|Nobody made a big fuss over this. |
Even though Superman was Made in Krypton.
You be the judge.
Rather than get all caught up in a jingoistic frenzy (I can, but prefer not to), I thought it was more important to point out just how hideously wretched their clothing looked. Plus, I gave you a picture of the Spanish team to let you know it could be worse. They looked like someone vomited a bag of Resse's Pieces on them. Plus, they're mannequins. And that doesn't bode well for track and field.
In any event, I plan on watching the Olympics starting this week (or reruns of NCIS). Depending on how motivated I am, I'll give updates here on how well everyone is doing. But, rather than concentrating on the major sports (unless USA basketball gets beaten by Bulgaria-that would be epic!), I'll devote most of my time to lesser-known sports which don't merit much attention. So, hang on to your hats for anything to do with horses, ribbons, and synchronized anything.
Okay, back to my point with this post. One of the comments to my rant was from Nellie. She expressed surprise that Charo was Spanish and not Mexican. I told her (just in case none of you read my reply to her. Frankly, though, how many of you really do that? It's not like you have nothing else better to do-like me-than reading everyone's comments/replies) that Charo really was born in Spain.
But, for those of you who didn't know that, may I present a primer on that luminary of stage and screen, Meryl Streep. Err, I meant Charo.
TV Guide, 1971
Edgar, End of the Bar, Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge #1365, Wallingford, Connecticut
|Catch-phrase: "Cuchi! Cuchi!"|
I could be wrong,
but I don't think that means, "Stay in school."
Where: Murcia, Spain
|Murcia-Come for the warm Mediterranean breezes. |
Stay for the Inquisition.
|Xavier and the family pet, Cuchi.|
Since I don't have a lot of space, I'll spare you all her career highlights (you may stop laughing now).
Charo's breasts and buttocks first appeared on the The Ed Sullivan in the mid-1960s. Ed, who apparently had gotten over his traumatic "Don't Let Elvis Shake His Hips On National TV" paranoia, thoroughly enjoyed his lap dance while Cugat played the accordion with a monkey.
Charo went to appearances on Laugh-In (where she made Goldie Hawn look like a frikkin' genius), Hollywood Squares, Donny and Marie, Sonny and Cher, The Love Boat (really, is anyone surprised?), Tony Danza, and the RuPaul Show (where contestants had to guess who the real female impersonator was).
She also tried her hand at her own TV show. It failed. I know. Shocking.
She's appeared at shows in Branson, Missouri, and Las Vegas, Nevada (so you don't get it confused with Las Vegas, New Hampshire). Plus, she is also a frequent performer on cruise ships where, remarkably, bouts of seasickness are not reported.
So, there you have it. Charo, born in Spain, naturalized in the United States. Not Mexican. Or Belgian.
But you knew that.
|Also born in Spain.|
But he played a cat, named Puss, in a cartoon.
Plus, give him a break for that Spy Kids thing, too.