A Mexican sitcom about a street kid.

How popular culture gets popular.
Nov. 4 2005 11:24 AM

El Chavo

The enduring popularity of a Mexican sitcom about a street kid who lives in a barrel.

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*Correction, November 7, 2005: This piece originally misstated the name of Televisa's current boss; it's Emilio Azcárraga Jean. Click here to return to the corrected sentence.

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and a columnist for Gizmodo. His first book, Now the Hell Will Start, is out now.