Sunday, August 28, 2005

The reason TV was invented


"Bueeeeeeeeno"

Meet Bruno from "La Madrastra". I was introduced to The Greatest Television Character Of All Time via E's "The Soup" and had a chance to catch part of an episode during some downtime in Vegas. Despite what very little I've seen of this show, I'm convinced that it rivals Band of Brothers as The Best Thing Ever Produced For Television.

12 comments:

TheDubin said...

Thank you for reminding me of this guy. The image of him on the verge of tears (tears of manly, manly anger, no doubt), brought on by whatever travesty was perpetrated against him (in that particular episode) is forever etched in my mind.

I will be tuning in to "La Madrastra" regularly just for Bruno.

Micah said...

I don't think any of us will ever forget him.

Bruno. Women want him. Men want to be him.

Captain Backfire said...

I'm sorry, but he just doesn't strike me as a "Bruno" (but what Hispanic does, when you think about it?). Perhaps a "Diego" or a "Juan Carlos". Plus, he's clearly a friend of Dorothy. That's right: I went there.

(We watched a lot of TV in Vegas, huh? We suck.)

Micah said...

You question Bruno's sexual orientation? Great. Now he's going to cry (in an overwrought, manly way). ?Por que?

Captain Backfire said...

I think he kept that suit from his community theater production of "Guys and Dolls". Or "Tipos y Muñecas" if you prefer.

I was going to make some quip about being glad I don't live in New Orleans anymore, but instead I'd like to appeal to the 7 readers of your blog to keep the people of NOLA in their thoughts...that city is big time screwed.

Micah said...

Yeah, we're all glad that you got out of that city and are now only screwed over financially.

Hopefully, Tommy Girl will make through this so's you, her, and Ginger can all settle down together some day.

Captain Backfire said...

Don't mean to hijack this post, but read this weather advisory and tell me it doesn't send chills down your spine. This is freaky! (Sorry for the length but this blows my mind.)


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

Micah said...

Wow. Just wow.

The said...

Guess it doesn't help that NOLA (as we're all now calling it) is something like 9 feet BELOW sea level.

As for Bruno, well, I have to side with the Captain on this one. If anything, his name should be Bruce-O.

Micah said...

That's your solution to everything: live under the sea.

panthergirl said...

OMG... isn't The Soup the best show on television (after La Madrastra, of course!). Another classic moment from last week's episode was about Fabian Basabe, "A hole... a-hole!"

This Bruno character is a classic. And Joel's eyeliner-running bit was beyond hilarious.

Micah said...

"The Soup" is second only to VH1's "Best Week Ever." That's where I get my news!