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Beloved Mexican Comedian Chespirito Dies at 85

Beloved Mexican Comedian Chespirito Dies at 85
Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito, who became a television staple in countless Latin American homes as “El Chavo del Ocho,” has died in his Cancun home, according to Televisa. He was 85.

A cause of death has not yet been announced.

Bolanos was best known for writing and playing the boy character on “El Chavo del Ocho,” as well as his naive superhero “El Chapulin Colorado,” or “The Crimson Grasshopper.” His clean, family-friendly comedy made him a sensation among children and their parents.

Bolanos was trained as an engineer but gravitated toward writing. In 1970 he earned a spotlight by creating television show “Chespirito.” The show contained segments of “The Crimson Grasshopper,” about a superhero in red whose powers included shrinking down to the size of a small coin.

El Chavo del Ocho,” which came in 1971, brough Bolanos national popularity. It’s still shown on Latin American and Spanish-language television stations.
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A Museum For Chespirito

A Museum For Chespirito
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The star of the Mexican comedy shows “El Chavo del Ocho” and “El Chapulín Colorado” will get a museum celebrating his life and work in June 2013, reports Notimex -- complete with one of the barrels El Chavo once called home.

The monument to the work of Chespirito, the stage name of comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, will be designed as a replica of the Chavo del Ocho’s neighborhood. Visitors will be able to see the shows’ original costumes, view the scripts, and walk through the houses of characters like Don Ramón, Quico and Doña Florinda.

The Chespirito museum will be located in Mexico City, though organizers still haven’t picked an official site. The public will have free access to the museum.

“The project began as something small and, thanks to the public support, kept growing,” Chespirito Group director Luis Jorge Arnau Ávila told Notimex.
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El Chavo Del Ocho Arrives On DVD

El Chavo, La Chilindrina, Kiko, La Popis, Doña Florinda, Don Ramon and some of our other favorite characters from the Mexican television show El Chavo Del Ocho land on DVD this week featuring unseen episodes.

El Chavo del Ocho is a popular long-running Mexican television sitcom created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños who you might now as El Chavo, El Chespirito, and our favorite El Chapulin Colorado which ran from 1973 to 1992. Televisa and Vivendi are releasing the first volume of the funny series on DVD starting August 28th in its original Spanish language, but El Chavo Del 8: Volume 1 also comes with English subtitles. The new home theater release also includes never-before-seen episodes from the popular franchise.

El Chavo del Ocho is a beloved and classic show featuring memorable characters like

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Did Chespirito Just Hit On Sofia Vergara?

Did Chespirito Just Hit On Sofia Vergara?
Roberto Gómez Bolaños who played the legendary Chespirito, known for his red outfit, cute antennas and big yellow heart, still has game.

Bolaños, 82, didn't hold back his flirty compliment when he tweeted the Colombian stunner Sofía Vergara about her striking good looks.

"@SofíaVergara I'm not going to ask how you are doing because, I can see how you are doing."
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