Saturday, September 19, 2015 marked the last show ever for Sábado Gigante, the world’s longest running television variety series in history.
As part of the emotional farewell Saturday night, Barack Obama (aka POTUS) and wife Michelle (aka FLOTUS) came on board to wish Don Francisco all the best, saying he will be missed.
Not to be outdone, this blogger (also known as a Mexican of the United States or MOTUS, would like to join FLOTUS and POTUS in wishing Mario all the best.
Seriously, what’s this blogger to do without you?
You might dismiss Don Francisco as your abuela television icon, but his star power seems to be at its highest (and his energy certainly surpasses that of the “other aged Cuban“). Proof of this is tomorrow’s show, which will feature none other than Michelle Obama herself.
Alas, the U.S. First Lady will be discussing post-secondary education and the financial support available to students who complete the FAFSA, among other ‘unexciting’ things.
Per a Univision press release:
Appearing as part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady will share her own story of pursuing and financing her higher education, and will join Secretary Duncan in encouraging Hispanic students to apply for the financial aid available to them.
Is it too much to ask Don Francisco to have FLOTUS engage in some of Sábado Gigante’s more fun stuff like the Miss Colita Pageant or at least the Mamacita one?
Univision, please? I promise to watch and keep my sarcastic comments to myself –or not.
The celebrations around the 50th anniversary of Sábado Gigante have included everything, from a one-on-one interview with this blogger in Queens, to an October 27th telecast that registered over 7 million total viewers.
But none of these festivities comes close to the homage paid by journalist Tony Dandrades, a Univision anchor and reporter for Primer Impacto. Watch. Cringe. Enjoy. Repeat if necessary.
Now that we know what it is that Latinas really want, we thought it was time to expand the market research to their male counterparts.
So, what do Latinos want?
They want Latinas!
Preferably scantily-clad ones, shaking up their colita on prime-time television.
(You don’t even have to pay for cable. These beauties are conveniently available every Saturday evening by tuning to Univision’s Sábado Gigante) with toda la familia.
Oh, yes, shake it up mami!