A Nostalgic Look At Chespirito's Career To Celebrate His Birthday (PHOTOS)

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Roberto Gómez Bolaños, also lovingly known as Chespirito, is turning 85 today! Happy Birthday!

The Mexican mastermind behind Latin American TV classics like "El Chavo del Ocho," "El Chapulín Colorado" and several other beloved characters has brought joy to thousands throughout his life. In honor and celebration of Bolaños' work, we take a nostalgic look back at his career.

Whether you still watch re-runs of "El Chavo" with yourabuelita or you simply can't get enough of those El Chavo toys, these images will bring back memories and phrases you may never forget:

  • ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Chespirito!
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  • ¡El Chavo del 8!
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    Quién no recuerda a este entrañable niño que vivía en un barril.
  • The Divine Comedy
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    A lover of literature, Chespirito always gave the classics a humorous spin.
  • His "Vecindad" friends
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    Professor Jirafales, La Chilindrina and Ñoño with El Chavo.
  • El Chapulín Colorado with his love
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    Next to Florinda Meza, the woman who stole his heart.
  • "Sansón and Dalila"
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    That's what he called the classic.
  • Chaparrón Bonaparte
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    "No hay de queso, nomás de papa".
  • El Chapulín Colorado
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    A hero with flaws.
  • El Chapulín needs his handy Chipote Chillón
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  • Now who will help me?
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  • El Chavo with his only toy
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  • Doctor Chapatín
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    Would you consult with him?
  • Ahhh ¡El Chómpiras!
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  • Doña Florinda
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  • La Chilindrina
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  • El Chapulín Colorado in black and white
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  • A bit of contemplating
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  • Chespirito next to his beloved character
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  • Florinda Meza never leaves his side
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    Meza helps him during his homage in Mexico.
  • Long-time friends
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    His wife Florinda Meza, Edgard Vivar (Ñoño), Rubén Aguirre (Professor Jirafales).
  • Chespirito
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