31 Minutos Crew
The anchorman and host of 31 Minutos, and the show's main character for most episodes.
- Alliterative Name: Tulio Triviño Tufillo.
- The Announcer: Of 31 Minutos.
- Butt-Monkey: Not as often as Juanín, but he has a lot of moments where he's physically assaulted or put down by someone or something, usually his greed, selfishness or lack of Common Sense.
- Book Dumb: Generally portrayed as well-spoken, but ignorant, especially as a foil to Bodoque.
- Cartoon Creature: His species is never acknowledged, though he appears to be a monkey with three-fingered hands.
- Cowardly Lion: Tends to be the quickest to bow out of a serious or threatening situation, until his friends and co-workers are put in harm's way.
- Flanderization: Started the show as a serious-minded newscaster and the only one in the crew who worried about it airing as planned. After the introduction of Juanín, his eccentricities started showing more often and, by the end of season Two, he's no better than his colleagues at being cartoonishly greedy and self-absorbed.
- The same episode when Juanín was introduced was also the first sign that Tulio wasn't as serious as he let on, as he was trying his best to fake his way into being elected "Sr. Amable" (Mr. Lovable) at the studio.
- Heroic BSoD: In "La Bruja", after the titular witch turns the cast into stone statues and destroys her own spell book so Tulio can't bring them back, a saddened Tulio breaks down in tears and sings a Dark Reprise of the title theme, "Yo Nunca Vi Televisión", which brings the crew back to life.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tulio may not be the most pleasant individual, but he'll often go to great lengths for his friends and loved ones.
- The Face: Of 31 Minutos. As the show's anchorman and general presenter, him and Juan Carlos are also shown off on the most advertising and merchandising for the show, along with Juanin to a lesser extent.
- Mean Boss: Subverted in that he's the one who attempts to maintain order in the studio, but he isn't the actual showrunner or owner of the station. Despite this, he still fires employees, insults people to their faces and acts selfishly, usually Played for Laughs.
- Narcissist: He admires himself to the point that his house is full of statues and paintings of himself. When asked what his greatest fear is, he replies "falling into oblivion", a pun from the Spanish expression "Caer en el Olvido", which can also be read as "being forgotten".
- The Prima Donna: Rare male example. His status as the show's frontman has clearly let the fame go to his head, as he's very prissy and can fret over the slightest things that don't go his way. Out of all the puppets, he also has some of the most effeminate mannerisms, particularly some of his hand gestures, which are the most detailed of any puppets in the show.
- Stupid Boss: See below
- The Ditz: A running gag, he acts more articulated than the rest of the crew, but his Book Dumb status and general lack of common sense becomes a Running Gag by the start of the second season. This is in part due to the aforementioned Flanderization of his character to play off Juanin and Bodoque, and as a general parody of Chilean TV news anchors in the early 2000s, who were generally thought of and portrayed as well-spoken talking heads who rarely knew what they were talking about.
- Too Dumb Tolive: He once activated an atomic bomb despite being warned about its effects completely by accident.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice was more serious-sounding in the earliest episodes of the show, but as the series progressed, it became more high pitched for comedic effect. Interestingly, his earlier tone of voice was also reflected in flashbacks during later seasons.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His friendship with Bodoque. Juan Carlos is envious of Tulio's position as the show's anchorman and constantly tries to take it away from him, and always makes fun of Tulio's stupidity to his face. The two are shown to be good friends regardless.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Everyone in the cast is quick to call him out on his behavior.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He has a deep fear of the ocean and fish. For some reason, this also extends to whales and other sea creatures.
A red rabbit, and a reporter with a strong reputation in and out of the show, Juan Carlos delivers the "Nota Verde" ("Green Note"), a Once an Episode ecological and historical report initially about Chilean ecology and culture, but eventually branching out to cover more general topics mostly relating to environmentalism and animal preservation. The most popular character in Mexico.
- Arch-Nemesis: Considers Tío Pelado as this.
