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There Was A Time When Someone Got To Stay In El Chavo del Ocho’s Vecindad

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in El Chavo del Ocho’s vecindad?

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If you have, we’ve got some news for you…

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It was once a reality.* Airbnb set up a contest that gaves one lucky person (and two guests) a one-night stay in El Chavo’s vecindad.

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And no, it’s not the set of the show…

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Credit: Televisa

It’s a real-life recreation that belongs to Chespirito’s son, Roberto Gómez Fernández. Here he is giving a Colombian TV crew a tour of the building:

Credit: La Red / Rodrigo Rodriguez / YouTube

So for one night, someone got to recreate moments like this:

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And this:

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Wondering what it looks like on the inside? Here ya go:

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Here’s one of the bedrooms…

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Credit: Roberto Gómez Bolaños / AirBnB

And here’s the living room.

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Credit: Roberto Gómez Bolaños / AirBnB

Each room is decorated with El Chavo del Ocho memorabilia.

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Not bad, right? If you’re ever there, just make sure you don’t do this upon arrival:

Snapchat Added A ‘Chavo Del Ocho’ Filter And People Across The Internet Are Happy AF

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Snapchat Added A ‘Chavo Del Ocho’ Filter And People Across The Internet Are Happy AF

Multimedia app, Snapchat, which is known for their fun and creative filters, temporarily added a filter to celebrate the birthday of iconic Mexican actor and comedian, Roberto Gómez Bolaños. Commonly known by his stage name, Chespirito, Bolaños is best known for his role as El Chavo in Mexican television series, “El Chavo del Ocho.”

Although Bolaños passed away in 2014 due to heart failure, he was brought back to life in this detailed Snapchat filter and people across the Internet expressed their nostalgic emotions about both the show and the actor.

Several people across the internet were completely shook when they found out this filter existed.


The detail of the torta included in the filter was definitely a bonus.

Some fans took a moment to remember Bolaños and what he appreciated most about his role in “El Chavo del Ocho.”


“Si algo aprendí del Chavo del Ocho es que se puede ser feliz y sonreír sin tener nada,” is what Bolaños said when he was asked what his role in the show meant to him.

In English this means, “If there’s something I learned about ‘El Chavo del Ocho,’ it’s that you can be happy in life and you can smile without having anything.”

Comedian Cristela Alonzo, had some fun with the filter and posted a video of her reenacting El Chavo’s love for tortas.


There was no doubt that the addition of this Chavo del Ocho filter was a very special moment for many Latinos.


My best friend’s nickname was also La Chilindrina growing up.

Since many Latinos grew up watching “El Chavo del Ocho,” seeing this filter come to life gave them major nostalgia.


Talk about throwback. ❤️

The fuzzy gorro and detailed freckles took many Snapchat users back to their childhood.


Even though several Snapchat users were upset about the app’s recent change in format, this filter made up for it.


Overall, Latinos are extremely happy and appreciative about the filter and hope to see more Latinx television icons featured as filters on the app.


Who votes for La Chilindrina to be next? ?


READ: Someone on Airbnb Will Get to Stay in El Chavo del Ocho’s Vecindad

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Finally, A Mexican Superhero Film Is On The Way

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Finally, A Mexican Superhero Film Is On The Way

The son of the late Roberto Gómez Bolaños (aka Chespirito) has announced that a film based on “El Chapulín Colorado,” one of his dad’s most famous characters, is being developed.

Two weeks ago, in an interview at panel with Notimex in Querétaro, Mexico, Roberto Gómez Fernández, the son of Roberto Gómez Bolaños, said that after the release of an animated version of “El Chapulín Colorado,” the next progression is definitely a feature film.

Gómez Fernández said the movie will be based on an idea that his own father had years ago.

It has something to do with some notes my father made about a possible Chapulín movie in the ‘80s, but it wasn’t made because there wasn’t a budget for it,” he said, according to People En Español.

Gómez Fernández also pledged to make a legit feature film that would be “100% Mexican.” However, it won’t be completed for three years!

People En español reports that the film will be in 3D and be filmed at the Metacube studios in Guadalajara, México.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with El Chapulín Colorado, here’s a brief explainer about this iconic character.

Credit: Televisa

Created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños in the early ’70s, the character’s name literally means “red grasshopper.” But he’s not an insect — he’s a clumsy superhero who believes he’s much stronger, faster and smarter than he actually is.

Although El Chapulín was one of the many characters featured on the show “Chespirito,” the red grasshopper also starred in a show of his own.

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“El Chapulín Colorado” aired for eight seasons and El Chapulín went on to become a beloved icon, not just in Mexico, but throughout Latin America.

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His quirky sensibility and hilarious antics made El Chapulín so special.

Decades after the end of the show, and even the passing of Bolaños, El Chapulín Colorado continues to be loved by a new generation of fans.

READ: Sorry, Ant-Man, but You’ve Got Nothing on El Chapulín Colorado

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