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Monday, August 07, 2006

As most of you know, my 90 something abuelita speaks only a few words of English. Tonight I learned that she loves the TV show Frasier. She has no idea what the show is about, but she loves “the nervous skinny man” and the “old man who walks with a cane.” Her favorite is the little dog. He’s such a good dog! He’ll do things! Like sit on the couch! He gives us the best looks; that dog is hilarious. People are always running around and falling and it’s a very funny show, she tells me.

Apparently she watches a lot of the Disney Channel during the day (why, I don’t know, when Telemundo is super-classy entertainment.) Her absolute favorite show is the one with the "big black girl." Oh YES, my Spanish grandma is totally into That’s So Raven. Raven Symone’s humor and pathos transcends language and borders.

8 comments:

This is me said...

My 9 year old niece walks around saying "Snap" all the time. She learned that from Raven, too. Apparently it not alone transcends languages and borders, it teaches pre-adolescents to be obnoxious. Awesome.

Kiki said...

I taught "snap" to Raven Symone.

Emily said...

I was in Spain last year and saw David Caruso in a museum. I had no idea who he was, only that he must be famous in Spain because all the Spanish schoolchildren were going nuts for him. I asked one girl if he was on some Spanish tv show and she told me, "Yes. Casi Miami." Hmm, I thought, must be a local Spanish show. I could tell the guy was American, but figured he couldn't get work in the States, so was doing local tv in Spain. I was dang close to starting a conversation with the guy about how that was being an American working in Spanish television. Little did I know...

Kiki said...
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Kiki said...

WHA', WHA', WHAT?! DAVID CARUSO?! THE VOICE?! THE MAN WHO CALMS MY TROUBLED WATERS?! THE MAN I WOULD PAY HANDSOMELY TO READ ME BEDTIME STORIES EVERY NIGHT...TO STROKE MY EARDRUMS WITH HIS VELVET VOICE?! I melt.

~j. said...

I *heart* Abuelita.

Don't tell her that Moose the Dog died.

I would pay big money big money (no whammies) to hear her utter, "Awwww, SNAP!!!"

La Yen said...

W loves Raven with all his heart. His Abuelita loves watching those horrible news programs in Spanish that exagerrate EVERYTHING and say that Chavez is the new face of Venezuela. Believe you me, it would be better for us all if she watched Raven.

The Scooter Lounge said...

My blind, nine-fingered Peruvian abuelita used to sit bolt upright on the edge of her chair in front of the TV watching the news in English. I wish I had learned Spanish before she lost her mind.