Monday, January 15, 2007

From the "holy crap!" department...

Ignacio Suarez would say we have a plethora of pinatas!

In other words, I was watching Three Amigos for the millionth time today (thank you, American Movie "Classics"), and it struck me that the character of Jefe looked familiar in a different way this time. Checked on IMDB and, sure enough, Jefe (Tony Plana) is Ugly Betty's dad!

I know it's a minor thing, but it had me cracking up all afternoon. (Severe lack of sleep may be coloring my view of things...)


Blogger AAYOR said...

No. Way.

4:16 PM, January 15, 2007  
Blogger Seeking Solace said...

Too funny. I watched that movie today too! I love the scene when the Amigos are sitting around the campfire singing with the horses doing the backing vocals and the turtle swaying along!

4:30 PM, January 15, 2007  
Blogger Neel Mehta said...


Love Tony Plana, mostly because of Jefe. He was also the father (though a more rigid one) in last year's soccer drama Goal! The Dream Begins.

Actually, pretty impressive filmography, now that I look at it.

El Guapo himself, Alfonso Arau, is best known as a director now. Highlights include Like Water for Chocolate and A Walk in the Clouds.

Speaking of '80s comedies with future directors, read the full cast list for Spies Like Us. It's like they crashed a young Director's Guild meeting.

4:56 PM, January 15, 2007  
Blogger kenju said...

I knew I had seen him somewhere before!

5:06 PM, January 15, 2007  
Blogger Michelle said...

How bizarre. I was watching Ugly Betty the other day thinking where have I seen this guy from and then I stumble on your blog..

7:41 AM, January 16, 2007  
Blogger Devra said...

When I discover something from the past has now made it into the present, I think "Man, look how fast I rocketed from the dark ages to hip!"

I don't know what I will do when the next generation takes over advertising and "my" music is no longer current again. But that is for another day.

8:42 AM, January 16, 2007  
Blogger Laura said...

Just a mention of a Plethora of Pinatas put a big smile on my face. Damn, I love that movie.

1:50 PM, January 16, 2007  

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