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 / ... (71 episodes, 1972-1979)
Florinda Meza ...
 Doña Florinda / ... (70 episodes, 1972-1979)
Carlos Villagrán ...
 Quico / ... (69 episodes, 1972-1978)
Roberto Gómez Bolaños ...
 El Chavo Del Ocho / ... (67 episodes, 1972-1979)
María Antonieta de las Nieves ...
 La Chilindrina / ... (61 episodes, 1972-1979)
Edgar Vivar ...
 Sr. Barriga / ... (37 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Profesor Jirafales / ... (28 episodes, 1972-1979)
Angelines Fernández ...
 Doña Cleotilde / ... (26 episodes, 1972-1979)
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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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It is said that the neighborhood is inspired by one in Mexico City 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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Followed by El Chapulín Colorado (2015) See more »

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Comedy Landmark
2 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The first time I came across this show back in 1976 I was immediately captivated. It's very repetitive, each character has his or her behavioral repertoire, but that's so much like real life, isn't it? The effect is almost hypnotic, and there is a great humanity and love of humanity (and critique) about Bolanos' creations, a very bright and interesting man. The actors are also quite good. Too bad this quaint world is only accessible to Spanish speakers. It's a kind of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" with much more humor and vivid, colorful characters. There is an element of cruelty one wishes wasn't there. But maybe that's a reflection of reality. Enjoyable also for grown-ups. One of the funnier lines: "Don Ramon, why don't you look for a job?" Don Ramon (with a horrified expression): "And suppose I find it!"


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