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From Abuelita To Ruby, These Quotes From ‘On My Block’ Are The Realest Quotes On TV Right Now

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The fandom has reached a consensus: Season 2 of Netflix’s On My Block was somehow even better than the first. Yes, it’s a corny take on the real life struggles that the Latino and Black community face in east Los Angeles, but Latinos need corny TV shows, too. This season shows traumatized young men actually express their vulnerability and hold each other up. It shows a young black woman literally walk out of a room that’s trying to impress upon her “how a girl should look and act like.” It shows the Latino community taking turns to house a homeless teenager trying to escape gang violence, and how even ICE makes safety more difficult to come by.

On My Block gives us all these very real issues and more–alongside imaginary gnomes, an abuelita smoking a blunt with her nieto and too many real laughs. Here’s the best of Season 2:

When Ruby was going to give Olivia a Spanish-English dictionary:

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The whole first episode, we were crying over Ruby’s unopened gift to Olivia for her quince only to find out it was a dictionary.

Ruby: “What’s wrong with trying to improve someone’s skillset?”

When abuelita’s solution to Ruby’s grief was marijuana (pronounced “meri-juan-ah”):

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Abuelita was trying to make all these jokes about how “at least Ruby has his own room, now” and it wasn’t landing. This solution super landed.

And then Ruby started theorizing about Latina’s immortal skin:

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Ruby: Do you ever miss your little adobe hut?
Abuelita: Que?
Ruby: “You know, your little adobe hut back in Mexico. You think all that mud has something to do with why your skin still looks so soft?”

Abuelita had the most abuelita moment to date:

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Raise your hand if your mami, tía or abuela has not told you about that time they were almost abducted by a UFO.

When Jamal and Cesar were trying to convince Abuelita to launder their money for the adrenaline rush:

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I want to meet the writer that’s responsible for this content. Mil gracias.

Say his name out loud:

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It never gets old. 😂 This is the payback Jamal gets for stealing an overly personified gnome.

When Jasmin’s response to Ruby asking her to the school dance competition was this:

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This season, not only was Jasmin’s comic relief next level, but we also got to know her better. She became a nuanced character and we can’t wait for more of this.

When Jasmin is making jokes about her father being nonfunctional:

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Ruby went over to her house to apologize for being a pendejo and Jasmin was busy putting sunblock on her completely non-functioning father. He went to Afghanistan and never really came back. When she asked Ruby to put sunblock on him, she even made this joke. ⬆️ How are you so amazing, Jasmin?

“Why do I have to pledge allegiance to something that comes out of a fake country in Italy?”

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Oh sh*****t. Writers of On My Block gave us this moment when Ruby told his mother he wasn’t going to church so he could help out Jamal. Relatable moment.

Mom’s response: “If you can’t hang with Jesus, you can’t hang with Jamal.”

When Mario knocked up tone-deaf white girl Amber:

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“I’m so sorry for your recent loss. As a beneficiary of white privilege, these kinds of tragedies are, like, foreign to me. So on behalf of my people, I am sorry for keeping your people down…I’m about to be the mother of a whitina.”

When Ruby accidentally revealed this three-prong life plan to his friends:

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  • Cesar’s sloppy seconds
  • Get SWOLE
  • Court older women (Juniors and above)

Then, there are all these gender aware moments, courtesy of sweet Ruby:

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We don’t deserve this show. Or we really do deserve this show? Either way, there will be an uprising if Netflix cancels it.

Like when Ruby corrected Jamal on his misuse of female pronouns:

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I’m learning so much. Preach, Ruby–way to combat machísmo the best way we know how.

When Ruby wasn’t having it with his mom’s idea for a gender-reveal cake.

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At first, Mario came in to protest because he wanted the gender of the baby to be a surprise. Thankfully, Ruby had some thoughts on the “bigger issue.”

“We need to wait for the baby to tell us how he, she, or they identify.”

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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Standing ovation for the writers of this show. We’re beside ourselves.

“Pero beige? Beige is not our friend. Beige brings out the yellow in our skin.”

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Mario and Ruby’s mom is, at this point, livid: “I no longer identify as the party planner.”

