that if he evicts him, he and La Chilindrina will have no other place to live.
    • When Chavo is left all alone in the village while everyone else leaves to Acapulco, he invites him to come along.
    • Similarly to the Acapulco case, he invites Chavo again to go to the movies with him.
  • Punny Name: "Barriga" is an actual surname in Mexico, but it's also Spanish for "belly", which is Sr. Barriga's most distinguishing trait.
  • Put on a Bus: In the 1992 season, alongside all adult characters that were not required to appear in the school episodes the final season was entirely composed of.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After being abused an entire episode, Don Ramón accidentally pinches him in the arm. Mr. Barriga responds by hitting him and then falling on top of him, flattening him.
  • Single-Issue Landlord: Almost all the times he goes to the vecindad, it's just to try to have Don Ramón pay at least a small part of his due rent.

    La Popis
Also known as: Phoebe (English)
Played by: Florinda Meza (Original series), Erica Edwards (Animated series), Kate Higgins (English dub up to Episode 52), Erin Fitzgerald (English dub since Episode 53).

Doña Florinda's niece and Quico's cousin. Cutesy and dumb, Popis was usually only present in schoolroom scenes until after Quico left the series, when she filled in for his character. She would frequently say "Acúsalo con tu mamá" ("Tell on him/her with your mom"). Whenever she says or does something wrong, she blames it on her doll, Serafina, which she loved as a daughter. She fills in for Chilindrina in the animated series, as Chilindrina never appears or is mentioned in the series.

Also known as: Junior (English)
Played by: Edgar Vivar (Original series), Mario Castañeda (Animated series), Yuri Lowenthal (English dub).

Señor Barriga's son, he is as fat as his father, and thus is always the butt of the classroom's fat jokes. He is well-studied and good-hearted, but like most of the other kids, naïve and could sometimes let his well upbringing get the best of him.

Also known as Gordon (English)
Played by: Horacio Gómez Bolaños (Original series), Jesús Guzmán (Animated series), Kate Higgins (English dub up to Episode 52), Erin Fitzgerald (English dub since Episode 53).

A kid who mostly appears in the school episodes, trying to dodge questions in the classroom.
  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. He got more screentime from the 1978 season (where he appeared on-screen in the vecindad for the first time) onwards, especially when other actors playing kids had left the show, but he never stopped being an extra.
  • Book Dumb: Zigzagged. Sometimes he is very smart (occasionally bordering on Insane Troll Logic), other times, he is very dumb.
  • Catch-Phrase: "¿Y yo por qué, maistro?" (Why me, teacher?)
  • Nice Hat: His cap. Even when his clothes changed late in the series, his cap was the only thing that was left unchanged.
  • Heads or Tails?: Used it for answering all questions of a test. He even made it two times to make sure he is answering it right.
  • Insane Troll Logic: When Profesor Jirafales tries to ask him a question in school, Godínez's reactions (when he does not even know what the question is) confuse him so much the question is dropped.
  • Underdogs Never Lose: Implied during the show which Godinez won all fights he had with El Chavo and Quico.

Also known as: Patty (English)
Played by: Unknown (1972), Rosita Bouchot (1975), Ana Lilian de la Macorra (1978-79; pictured right), Patricia Strevel (1987-88), Tara Platt (English dub)

Paty is a girl who, alongside her aunt Gloria, moves into the upstairs apartment. She is considered to be very beautiful by the boys of the vecindad, who immediately fall in love with them, while the girls get jealous of her.
  • Ascended Extra: The third Paty (Ana Lilian de la Macorra) was briefly part of the regular cast in the 1978 and 1979 seasons, and is the basis of her animated series version, where she is part of the regular cast.
  • Book Dumb: Just like the other children in the show.
  • Hello, Nurse!: A young version. The kids end up competing to earn her affection.
  • Nice Girl: Completely incapable of doing anything mean, a fact La Chilindrina often exploited.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Along with La Popis, of La Chilindrina in the animated series.
  • Unknown Rival: La Chilindrina considers her as her opponent for El Chavo's affection, something Paty never notices.

Minor Characters

Played by: Maribel Fernández (1972), Olivia Leiva (1975), Regina Torné (1978), Maricarmen Vela (1987).

Paty's aunt Gloria. Like her niece, she is considered to be very beautiful and the men of the vecindad immediately fall in love with her, while the women get jealous of her.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: She's the closest thing Don Ramón would get to a love interest in the original series. In the animated series, she despises him despite the favors he'd done for her once she arrived in the vencidad.
  • Freakiness Shame: Downplayed. She claims she likes ugly men, which gives Don Ramón a glimmer of hope.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Don Ramón and Profesor Jirafales cannot avoid falling in love with her at first glance.

Played by: María Luisa Alcalá

Don Ramón's goddaughter. Malicha briefly replaced Chilindrina during María Antonieta de las Nieves' absence. She disappeared after appearing in three episodes without trace.

    El Señor Hurtado
Also known as: Senhor Furtado (Portuguese)
Played by: José Antonio Mena (1974; pictured top right), Ricardo de Pascual (1976; pictured bottom right), Benny Ibarra (1982)

A suspicious man who lives in the vecindad. He turns out to actually be a thief, and his felonies are charged to Chavo by mistake, which results in everyone in the vecindad accusing Chavo of theft, causing him to temporarily leave the vecindad. While he never does confess the robberies himself, he ultimately returns the stolen objects, restoring Chavo's innocence towards his neighbors.
  • Accidental Misnaming: A target of these by El Chavo, who instead calls him several synonyms of his surname (Such as "Señor Robado").
  • Heel Realization: When he hears El Chavo prayed for his reformation, he realizes he caused a lot of harm to an innocent child, and decides to return all the objects he stole, give El Chavo a ham sandwich and turn himself to the police.
  • Ironic Name: He is the one who steals the stuff from the people of vecindad instead of being the victim of it.

