SNL * Still No Latinos * Same Negative Legacy


For forty years, I can not recall a Latino cast member, and the only character profiled was a cast member making fun of a Hispanic: “Baseball been berry, berry good to me!” Repeated as an infamous SNL catchphrase from SNL first black cast member Garrett Morris, appearing as Chico Escuela. He was A character on "Saturday Night Live". Chico Escuela was actually a make belief baseball player from The Dominican Republic . Chico spoke only broken English, so the entire joke centered on him responding to questions with: "Baseball... been berra berra good... to me."

Garrett Morris on SNL's Chico Escuela and the News for the Hard of Heari...: via @YouTube

Typically he would be introduced by the anchor and..." Soon would follow his standard catchphrase: "Baseball been berry, berry good to me!" Sammy Sosa, at the peak of his stardom in the late 1990s, would sometimes repeat that line as a joke, to the media, albeit in his true-to-life strong Latinos accent.

#‎SNL40‬ Means 'Still No Latinos' After 40 Years…/snl40-means-still-no-latinos…/ via @latinorebels



¿Dónde están los Latinos y los Asiáticos en #SNL40 哪里是拉美裔和亚裔的 #SNL40 Where are the Latinos and Asians on #SNL40 ???

SNL Still No Latinos

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts has lodged complaints with NBC Universal and Comcast over the fact that in 40 years, SNL has never hired a Latina cast member. Why do they hire non Hispanic brown-faced actors to play those skits?

SNL Still No Latinos

Roberto Gómez Bolaños , known as Chespirito, was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and fantastic author.

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas , was one if the best Mexican comics, a film actor, executive producer, and screenwriter.

SNL Still No Latinos

What would Cantinflas, Chespirito and other late comics say?

Still No Latinos

Why isn't Telemundo covering this news story?