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These Quotes From ‘One Day At A Time’ Are Too Relatable For Every Latino Watching

Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” reboot is truly a flawless work of art. There’s so much healing to be had watching a Cuban family on screen be unapologetically Cuban navigating the present day realities of anxiety, depression, post-war veteran issues, and raising feminist children with an old school abuelita in the house.

This show has historically guaranteed a consistent ratio of five good laughs to every good cry per season. The latest season brought that ratio up tenfold since Lydia had no health scares and nobody was rejected by their father for their sexuality. Pure jaja’s here on out.

When Lupe took advantage of Lydia’s inexperience with hotel nightstands.

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Lupe: “Mami, look what I got you.”

Lydia: “A Bible? And you arranged for this?”

Lupe: “Yeah.”

So touching. 😆

When Lupe jokes about taking soda from the minibar.

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She’s not wrong. Lupe is no bobo. She brought sandbags to account for the weight sensors and will replace them later. Relatable.

When Lupe tries to teach Elena how to drive.

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Elena: “You’re watching me parallel park and screaming, ‘WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE.'”

Lupe: “Yeah. That’s how you teach someone to drive.”

Real life script from all our driving lessons with Mami saying, “Hurry up and slow down.” Perdón, what?! 😅

When Alex used the word “Yeezy” in a sentence and Lydia responds like this:

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Alex was indefinitely grounded like every other good Cuban boy and wanted his abuela to go buy the “new Yeezys that drop tomorrow.” Lydia goes, “I just talked to Jesus and he didn’t say anything.”

And then when Lupe discovers her son spent $300 on a pair of shoes.

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Lupe: “$300 for a pair of shoes? They better come with $280 stuffed in them.”

When Alex nailed how every family gathering feels.

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I mean, it was a funeral so maybe poor taste but so true. They’re all coming at you, arms outstretched, smearing their red lipstick on your face to mark you. 💋

When even Obama couldn’t convince Lupe that Alex could smoke pot.

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Alex: “Besides, tons of successful people have smoked weed. Barack Obama. Steve Jobs. Oprah.”

Lupe: “Unemployed, dead and Gayle just said that to get ratings.”

When Lydia enabled toxic masculinity in her grandson.

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Lydia: “Pobrecito, Papito, he was so said because he asked Chloe out and she said no. But what did I tell you? “You keep trying. Wear her down. Don’t take no for an answer.” And tiki toki now he has a girlfriend.”

Lupe: “Mami, you literally told Alex that no means yes?”

Lydia: “Oh, nooo, no. What I said was, ‘Every no is a yes in disguise.'” 🤭

When, on Valentine’s Day, Alex felt the need to point out that he’s not in a relationship with his abuelita.

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Lydia: “It’s nice to have so many couples under one roof.”

Leslie: “Yeah. I’m your classic ninth wheel.”

Alex: “I just need to say it. Abuelita and I are not together.”

Abuela’s favoritism over the first-born grandson can be creepy, verdad.

When the competition for most overprotective parent ended like this.

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Mateo: “I didn’t even let him go on a sleepover till he was 14.”

Lupe: “You let a baby sleep over at a stranger’s house? We didn’t even have furniture with corners on it until Alex was 12.”

And then they had their first kiss. Latinos.

When the only way you can fool around with your novio is when your mom is in the bathroom.

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Elena: “Remember that time she had food poisoning?”

Syd: “That was so hot.”

The gig’s up, kids.

When Elena sees gay everywhere except the obvious.

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Elena: “[Cousin Pilar] the only gay in the family.”

Flavio: “Do you have any chapstick? Pero if it’s not Fenty by Rihanna then I don’t even want to look at it.”

Elena: “Not now, Flavio!”

When Elena was the only one who would want to wear a “V.A.G.” dad hat.

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Schneider originally made it for Elena’s dad, an acronym for Victor Alvarez Guapísimo. He was like, “yeah, I’m not going to wear that.” Go, Elena!

When Lydia pronounced “masterpiece” as “master-piss.”

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It’s on her “bouqet” list. Not bucket list. It’s an “arrangement” of beautiful things she wants to do before she kicks the bucket.

When Lupe’s sex talk became the story of how she became Tunelope.

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Lupe: “One day, you’re fine. Next day, you have sex. The day after that, the boy you lost your virginity to doesn’t call you back, and you’re filling the glove compartment of his Camaro with tuna so he knows he messed with the wrong girl. Then, you’re called “Tunelope” for the rest of high school. Worth it? Yes.”

Turns out, Elena didn’t have sex, but she became a woman after stealing hotel toiletries.

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It was a very touching moment that we can all relate to. That cookie tin of hotel toiletries overfloweth.

When Lydia’s conspiracy theory gets in the way of writing her recipes down.

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Lupe: “Mami just write down the recipes, then we can have them forever.”

Lydia: “I cannot do that. My sister Mirtha will break in, she will steal the recipes, she will rappel out the window and tiky toky, she will be on The Food Network winning the Chopped.”

When the vieja inevitably threatens her death to get what she wants.

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We’ve all heard this in all its most insidious forms before: “One day, when I’m not here, I hope your children treat you the same you did me.” It’s savage.

