‘George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half’: Jokes on Mexican-American families strike a chord with Latinx fans
The one-hour special is full of jokes about the Mexican-American experience, how Latinx families behave, farts (lots of it), and comparing “Chicanos” with “white people”
‘George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half’, the 59-year-old American comedian and actor's Netflix comedy special, dropped on Tuesday, June 30. The one-hour special shot at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, California, is full of jokes about the Mexican-American experience, how Latinx families behave, farts (lots of it), and comparing “Chicanos” with “white people”. And bookending this act is some political commentary.
The stand-up comedy special had its moments. But overall, it wasn’t the most hilarious or thought-provoking set ever made. Between some antiquated jokes and some political ones, it was largely a look into the lives of Mexican-Americans, and family dynamics.
Fans seemed to, however, love it. For one, people seemed happy to see Lopez in a Netflix special, after all, especially for Latinx people in the U.S., Lopez was someone they had grown up watching in his self-titled ABC sitcom ‘George Lopez’.
“@georgelopez new stand-up on Netflix has me f***ing crying. Rolling on the floor laughing,” wrote a fan on Twitter. Another wrote, “I wish that the new George Lopez special was longer. [Because] damn it was good.”
Another fan wrote, “Your show is SO GOOD! Only thing I could be mad at is that I’ve already watched the whole thing, and now it’s done.”
Fans also seemed to be enjoying Lopez’s quotes from the special. The most popular of them was one that was almost at the end of the set: “You f*** with one bean [a pejorative word for Latinx people, especially of Mexican origin], you f*** with the whole burrito!”
But what fans really seemed to find endearing, especially Latinx fans, was just how much of Lopez’s observations were accurate for their families as well. A fan wrote, “George Lopez’s new special on Netflix makes me feel like I’m back in Texas at our family reunion.” Another said, “Every time I see a George Lopez stand up routine it reminds me of one specific uncle. If you're Mexican there is always one of them in your family.”
Another fan, agreeing with Lopez’s observations, wrote on Twitter, “Latino parents are the original body shamers is the absolute truth. George Lopez nailed it.”
A very touched fan wrote on Twitter, “I really do get emotional thinking about how I am on this earth at the same time as George Lopez. Imagine having ONE man to validate your entire culture growing up for real!!!”
‘George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half’ is available for viewing on Netflix.