Where on the dial will you find starlet-filled Jacuzzis and news reporters who strip?
Jerry Springer? The latest Fox reality show?
Nope. Univision and Telemundo, according to Chron Latin TV writer Magaly Morales, who works up a pretty good froth over it:
Though both networks are equally guilty, Univisión -- nicknamed "bimbovision" on Internet message boards -- is perhaps the biggest culprit. It seems nearly every Univisión program except newscasts is packed with an army of bodacious, dressed-for-ratings bimbettes.
El Gordo y la Flaca (The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman), a weekday show at 3 p.m. on Channel 45 that is supposed to dish showbiz gossip, included a Jacuzzi in which TV starlets and models frolic -- in almost nothing -- with the show's 300-pound host. El Gordo's team also produces a prime-time weekly special, Pica y Se Extiende, where the sexual innuendo gets even more out of hand.
Telemundo seems a little more tame when it comes to unnecessary raunchiness, but it is not guiltless.
The network's noon gossip show Cotorreando, a program with too many hosts already (there are five on the set, speaking all at once), recently introduced a new character they call "sexy professor" who strips down to a bikini as she presents a news segment.
I'm not making this up.
Makes you wonder, though: There's a Spanish language option on most TVs nowadays for the English language channels. When will they come out with an English language option for Univision and Telemundo? I mean, if they're looking to expand their audience...Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 01, 2002 to TV and movies | TrackBack