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Characters: Graduados

The Goddzer

Andy

Actor: Daniel Hendler

Here's Andy doing his daily work
Andy is a man with a simple job: just take some dogs for a walk, and call it a day. The days he does that. The rest of the time, he simply enjoys 80's music and waste his time around. And one day, he found that the single time he had sex with his high school girlfriend Loli, he left her pregnant, and that he's the father of Martín (who was thought to be Pablo's son instead).

Tropes associated with Andy Goddzer

Elías & Dana

Actors: Roberto Carnagui and Mirta Busnelli

Elías and Dana are Andy's parents, of Jewish heritage. They never imposed any discipline to Andy, and encourage Gaby's romances because they want to have grand kids (and Andy is too laze to actually be a father, or even pursuit a real romantic relation). If they only knew...

Tropes associated with Elías & Dana Goddzer

Gaby

Actress: Violeta Urtizberea

Have you seen some nice guy around?
Gaby is Andy's younger sibling. She's always looking for love, and Andy always points the flaws of the people she chooses.

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Daniel

Actor: Andy Kusnetzoff

Andy's cousin, from Brazil. He first appeared for a brief visit and returned to Brazil, and then came back to Argentina to stay (in the real world, Andy Kusnetzoff was making a guest appearence in Graduados, and later settled to work as a steady actor of the cast). He is a womanizer, and tries to seduce all women that pass near him.

Tropes associated with Daniel Goddzer

  • Ascended Extra
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: He has successfully seduced the Tomboy Vero Diorio, who usually rejects romance.
  • Family Honor: He would never try to seduce his cousin's girlfriend, no matter what. It's a thing of honor. For him, it's as if Loli was a man.
  • Malicious Misnaming: For Pablo and Augusto, Daniel is "the grey-haired Goddzer". And for Loli and Vicky, worse, he is "Goddzer 2". Is it really so hard to remember the name "Daniel"?
  • Remember the New Guy: He was not around when the story started because he was in Brazil, fine. But... what about the fashbacks? If he was a schoolmate of the others, why did nobody ever remembered him, before he actually payed a visit?
  • The Bus Came Back: After his visit, he took a Bus to Brazil, but returned some time later.
  • The Casanova: And quite successful. Even Vicky falled to his charm.

The Falsini/Catáneo

Loli

Actress: Nancy Dupláa

Loli and his two lovers, Andy and Pablo, during the good old times
Loli was the nice and popular girl of the school, daugther of the businessman Clemente, and got pregnant after graduation. She thought that Pablo was the father, so she got married with him, and established a family. But several years later, it was found out that Martín was actually the son of Andy, not Pablo.

Tropes associated with Loli Falsini

Martín

Actor: Gastón Soffritti

Have a nice day...
Martín is the son of Loli and Pablo... in paper. Actually, he's the son of Andy Goddzer, but so far most of them try to keep it secret. Martín began to meet his father, and to learn some of his attitudes towards life. Not that Pablo is very pleased with that...

Tropes associated with Martín Catáneo

Pablo

Actor: Luciano Cáceres

Pablo was the "good guy" that Loli chose when she left her "bad guy" high school boyfriend, Andy. When it was thouth that he made her pregnant, he got married with her. He's a man of the world, who enjoys luxury and works in Clemente's firm. He leads the life of his son with an iron fist.

