->''"¡Exijo una explicación!"'' [[labelnote:Translation]]"I demand an explanation!".[[/labelnote]]
-->-- '''Condorito'''

''Condorito'' is a Chilean comic book created by the cartoonist René Ríos, better known as "Pepo".

Its main character is an anthropomorphic condor living in a fictitious town named Pelotillehue with the characteristics of any small Chilean town. Condorito is meant to be a [[{{Picaresque}} representation of the lower-class Chilean people:]] somewhat [[AntiHero irresponsible and always ready to party around, but also kind, friendly, savvy and loyal to his friends and loved ones.]]

The comic debuted in 1949 in the first issue of "Okey" magazine in the form of one-page stories. In 1955, a recompilation of Condorito's adventures was published as an independent comic book. From that moment on, Condorito had gained his own comic book, which is still published on a bi-weekly basis. Some of the ''Condorito'' comics have been republished for [[http://www.nuspel.org/spanish01.html students of Spanish as a second language]].

During the 1980s, the comic became so popular it got its own AnimatedAdaptation, a growing set of merchandising and even a [[NewspaperComics comic strip adaptation]] for American newspapers. It also has an on-going series of 3D-animated shorts in the official Website/YouTube channel. An upcoming CGI animated movie will be shown in Latin America at October 2017. [[WesternAnimation/{{Condorito}} A proper page was made with Condorito's animated versions.]]

After René Rios' death in 2000, [[OutlivedItsCreator a small team of writers and artists took over penning the stories]], but without Rios' supervision, [[FranchiseZombie the results have been lukewarm at best]].

Be prepared to find many [[DeadHorseTrope dead horse tropes]], mainly due to ValuesDissonance, or just plain old racism and sexism.
!!''Condorito'' provides examples of:

