Parents' Guide to

El Chavo

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Classic Mexican series features slapstick gags, sex jokes.

TV Netflix Comedy 2019
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Based on 1 parent review

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El Chavo is One of Mexico’s Most Successful and Most Remembered Show that Ran in 1971 and Aired for 50 Years, in 17 Countries and was Dubbed in 50 Languages

I grew up watching this show with my brothers and my mom

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This quirky situation comedy, which was extremely popular among international Spanish-speaking audiences in its heyday, features lots of physical, slapstick-style humor that remains fresh over the years. While these antics were designed to generate laughs, they were also used to introduce important social issues, including poverty and homelessness into the story. Nonetheless, most of the show's fans will nostalgically remember the series for its running gags, sexual innuendo, and often-indelicate jokes, which were more acceptable in Latin America at that time. But El Chavo also serves as a visual document of Mexican television history, and is but one example of what makes Roberto Gómez Bolaños one of the most important Spanish-language humorists of all time.

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