Mucha Lucha!

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Mucha Lucha!

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¡Mucha Lucha! is an over-the-top comedy-adventure about honor, family, tradition... and donuts. The series explores the Latino cultural phenomenon known as "Lucha Libre." In a world where no one removes their colorful mask ever and success depends on having a "signature move," three mascaritas - Rikochet, Buena Girl and The Flea - study and live the "Code of Masked Wrestling" and go to school at the Formost World-Renowned International School of Lucha. This bold comedy combines irreverent humor and visually dynamic fantasy-action in two fast-paced 11-minute episodes and is the first-ever all-flash animated series on broadcast television. Character Bios: Rikochet - The main Luchador of the show, Rikochet wants to be the school's greatest Luchador ever! He's master of the "Pulverzing Pinball" attack, as well as the "Spinning Top" and other attacks. Buena Girl - Buena Girl's knowledge of the Code of Masked Wrestling is surpassed by none, giving her an edge in matches. Her special attack is "The Buena Bulldozer of Truth", and she stands for all things Buena. The Flea - The Flea, Buena Girl, and Rikochet are like the three amigos, literally! But they call themselves the Three Mascaritas! The Flea is kind of the nasty one, the only things that can beat him are showers, killer masked toilets, and good hygiene! The Flea also refers to himself in the third-person perspective. Snow Pea - Snow Pea is the gentle, baby like, mascarita of the school. He doesn't appear to like violence, and he pretty much loses every fight he gets himself into. His signature move is called: "The Cuddly Hug of Friendship"! His signature move is quite strangely, only a hug. He is very small and he wears a green pea pod costume, and the only thing that Snow Pea knows how to say is his own name! Cindy Slam - She is a violent little mascarita who hates just about everything and can get very angry, very easily. Her attitude is just about as scary as her signature move: "The Cindy Slammer"! When she uses her signature move her hands turn into giant brick walls that can crush just about anything. It is highly recommended that you do not anger her. If you leave her alone, then you might just be spared the pain of her fury. Masked Dog - Masked Dog is just about the coolest dog you'll ever meet. Everyone knows him, and everyone loves him. His signature move is called: "Knocking Paws". It is basicly just a super cool handshake. Masked Dog is always there at his master's side when Rickochet needs him the most. Kids' WB! Broadcast History Saturdays August 17, 2002 - January 18, 2003: Saturday @ 10:30 AM January 25, 2003 - February 8, 2003: Saturday @ 11:30 AM September 13, 2003 - February 7, 2004: Saturday @ 10:30 AM February 14, 2004 - May 8, 2004: Saturday @ 11:30 AM June 5, 2004 - Current: Saturday @ 8:30 AM April 23, 2005 - Current: Saturday @ 8:00 AM Weekdays August 2, 2004 - October 15, 2004: Monday-Friday @ 3:30 PM December 13, 2004 - April 8, 2005: Monday-Friday @ 3:30 PM Special Presentations April 21, 2003 - April 25, 2003: Monday-Friday @ 3:30 PM February 21, 2005 - February 25, 2004: Monday-Friday @ 4:00 PM Awards & Nominations 2004 Motion Picture Sound Editors - Best Sound Editing in Television Animation: Music (Nominated)

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Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Senor Hasbeena

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Rikochet (Season 1 & 2)/Mr. Midcarda

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

El Rey's Action Figure

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

Flea, Headmistress, Mama

Terry Klassen

Terry Klassen

Rikochet's Abuelito

Benito Martinez

Benito Martinez

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Had me liking Mexican wrestling!

    10
    Most ep (02-06, 09, 14) WB
  • It was a decent and entertaining WB cartoon at first.

    5.5
    Mucha Lucha was a cartoon that premiered on WB when I was probably 11 or 12. I remember back then that I liked it okay. In fact I would always tune in to watch new episodes of it on Saturday mornings. What do I think of Mucha Lucha today? Well... it's got some interesting characters and their powers are kinda... unique. But also, it might be more controversial then I had realized.



    I don't know, I kind of have the feeling that for some people, this show might be a little stereotypical, if not slightly racist, with it's portrayal of Mexico, and the Lucha Libre lifestyle. Especially considering that no one in the show ever removes their mask, even outside of the ring. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Luchadors don't walk around on the streets still wearing their masks. Then again, that might just be a comedic aspect of the show, and I might just be reading into it too much. Me personally, I don't think it's really that offensive to Mexican culture. If anything, my problems with Mucha Lucha stem from the fact that after the first season, it just got dull.



    Though I do really like the opening theme. I also like some of the characters. Rikochet and Buena Girl are really cool, as they best represent the honor and tradition of masked-wrestling. Headmistress is pretty funny, even if she's just a typical angry headmistress. But I think my favorite character is El Ray the action figure. He's so funny, and I always wondered how the heck he can talk to Rikochet. However, I have to be honest and say that The Flea was unbearable in this show. Most of the humor that seemed to stem from him was gross humor, not to mention he can be kinda selfish. In fact, a lot of the humor in Mucha Lucha was gross, which I'm not particularly a fan of.



    So yeah, the first season was pretty good, and for the most part Mucha Lucha does follow the spirit of Lucha Libre (except for the bizzare powers). However, with the uncomfortable notions of possible racism, Flea being annoying, many plots being ridiculous, and a lot of gross humor, I can't really say I like it anymore. But it's not a completely bad show, just sort of a mixed-bag. If your curious, then I say check Mucha Lucha out and judge for yourself.moreless
  • lol this

    10
    esta loca
  • Pretty awesome.

    8.0
    This was a pretty awesome cartoon.
  • Racism? I think so.

    1.0
    This is somewhat a disgrace to mexicans, depicting their culture incorrectly. It's crap in anyways. The plot sucks, characters' personality are crap, and actors act in the wrong place! Overall, it's terrible.
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