* AlcoholHic: Any character who is drunk -especially Garganta de Lata, the eternal [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] - will irremediable show it by hiccuping "¡Hic!".
* AffablyEvil: Despite being the town's local psychopath, having a large criminal history and being in prison a lot of times, Chacalito is a rather decent, friendly guy who has a positive relation with Condorito and many other characters.
* AllJewsAreCheapskates: Don Jacoibo, the Jewish loan shark (now removed from the comic).
* ArtEvolution: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xPdSyN85fQQ/UM0gJZV34eI/AAAAAAADm3Y/dlPmFBcXjHk/s640/01.jpg look]]
* AccidentalPervert: Happens to Condorito on a semi-regular basis, as he tends to catch women skinny-dipping, interrupting them during a bath or accidentally catching them in variable states of undress. Sometimes he gets to go away with it, other times he's beaten into a pulp.
* AnthropomorphicShift: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p-z3N6p79aw/SoIJv9XnjEI/AAAAAAAAHHI/TgLMrgHdvJA/s400/condoritos.jpg As seen in this picture]], the titular character has gone from a mostly-avian creature with some human features to a mostly-human creature with condor features.
* TheAlcoholic: Garganta de Lata ("Tin Throat") makes [[TheSimpsons Barney Gumble]] look sober by comparison.
* TheAllegedCar: Condorito's trademark Ford Model T. The poor car is practically a rattling pile of rust and bolts kept together with baling wire and soldering iron... and it still manages to work.
** Condorito made it a point to find, buy and fix such a rare car because he didn't want to die like Julius Caesar. ("He died without owning a Model T Ford!")
* AscendedExtra: Chacalito ("Little Jackal") debuted in a late 1970s story as a throwaway character, but nearly a decade later he was reintroduced as Pelotillehue's resident felon.
** During the 1980s and 1990s, two pretty girls called Maca and Potoca were used as recurring extras for jokes involving nudity, BarelyThereSwimwear and other such situations. The reason? They were meant to take the place of Condorito's girlfriend for jokes that would be too risqué for her.
* BankruptcyBarrel: A staple of the series. Whenever someone is shown to be suddenly impoverished it will almost invariably shown this way.
* BigBad: Pepe Cortisona. He's Condorito's ArchEnemy after all.
* BigNo: Condorito's first words.
* BrickJoke: Played straight and inverted for laughs.
* BrokenAesop: Oh, where to begin? Always played for laughs, though.
* BlandNameProduct: Pin soda, whose slogan of "Tome Pin y haga ¡Pun!" (Drink Pin and go Pun!) is a direct parody of popular sodas "Bilz y Pap" and their "Tome Bilz y haga Pap" slogan. ("Pun" is Chilean slang for a farting noise.)
* CatchPhrase: Condorito's trademarked "¡Reflauta!" when he's surprised, or his fourth wall breaker "¡Exijo una explicación!" (I demand an explanation!) comment after getting a downbeat ending.
** Don Chuma's "No se fije en gastos, compadre" (Don't mind the expenses, fella) when he lends money to Condorito, plus his hilarious "¡Por las canillas del mono!" (By the monkey's shins!) when he's scared or surprised.
* ChasteToons: Condorito of course, as well as Pepe Cortisona (though his nephew appears only rarely) and Yayita.
* CheatedAngle: It's extremely rare to see Condorito facing front. Same for Ungenio González.
** Condorito does it at the "¡Exijo una explicación!" punchline, or if he feels confused during a story.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Ungenio Gonzalez. He is not exactly "un genio" (a genius).
** Condorito has his moments, too.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Don Máximo, an AffablyEvil version since he's usually nice, but also always asks for money (despite he's already rich) and when he's asked for money, he usually collects it with higher interests.
* [[DeliberatelyMonochrome Deliberately Orange And Black]]: to the point that full-color strips feel a little weird.
%%* DemBones: [[http://imageshack.us/f/72/manolnelesqueletn.jpg/ "Manolín el Esqueletín"]].
* DependingOnTheWriter: In the comics produced afer Condorito's creator death, Condorito's personality is completely different in each joke.
* DrunkenGlow: Drunken character, Garganta de Lata (lit. Tin Throat) is always seen drunk and with the red nose. Other characters that are drunk (Always Male, Condorito included) also are despised with red noses.
* FaceFault: The comic's trademarked way to close a punchline. The victim of the punchline pratfalling with a loud ¡PLOP!
* FanDisservice: PlayedForLaughs in some of the jokes, like in one about two elderly women making a nude protest.
* {{Fanservice}}: Most of the women seen in ''Condorito'' are young and [[HourglassHottie beautiful]], providing plenty of eye candy during stories set at pools, beaches and nudist camps, and the occasional AccidentalPervert joke. From the late 1980s on, these jokes escalated more and more until finally showing full and detailed nudity, which didn't please the older fans at all.
** Originally averted in Yayita's case, as René Ríos had forbidden his team of artists from giving her "sexy" attributes or flirting attitudes. After the author's death in 2000, Yayita immediately joined the fanservice and GagBoobs bandwagon.
* FeatherFingers: Matías, Condorito's pet parrot.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A sleepwalker about to fall into an uncovered manhole, a crocodile slowly crawling inside someone's house, or the picture of a soccer player kicking his ball out of the frame and later attempting to recover it are the most emblematic.
* GenerationXerox: Played straight with Condorito's nephew and the sons and nephews of Condorito's friends. Averted with Condorito's girlfriend, as Yayita is a slender, beautiful and polite girl, while her parents are fat, ugly and rude.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It happens from time to time. Interestingly enough, this is ''not'' limited to the jokes involving female nudity or "sexy" situations. For example, British explorer Lord "Eggon", whose name is a crude, Spanglish translation of "Huevón" (Chilean slang for "asshole").
** One strip in particular featured Condorito (as a talented painter) inviting Yayita and her parents to the inauguration of a display of his paintings. One of the paintings was a full-bodied nude painting of Yayita (much to the chagrin of her parents) but Condorito calmed them down by explaining that Yayita didn't pose nude for him... because he painted her from his memory. Yayita silently blushed while Condorito was saying this.
*** [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/26214d2d9b2e08f0ded0ec084815f73b/tumblr_mqwp5xOUqd1r123t5o1_500.jpg This speechless page]] is perhaps one of the riskiests jokes in the entire run of this comic.
* IAteWhat: "Condorito, have you seen my mom's urine sample?"
* IdiotBall: Everyone carries it from time to time, except for Ungenio Gonzalez, who's permanently stuck with it and blissfuly unaware of it.
* InNameOnly: One of Condorito's friends, Argentinian "Che Copete", has the same name that the Chilean comedian "Che Copete", even when they have nothing to do between them apart of the name.[[note]]Condorito's friend uses the "copete" general meaning of "topknot", but the comedian uses "copete" as the Chilean translation of "alcoholic drink"[[/note]]
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Pepe Cortisona, full stop.