Tropes associated with Pablo Catáneo

  • A Man Is Not a Virgin
  • Angrish
  • Break the Haughty: When he discovered that Martín was not his son, his arrogance falled down in pieces and he was crying all over the places.
  • The Bully: He was a bully in High School, and he still sees his former classmates as scum.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Loli got pregnant, and as the official boyfriend he was forced to raise the kid.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Pablo does not like to be called "Bon Jovi". High School was over for him 19 years ago.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Known as "Bon Jovi". Andy still calls him that way.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Pichila = Penis
    • Pochola = Vagina
    • Tiqui Tiqui = To have sex
    • Putitroli = "Puto" plus "Trolo" (offensive terms towards gays)
  • High School Rocks
  • Love Triangle: Andy / Loli / Pablo, and Pablo / Patricia / Clemente
  • Momma's Boy
  • Overused Running Gag: He crashed his car and got Easy Amnesia. He did not just forget all the important things, he became incapable to retain information at all. The dialogue then becomes an overrepetitive thing like this
    Pablo: Did I crash?
    someone else: yes
    Pablo: And the ship? (ie: the car)
    someone else: it's being repaired
    Pablo: I see... but, did I crash?
    someone else: yes
    Pablo: And the ship?
    someone else: it's being repaired
    Pablo: I think I get it... did I crash?
    someone else: yes
    Pablo: And the ship?
    someone else: it's being repaired (and so on, and so on)
  • Shotgun Wedding: For leaving Loli pregnant. Problem is... it was not him!
  • Siblings in Crime: With Augusto. They even created the "Pichila dance"
  • Third-Person Person: Even worse. If he goes to sleep, he does not say "Pablo will go to sleep" but "This little body will go to sleep"
  • Your Cheating Heart: He makes all the scene of the happy family and the devoted husband to Loli, but he cheats her with Patricia
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Martín still does his best to try to be approved by Pablo.

Augusto

Actor: Marco Antonio Caponi

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Clemente

Actor: Juan Leyrado

All the products for your dog, get'em in MacCan!
Clemente is Loli's father. He runs the "Macan" firm, and has little time for anything else. He got married with the much younger Patricia, without stopping to consider things well.

Tropes associated with Clemente Falsini

  • Benevolent Boss
  • Faking Amnesia: When Elías hit him by accident when trying to play golf, Clement acted as if he did not recognize his wife, to see if he could pray into her secrets.
  • Love Triangle: Pablo / Patricia / Clemente
  • May-December Romance: with Patricia
  • Shotgun Wedding: He was the one with the shotgun to force Pablo to marry Loli, for leaving her pregnant. It was not really Pablo, but they did not know yet.

Patricia

Actress: Isabel Macedo

Patricia was the fat girl of high school. She hated everyone because they discriminated her. After High School, she was received in an institute that made her thin and changed her face. She changed her name as well (before this, she was Jimena Benitez), and began her new life. And now, destiny has placed her former school mates around, who don't know it's her. As they say, vengueance is best served cold... wait, someone said "served"?

Tropes associated with Patricia Longo

  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: While being completely drunk, Patricia told Loli and Vicky that she has liked them all her life... which is suspicious, because they only met her the last year. Andy shows up at her back, and then... "Andy, don't push me, or I'll tell Radiche about it. Lauría, gimme the phone, let's call her!". Wait a moment: how does Patricia know about their school Principal? Contrived explanation: she heard them talking about her, during one of their usual nostalgia sessions. Sounds reasonable, but it's too late: Loli began to put the pieces toguether, and had her Eureka Moment.
  • Big Eater: Specially after a session of nostalgia of her unaware former classmates
  • Crazy-Prepared: If the villain tries to say that her son is from another father, and someone finds it out, the villain would request a DNA test and forge the results. But... how many others order a forged DNA test IN ADVANCE, to have it ready to show when someone raises that question?
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even as mean as she is, she does not discriminate. She is well aware of how it feels.
  • False Rape Accusation: She did it to Guille
  • Freudian Excuse: She's mean, manipulative and bastard because... she was discriminated in High School? Excuses, excuses.
  • High School Is Hell: She's the only one who definitely has negative fashbacks of High School,, and despises those years of her life.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Her attitude in the office
  • Love Triangle: Pablo / Patricia / Clemente
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • May-December Romance: with Clemente
  • The Vamp
  • Your Cheating Heart

Others

Vero Diorio

Actress: Julieta Ortega

"I Warned You, and you did not hear me, I Warned You, and you did not let me convince you..."
Vero is the host of a radio show, along with Tuca and Andy. The three of them are "group", and although she likes the 80's stuff, she's not so easily captured by nostalgia and childish behavior like them.

Tropes associated with Vero Diorio

Tuca

Actor: Mex Urtizberea

Tuca and Edda Bustamante.
Tuca is Andy's best friend, and the most severe case of "80's fever". Every conversation provides a reason to change the topic and go into nostalgia realm. For example, you may tell him to have a more self-control, and then he begins to remember the hits of Laura Branigan.