    El Señor Calvillo
Played by: Ricardo de Pascual (1976; pictured top right), Horacio Gómez (1982, as Señor Barbadillo), Ramiro Orcí (1986, as Señor Barbadillo)

When El Señor Barriga finds out his heart is not working properly and that he needs to leave near the sea for his health's sake, he decides to sell the vecindad. El Señor Calvillo (or Barbadillo, in the 1982 and 1986 seasons) is a businessman that plans to buy the vecindad, but he meets resistance in the main cast, who prefer El Señor Barriga, even before knowing his intentions.

El Señor Calvillo is replaced by El Señor Barbadillo in the two remakes of his two-episode arc, "El Señor Barriga vende la vecindad", and by Rufino Malacara in the animated series.
  • 0% Approval Rating: No one in the vecindad likes him. The only one willing to give him a chance is El Profesor Jirafales, who doesn't live there to begin with.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He falls in love with Doña Clotilde at first sight, which scares her, even calling him a satyr.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While El Señor Calvillo is honest and is only antagonistic because he wants to demolish the vecindad, his animated series counterpart, Rufino Malacara, is straight-up evil, and tries to scam El Señor Barriga to get the vecindad for free, when they were supposed to be friends.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite his seeming lack of concern of what would happen to the inhabitants of the vecindad after having it demolished, El Señor Calvillo is ultimately just a businessman and has nothing against the main cast, and is initially surprised and suspicious that El Señor Barriga would sell the vecindad at a low price, but he quickly understands the reasons behind it.
  • Arc Villain: Double Subverted. Initially he's only set up as an antagonist as he would replace El Señor Barriga, whom the main cast had grown to appreciate, so they didn't want a new landlord. Near the end of the second episode, El Señor Calvillo reveals he wanted to buy the vecindad to demolish it and place an apartment block, undoubtedly placing him as an antagonist.
  • Bald of Evil: El Señor Calvillo is the balding villain of his episode arc.
  • Beard of Evil: El Señor Barbadillo, as El Señor Calvillo's bearded Suspiciously Similar Substitute, qualifies as this.
  • Butt-Monkey: It initially involved him being constantly mocked because of his bald head (or his beard), but when him buying the vecindad becomes almost certain, the kids try to annoy him on purpose for him to back down on his offer. It doesn't work.
  • Graceful Loser: Once he finds out El Señor Barriga is actually healthy and no longer wants to sell the vecindad, he silently accepts it.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • El Señor Calvillo is bald.
    • Similarly, El Señor Barbadillo is named after his prominent beard.
    • Rufino Malacara's first name comes from "Rufián" ("Crook"), while his surname refers to his ugly face.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: El Señor Barbadillo is exactly like El Señor Calvillo, except changing his balding head for a prominent beard as subject of jokes.

    Don Román
Also known as: Seu Madroga (Portuguese)
Played by: Germán Robles

Don Ramón's cousin, who took his place in one episode of the 1975 season.
  • Butt-Monkey: Like Don Rámon. Even Doña Florinda slaps him.
  • Dub Name Change: In Brazil to "Seu Madroga".
  • Flat Character: He's Don Ramón's cousin and acts exactly like him, there's nothing else much going for his character.
  • One-Shot Character: Appears in one episode replacing Don Ramón.
  • Palette Swap: He uses a black hat and a blue shirt contrasting Don Ramon's blue hat and black shirt.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Don Ramón, having literally the same role he has in the other versions of the episode Don Román appeared in.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Played for Laughs. Don Rámon teaches him how to deal with El Chavo. His technique ends up being rather awkward compared to Don Ramón's.

    Doña Eduviges Fajardo "La loca de la escalera"
Played by: Janet Arceo

Appeared only in two 1973 episodes, living in the upstairs apartment of the vecindad. Except for dressing differently and living in a different apartment, she acts exactly the same as Doña Clotilde, right down to her heavy-handed flirting with Don Ramón, with the kids even calling her "La loca de la escalera" ("The Crazy Lady Upstairs"). Much like Malicha, after those two episodes, Doña Clotilde is back and Doña Eduviges is never mentioned again.

    Don Federico
Also known as: Don Federico Mátalascallando (Full name)
Played by: Carlos Villagrán

Doña Florinda's late husband and Quico's father, who died at sea.

    Héctor Bonilla
Played by: Himself

Héctor Bonilla is a Mexican actor who appeared As Himself in one episode in which he visited the vecindad.
  • As Himself: He played himself in an episode.
  • Celebrity Star: He's the star character in his own two-episode arc.
  • Chick Magnet: He feels a bit unconfortable about the way Doña Florinda, Doña Clotilde and La Chilindrina act around him.
  • Contrived Coincidence: He happens to visit the vecindad just as all the female characters dream about meeting him.
  • Nice Guy: Towards everyone in the vecindad.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Rogelio Guerra takes his place in the 1986 version of his two-episode arc.

    La Chilindrina's mother 
  • The Ghost: Mentioned in some episodes but never appeared.
  • Lethal Chef: Implied. In one episode Don Ramón says his wife made only one cake for him and he uses it every night to close the door of his house.
  • Posthumous Character: Died before the events of the show.