And then when you come around and say, “I hope you never die,” they have to ruin the moment.

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Ooh, Lydia. Why you gotta ruin such a touching moment?

When Lupe strategically put Alex in a red and white stripe shirt so she could spy on him later.

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Schneider: “Oh my god, you “Waldo-ed” him.”

Lupe: “Ayy, there’s my Waldito.”

When the MAGA bomb drops.

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We wish every real-life moment of a tía saying this kind of ish ended with the episode going dark. Praying Lupe teaches us how to deal with this in Season 4.

READ: The All-Time Best Quotes From Lydia On ODAAT That Are Too Relatable

Pop TV Has Saved ‘One Day At A Time’ And This Is Not A Drill, Y’all

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Pop TV Has Saved ‘One Day At A Time’ And This Is Not A Drill, Y’all

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“One Day at a Time” is back. After strong fan support and a campaign to bring back the acclaimed series, Pop TV has announced that it has picked up the popular series canceled by Netflix earlier this year, for a 13-episode fourth season. According to Vulture, the series is set for a 2020 return and will also air the first three seasons of the show, which will also continue to stream on Netflix.

As well as airing on Pop TV, “One Day at a Time” will run repeats on CBS meaning the show will return to where the original series aired over 40 years ago.

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According to Deadline, while some canceled shows have previously been picked up by Netflix, this is the first time a scripted series canceled by the streaming service has found a new home. This is just another example of how transcendent and popular the series has been since it returned back in 2017.

“How amazing it is to be involved with this brilliant and culturally significant series that deals with important themes one minute while making you laugh the next,” Brad Schwartz, Pop TV president, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more proud to continue telling heartwarming stories of love, inclusion, acceptance, and diversity that pull on your emotions while putting a smile on your face.”

It seemed at some points that the series wasn’t going to make a return but with fan support anything is possible.

When the series was initially canceled back in March, fans and stars of the show were upset. Many credited the show for being one of the lone series with Latino representations on television. Netflix said low viewership numbers were to blame for the canceling but many didn’t buy that.

Fans soon rallied around the show on social media as producers at Sony Television had begun exploring other options for the show. Using the hashtag #SaveODAAT, fans called on a new platform to pick up the critically acclaimed series.

But for the past few months, it was unclear whether the show would ever come back. Today, showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett broke the news on Twitter and it set off a firestorm of excitement through the fandom.

“WE’RE BACK! Thanks to every fan who made #saveodaat trend worldwide, ONE DAY AT A TIME is heading to POP TV & we couldn’t be more excited! We have many more stories to tell about & we can’t wait to share them with you!

Reaction to the series returning has been met with joy and praise across social media.

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There is well-deserved reason to celebrate the return of ODAAT. One of them being the show’s inclusiveness and representation of various characters. It was this reason many felt the show deserved a second chance and now it will get an even bigger platform.

“I still can’t believe Netflix canceled One Day At A Time and fucked over Rita Moreno like of all the people you’re gonna cancel a show on, they had to cancel a living legend? And now a random channel came and saved the day? I’d be straight up embarrassed to be Netflix right now,” one user wrote on Twitter.

ODAAT is only going to grow in popularity now and we can thank it’s loyal fans for supporting and campaigning for its return.

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While details of the new season are yet to be released, we do know that Season 4 will see the Cuban-American family dealing with new challenges. This includes Elena entering her senior year of high school, Penelope moving up in her medical career and of course, more of Lydia.

We can hardly wait for the new season already. But at this point, we’re all just happy to see this much-needed series find a new home. We think Rita Morena said it perfectly about the show’s return.

“SAVEODAAT is old news…#MoreODAAT is more like it!! Thank you @PopTV #ODAAT @OneDayAtATime we’re backkkk!”

READ: Netflix Canceled ‘One Day At A Time’ And Fans Are Livid With The Network’s Decision

Froy Gutierrez Is Supernatural Mexican Eye Candy And This Post Proves It

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Froy Gutierrez Is Supernatural Mexican Eye Candy And This Post Proves It

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Froy Gutierrez has played so many different roles in his short 20 years of life that you may see him as Nolan from “Teen Wolf,” Charlie from “Bella and the Bulldogs,” and Josh Flores, Elena’s almost boyfriend, from “One Day at a Time.” Or maybe you’re just into Froy Gutierrez because you’ve seen a photo of him.

Before you just see him as eye candy, get to know the guy a little. Here are 20 facts about Froy Gutierrez that, once you know, you’ll love him for it.

Gutierrez has only been acting for a few years.

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In an interview with Regard Mag, Gutierrez said that, while he started acting as a hobby, he always was “obsessed with storytelling, drunk on it. Even when I was little, I knew that film and TV were immersive in ways that books were not, and spoke in ways that orators could not articulate. Little me would watch and replay the ‘Hercules’ movie daily. As I grew older, that hunger for good storytelling stuck with me. I guess I’ve always been profoundly enamored with this industry.”

Gutierrez grew up between Mexico and Texas.

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While he was born in Dallas, he lived in Guadalajara for five years and is Mexican on his father’s side.