- And I Must Scream: He was sentenced by a jury of Huachimingos to have eternal hiccups for contributing to global warming, but it turned out to be All Just a Dream.
- Big "NO!": In a Green Note about global warming, he yells out one when Huachimingo shows him what has happened to the planet because of the continuous levels of pollution and environmental decay that ravaged Earth.
- In "El funeral de Tulio", Juan Carlos is happy to hear that Tulio had died, as his nurse tells him that he should go to Tulio's funeral as they used to be friends, cue to Juan Carlos yelling a big no that is even heard outside of the nursing house he's living at.
- The Casanova: Portrayed as somewhat of a ladies man. If they stay for longer, said ladies are quickly put down by his vices.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Gambling Addict: Starting from the second season, he's often portrayed gambling or visiting famous casinos on the way to his destination.
- Green Aesop: The final words of his section of the show are usually this.
- Interspecies Romance: He's rarely seen with any other rabbits despite being portrayed as a ladies' man.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both to a lesser and greater extent than Tulio depending on what the plot demands. Being a wildlife and environmentalist reporter, Bodoque has a stronger set of morals and is quicker to correct himself upon learning new information than Tulio; however, Bodoque is oftentimes more aggressive and quicker to anger than him.
- One Steve Limit: Applies to him in a way. Since the other most prominent character in the show is Juanin, he's most often referred to as either Bodoque or his full name for the sake of clarity, despite the fact that the name "Juan Carlos" wouldn't normally be split. He's only ever referred to as Juan Carlos in direct conversation with other characters.
- Signing-Off Catchphrase: "Esta fue la Nota Verde. Soy Juan Carlos Bodoque."note
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tulio. Bodoque is jealous of Tulio's position as the show's anchorman and always tries take his place in the show, and he also loves to make fun of his stupidity. Despite this, they both get on well with each other on and off air.
The show's producer and organizer, the last of his kind and extremely passive, though he's decently competent at keeping order.
- Alliterative Name: Juanín Juan Harry.
- Being Good Sucks: Arguably the crewmen with the biggest conscience out of the group, and yet he's the resident Butt-Monkey of the show.
- The Comically Serious: Focused on his job as producer. So much, in fact, that he can sometimes be comedically obsessed with keeping order in the studio, using his entire vacation time to keep the place clean. The lengths he'll go to are where the comedy comes from.
- Last of His Kind: He's the only specimen of the "Juanín" race, adopted by Tulio and Bodoque. This became the major plot of The Movie, where Juanín is kidnapped by Cachirula to be part of her private zoo.
- Not So Above It All: Despite being the Only Sane Man of the group, he has his own excentricities and is a workaholic in a unhealthy level.
- Workaholic: As the show's producer, he does all the job in the studio, sacrificing his free time to keep the place ready for the next day. Even the Tramoyas don't stay up so late at night.
- Only Sane Man: Along with Patana. And even then, neither of them is really all that pure in their morale.
A cilindrical, renowned music critic and cultural producer, host of the "Ranking Top" section of 31 Minutos, where he lists the Top 3 current best songs. Usually called to host major-scale events like the Top Top Awards.
- Companion Cube: His wig, Manolo.
- Fake-Hair Drama: El Secreto de Policarpo has Tío Pelado reveal to Túlio that Policarpo is actually bald, which Tulio reveals on air despite being greatly hesitant to do so. The rest of the episode has both him and the rest of the cast trying to reconcile with Policarpo over doing so.
- Nepotism: His "Ranking Top" is usually composed of people he's friends with or, at least in one instance, his own nephews.
- No Social Skills: *In some way*.In the Christmas Episode is revealed that people who appears in his Ranking Top is not really his friends, and only are profit-seekings.
