Follow TV Tropes


Series / ¡Vivan los niños!

Go To
Vivan los ninos...

¡Vivan los niños! (English title: Long live the children) is a 2002 Mexican telenovela that lasted 155 episodes. It is a remake of Carrusel, which itself was a remake of the Argentinian series Senorita Maestra.

This show features examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Angelo to Simoneta. She finds him unbearable.
    • Polita to Santiago. In this case, Santiago is kind to her and convinces her to be just friends.
  • Alpha Bitch: Simoneta is rich and arrogant with everyone around her.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Averted. Most of the kids had future goals and plans, and those who do are good kiddos.
  • Big Eater: Polita eats all the time, and suffers bullying from Damián because of this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Angelo is constantly fooled and humiliated, respectively, by Damian and Simoneta.
  • Catchphrase: "How romantic!" by Polita.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Simoneta becomes way friendlier as the show progresses.
  • Advertisement:
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted. Simoneta is very intelligent and does well in school.
  • Generation Xerox: The parents of the kids often were very, very similar to their children. Even the two fat children, Polita and Lucas, also have fat parents.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation:
    • Subverted by Simoneta, whose trouble making friends has nothing to do with IQ or grades, and mainly to do with snobbery.
    • Averted by Santiago and every other good student, since they were far friendlier.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Damián constantly makes bad pranks with his friends, but when they need help, he is the first to volunteer.
  • Jerkass: Simoneta, with her arrogance and racism, and Damián, with his cruel pranks.
  • The Prankster: Damián loves to be this...
  • Spoiled Brat: Simoneta, since her wealthy parents are nice and reasonable and do not spoil her, but she acts snobbish at times.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Angelo to Simoneta. It gets a little uncomfortable, considering that Simoneta is extremely unpleasant to Angelo.
    • Polita to Santiago. In the second half of the telenovela, this ends when Santiago gently rejects her feelings.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Santiago and Polita for the brief minutes where she thought they were a couple.
  • Weight Woe: Averted. Polita is constantly bullied at school for being fat, but never shows any shame or desire to lose weight.