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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

‘One Day At a Time’ Filming Without Audience Over Coronavirus

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‘One Day At a Time’ Filming Without Audience Over Coronavirus

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Ay yay yay looks like One Day A Time has caught the fever.

Sí mi gente, your beloved “One Day A Time” series has caught onto the coronavirus scare. According to Deadline the comedy series from Pop TV has been audience-free since Tuesday.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the beloved primetime multi-camera sitcom has decided to forgo forego taping in front of live audiences.

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According to a statement from ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Brands their “top priority is the safety of our guests and staff. All of our LA based shows including Comedy Central’s Lights Out With David Spade and Tosh.0 will film without an audience starting Monday, March 16th. There have been no developments at Lights Out or Tosh.0 to cause concern for audience members who have plans to attend tonight’s tapings. MTV’s Ridiculousness will also tape without an audience beginning today and Pop TV’s One Day at a Time has been doing so since Tuesday. These decisions have been made out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

Earlier this year, when news that Netflix had canceled the critically acclaimed show “One Day at a Time” hit Twitter, many were feared the entire site would be burned down.

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News that the beloved comedy-drama, which followed the life of a Cuban American family, had officially been canceled spurned various criticisms of Netflix and backlash from the show’s fanbase. Netflix users decried the decision accusing the site of giving POC viewers low priority and nearly no visibility through its shows. Some canceled their Netflix accounts altogether and even started hashtags to do the same. To say the least, fans were devastated.  

So when the TV channel PopTV announced that fans had convinced them enough to save the series and buy it for their own, Latino viewers were beyond elated. Here’s hoping fans of the series get a chance to attend live productions soon!

Women Share What It’s Really Like Growing Up With A Single Mom

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Women Share What It’s Really Like Growing Up With A Single Mom

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If you’ve had the unique, and very very special, experience of being raised by a single mother, you know that it comes with all kinds of lessons. Amidst the struggles of single parenthood, you learn at a young age what true strength and perseverance mean. And above all, you learn from la jefa de jefas what it means to not only run a household but be a leader.

Recently we asked Latinas on Instagram to share what they valued most from their years being under a single-parent roof run by their mother. The responses proved to be touching, reflective and all at once unique.

The woman who helped raise eachother.

“My mom was a single mom, but my grandma raised me and my Nina influenced me. My grandma was a single mom too, so it came naturally for her to raise me herself. She’s the strongest woman I know???? she always made sure I had food to eat and clothes on my back, she took me everywhere she could. Our weekends were filled with “browsing” and we’d be out from sunup to sundown no más en la calle ???? she would start conversations with everyone anywhere. She was able to be a grandma to my baby and the only person I could fully rely on 100% to help me raise my own. There will never be words to say how much that meant to me. She’s turning 94 this year and still my heroe.” – moneekers

The mom who never let her children be home alone.

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“One thing I learned to appreciate as I became an adult is that my mom never let my sister and I be home alone; she made us play every sport offered at school so that she could be out of work and waiting in the parking lot when we got out of practice.” –just_phdcounselored

The woman raised by Wonder Woman herself.

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“My mother is Wonder Woman in the flesh and it is an honor to be her child my mother is the most amazing pain in my ass but absolutely best person in my life. I love her so much and value her for all her sacrifices and that she still stands by my side and my sisters through thick and thin. Proud to say I am my mother’s daughter. Single moms are warriors.” – ladycinnamon_90

The mama who had something to say.

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“I was a single mom to my oldest who is now 28. For the most part of her life. I have been single to my youngest now 14 for the last 11 years. I’ve had decent relationships with their fathers. I never stopped to think about how, as a single mother I helped to shape their world. I see myself in the comments on here as a single mama. Single moms just it it done!” –mimarria

The mom who found a way to give everything when she didn’t have a lot herself.

“My mom raised me and my 2 siblings since we were under the age of 5. She always made sure we had everything, even when we didn’t have a lot. Her hard work and dedication have made me the resilient woman I am today.” – gaby_armenta23