- Prematurely Bald: His hair fell off around childhood, so he uses a wig to disguise his bald head from the public.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: His celebrity status aside, this is the average public perception of him, to the point where his name is used in dictionaries as a synonym to the world "normal", with an accompanying picture. The only really unusual thing about him is the fact he's secretly bald since childhood.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: How he selects the best videoclips in his "Ranking Top". He's the only judge who selects them, most (if not all) of the inductees are his friends or family members, and he completely disregards the public opinion in his selection process.
- Top Ten List: The "Ranking Top" is this, although 31 Minutos only shows us the Top 3. The "Top Top Awards" is a bigger, proper Top Ten list with every song from the first season included.
- Turncoat: He's friends with the rest of the crew, at least until someone with more power makes him a better deal, in which case he'll take it without much consideration, especially if it involves keeping his job.
- Verbal Tic: Repeatedly goes "top top top top top" ad infinitum when he's nervous, which requires Tulio or another person near him to pat him on the back to make him stop. Doubles as a Running Gag.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He's a corrupt art producer who'll turn coats at the drop of a dime and leave his friends eating dust, but he'll inevitably come back to them at one point or another to help them.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice sounds less "Robotic" in later seasons.
Tulio's niece, a greenish-yellow bird who debuted halfway into Season 1, where she joined the main cast as a field reporter.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Mario Hugo is this to her, much to her irritation.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She might be a sweet and innocent girl, but it's hard to overlook that her first live coverage had her stop a home robbery by interviewing the thief throughout the event and convincing him to stop just by talking to him and the owners. Futhermore, she has also stopped a wanted criminal and master of diguise as "La Sombra", and helped to take down an entire villainous league by faking a FaceHeel Turn and helping Calcetín-con-Rombos Man behind the scenes. She might be naive at times, but she's proven often that she's more competent than even some of the veteran reporters in the show.
- Depending on the Writer: she may be attracted to Guaripolo or dislike him like the rest of the characters.
- Furry Confusion: Her uncle is a monkey and she's a bird. There's no official statement that she's adopted, either.
- In the epiosde Hielito, the immense cold in the studio makes her actually join a bird flock in migration to get out of it.
- Only Sane Woman: By a mile, Patana is the most centered, sensible member of the entire crew, and usually one of the first to call out the others on their schemes or corrupt deeds. Although in further seasons we see she's actually Not So Above It All.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Her detective alter-ego "La Sombra", although it's actually played with in that nobody actually believes a so-called "competent detective" could be her, an otherwise sweet and innocent young lady, so people tend to forget Patana IS La Sombra, even seconds after she plainly says it.
- Ship Tease: Although she generally ignores Mario Hugo's romantic advances, she has quite a ship tease with him. The episode "Fiesta en Casa de Juanin" ("Party in Juanin's house") shows her attraction to the mysterious and unknown young man, and she was not disappointed in the least after learning that is Mario Hugo himself. In the episode "Maquina del Tiempo" ("Time Machine") and "La Alcancía" ("The Piggy bank") dance with him for no apparent reason. In "El Funeral de Tulio" ("The Tulio Funeral") she mentions that she waited all her life for Mario Hugo to ask her to marry him but when he never did she remained single. Also in the episode "Bodoque Envenenado" ("Poisoned Bodoque") Mario Hugo tries to calm her and she does not seem uncomfortable or pull him away at in any moment.
A chihuahua and a field reporter for the show who owns several dogs. Has an immense crush on Patana.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Patana, constantly trying to win her affection, much to her dismay. The lengths he'll go to is a Running Gag in the show.
- Adorkable: His attempts at getting Patana to fall in love with him can sometimes fall under this trope. Not to mention he himself is rather earnest in his job, which earns him quite the admiration.
- Ascended Extra: He was only a field reporter in the first season, whose only real quirk was being slightly stiff and having a ridiculously long list of pet dogs he'd say hello to. Around the start of Season Two, however, he started gaining a lot more screen time and even got his own section in the show called La Dimensión Hermosa y Desconocida, where he talks about the things that surprise and bewilder him.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: The reason why most of his reports end badly.
- Everyone Can See It: He claims his crush on Patana is a secret one, when pretty much everyone in the studio can tell he likes her.
