La familia P. Luche
|La familia P. Luche|
|Also known as||The Plush Family|
|Created by||Eugenio Derbez, Marco Lagarde, Ricardo Álvarez|
|Developed by||Pepe Sierra, Gus Rodríguez|
|Written by||David Hernandez, Pepe Sierra, Fran Hevia, Juan Carlos Garzón, Larissa Andrade, Enrique “Pointer” Gonzáles, Jesús Perrusquía, Alejandro Güemes, Marco Lagarde|
|Directed by||Eugenio Derbez, David Hernández|
Luis Manuel Ávila,
|Theme music composer||Aleks Syntek|
|Opening theme||"La familia P. Luche"|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||63 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Eugenio Derbez|
|Producer(s)||Elías Solorio Lara|
|Running time||30 minutes with commercials|
|Original channel||Canal de las Estrellas (Mexico)
|Picture format||480i (4:3)2003-2007 ,1080i (2007-Present) (2010-Present, Univision)|
|Original airing||November 29, 2003-present|
La familia P. Luche (English: The Plush Family) is a Mexican television sitcom created by Eugenio Derbez. The series first aired in 2002 on the channel Canal de las Estrellas, and was later syndicated on the American channel Univision the next year. It is a spin-off of a regular sketch on the XHDRBZ comedy-sketch program.
In the series, the characters live in a fictional city called "Ciudad P. Luche" where clothes and other objects are wrapped in plush. The word P. Luche, is a pun to the word plush in Spanish: peluche. The show is similar in style to the American sitcom Married...With Children, in that it depicts a comically dysfunctional family. La familia P. Luche, however, plays more like a live-action cartoon, complete with colorful sets and comic sound effects. The sitcom won a TVyNovelas Award for "Best Comedy Program" in 2008. Its working-class rival Una familia de diez, was also nominated.
Cast and characters
Ludovico P. Luche
Ludovico P. Luche (portrayed and created by Eugenio Derbez) is the patriarch of the P. Luche family. He tries unsuccessfully to manage his dysfunctonal family consisting of an aggressive wife, a dim-witted former police officer who was confused to be his son, a bright and just daughter, his son who steals, and his other precocious little son.
He is not smart therefore he works for Don Camerino who owns a large company that is one of the most important in "Ciudad P. Luche". Ludovico's next-door neighbor is his good friend. He and his family live in a tall apartment, which is later sold to a blind man when the family lives five years lost in the tropics, which was actually Cancun, Quintana Roo.
Federica Dávalos de P. Luche
Federica de P. Luche (née Dávalos) (portrayed by Consuelo Duval) is the aggressive, name-calling matriarch of the P. Luche clan. Her housemaid, Excelsa, never does any of the housework, so she has to clean up after everyone. When Excelsa is reproached by Ludovico P. Luche, Federica defends her and explains that she has nowhere else to stay.
Federica is a woman in her late 30s, who probably married Ludovico in her early 20s. They bore Bibi their only legit child. After Bibi's birth, Federica gives birth to an Asian-looking child, which is a product of her liaison with the milkman. Ludovico and Federica decide to send him to summer camp. There, the Asian son hypnotizes another child and sends him back to his family in his place. Their third (adopted) child Junior, was actually a policeman who was looking for Federica after she had ran him over. To hide the incident, Federica strikes the police's head with a cooking pan. After a few strokes and different personalities, the police develops a child character; and the family take him home.
Junior P. Luche
Junior P. Luche, formerly Comandante Alighieri, (portrayed by Luis Manuel Ávila) was actually a policeman whom Federica ran over. However the family struck his head several times with a cooking pan which caused him to suffer amnesia. Federica and the P. Luches stopped hitting him until he developed a childish personality and decided to adopt him. His distinction between the other children is that he has a beard.
Bibi P. Luche
Bibi P. Luche Dávalos (portrayed by Regina Blandón) is considered the "plain" one by her family, similarly like Marilyn Munster from The Munsters. Bibi is just and correct always, and has developed a great knowledge from studying, a hobby that her parents dislike her to do and plead her to act "normal". She is disparagingly referred to as "la rara (the weird one)."
