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Diego and Glot is a Chilean animated series created in 2005 by CuboNegro studios and Canal 13. This is the first hand-draw animation TV series made in Chile since the Condorito shorts in The '80s. The series got two seasons (the season 2 was made in 2009), being the first one the most remembered and beloved by fans. Diego y Glot is known as one of the most beloved Chilean animated series along with Los Pulentos that was also emitted in the same year (and channel) than this one. In 2005, The Movie was announced and to be released in 2007, but finally went into Development Hell. The series was emitted to Latin America by Disney XD in 2017 and in May 2020 gets a comeback in Chile thanks to the new children's public TV channel TV Educa Chile.

The story is about the Plá Perez, a middle-class family and their daily life problems and adventures. The story centers on Diego Plá and his green mutt Glot and the adventures with his friends Droguett, Danilo and Violeta, all of them classmates going to the same school.


The main site is offline, but there's an English article in The Other Wiki. Also, in Canal 13's YouTube channel was uploaded the complete season 1.

The series provided examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: The dog Glot is a mutt with green and white fur.
  • Big Eater: Danilo, not just always eating, but thinking about food all the time.
  • The Bully: "Mamo", who always steals Diego's lunch.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The entire season 2 had only one part of the original creators and some change of voice actors, which ended to kill the series and usually being forgotten.
  • Circus Episode: The aptly-titled episode "Circo".
  • Cool Big Bro: Lalo, not just for Diego, also is considered as this for Diego's friends.
  • Cue the Rain: In 'Vacaciones', Diego, Danilo, Violeta, Droguett and Glot are wandering on a unknown island. In their traveling, Glot found a cave. Both Danilo and Violeta say they can use the cave to stay for the night, but Droguett says he will not go inside the cave, not even with rain going from bottom to top. At the time he finish saying that, it starts to rain heavily, and they go immediately inside the cave.
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  • Eject the Loser: In "Super Familia", after the Plá Perez family lose on the finals of the "Super Familia" contest, Don Francisco gives an order to the "Chacal de la Trompeta" to pull a level, dropping the whole family through the floor, and sending them outside the studios of Canal 76.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: In 'Vacaciones", before the time Armando's anger explodes due to the heat, he punches out a mime who was following him, sending it offscreen.
  • Expy: Being mostly based on these two series, Diego y Glot is known as the Chilean The Simpsons mixed with Hey Arnold!
  • Gotta Pass the Class: The plot of 'Doble de cuerpo' is triggered by Danilo failing so many classes, that he must give a math nivelation test. If Danilo doesn't pass it, he must repeat the grade.
  • G-Rated Stoner: Lalo, Diego's big brother, usually treated In-Universe and in charcter descriptions as "lazy" and "clumsy".
  • Insignia Rip-Off Ritual: A Cutaway Gag in "Doble de cuerpo" shows Danilo as an ancient soldier, while a higher-rank officer at his side who looks very similar to Cáceres, rip off his insignias and breaks his sword in half.
  • Last-Name Basis: Ismael Droguett, the only of Diego's friends who's called by his surname, Droguett, instead by the name as the others.
  • Mythology: The episode "Vacaciones" where the family goes to Chiloé, an island of the South of Chile full of their own mythologies and Fairy Tales, which various of them referenced (and even being important part of the plot) in this episode.
  • Name and Name
  • Once per Episode: Every episode had a song in the background that represented the whole episode which was replayed in the credits.
  • Personal Raincloud: In "Doble de cuerpo". Inside the Liceo Pablo Neruda, just in the moment Danilo is asked to go to Rectory, a cloud goes right over his head, complete with thunder and rain.
  • The Power of Friendship
  • Sitcom: The first animated one and one of the most known in Chilean TV after Los Venegas.
  • Sick Episode: "Mala Pata" is this for Violeta. It's the reason why she isn't in the classroom during the oral test. Diego, Danilo, Droguett and Glot visited her, to see the football match together. At the end of the episode, Diego is sick from the same illness Violeta had.
  • Spin-Off: Diego y Glot had some mini-series used by Chilean government as Edutainment shorts, like Diego y Glot Consumidoresnote  (about to read contracts, compare prices and differentiate between credit and debit cards) and Brigada de la Energíanote  (an energy efficiency campaign).
  • Toilet Humour: Almost half of the episodes of the first season run on this.
    • One of the most blatant examples of this is the episode "Vigilante", for three reasons: First, the Danilo's fart who caused Droguett to be left behind. Second, the plan who Danilo tells to Droguett involved throwing ballons with feces inside them. And third, the feces floating on a jar who Diego shows to Droguett.
  • Tomboy: Violeta, considered as One of the Boys in the group, at least in the first season.
  • Widget Series: Considered as a Cult Classic in this country and having a lot of fans until today, as well a lot of merchandising in their time.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most of the characters of the series have different hair colors, included green, purple, blue and bright red.
  • Wingding Eyes: In 'Kiltro', it happens three times:
    • In the first time, Diego, when he sees the poster for the dog contest, his eyes turn into peso signs eyes, complete with cash register sound.
    • The second one goes further. When Diego knows that we will receive a check for the apparance of Glot in a commercial, the eyes of him, Danilo and Droguett, turn into peso sign eyes, complete with a cash register sound, and a one million pesos bill background of different colors for each one of the three.
    • When Inspector Caceres received the check instead of Diego, the eyes of the latter turn into flaming eyes, a burning background is around him, and we hear a fire alarm sound.


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