Cha Cha Cha was an Argentine sketch comedy television program aired in the 1990s on América TV, starring Alfredo Casero, Fabio Alberti, Diego Capusotto, and others. It was characterized by absurd humour, sometimes bordering on the surreal.
The style of some sketches are similar to Monty Python's Flying Circus, making them sometimes difficult to understand. Other were parodies, such as Juan Carlos Batman, where Casero played an Argentine (and fat) version of Batman, or Siddharta Kiwi, a skinny fakir or guru performed by Diego Capusotto, who proposed unconventional solutions to everyday problems.
The most controversial sketch was Todos juntos en capilla, which came usually last of every emission. In it, Fabio Alberti played a Catholic-style priest who told supposedly edifying but ludicrous stories of a martyr saint called Peperino Pómoro. This prompted the reaction from Moral Guardians, who launched a campaign against the sketch by sending letters to the channel and the commercial sponsors, finally achieving its cancellation.
This work features examples of:
- Absurdity Ascendant
- Chocolate Baby: The Cubrepileta, a stereotypical Italian family, has a Japanese baby (actually an ugly doll intended to be one).
- Fantastic Racism: "Get out of here, you f***ing alien!!" Said the BatmanS to Superman.
- I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin!: Astronauts in the Moon smoke "soretes". Literally turds.
- Jewish Mother: Theres's a sketch that is just about this.
- Spiritual Successor: To De La Cabeza. And Todox 2$, and to some degree Peter Capusotto Y Sus Videos are at the same time this to Cha Cha Cha.
- Stylistic Suck
- This Loser Is You: This Loser is no other than Batman.
- Violence Is the Only Option: Siddharta Kiwi is supposed to bring us enlightening spiritual knowledge. He fails.