Caption: “happy mother’s day to the coolest cat in town. sincerely, grumpy baby. ➖🧤➖”

He considers his bilingual childhood “more of a privilege than anything else.”

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He explained to Buzzfeed what it was like to code-switch between America and Mexico: “I’d go to Mexico and have a very ‘American’ accent when I spoke Spanish, then I’d come back to the States and I’d speak English with a Mexican accent. So, it was really funny to be both but neither one at the same time.”

His favorite curse word in Spanish is “cabrón.”

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Spanish curse words are better than English curse words. Maybe it is the emotion that comes through when you speak Spanish, or it is the fact that Spanish curse words are the best.

He joined the Dallas Children’s Theater just for fun.

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He’s always looked at acting as sort of a hobby and followed that passion. That theater group was how he was discovered and brought into a local musical, “Teen Brain.”

He dropped out of an Economics major in college to take on “Teen Wolf.”

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When Regard Mag asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t an actor, he said, “Before acting, I was studiously aiming for a career as an economist, believe it or not!”

He grew up watching “Teen Wolf.”

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Gutierrez said that acting was always a passion, never a career goal. He never expected to be a star in the show that his friends would break down week after week at lunch.

He always felt like “the new kid” on set.

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He started out as a guest and was suddenly on set with all these people he’s seen all over Tumblr for years. He told Buzzfeed, “So in my first couple of episodes I just kept thinking, I am going to keep to myself and do my best work. And if they talk to me they talk to me, and if they don’t they don’t. I definitely felt like the new kid [laughs]!”

He did take some souvenirs from the “Teen Wolf” set.

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Don’t worry, Gutierrez is a good Latino boy and “of course, I checked with the wardrobe people first.” He told Buzzfeed, “Because the show was ending and they were auctioning off everything anyways, they let us pick out things to keep. I kept Nolan’s shoes and the hoodie with his number on the back.”

He was shocked when he finally got to play Josh Flores, a Latino, on Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.”

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The showrunner, Gloria Calderón Kellet, had made it very clear to him that Josh Flores would be played by a Latina actor, which, according to his interview with Buzzfeed, “is usually not a great sign for me, because they’ll invite me in to read, but then want someone who looks more of a certain way. Still, I went in anyways, and when I got the call that I landed the role I was genuinely shocked.”

He didn’t know who Rita Moreno was at first, but his very excited father schooled him.

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Apparently, when he told his father he got the role and gave the list of actors, he said, “Rita Moreno! ¡No manches, güey!” 😂

From Gutierrez’s account, Rita Moreno is the abuela we all deserve.

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He told Buzzfeed, “Honestly, she has just done so much for the Latinx community. I remember after the first season wrapped she invited all the young Latinx people on the show to her apartment, she showed us her Oscar and her Grammy, which we got to hold! She was walking us through how the industry works and told us how she dealt with X, Y, and Z situations. “

Recently, Gutierrez has been trying out a career in music.

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It wasn’t until he heard Pure Heroine by Lorde that he felt a deep connection to music. “Music for me comes from a more experimental place more than anything,” he told Buzzfeed. “I find all art forms very compelling, but acting and music for me are the things that I am compelled to the most.”

He just released his first single, “Fix Me.”

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I know what you’re thinking. Another actor trying to make it in music. Truly, you should listen to “Fix Me,” because Gutierrez’s voice has surprising range. The song is an upbeat anthem for folks just trying to get their life together.

His favorite bands in middle school were Linkin Park, Green Day, and Blink-182.

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He told Buzzfeed how, “In middle school, I had a lot of feelings of estrangement and loneliness that were very new to me and I very much leaned on some of my favorite bands at the time, like Linkin Park, Green Day, and Blink-182, and drew a lot of emotional courage from them.”

His favorite Selena song is “Como La Flor.”

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Boy’s Mexican-American from Texas. Of course he would have a favorite Selena song. He has a favorite Selena song and it’s because his primo used to play it all the time.

Your boy is messy.

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In 2017, he told Regard Mag that when it comes to fashion, he’s not the guy to ask. “I know for a fact that my room is ridiculously messy. All my clothes are from Target and the thrift store by my house. As I’m writing you, I’m wearing gym shorts from my freshman year and a black t shirt I purchased on clearance. I would not be the guy you go to for fashion/style advice.”

He used to work for Build a Bear. 🐻

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He also worked for AT&T, Hasbro, Boy Scouts of America and more.

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He recently starred in a feature film, “A Cowgirl’s Story.”

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The film is about a young girl whose parents are fighting in the Afghanistan War. Gutierrez plays Jason, a country teenager being overly pressured by his father to run the family business. This outfit suits Gutierrez and that’s all I know.

Look out for Gutierrez in Season 2 of Hulu’s “Light as a Feather.”

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Gutierrez will play a character named Ridge in the supernatural thriller. The “Teen Wolf” fandom can celebrate Gutierrez staying in the supernatural realm, though we don’t expect any werewolves to come out to play in this series.

READ: Netflix Canceled ‘One Day At A Time’ And Fans Are Livid With The Network’s Decision

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