“The guy from 8” It will go down in history -and in the memory of all its fans- as one of the largest and most important children’s programs, not only on TV in Mexico, but in all of Latin America. Created by Chespirito (Roberto Gómez Bolaños), the program made fans from different countries laugh for entire decades; something you still have. The detail is that its protagonists were also infected with that good humor and the inevitable laughter.
A few days ago, the Twitter account that honors Professor Jirafales (a character from “The guy from 8” who was played by Rubén Aguirre, who died in 2016) shared a funny video where you can see a scene starring the guy (Chespirito) and Ñoño (Édgar Vivar) and where the actors cannot contain their contagious laughter while they interpret the scene. And now it was the same account that shared another happy scene in which the protagonists end up almost laughing out loud, outside the script and unable to hide it.
“El Chavo del 8”: the scene in which Quico and La Chilindrina end up laughing and cannot hide
Choose a single episode “The guy from 8” to define it as “classic” is an impossible mission. For this very reason it is always preferable to speak of them as “one of the many classics”. And among those episodes stands out the one in which The kid he did not want to bathe and tried, at all costs, to avoid the water. On the other side were Quico (Carlos Villagrán) and Chilindrina (María Antonieta de las Nieves) who had proposed to soak his friend by emptying a bucket full of water.
Always within the plot of the episode, La Chilindrina and Quico conspire to deceive Chavo and bathe him by force. But, every time they try, things go wrong and they end up drenching each other, while the Chavo del 8 it remains dry and without even a drop of water touching it.
In the first of the attempts to wet Chavo in that episode, Quico asks La Chilindrina to “throw water” on him, alluding to letting him know if he comes. Chavo del 8. But the girl, taking advantage of the double interpretation of the phrase, takes a bucket and empties it. And while Quico shakes off the water, the actress who gives life to La Chilindrina gets the urge to laugh out of character and, although she tries to hide it, it is clear that she was seriously amused. Then it is Quico who puts La Chilindrina in a similar situation, and Villagrán also gives up before wanting to laugh authentically.