Hasta La Vista, Don Francisco!

For as long as I’ve been flipping channels, Don Francisco, of “Sabado Gigante,” has been a presence in my life. I never linger long when I see his now-ancient face: he’s a buffoon. And his lecherous interaction with fake-breasted babes may be acceptable in Latino culture but it always brings out the Anglo in me. Still, I want to salute Don Francisco — who, it turns out, is the children of German-Jewish refugees who fled the Holocaust to Chile — before he retires.

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