ooh, my dude. there are so many that i fear i won’t do them justice, tbh. but i’ll try to list the ones i like the most (and that lasted longer):
pai de família (nsfw). basically, a gay porn movie that, out of fucking nowhere, got popular, especially for ytp’s and such. mostly because of the fake ‘ai que delícia’s that the guy is uttering.
chico bioca. no one really knows who the fuck this guy is, but he’s here and he’s talking a bunch of (sexual) nonsense. he’s a very popular source for parody remixes.
sou foda. a song that is a masterpiece of our time. this one is from around 2010, but, it’s legendary. also a great source for song remixes. my favorite is, by far, the cardcaptor sakura opening one
nazaré tedesco. you all know her for this gif…
…but she has been a meme source for us since the novela she’s from first aired. there’s 1000+ reaction images of her flying around, and some popular, legendary quotes, forever ingrained in our minds.
inês brasil. arguably the most popular meme celebrity, in that she gained notoriety through becoming a meme, and since then, continues to deliver more and more. the video that brought her fame was an inscription video she sent to the reality show ‘big brother brasil’. she wasn’t picked, but she got famous on the internet since then. to the point where she was even used to promote orange is the new black.
gretchen. she used to be a popular novelty singer in the 80′s, but now, she appears constantly on reality tv and talk shows, and is, hands down, one of the greatest sources for reaction images and gifs. i’ve even seen you gringos use some of them. they are simply fantastic. thank you for your contribution, gretchen.
mãe, o forninho caiu. two little girls (cousins, if i’m not mistaken) get up to shenanigans while their moms aren’t looking… to mixed results. definitely a classic.
fofão. okay… so, sometimes, i see people talk about how the child’s play movies are all wrong from the very start because no one would ever market dolls as ugly as the nice guys/chucky for kids. well. they sure as hell don’t live in brazil. because in the 80′s, fofão was the unironic mascot of a kid’s show. and he was popular! i don’t know why or how, since this is how fofão looks like:
We need to talk about the greatness that is Perfect Strangers.
For those who may not know, there was a sitcom on in the ‘80s and ‘90s called Perfect Strangers, that gave us the adventures of Balki Bartokomous and his cousin Larry Appleton. It was my favorite show when I was a kid (yes, I’m dating myself here). In fact, I even remember sending the show a fan letter written on posterboard-size paper (my tv fangirling goes way back), and they actually sent me a photo back! It was tacked on to the corkboard on my wall for years. My family recorded tons of episodes on VHS tapes (dating myself again!), and my brother and I would rewatch them all the time. Needless to say, the show definitely had a strong place in my childhood.
I was elated when the first two seasons were released on DVD, but then we waited and waited for the other seasons, and it looked like I may never get to watch the rest of the series again…until Hulu saved the day! When I saw the announcement Hulu was bringing back Perfect Strangers I absolutely freaked out! I started watching the day they released the episodes and finished exactly one month later. And oh, what a glorious trip back in time! If you have never watched this fantastic show, or haven’t seen it in 30 years, I highly recommend checking it out! It’s classic comedy at its finest! Here are a few of my thoughts after my binge watch:
-First of all, the theme song is one of the best of all time. OF ALL TIME.
-Balki was always my fave, and Larry was always the angry guy who didn’t want to have fun. But after watching this time around, I’ve come to find that I have a newfound appreciation for Larry. He is such a clueless little dork who can get so carried away at times, but deep down, he has a really good heart. Balki AND Larry are both total cinnamon rolls.
-My favorite seasons are 3-6, the ones where they are in their 2nd apartment. That’s really when they hit their stride, and probably the most iconic episodes from the series are from that time. Season 3 is probably best of them all.
-The show is always commended for its physical comedy, and truly Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker are excellent at that, but another area where they excel is their masterful way with words. All of the alliteration, talking over each other, arguing, and fast-talking take so much skill, not to mention all the Myposian they had to say!
-I want a stuffed Dmitri.
-”Babasticki” needs to become a thing. What a great word.
-When you watch, look for Dmitri (Balki’s stuffed sheep) in the background of the scene. Chances are, he will be wearing something or have a prop next to him that connects with the theme of the episode! I love shows that pay attention to detail like that. Here was a pre-internet show, heck, pre-DVD show, where the likelihood of someone catching that would be so slim. But they did it anyway! I love that.
I could go on, but it would be better for you to just go to Hulu instead. It’s back! And now we are so happy, we do the dance of joy!