From Married with children in Better Call Saul to Stephen King’s mate: Argentine winks in Hollywood

This week the final season of Better Call Saul, out of the universe series breaking bad that took its own momentum thanks to the filmic excellence of its creator, Vince Gilligan. Fans who have seen his start will have been surprised for a reference to the Argentine sitcom Married with Children in one of its scenes.

When the character of Nacho Varga he escapes from the shooting at the house he was in Lalo Salamanca enters a hotel lost on the border to take refuge. At the reception of the place, the employee watches television where the series appears.

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Darío and Luisana Lopilato in the background, on a television, in the reference to “Married with children” that was seen in “Better Call Saul”. (Photo: Netflix capture)

It’s a scene from Married with Children, in which they talk Dario and Luisana Lopilatowho in fiction embody the brothers Coqui and Paola Argento.

What Argentine winks are there in movies and series

The reference to Married with children promoted the search on the networks for other cameos, winks, moments and moments of Argentina in Hollywood: from the appearance of a flag, to comment on a city or country in a line of dialogue.

Stephen King, in a scene from It in which a mate from Independiente is seen. (Photo: YouTube capture)
Stephen King, in a scene from It in which a mate from Independiente is seen. (Photo: YouTube capture)

Two football highlights – among many others – occur in two popular movies. In Itemfrom Argentine Andy Muschiettithe author of the novel himself, Stephen Kingwhich inspired the film, plays a little on screen and has a particular cameo: appears with a matte Independent. The director is a fan of Red.

The bass drum with the colors of Boca in "joker". (Photo: YouTube capture)
The bass drum with the colors of Boca in “Joker”. (Photo: YouTube capture)

Meanwhile, in jokerfor which he won the Oscar for best actor joaquin phoenix, there is another soccer reference. When the Joker character enters the place where he works, behind him you see a bass drum from Boca.

A wink little spread is the one that has the film something very personalstarring michelle pfeiffer Y Robert Redford. The context of the protagonists is a television channel and, on a couple of occasions, on the screens you see Lita de Lazzari. The film is from 1996. full boom of the remembered television panelist.

Lita de Lazzari's television cameo in the film "something very personal". (Photo: YouTube)
Lita de Lazzari’s television cameo in the movie “Something Very Personal”. (Photo: YouTube)

But Hollywood cinema was not only nourished by characters. Also of other known elements in Argentina. In Contact in Francewhen the protagonist embodied by Gene Hackman traveling by subway, one of the passengers carries a magazine People in the hand, which comes out in the foreground.

People magazine is seen in a scene from "Contact in France". (Photo: YouTube capture)
People magazine is seen in a scene from “Contact in France”. (Photo: YouTube capture)

In beetlejuicefrom Tim Burton, the underworld had a cameo from something argento too. When the characters played by alec baldwin Y Geena Davis they talk to the particular receptionist, she has it hung over her body a special band, that of Miss Argentina.

the receptionist of "beetlejuice" has a Miss Argentina sash. (Photo: YouTube capture)
The receptionist from “Beetlejuice” has a Miss Argentina sash. (Photo: YouTube capture)

Bruce Willis he was also surrounded by mentions of Argentina. In 12 monkeys the theme “Suite Punta del Este” of Astor Piazzolla as the main song of the film. And in the jackalone of the multiple personalities of his character is Argentine: This is shown in a passport.

Fragment of the film "the jackal". (Photo: YouTube capture)
Fragment of the film “The Jackal”. (Photo: YouTube capture)

A series in which people or situations in Argentina were named is TheOffice.

One of the characters of "office" name Diego Maradona. (Photo: YouTube capture)
One of the characters in “The Office” names Diego Maradona. (Photo: YouTube capture)

In a season four episode, there is an implicit sarcastic joke about Nazis in the country, while in another chapter the character of Stanley Hudson says that he prefers Diego Maradona above Pele.

In The Office there is a joke with Nazis and Argentina. (Photo: YouTube capture)
In The Office there is a joke with Nazis and Argentina. (Photo: YouTube capture)

In another very popular fiction like The Super Agent 86 tThere is also a comment about Argentina. In this case, Buenos Aires is cited, a city in which Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 believe that were taken by their rivals from KAOS

A mention to Argentina in "super agent 86". (Photo: YouTube capture)
A mention to Argentina in “El Superagente 86”. (Photo: YouTube capture)

“Hello Chief, we are in Argentina, the land of tango and churrasco”, says the protagonist. Then the boss asks the president of the United States to apologize to Argentina.

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The flag of Argentina is seen in "international intrigue". (Photo: YouTube capture)
The flag of Argentina is seen in “International Intrigue”. (Photo: YouTube capture)

But one film that took references to the country to a higher level is the classic thriller of Alfred Hitchcock international intrigue. In the spy movie, when the character of Cary Grant gets out of a car, you can see, in the background, to the flag of Argentina waving high.

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From Married with children in Better Call Saul to Stephen King’s mate: Argentine winks in Hollywood