** Condorito often comes up as such, too.
* KidAppealCharacter: Coné, Yuyito and all the other kid characters from the comic.
* MrFanservice: Pepe Cortisona is the local source of this, especially during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
* MsFanservice: Yayita, since 2000 (see entry below for ''Fanservice'').
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Plenty of jokes involving people (male or female) losing their clothes, interrupted while taking a bath, stripping for a medical checkup or being observed while undressing, with the predictable and sometimes unpredictable results. And then we have the ones with girls posing nude for Condorito (who furiously tries to keep people away from his atelier) or the hilarious nudist camp jokes, where the point isn't showing eye candy but rather showing people trying to do normal chores or mundane activities while naked.
** Like, for example, Condorito working as the nudist camp's guard and having to pin his badge on his own skin. Ouch.
* NationalStereotypes: Various are seen in the history of the magazine. Some of the most famous are Condorito's fellow friends from neighbor countries: Che Copete (a Carlos Gardel {{expy}}) and Titicaco (a stereotypical altiplanic Bolivian.)
* NegativeContinuity: Due to the format of the magazine (where all stories are jokes and they take up usually one page, sometimes two or three and very rarely more), this is inevitable. Taken UpToEleven by the fact that characters will constantly appear in different locales, time periods or outright displaying different personalities. Sometimes characters will even have different names and nationalities (such as Condor Otto being the titular character living in Germany while wearing stereotypical german clothing and speaking in a german accent), or even be variations of other fictional characters (such as Condorito sometimes being Dracula and even Superman).
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the Pepo's era, from time to time some local celebrites appeared in some of the covers. After Pepo's death, now celebrities appear in like the half of the covers, included Chilean presidents Bachellet and Piñera.
* NonHumanSidekick: Condorito's pets: Washington the dog, Matías the talking parrot and Mandíbula the horse. Matías can talk and carry conversations with everyone else, while Mandíbula talks only with Condorito, or with other horses when he thinks nobody else is listening.
** Washington is also a talking animal, but with a twist: Only the reader can understand what he says, while the comic's characters hear only barks.
* OneHeadTaller: Inverted, if only because every woman in the Condorito universe is made to be spectacularly beautiful (unless the story requires otherwise) and thus tall.
* ParentalAbandonment: The entire point behind Coné's backstory and why is he living with his Uncle Condorito. Also, not only are Yuyito's parents never mentioned, but she also has her own bedroom in the Vinagres' house.
* PerpetualPoverty: Originally, Condorito's and Cone's lives were like this. Condorito was constantly shifting jobs and their house was a makeshift wooden shack built on an empty yard, while their (very few) belongings were either makeshift or picked from the trash. Despite this, they managed to live a quite happy life.
* TheProblemWithPenIsland: The character ''Ungenio'', who is all the opposite to ''un genio'' (a genius).
* ProgressivelyPrettier: Originally, Yayita was supposed to be a typical GirlNextDoor type of character: pretty but not breathtakingly gorgeous, and dressed in a fashionable yet discreet way. Now she flirts with every man on sight, looks like a supermodel, wears tight, minuscule clothes that show part of her underwear and even her nipples through the fabric and tends to appear naked or partly naked on a semi-regular basis. Rather than pleasing the fans, this OutOfCharacter change enraged them.
* PutOnABus: A few characters were removed. The most famous ones were a full amputee called "Cortadito" ("Choppy") and a [[GreedyJew very amoral Jewish loan shark]] called "Don Jacoibo" (sometimes called "Don Salomón" instead).
** Other retired characters were Lucifer, Yayita's hellish cat; Don Giussepe, a jolly Italian inmigrant who owned a grocery store, and Chin-Chu-Lin, a [[EthnicScrappy stereotypical Chinese immigrant]] with buck teeth and a ponytail.
* PunnyName: Comegato ("Cat Eater"), Huevoduro (literally, "hardboiled egg") and the towns of Pelotillehue, Cumpeo and Buenas Peras.
** Incidentally, Cumpeo is the name of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Río_Claro actual Chilean town]].
** British explorers Sir Faifoclocti, Lord Esquiusmi and Lord Eggon.
** One of iInternational Condorito friends, the Bolivian Titicaco, refers to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca Lake Titicaca]].
* RecurringExtra: Most, if not all, of the artists working on the comic created their own set of nameless "filler" characters to be recycled at need, rather than keep creating throwaway characters for every story.
** Two of them, a couple of young and beautiful girls called "Maca" and "Potoca", are worth mention, as they were Yayita's unofficial replacement on jokes involving nudity or very revealing clothes, reaching ThoseTwoGuys status during the time their creator worked in the comic book.
* RomanticFalseLead: Pepe Cortisona, especially during the first half of the 2000s.
* ShoutOut: Plenty, including a very explicit one to the Chilean military dictatorship of the 1970s and 1980s when no one else dared to talk about it.
* SuckOutThePoison: Hilariously subverted. After reading a book about how to cure poisonous snake bites, Condorito tells Pepe Cortisona (who was bit by a snake) that [[ComedicSociopathy there's no cure]]. [[FaceFault ¡PLOP!]]
* SuddenlyVoiced: Condorito officially gains a voice first in the 3D-animated shorts and later in TheMovie.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To avoid the Jewish stereotype, Don Jacoibo was replaced with Don Máximo Tacaño (Mr. Maximum Greedy), who represents the CorruptCorporateExecutive in the comic book.
* TakeThat: Pepo had an incident where a guy called Washington Quezada offended his wife, so Pepo took revenge in two ways: The phrase "muera el roto Quezada" (roughly, "death to the rude Quezada") [[RunningGag popped up anywhere]] [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background of the strip]]; and he [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack named Condorito's dog Washington]]. The former was removed when Quezada passed away, but the latter stuck.
* TooDumbToLive: Ungenio Gonzalez. He is the first man in the world to have drowned on a desert's mirage.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Yayita Vinagre. Don Cuasimodo and Doña Tremebunda are fat, ugly and rude, while their daughter is slender, beautiful and polite.
** This is used as an excuse to delay their marriage, as Condorito fears she could turn into a copy of her mother once she gets older.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: Especially Condorito.
* UnusualEuphemism: ¡Reflauta!
* VillainProtagonist: In many of the strips, Condorito sometimes plays the role of a [[LoveableRogue thief, a mobster]], a vampire, or a JerkAss, who is malicious towards other people without any good reason. Of course, this is always PlayedForLaughs.