- Flanderization: His crush on Patana started to take more of his personality as the seasons went on, until it was pretty much what got him to appear on-screen during an episode.
- Furry Confusion: Somehow, a dog owns SEVERAL dogs of his own. And even though they act mostly normal, those dogs are ALSO sentient.
- Missing Mom: He was abandoned as a child and raised by vegetables (yes, really) until he was grown enough to take up journalism. In the third season episode Las Madres, he does reunite with her...
- Parent with New Paramour: And then finds out she's started dating Policarpo, much to his horror.
- Two First Names: Actually four.
A field reporter and actual living microphone, in charge of the survey sections.
- 10-Minute Retirement: When he's fired. It lasts only the length of the episode and he's back by the end.
- Animate Inanimate Object: A living microphone with googly eyes, who just so happens to work as a reporter.
- Firing Day: Happens in Season Two's episode "El Despido", where Mico is fired for being the least interesting or productive of the cast (by a large technicality).
- Take This Job and Shove It: His response is to create a hate-show against 31 Minutos solely for the purpose of slandering it.
- Mascot: Usually regarded as the mascot of 31 Minutos in promotional material.
- Once per Episode: His surveys, which are often the starting section for every episode, with questions like "what are you afraid of?" or "what makes you feel pity?". Sometimes it's not a survey, but a musical number with his regular interviewees.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Season Four shows that all of his relatives are different variations of microphones.
31 Minutos' sports commentators for the "Minutos Desportivos" (Sports Minutes) section. Balón is a soccer ball while Raúl is a boxing glove.
- Animate Inanimate Object/Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: A soccer ball and a boxing glove host the sports commentary section.
- Consummate Professional: Raúl is one of the few members of the cast who doesn't take part in ridiculous misadventures all that often, and as Season Three shows, he's so well-mannered that he doesn't even have bloopers on the official reel. It takes a sneak attempt at relieving himself to finally get him humiliated (on live TV, no less) and berated by Sr. Manguera.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Balón's appearance and speech mannerisms are a parody of Chilean sports announcers Julio Martínez and Sergio Livingstone, while Raúl's appearance is a satire of Pedro Carcuro.
- Scatterbrained Senior: Balón, who forgets people's names often (especially Ténison's) and sometimes doesn't even know where he is and what he's doing.
- The Stoic: Raúl is the only reporter in the show who was never subjected to the 31 Minutos blooper reel, due to being extremely dedicated to his job and keeping a professional front most of the time. This was eventually Subverted in Season Three, where he easily falls under pressure when he's unable to properly lead the show after Sr. Manguera places him temporarily in charge.
- Not So Stoic: Even though he was composed and never had a blooper before, Raúl at least laughs along with his colleagues during the reel's showing. However, his attempt at getting rid of Balón von Bola at the end shows him urinating on Balón's statue the same way Tulio did on another statue on the blooper reel.
The owner of the channel, and the actual boss of the show. He's a black rubber hose tube.
- Badass Baritone: His voice is really deep. His voice actor, Fernando Solís, has quite a reputation in Chile for this.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Much like a lot of his own show staff, he's corrupt and selfish, the major difference being he's also a millionaire who's not afraid to use his money to save face.
- The Don: Season Three reveals he's a mob boss on top of his growing list of infractions.
- The Dreaded: The cast absolutely fears making him mad, and even refer to him as "master" or "boss".
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His last name means "hose", and he's a rolled up hose tube.
- The Gambling Addict: Downplayed. He certainly enjoys betting, although he's still not as compulsive as Bodoque.
- Mean Boss: Not as much as Cósimo, but he's a greedy millionaire who can fire and rehire people on a whim and isn't exactly sympathetic to his reporters' plights.
- Only Sane Man: Acts like this when questioning the efficiency of the show's staff.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Mean Boss or not, he's still the channel's owner and does care about doing a good job with it.
