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El Chapulín Colorado

The character's name is misspelled: it's Chapolin, not Chapolim.

El Chapulín Colorado is a Mexican television series comedy. It was created and played by actor and writer Roberto Gómez Bolaños, and was originally aired between September 1, 1970 and October 14, 1979.

El Chapulín Colorado achieved great popularity ratings throughout Hispanic America, as well as in Brazil, United States, among many others.

In 2010, the program completed 40 years of uninterrupted television viewing world.

Batman is a man-bat, Spider Man is a spider-man, and Chapulin is a grasshopper. The hero took his name to dress like a red grasshopper, very popular in Mexico, a country where, in certain parts, are eaten roasted locusts, which are always red. Hence the name "El Chapulín Colorado," which literally translated would be "the red locust."

Contributed by Perfil Falso (3317) on Dec 03, 2011. -- edit trivia