The misadventures of a poor, homeless and fumbling boy and his friends in the humble neighborhood they live in.
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Ramón Valdés ...
 Don Ramón / ... (68 episodes, 1972-1979)
Florinda Meza ...
 Doña Florinda / ... (68 episodes, 1972-1979)
Carlos Villagrán ...
 Quico / ... (67 episodes, 1972-1978)
Roberto Gómez Bolaños ...
 El Chavo Del Ocho / ... (65 episodes, 1972-1979)
María Antonieta de las Nieves ...
 La Chilindrina / ... (59 episodes, 1972-1979)
Edgar Vivar ...
 Sr. Barriga / ... (36 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Profesor Jirafales / ... (27 episodes, 1972-1979)
Angelines Fernández ...
 Doña Cleotilde / ... (24 episodes, 1972-1978)
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The misadventures of a poor, homeless and fumbling boy and his friends in the humble neighborhood they live in.

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21 June 1972 (Mexico)  »

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María Antonieta de las Nieves was 19 years old when she started playing La Chilindrina in this series. See more »

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In one class the teacher shows a scorpion, but in the continuing episode its different than the last scorpion shown. See more »

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My favorite show
17 November 2002 | by (Ridgewood, New York) – See all my reviews

"El Chavo del Ocho" has been my favorite Spanish-speaking show. It was like a ritual to me seeing this hilarious show every single day. It's about a Vecindad ("neighborhood") in which an orphan, called Chavo (Mexican equivalent word for lad or kid), lives. He is eight years old (played by a then fortyish actor) and has no parent. He is always starved and lacks of proper hygiene. He shares his live with the other dwellers of the vecindad.

Part of the success of the show is that it's full of colorful characters played by gifted and talented actors. My favorite is "Don Ramón" played by late Mexican actor Ramón Valdez. "Kiko" was also hilarious. The rest of the characters are good, though. If you understand Spanish, you will love this show.


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