Don Francisco Through The Years On Sabado Gigante (VIDEOS)

12/28/2013 12:38 pm ET | Updated Jul 28, 2014

Over half a century of super-sizing Saturday night TV, Chilean host Mario Kreutzberger -- better known as Don Francisco -- is turning 73.

Earlier this year, the iconic face of Univision's weekend variety show "Sábado Gigante" expressed he wanted to rejuvenate the show by bringing in new hosts -- but before Don Francisco completely passes on the baton we'd like to celebrate decades of entertainment with some oldies but goodies of the Chilean star.

Over the years, Kreutzberger has (literally) worn many hats on his legendary show. Take a look at the video above and the slideshow below for some laughs. From the show's beginnings in Kreutzberger's native Chile to it's U.S. takeover -- Don Francisco's brain child is bigger than ever.

Don Francisco Through The Years On Sabado Gigante

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