- Strong Family Resemblance: His nephew Dylan is pretty much a smaller, chubbier version of him colored blue.
A tennis ball, and the show's on-site reporter for sports events.
- Accidental Misnaming: A constant Running Gag with him, since Balón never remembers his name.
- Flat Character: One of the few members of the crew who isn't given as much screen time as the others, so he doesn't really get a lot of opportunities to stand out.
- The Casanova: The blooper reel in Season Three shows him trying to go out on a date with other sports balls.
A member of a species previously thought to be extinct who was randomly found in Season One in the Himalayas by Mario Hugo, collecting dust bunnies. He was eventually hired into the show sometime around Season Two as both a reporter and a sketch presenter with his own section.
- Ascended Extra: Started out as a running gag in the first season and appeared whenever some information could be useful for certain characters, but was eventually brought in as a reporter and given his own section, "Les juro que es verdad".
- Always a Bigger Fish: Season Four explains that dust bunnies are not exactly Huachimingo's hobby as much as his duty in the food chain, since they'll quickly become a plague if he's not there to collect them.
- Bad Liar: Huachimingo is a compulsive liar whose stories are so full of holes and absurdities that it's exceptionally difficult to notice when he's actually right or honest about something. The Movie reveals that this is actually a common trait of his species.
- Cassandra Truth: A side-effect of being a compulsive liar, given that he's so used to telling tall tales that it's difficult to notice when he's actually being truthful, such as his warning to not vaccinate the background crew. Sure enough, they end up multiplying from the chemicals.
- Last of His Kind: For the longest time, Huachimingo was thought to be the last of the Huachimingo species, hidden in the Himalayas with his hobby of collecting dust bunnies. The movie subverts this trope when it's revealed there's an entire island of them left, all of which are terrible liars like him.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: What exactly a huachimingo is and how it fits into species classification hasn't been made clear. The closest the show gets to explaining is that he's a "close relative of the rabbits and the artichoke".
- Mr. Exposition: Despite being a frequent liar, he's also surprisingly knowledgeable, and is often the go-to character for interesting facts about nature and the lifestyle of certain animals.
- Nature Hero: Appears often in Juan Carlos' Green Notes, talking about different nature facts and trivia and even helping to stop some of the show's villains. He's actually rather insightful when it comes to nature.
- Tall Tale: What his sketch in 31 Minutos amounts to, as an assortment of exaggerated tales about history and science.
31 Minutos' war correspondent, who has accompanied the conflict between the nations of Salsacia and Conservia.
- Ascended Extra: Downplayed. While he did get a promotion still in Season One from a common field reporter to foreign affairs, he was still not given much screen time like fellow reporter Mario Hugo.
- Bandaged Face: After Season Two, his face was hidden by a large scarf due to a supposed botched surgery.
- Cartoon Creature: Supposedly he's a raccoon with huge black eyes.
- Foreign Correspondent: Covering the war happening at the "Mar Despénsico" (Pantry Sea) between two opposing nations of cans.
- Intrepid Reporter: The show's war correspondent since Season One, reporting on the conflict between Salsacia and Conservia.
- Made of Iron: He's taken quite a lot of abuse out in the field, especially as a foreign correspondent and given the fact the warring nations are both made of metal cans.
- Meaningful Name: His last name refers to olives, which his eyes resemble.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: A parody of Chilean reporters Amaro Gómez-Pablos and Santiago Pavlovic, both of which were foreign correspondents during their careers. The former especially, given that Jackson has his speech mannerisms, slight Spanish draw to his voice and the fact that Gómez-Pablos was the Chilean correspondent to Iraq during the war, which the Salsacia-Conservia war mirrors.
31 Minutos' image advisor, who keeps track of all new trends to make sure the show stays relevant and interesting to the public.
- Cartoon Creature: It's hard to tell what exactly he is, other than a furry animal with long red hair. And said hair is a wig to make him look younger.
