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'''Un Año Sin Televisión'''note  (abbreviation "UASTV", translation "A Year Without Television", also called Four Blokes Without Telly) is an Argentinian Web Video Series on YouTube, in which four film students have to survive the extreme situation of living without the comfort of TV for a year after accidentally tossing their TV out the window. The series ran for 10 years.

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They have a web page and a Facebook page.


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  • Ambiguously Bi: Pedro, who attracts nearly everyone without even trying, doesn't shy away from the attention.
  • Arson Murder And Jay Walking: Matías has skewed priorities.
    Cristian: Travel to the past to prevent your parents from f***ing on December 24, so that you won't be born on Friday the 13 and your mother won't die and you won't ruin everyone's lives.
    Matías: And the TV won't be broken!
    Pedro: Are we doing this? Are we going to fix your life?
    Matías: And stop the TV from breaking!
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • When Matías talks to the audience in Episode 1, and when Pedro walks in for the first time.
    • In Episode 7, Matías is singing in the split screen with Cristian on the other side, and Cristian pushes Matías' side away.
    • An ad pops up at the bottom of episode 8 and Hernán reacts to it.
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    • Cristian tries to pick up a girl because "it's the series finale."
  • Callback: In episode 4, Hernán casually mentions that, to occupy their time, they should set up a cumbia band. 2 episodes later, they start up a cumbia band, but Hernán doesn't understand cumbia because he's never fallen in love. The next episode, they're broke because they spent all their money making their music video, which got popular, so they ended up victims of the fast life of drugs, women, and alcohol.
  • Cargo Ship: In-Universe. The song "Un Año Sin Televisión" by La Banda de Cristian begins like a typical love song—until you realize that they're singing about the TV.
    Te amo, te amo, siempre te amaré.
    Te amo, te amo, no puedo vivir sin vos.
    Me paso todo el día en el sillón,
    No sé que hacer un año sin televisión.


    I love you, I love you, I will always love you.
    I love you, I love you, I can't live without you.
    I spend all my time on the couch,
    I can't live a year without television.
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  • Catchphrase:
    Pedro: Ooooobvio! (Obviously.)

    Cristian: No puedo/puedes/puede fallar. (I/You/It can't fail.)

    Matías: Siempre, tengo razón. (I'm always right.)
  • Comically Missing the Point: Hernán tries to break some bad news to Pedro.
    Hernán: You remember when your parents got divorced?
    Pedro: Yes! Two bedrooms and twice the toys.
    Hernán: No, bad example. Now we don't have even one room for the four of us. And don't mention toys.
    Pedro: We're getting a divorce?
  • Cultural Translation: In order to prove that there's no such thing as bad luck, Matías starts to chant, "Menem Menem." English dub translates this as Nixon. While both of them are well-known politicians, "Nixon" is not known to be as much of a bad luck chant as "Menem."
  • Ironic Episode Title: Episode 8 is called "El Misterio de la Inmaculada Concepción" (The Mystery of the Immaculate Conception). It's a Christmas Episode in that it was uploaded around Christmas, and had the boys going back in time to Christmas Eve years ago to investigate another "conception." However, the episode is actually set in the summer.
  • Lampshade Hanging:
    • Episode 1, when Matías talks about learning about stuff the previous season, he remembers it doesn't exist.
    • Matías calls Cristian "liar" in Episode 3, saying that what Cristian just said is ET's plot.
    • Episode 4 begins with Cristian standing up to tell his (and Matías's) drug addition story at Narcóticos Anónimos. He says he can't remember how long ago it was, but ... (flashbacks to the story) Around the 8:00 minute mark, we're back with Cristian as he finishes with "those were the most dangerous and deadly 8 minutes of our lives."
  • My Own Grampa: In the final episode, we find out that Cristian is Hernán's father, when the boys try to go back in time to prevent Hernán from being born on Friday the 13th.
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: Franco, who plays the guitar when the boys need one for their band. Justified as Cristian had previously mentioned that Franco has "superpowers."

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