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Abuela is the name of a series of comedy videos by Jenny Lorenzo. The videos are themed around a stereotypical latina grandmother called "Abuela" ("Grandmother" in Spanish). They're predominantly in Spanish but are subtitled in English.

Abuela started out as a series of skits hosted by BuzzFeed (which were later sponsored by Telemundo) that were later expanded on. The series includes the various extended family of Abuela's.

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The series can be viewed on this playlist.


This series provides examples of:

  • Chupacabra: In one video, the superstitious Abuela worries that the chupacabra will eat the dog because she's in the yard unsupervised.
  • Cringe Comedy: Several of the videos revolve around how awkward the scene is.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off!: Abuela is constantly trying to spank her (adult) grandchildren, most commonly with sandals.
  • Hero of Another Story: In the 2020 Sangiving video, Jamie reveals that Kevin has an extremely exciting life off-screen (including but not limited to, being invited to Thanksgiving with the Kardashians, attending concerts where the bands are fans of his, and a college naming a science building in his honour despite never being a student) much to the bewilderment of Laritza.
  • The Münchausen: Gloria, whose always trying to make herself more successful, skilled, or refined than either of her sisters.
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  • Politically Incorrect Hero: A lot of the comedy comes from Abuela's outdated nature. She's not a Racist Grandma but does display other behaviors like casual fat-shaming and threatening to spank her grandkids.
  • The Rival: Abuela and Mirta are always trying to one-up each other whether it's at church, the doctor's or over zoom.
  • Running Gag: Nobody ever seems to remember or recognize cousin Kevin (except Jaime).
  • Spicy Latina: Abuela is a mouthy Cuban grandmother.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For Laritza, it's Mac and Cheese.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: All of Abuela's female relations are played by Jenny Lorenzo.
  • Vague Age: Jaslainey and Laritza, two of Abuela's granddaughters are either in High School or at least college age depending on the sketch.
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