- Hate Sink: Pretty much exists to be a mean-spirited bully who barks out orders and can even fire people on a whim just to make sure 31 Minutos is staying relevant to the public.
- Jerkass: He's unbelievably snooty and uptight, and so preoccupied with ratings and viewership that he cares little about other people's feelings as long as they're relevant to the trend he wants to set or follow. A good example of this is Season Two's episode Qué Lastima, where Cóssimo wants to make sure the cast and the news are properly miserable because "happiness has become passé".
- Mean Boss: He's not THE boss of the studio, but he's definitely even Tulio's superior, so he also gets to call the shots in terms of performance analysis. And naturally, he's the type of boss that fires people on a whim or demands the impossible out of his staff.
- Older Than They Look: Season Four reveals he's actually as old as Balón von Bola, and his latest obsession with looking young and pretty was a projection of his own insecurities about his real age.
- Slave to PR: Will do anything and follow any trend to make sure the show gets high viewership and ratings.
An elderly lamb lady and a field reporter for the show.
- Catchphrase: Tends to call her fellow reporters "huashitos", which is a term of endearment towards younger people in Chile.
- Cool Old Lady: She's one of the kindest characters in the cast, since she pretty much acts like everybody's grandma.
- Out of Focus: Despite being a field reporter, she's only had one actual note all to herself.
- The Cameo: Usually appears on other sections as a guest, such as Bodoque's "Green Notes" and the "Calcetín con Rombos Man" segments.
The show's supporting producers, organizers, camera crew, editors and repairmen, as well as being in charge of other odd jobs in the studio. They resemble bowling pins with the show's logo on their bodies.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: They all look like bowling pins or bottles with slight changes in hairstyle between each other and weird arms that do all the job in the background, but no one truly knows what they are. Furthermore, when exposed to a certain vaccine, they can multiply en masse. As Season Four reveals, they're actual aliens sent to Earth to do menial labor for the show and wait for their leader's return.
- Funny Background Event: It's pretty much a certainty that they'll be doing something weird in the background as the show goes on.
- Meaningful Name: "Tramoya" is a Spanish word that generally refers to a set of machinery that is responsible for stage and special effects in theater.
A lonely orphaned sock with diamond patterns who's also a superhero for Ciudad Comoda (Nightstand City). His adventures are episodes shown in 31 Minutos, although he's also a known public figure.
- Batman Gambit: Pulls a 10-Minute Retirement in Season Three after arguing with the 31 Minutos crew in favor of Patana's place in the show. His absence created a perfect opportunity for the young bird to show her real skills, as the subsequent Villain Team-Up was easily defeated by her.
- Big "NO!": Upon learning that his brother Ramón is alive. Ramón's response is a Big "YES!".
- Cain and Abel: The "Abel" to his brother Ramón's "Cain", at least until they talked things out.
- Expy: Naturally one to Superman, down to the name. And much like the Man of Steel, he prefers to approach problems peacefully and cause as little damage as possible, if he can help it.
- His giant form acts a bit much like Ultraman, appropriate for an episode involving Japan.
- Eye Beams: Can shoot out lightning from his eyes.
- Flight: A must for any self-respecting Superman parody. Even the intro to his sketch shows him flying around.
- Friend to All Children: He quips the Convention on the Rights of the Child regularly to help people, and most of those he helps in his episodes are children.
- Make My Monster Grow: Season Two shows he can grow to Kaiju proportions in order to face giant enemies.
- Martial Pacifist: Doesn't like to use his powers so frequently, preferring instead to talk the problems through with the people in need of help.
- Talking the Monster to Death: Calcetín rarely uses his superpowers to solve a given problem, instead citing UNICEF's Convention on the Rights of the Child to help others in need.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When he sees that Tío Pelado uses unpaid child labor to make his "signed" Calcetín Con Rombos Man posters.
An orange hairy creature who appears every now and then to try and get the spotlight for himself.
- A Day in the Limelight: Not only does he have a couple of episodes dedicated to him, he's also appeared in some of the OST covers of the series.