When Jasmin came in to ask the gang if they wanted any ‘refreshments’ only to smack her nalga and slam the door on the way out:

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Jasmin ended up teaming up with Ruby to put on a bomb baby shower. They even paid extras to be there because Amber “has no friends or family.”

When Jasmin had questions about Amber’s pregnancy:

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“You’re a gringa so it’s like soy, almond, or some good sh*t like that.” I’m screaming.

When Jasmin delivered Amber’s baby:

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And then when Amber asked her if she was pooping and Jasmine replied in English, “No, honey, you’re good.”

In Spanish: “Tengo mucho caca! Someone get me a bedpan!”

And basically all of Jamal’s super intense paranoia:

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Someone, meme this por favor. We’re all still triggered from the cancellation of One Day at a Time, so please share this article, tweet about what this show means to you, and have your own watch parties. Let’s keep this Latino representation alive!

READ: Exclusive: ‘On My Block’ Co-Creator Eddie Gonzalez Discusses How His Childhood Came To Life On The Show

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A New Movie Is Telling The Story Of A Latino Teen Who Drowned And Died For An Hour But Came Back To Life

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A New Movie Is Telling The Story Of A Latino Teen Who Drowned And Died For An Hour But Came Back To Life

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Back in 2015, John Smith, then 14, fell into a frozen lake in St. Charles, Missouri. Smith was playing with two friends out on a lake when they fell through the ice into freezing cold water below. While his two friends were saved, Smith went under the surface where he remained for 15 minutes. After first responders tried to revive him for nearly 45 minutes, they were ultimately unsuccessful. Then a miracle happened. Smith’s heart started beating again and he would walk out of the hospital 16 days later. Now, his story is being told in a new film, “Breakthrough,” which will share his rescue from near-death to miracle.

John Smith made national news when he fell through some ice and was pronounced dead for an hour before coming back to life.

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As paramedics tried to save him, they transported him to a nearby hospital where CPR was performed but there was no response. Doctors believed there was nothing that could be done to save Smith and told his mother, Joyce, she could come see him.

When Joyce arrived, she began to pray over his body. She “walked up to the end of the bed and felt his feet, how cold and gray they were,” Joyce told PEOPLE magazine.

“I remembered in church all my life hearing this scripture that says, ‘The Holy Spirit will raise Christ Jesus from the dead,” Joyce recalls. “The minute I prayed ‘Holy Spirit, please come and give me back my son!’ his heartbeat started.”

Smith beat the odds despite being told he wouldn’t make it through the night.

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What happened next is considered a medical miracle. John came back to life and eventually made a full recovery. Doctors say Smith had extensive brain damage and organ damage that would have normally killed a person. His religious family credits their faith and prayer as the reason behind the miracle.

Despite all this, there was still a small chance Smith would live. Doctors told his family there was a one percent chance Smith would make it through the night and still would face the unfortunate circumstance of being in a vegetative state for the rest of his life. Miraculously, Smith walked out of the hospital 16 days later.

Yet Smith isn’t the first to come back after being declared dead. According to the BBC, a 91-year-old woman in Poland woke up in a morgue 11 hours after doctors declared her dead. In Mississippi, a 78-year-old man who had been declared dead was found alive and kicking in a funeral home body bag, reported The Guardian.

Doctors call these cases the Lazarus syndrome, which happens when circulation spontaneously comes back to the body long after CPR has ended. There have been at least 38 cases of the incident occurring since first reported in medical literature in 1982.

His miraculous story has inspired more than just a movie but others to believe in medical miracles themselves.

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Smith, who is now 18, is living proof of miracles. He was adopted as a child from Guatemala by Joyce and Brian Smith. While John has no recollection of the incident ever happening and didn’t suffer any permanent physical damage, he says before the incident he had an entirely different mindset on life.

“I had a lot of issues,” Smith told PEOPLE magazine. “I was chasing after what I wanted instead of what God had for me.”

Smith has since toured around the country to speak to young people about his story and has plans to attend a Christian college in Minnesota this fall. Now, his story is being re-told in the new film “Breakthrough.”

“I had to deal with answering the question of ‘Why me?’” Smith said. “After time and a lot of prayer and mentoring, I eventually saw that God is the only way to get through something like this.”

“Breakthrough” opens April 17.

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