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Strange casting & theme song

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    [1]May 6, 2011
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    I always thpought it was bizarre that a self-proclaimed "Hunga-Rican", a Hungarian-Puerto Rican comedian-Freddie Prinze was cast to portray a Chicano of East Los Angeles, a long time predominant Chicano, Mexican and Mexican-American community. There was no shortage of qualified Mexican-American and or Chicano actors to have been able to fill the role, especailly since this series emerged after the "Brown Power" struggle.

    Another odd twist is that the theme song is performed by yet another Puerto Rican, José Feliciano

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