In one of the show's early episodes, it is revealed that Bibi was dropped off at a psychiatric hospital while she was still a baby because she didn't cry or act like a normal baby. She remains there for eleven years, until Ludovico and Federica remember they have a daughter and pick her up.
In the first season, Bibi is about 11 years old. She is smart and has good grades. She dislikes her family's injustice, which causes her to be reproached by her own family saying "¿Por qué no eres una niña normal?" which translates as "Why aren't you a normal girl?". Bibi wears purple clothes-she is the only one in the family (and series) that does not wear plush.
In the second season, Bibi is about 16 years old. She has grown into a young lady during the family's residence at Cancun, Quintana Roo. Of the P. Luche children, she is the only legitimate child of Ludovico P. Luche and Federica Dávalos de P. Luche. She attends school regularly and studies in her room, which isn't as bright and extravgant as the rest of the house.
Ludoviquito P. Luche
Ludoviquito P. Luche Dávalos (portrayed by Miguel Pérez) is the smallest child of the P. Luche family. He is a troublemaker at times, but he mostly agrees that his sister is the "weird" one. He is the son of the Milkman and Federica P.Luche. In summer camp the real Ludoviquito hipnotized a rich boy and made him think he a son of the P. Luches'.
Exelsa, formerly Elsa, (portrayed by Barbara Torres) is the maid of the P. Luche clan. However, she is known for repelling to perform her labor chores and siting all day watching telenovelas and being served food by Federica. She is from Argentina. In the episode "Los padres de Exelsa" her parents travel from Argentina to visit her. However she lied about her occupation and status, telling her parents that she was the rich owner of the apartment and whose husband was Ludovico P. Luche.
In the episode "Exsimio, el novio de Exelsa", Exelsa's ex-boyfriend (portrayed by Juan Soler) arrives from Argentina to take her back, but Ludovico later discovers that he is a thief.
- Martina (Dalilah Polanco) is the wife of Flavio, and the P. Luches' next-door neighbor.
- Flavio (Pierre Angelo) is the husband of Martina, and the P. Luches' next-door neighbor.
- Chela (Silvia Eugenia Derbez) is the apartment manager, she somewhat nosy and bitter.
- Cristi (Catalina López) is the P. Luches' blind neighbor and wife of Rigo.
- Rigo (Pablo Valentín) is the P. Luches' blind neighbor and husband of Cristi.
- Lucrecia Dávalos (Mercedes Vaughan) is the sister of Federica, and the girlfriend of Don Camerino.
- Don Camerino (Juan Verduzco) is the boss of Ludovico, and the boyfriend of Lucrecia. He owns half of P.Luche City and everybody always says that after his name in form of question("Don Camerino, owner of half P.Luche City?")
- Abuela Francisca de Dávalos (Nora Velázquez) is the mother of Lucrecia and Federica.
- Abuelo Lauro Dávalos (Sergio Ramos "El Comanche") is the father of Lucrecia and
Federica, and the husband of Francisca.
- "Gober" is the P. Luches' family dog.
This is a list of episodes from the La familia P. Luche sitcom.
