what “The Boy From Eight” It is one of the most successful programs in the history of Mexican television, it is no longer a novelty at this point in our lives. His characters, which became popular in the 1970s, entered the hearts of all Latin America and marked entire generations. But everything was not as rosy and happy as it seemed on the show.
The clash between the actors who brought life to the characters of “The Boy From Eight” They always caused a stir and many of them ended up in court as well. However, the strongest was the one he kept Roberto Gomez Bolaños (with Chespirito, producer of the program) carlos villagran, who gave life to Quico. And the controversy was such that Villagrán was forced to flee Mexico in order to find a job.
The dark background of the fight between Chespirito and Carlos Villagran that closed many doors in Mexico
the success of “The Boy From Eight” It is impossible to compare it with any other event, especially if we take into account that there has not been and probably will not be another successful children’s event in Latin America. And although he made peace with Villagrán before Gómez Bolaños died, it was the actor who played Quico who explained the harsh background of his fight with Chespirito.
According to the version provided by Villagrán in various interviews, Chespirito became jealous that Quico was the most loved and popular character. “The Boy From 8”. And the anger was such that, when Villagran fought him and tried to make the character his own show. Gómez Bolaños protested and claimed that the rights belonged to him.
as if that wasn’t enough, carlos villagran Told that, after leaving “8″ boy, everything was set to launch her show on National TV in Mexico. But it was a call – he credits Chespirito – that resulted in the actor who gave life to Quico not being able to work on that or any other Mexican TV channel or network.
behind these closed doors, carlos villagran He decided to take his show – which he called “Federico” – to Venezuelan TV, although it was a true failure. After some time, in order to maintain the essence of his character, he had to change Quico’s name to “Kiko” and modify the details of his sailor suit. All this is also fueled by a judicial struggle with Chespirito.