El Chapulín Colorado

Oh… ¡Que lástima! — Bumblebee Man, “Krusty Gets Kancelled”

The Simpsons writers based the immortal Bumblebee Man off a character played by Mexican actor Roberto Gómez BolañosEl Chapulín Colorado! (translated: The Red Grasshopper)

Bolaños, also known as Chespirito (“little Shakespeare”), played the role through much of the 70s: a virtuous, boastful, clumsy superhero who gets himself into un lío tras otro.

Gotta steal that bit. To get a better idea of what kind of show this is (assuming you don’t speak Spanish), I would suggest checking out this page, which contains a bit of helpful background on what was evidently a universally-beloved and even -acclaimed bit of television.

I would also suggest getting me one of those suits.

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