- Ascended Extra: He was essentially a running gag in the first and second seasons, as some weird guy in the background that always wanted to be in the camera. But as it turns out, he actually does have a decent following in real life, which helped to make him popular enough to become a permanent fixture in the cast.
- Catch Phrase: "Soy Guaripolo, el personaje favorito de los niños de 31 Minutos."note
- Con Man: He's not above lying or interrupting serious events to score some fast money. A good example of this is when he somehow set up a toll booth in a giant beanstalk just to take more money from the main characters.
- Jerkass: It's hard to see him do anything out of the goodness of his heart or because it's the right thing to do. Any time the show needs a character to be a jerk who isn't the main cast or one of the villains, he shows up to make things worse, completely uncaring of what he did.
- The Rival: He turns this to Mario Hugo whenever he shows interest in Patana.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He proclaims to be the favorite character of the series, but no one in the show seems to know or remember him.
- Verbal Tic: Almost all his phrases end with a "bleegh".
- Cowardly Lion: The duck is afraid of anything except Mico's polls.
The biggest fan of 31 minutos, appearing for the first time in the third episode of the first season.
- The Pig-Pen: He is so stinky he used manure to hide his stench.
Creator of Heaven and Earth.
- Deus ex Machina: Invoked, lampshaded and parodied frequently, especially since He IS "Deus".
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Only this show can make it absolutely normal to have God appear in your newscast and completely ignore Him.
- God: Yes, seriously.
- Ignored Epiphany: He wants to help the 31 Minutos crew solve their issues and constantly offers them the choice to follow the right path, but is often ignored or doubted because of their combined idiocy and/or greed.
Teodoro Demetrio Sórdido, mostly known as "Tío Pelado" (Uncle Bald), is a famous Con Man and recurring villain of 31 Minutos. He's always seen with an orange turtleneck sweater and mustache.
- Bald of Evil: As his nickname says, he's bald with chunks of black hair in his sides.
- Big Bad: Tío Pelado is considered as this in various episodes and sections of the show.
- Foil: Of Juan Carlos Bodoque, usually the Big Bad on La Nota Verde and the one behind leaving trash on the nature or making something that damage the ecosystem on the note. Also is this for Calcetín Con Rombos Man, but when he makes dreadful things about children.
- Arch-Enemy: Tulio Triviño sees him as one, being the only on the show angry just with his presence, no matter what is he doing there. Tío Pelado doesn't seems to care him anyway.
- Con Man: Even more dreadful than Uncle Horacio.
- Gotta Have It, Gonna Steal It: He steals everything, since objects to secret information.
- Lead Drummer: He was the drummer in "The Uncle Horacio Show" and is an eminent drummer. Seen in "Boing Boing Boing" making a badass drum solo at the end of the song.
- Only in It for the Money: Every job, business and even robbery he does, is always for the money and nothing else, no matter if he has to steal his own family to do it.
- Only Known By His Nickname: Mostly known as Tío Pelado instead of his proper name.
- Sticky Fingers: He steals every thing he gets and later sells it for money
Usually known as "Uncle Horacio". Former presenter of the children's show "The Uncle Horacio Show", he wants to come back to the TV and make a new children's show. He's always seen with a green joggin suit.
- Con Man: He's also known for being one, one of the reasons why he has a bad reputation (and possibly the reason why his show was cancelled).
- The Eponymous Show: "The Uncle Horacio Show".
- Iconic Outfit: His green joggin suit, who wears since his old show until today.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's based on "Uncle Memo", one of the presenters of the Chilean children show "Los Bochincheros", one of the most remembered children shows of The '80s in Chile. "The Uncle Horacio Show" is also an Affectionate Parody of "Los Bochincheros", even having similar contests.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Despite his bad reputation as a con man that teaches horrible and outdated values to the kids, people in-universe (with the exception of Tulio) are still fond of his show for the nostalgia value and "catchy" songs. Even God himself seems to enjoy his show!