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    HarleyRandom

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    I don't know if this is the right place for it, but if my TiVo fails to record or I wait three years until I decide I like a series enough to watch it, then it is necessary to go to the desktop and find an online source. So it's not a TiVo question. In both cases today, the episodes were free on the NBC web site.

    "Superstore" failed to record for reasons explained elsewhere. I figured I'd better go ahead while it's free in case the episode is not repeated. The star is Latino (thought this was her last week) and I figured maybe that's why one of the commercials was in Spanish. Maybe the show is popular with people who speak Spanish.

    This does not explain "This Is Us". I never saw a Spanish commercial while watching that. I saw three today. That show has no Latino characters that I know of and I'm not aware of it being popular with people who speak Spanish.

    At the same time, State Farm has a really nice girl in the Spanish commercials instead of the African-American man who seems to have become so popular as their official spokesman. I'd like to get to know more about her.
     
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    David Platt

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    Was there a question here?

    Also, there's a major Latinx character in This Is Us.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    But he doesn't speak with an accent so I don't think he counts. (obligatory /s).
     
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    cheesesteak

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    The commercials are entirely in Spanish or do you mean "Spanish" like Taco Bell and Corona and Modelo Negra beer commercials?
     
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    Shhhhh!!!!! Guys, don't tell him about the takeover! We are trying to be stealthy.
     
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    unclehonkey

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    Since you are watching it from the NBC site and not from your local affiliate those things happen. Hell I seen Spanish ads before I watch a youtube clip

    I dont see what the big issue is
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    I'm curious why I got those commercials. That's right, Miguel is a Spanish name.

    A newspaper writer listed "Fresh Prince" as a show with a Latino actor. I had no idea who that was. Turns out it's Alfonso Ribeiro. Carlton? Latino?
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    The ad is not reaching me. The subtitles are even in Spanish! I took two semesters in college (not offered at my high school) and the first semester didn't help me at all with the guy across the hall or his friends.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    Interesting. As soon as I replied here I heard "Guantanamera" on the "radio".
     
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    Yup. Ribeiro is of Trinidadian descent (his parents were Trinidadian). And Trinidad and Tobago is (are?) considered to be part of the Latin Americas.

    --Carlos V.
     
  12. jsmeeker

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    lol

    welcome to the 21st century
     
  13. Howie

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    But they speak English in Trinidad and Tobago. I worked there for awhile long ago.
     
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    I never considered T&T as part of Latin America. Neither does the Encyclopedia Brittanica:
    List of countries in Latin America
     
  15. HarleyRandom

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    Neither does America Ferrera.
     
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    If you don't hear Ferrera's accent, you must have a tin ear.
     
  17. dtle

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    The NFL has been running some Spanish-themed commercials lately.

    One is for the NFL clothing featuring Hispanics with Spanish language rap song.

    Another is McDonald's with (what I'm assuming) a Spanish rapper.

    Corona added Bad Bunny (Spanish rapper) to the series of ads with Snoop.
     
  18. eddyj

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    OMG, I just got a Spanish ad in my FB feed!!!! It's the end of the world!
     
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    que.jpg

    --Carlos "meme rule #1, there's always a spelling error (in this case, puncuation)" V.
     
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    Heh. All us Mericans think it's "¿Que?", but in actual Spanish I believe it would be "¿Como?".
     

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