Tune In, Kids

By: Manero

Former Playboy models making all the kids (and dads!) of Latin America sing and dance? 

An orphan kid living in a barrel while everyone acts like it’s no big deal? 

Talking turds? 

Suicidal tías

A puppet mouse speaking with sexual innuendos? 

A rip-off of Miss Piggy that made kids watch in a strange mix of morbidity and pleasure?

Yep, those are some of the things Latin American kids of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s were exposed to through  television programming apparently devised for them.

José Manuel Simián and Marcelo Báez talk about this and more on the second episode of the Manero Pop Podcast.

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