- "The Housekeeper"
- "Ludoviquito's Birthday"
- "The Ashes"
- "The Bomb"
- "The Golden Cousin"
- "Don Camerino And Lucrecia"
- "Ludovico Goes to School"
- "Ludovico's Gay"
- "Ludoviquito's Girlfriend"
- "Brad Pittin"
- "The Pet"
- "The Nasty Video"
- "The Competition of Claims"
- "Jealous, Suspicious and Pathetic"
- "Anniversary Gift"
- "Christmas Special Bloopers"
- "Federica Disappears"
- "Commander Alighieri"
- "Bibi's Boyfriend"
- "The Challenge"
- "The Trip to Cancun"
- "Sports Peluchevisa"
- "Ludovico is Santa Claus"
- "Federica's Pregnancy"
- "Bibi is normal"
- "Single's Life"
- "Federica's Last Day On Earth"
- "Exsimio, Exelsa's Ex-Boyfriend"
- "Flavio is Cheating"
- "Ludoviquito Will Be Famous"
- "Ludovico Can't Sleep"
- "Big P. Luche"
- "Bibi's Happy First period"
- "Junior's Real Father"
- "We Travel"
- "Home, Sweet Home"
- "Friend's Convenience"
- "Back to Work"
- "Playing Dead"
- "Anniversary Gift II"
- "Work's Efforts"
- "Blind Date"
- "Big Confusion"
- "Dogs Racing"
- "Bring Back my Children"
- "Let's Go to The Movies"
- "Wrong Way, Ludoviquito"
- "School Reunion"
- "A Kidnapper's Secrets"
- "Excelsa's Parents"
- "Husbands Cartridges"
- "False Idendity"
- "Bibi And Dedotes"
- "Golden Children"
- "A Dream of Telenovela"
- "Searching for a Father"
Special Episodes (Africa 2010)
- "The World Cup I"
- "The World Cup II"
- "Bibi's Kidney"
- "The child of Excelsa"
- "The soccer game"
- "Losing to dominos"
- "Federica's disease"
- "Ludovico steals from"
- "The supermarket"
- "Identity change"
- "A weekend at the house of Bibi's boyfriend"
The series first started as a sketch in "Al Derecho y al Derbéz" and "Derbéz en Cuando" showing Ludovico, Federica and an Asian kid starring as Ludoviquito, but when it aired it showed the change of Ludoviquito actors and the other 2 kids. The explanation behind the change in actors for Ludoviquito was that he was not really Ludovico's son, but rather the product of a tryst between Federica and the milkman. While at summer camp, Ludoviquito manages to hypnotize the richest kid in camp to switch places with him. Ludovico and Federica don't even notice the difference, and not even the fact that he continually repeats "Yo soy Ludoviquito P.Luche (I am Ludoviquito P.Luche)" like a zombie makes them curious. Ludovico accidentally snaps Ludoviquito out of his trance, and the poor child begins to cry once he realizes what he's stuck with.
The first season aired from 2002 to 2004 with frequent reruns of the episodes. The season finale stated that soon the second season would be produced (with the actors leaving a "goodbye" message like in the promotional commercial). The second season marked the show return at the end of the first quarter of 2007 (continuing with the plot that had ended the first season years ago, in which a plane where they were traveling crashing in an island and the family having passed around 5 years living there, to compensate the years that had passed after the first season.), with the show now produced in a 16:9 (HDTV format) and airing constantly new episodes, using the same actors as in the first season (including the fact that the kids starring on it had grown up a lot).
A third season was announced to be in production in December 2010. Eugenio Derbez, the producer of the series, admitted that the new season will introduce a new character to the sitcom.
- The sitcom is centered on a plush-wearing family who lives in a city called "Ciudad P. Luche" (P. Luche City). However in the "Perdidos" episode, when the family lived mistakenly in Cancun for five years, Cancun's residents did not wear plush. So, it can be assumed that only in Ciudad P. Luche, people wear and use plush-related objects.
- The P. Luche apartment is the setting most of the time. It is an apartment in a tall building where its exterior appears in an animation piece. Inside, the sofa and rug are made of plush, and the home's walls are covered in brightly colored wallpaper.
|2004||TVyNovelas Award||"Best Comedy Program"||Won|
|2008||TVyNovelas Award||"Best Comedy Program"||Won|
- Canal de las Estrellas - La familia P. Luche, Retrieved January 5, 2011.
- Hoy - Noticias, La familia P. Luche ganó el premio al Mejor Programa de Comedia, Retrieved January 5, 2011.
- en el SHOW - La Familia de P. Luche vuelve el 2011 (in Spanish), Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- - Eugenio Derbez revela fecha de estreno de la tercera temporada de La Familia P. Luche (in Spanish), Retrieved April 5, 2012 via Derbez's official Twitter.
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