In the Peña household, language barriers arise, cultures clash... and hilarity ensues!

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Velia Martinez ...
 Abuela Adela (39 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ana Margarita Martínez Casado ...
 Juana Peña (39 episodes, 1977-1980)
Luis G. Oquendo ...
 Abuelo Antonio (39 episodes, 1977-1980)
Manolo Villaverde ...
 Pepe Peña (39 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ana Margo ...
 Carmen Peña (39 episodes, 1977-1980)
Connie Ramirez ...
 Violeta (32 episodes, 1977-1980)
Barbara Ann Martin ...
 Sharon Robinson (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Joe Peña (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Pepe Peña is a proud man who emigrated from his native Cuba in the early 1960s. With him came his young son Joe, his wife Juana, and her parents Adela and Antonio; daughter Carmen was born to the couple in their new home: Miami. Pepe has his hands full coping with his Americanized teenagers, newly independent-minded wife, and Spanish-only speaking in-laws. Adding Carmen's wacky girlfriends and lusty next-door neighbor Marta to the mix is almost too much for Pepe to bear! Written by Ken Oswald <@UncleGeorge@Cliffhanger.com>

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The Department of Health, Education and Welfare required the dialogue to be 60% English and 40% Spanish. See more »

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Que Pasa USA?The deal USA is that this is the best show ever!
3 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

¿Qué Pasa, USA? was and still is America's first bilingual situation comedy. The program explored the trials and tribulations faced by a Cuban family, named Peña,in Miami as they struggled to cope with a new country and a new language. The series focused on the identity crisis of the teenage members of the family as they are pulled in one direction by their elders who want to maintain Cuban values and traditions - and pulled in other directions by the pressures of living in a predominantly Anglo society. The series is bilingual, reflecting the mix of language often heard in Cuban-American neighborhoods from Spanish in the home and English at the supermarket to the inevitable combining of both into "Spanglish."

I come from a Cuban family and i can relate to this show and the comedy and highly recommend this show to anyone that enjoys a good laugh.


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