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La leche nos deja terrible hardcore!note 

Los Pulentos is an All-CGI Cartoon made in Chile produced by Tercer Hemisferio that was emitted on Canal 13 between 2005 and 2009. It was created by the journalist Werne Nuñez and the musician Sebastian Silva. The series had two seasons between 2006 and 2007 with 2 last episodes of the second season made in 2009 as well having The Movie in 2007. It became very popular in Chile during the Turn of the Millennium at the point now they're Cult Classic in this country.

The series is about a group of five children who all have in common a love for music, especially hip-hop. They all have a hip-hop band and they make songs, their songs appear Once per Episode. Also, they're accompanied by their mascots, a talking dog with sunglasses and... a living sausage with mouse ears who also talks, which is supposed to be a mouse. Also has a Spin-Off focused on Walala in 2009.

Los tropes nos dejan terrible hardcore:

  • Aerith and Bob: We have Ramón and Mercedes, with normal Spanish names. Then there's Nea and Barry, whose English names are Justified since they came from the USA. Benzo and Walala, however, have no excuse.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: All the series had been made with 3D models (with the exception of The Movie).
  • And Introducing: The song "Pulentos" introduces all the members of the band and is the first song to listen if you want to meet the band. Also, it's the opening of the series.
  • Band of Relatives: Nea and Barry are siblings, both being important part of the group.
  • Band Toon
    • Los Pulentos are considered as this, even some say they were the Chilean Gorillaz of their time.
    • Also, Los Pulentos as a band made a song for the 2007 CGI movie Papelucho and the Martian.
    • In 2018, they were back for the Chilean version of Lollapalooza, with the original band behind the characters singing the songs with the animations behind them, just as Gorillaz do in their concerts.
  • Big Eater: Barry, of course. Even in season 2 his red t-shirt has a drawing of a pizza on it.
  • The Cameo: In the movie, Melón from Villa Dulce appears in the lobby of the place of the Drammy Awards ceremony.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Ramon likes Nea a lot and he never admits it, even when everyone thinks she is dating Benzo.
  • Catchphrase: La leche nos deja terrible hardcore.note 
    • Walala himself says "heavy hardcore" a lot.
  • The Comically Serious: Benzo, the shortest member of the bunch who always has a red clown nose, who's also is a Deadpan Snarker and sometimes has a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Common Tongue: The series as well the songs are made in Chilean Spanish, with local slangs all over the place that is hard to understand for foreign people.note 
  • Cover Version: Apart of original songs, Los Pulentos in the season 2 also made covers for songs from Los Tres ("Somos tontos, no pesados"), Los Prisioneros ("We Are Sudamerican Rappers", an original version for "We Are Sudamerican Rockers") and Los Bunkers ("Llueve sobre la ciudad", a kind of remix with samples of the original song.)
  • Dad the Veteran: Captain Zamora, Walala's dad, is a retired army soldier that's military-strict with his son, which is one of the main conflicts of the series.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Every Pulentos member (Talking Animals included) have their own dedicated episodes. This goes further in the songs, in which the dog Jorge has his own song. This goes further with the "Walala"'s Spin-Off series dedicated to him and his father Captain Zamora.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Benzo, known for being the sarcastic one of the group.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Captain Zamora, Walala's dad, is at first against his son get with the group, but with the time he has a soft spot to his son's friends, at the point of being their bodyguard in their tours and in The Movie.
  • The Ditz: Walala isn't that bright.
  • Expy
    • As said in Band Toon, Los Pulentos has been known as the Chilean attempt to make Gorillaz.
    • Nea is basically a child version of Anita Tijoux, Chilean rapper and iconic member of The '90s Hip-Hop group Makiza. She is also known for help to the series in the beginnings and even sang some of the songs as Nea.
    • Ramon looks a lot like Joey Ramone (Word of God he was truly inspired on him).
    • The old lady Mercedes seems inspired in Doña Clotilde, a recurrent character of El Chavo del ocho.
