Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sabado Gigante + Thrash Metal = Gold
Many of my non-spanish speaking friends often ask me to explain to them what the hell the TV show Sabado Gigante is all about. Well, it's a four to six hour variety show that started in Chile and is hosted by the gregarious "Don Francisco" (his real name by the way, is Mario Kreutzberger Blumenfeld, sadly it's not just American Jewish entertainers who have to change their names due to antisemitism). But really, all you need to know is that during the late 80's the Chilean thrash band Necrosis was featured on the show, making for one of the most surreal moments in TV history.
03:00 - Don Francisco gets the entire audience to headbang.
03:26 - A confused Don Francisco throws a peace sign, thinking he's throwing the horns
03:37 - An incredibly old man risks an aneurysm as he bangs his head.