Tropes associated with Tuca

  • Class Clown
  • Disco Dan
  • High School Rocks
  • Hopeless Suitor: Averted. He kept claiming that he met Fabiana Cantilo several years ago and that she loves him. Andy and Vero thought he was saying nonsenses. And one day they saw her in the Park, sent Tuca to prove what he was saying... and she recognized him, and off to the motel they go.
    • Played straigth with Vicky.
  • Idle Rich: He never worked in his life
  • Loveable Sex Maniac
  • The Hedonist
  • Too Clever by Half: Tuca discussed with Andy and Vero the meaning of the lyrics of the song "Inconciente colectivo" by Charly Garcia. Part of the song says that "there is a transformer that sucks the best from you". Tuca mantains that it is metaphor of imperialism and consuming society, the others that is simply about the electric outlet. A day later, Andy and Vero met Charly García by chance, and they ask it: Charly García himself confirmed that a transformer is an electronic outlet. Andy and Vero agreed not to tell Tuca that they met Charly García, as he would die of shame... and when they met him, he insisted that he was the resident expert in Charly García, and his theory about the transformer.
  • True Companions: With Andy and Vero
  • Wild Hair

Guillermo

Actor: Juan Gil Navarro

When all the former students made a reunion meeting, he dropped a bomb: he's gay. Not just in 2012, he was gay all along, including during high school, but only at this point he was brave enough to come out of the closet. They were all shocked, but accepted it... all except Pablo, who remembered that after the sports they shared the locker room, which means that a gay saw him naked and enjoyed. Guillermo confirmed it: yes, he enjoyed that. So, the fight began...

Tropes associated with Guillermo

Vicky

Actress: Paola Barrientos

Vicky is Loli's best friend. She works as a therapyist, and her main goal in life is to find a noble prince that gets married with her and gives her offspring. Her secret love, the guy she always loved and expected to be that man, was Guillermo Almada, and now she's around once more. There's the little problem that Guillermo is gay, he sees her as a good friend but nothing else... but she still has not fully acknowledged that fact.

Tropes associated with Vicky

  • All Psychology Is Freudian: Averted. No Freudian Couch, no discussion of the patient's childhoods, she talks to them to the face, etc.
    • Misunderstood by Tuca. Every time he needs her help, he goes directly to the couch (not that anyone requested him so)
  • Incompatible Orientation: With Guille
  • Artistic License - Medicine: The "Electra complex" can hardly apply to a senior. The "Napoleon complex" is for people who overcompensate a handicap (such as short stature) with authoritarianism, not for authoritarianism by itself.
  • Children Raise You: Luna. Even worse than Guille, as she has no relation whatsoever with Fernando. But she has to work as Luna's mother.
  • Critical Psychoanalysis Failure: Falling in love with Tuca of all people may count as this.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Did They or Didn't They?: Tuca offered Vicky to be the father of her sons, which she rejected horrorized. In the night, she got drunk and collapsed in a disco with Loli, so Andy and Tuca go to the rescue... and Vicky wakes up in the morning next to Tuca.
  • (Dis)proportionate Retribution: She TOLD Tuca before a slow dance that she's not an easy girl, that if he tries to touch her where he is not allowed, she would broke his finger... and she meant it. Tuca tried to do it anyway, so she broke his finger and kick him while he was down. But we may discuss if that was really disproportionate: sexual abuse is not funny.
  • High School Rocks
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: She could not get any boyfriend since she left High School. Then she met Guillermo again, who was her impossible love back then... and it is more impossible than she thought: he come out of the closet and admited being gay. And even so, she still falls for him.
  • Not so Above It All: "I'm a psychologist, I know everthing there is to know about anxiety! Now go ahead, I don't have all day!"
  • She's Got Legs
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man
  • The Lancer: to Loli
  • The Obi-Wan: to Luna. She's the proffesional psychologist, and Luna the teenager who wants to be a psychologist some day, and admires Vicky's work. Not that Vicky likes to have someone reading her notes or spying on her patients...
  • Too Clever by Half: When Pablo found out Loli's secret, and she suspected, he knew it, Vicky proposed to watch him, because she's a psychologist and Pablo wouldn't be able to fool her. She said that Pablo was just being weird and arrogant as usual. Of course, she was grossly mistaken.
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