    • The talking dog Jorge seems to be inspired by another cool dog: Brian Griffin.
  • Funny Animal: The dog Jorge and the mouse (?) Tom York.
  • Genki Girl: Nea.
  • Gentle Giant: Barry.
  • G-Rated Stoner: Both Walala and Ramon fit into this stereotype. Both kids have long hair and are into music (Walala goes for Rock/Metal and Ramon into Hip Hop), Walala has random wisdom and slurred speech, Ramon has Messy Hair with bangs and he's usually the calm guy of the team with Totally Radical slang.
  • Gratuitous English: All the songs are in (Chilean) Spanish, but there're various English words inside various of them.
  • Halloween Episode: "Muertos de miedo", even having a song dedicated to this holiday at the end of the episode.
  • Informed Species: Tom York is supposed to be a mouse, but looks more like a living sausage with Mickey Mouse-like ears.
  • Male Band, Female Singer: Nea is the only woman of the band, and also is the one who sings the songs, with her brother Barry as the secondary voice.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Los Pulentos were so famous that figures, plushes and even birthday supplies were made after them (not to mention the compiled albums of their hits), a step followed by another CGI animation in later years: Mi Perro Chocolo.
  • Military Rank Names: Captain Zamora
  • The Movie: In 2007, a movie was made based on the series (especially the second season). Unlike the series, it was made with traditional animation instead CGI.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Mostly seen in the second season where appeared various famous musicians like Anita Tijoux, Los Tres and Jorge González (the last two have Cover Version of their songs at the end of these episodes.) Also, there's a cameo of Ricardo Lagos (Chilean president in the time the series was emitted) visiting the village that he inaugured before and where the band lives.
  • Only One Name: Virtually everyone, with the exception of Walala, who is the son of Captain Zamora.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Los pulentos as a whole are quite sexist, not even Nea is safe.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: They have a song about this named "Cachipún", which is the Chilean name of this game.
  • Shout-Out
    • Tom York, one of the mascots of the group, was named in part as Thom Yorke.
    • In the second season, Walala's black t-shirt, has the logo of Weezer in white on it.
    • From the same season, Barry's red t-shirt has a pizza drawing on it without a portion, which seems similar to Pac-Man.
    • In the song "Estilo Animal" (Animal Style), there're mentions to King Kong and "Hakuna Matata".
    • In the episode where the Chinese girl Lai Fan appears, they play Mortal Kombat, with Lai Fan turning out to be unbeatable.
    • In the song "Halloween" dedicated to this Holiday day, Barry wears the costume of Jason Voorhees (hockey mask and a machete) and there's the sample of Vincent Price's laugh from Michael Jackson's Thriller.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Nea, the only girl in the main group. The only other woman who isn't a one-shot character is doña Mercedes.
  • Spin-Off: After the last episodes made in 2009, it was made a spin-off series based on (and named as) Walala, about a trip he made alone with his father for Chile. The series only received one season and it's rarely remembered even by fans of the series.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Lai Fan's romance with Barry was doomed from the beginning, since she had to leave Chile.
  • Stereotypes of Chinese People: Lai Fan, the Chinese friend of Nea and Love Interest of Barry, appears with the (anime) stereotype of Chinese people, even having her own song full of clichés and tropes.
  • Talking Animal: Jorge and Tom York.
  • Team Dad: Nea and Barry's dad, who support their children and friends with the group. And after being "defrosted", Walala's dad becomes one too.
  • Team Pet: Jorge and Tom York.
  • Teen Genius: Benzo.
  • Time Skip: Between the first and second season, it seems the kids have more age, especially noticed on Nea.
  • Toilet Humour: They aren't above using burps and urine for humor.
  • Tomboy: Nea, known for being One of the Boys. Partly subverted in Season 2 where she tries to be more "girly".
  • Wicked Stepmother: In one episode, Nea and Barry's dad has a girlfriend who pretends to be nice, but shows herself as mean with the children. In the end he discovers her true colors and breaks up with her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Played for laughs. In one episode, Walala throws his guitar at Nea.