According to the serious Wikipedia article
31 minutos (Spanish for 31 minutes) is a Chilean television show which takes the form of a mock news broadcast, and is fronted by puppets who present various items. The program was devised by Álvaro Díaz and Pedro Peirano and is produced by their own company, APLAPLAC. It was first aired in March 2003 in Chile. 31 minutos has achieved considerable success in Chilean television, captivating adult viewers as well as children. The sarcastic and carefree humor along with the producers' reputation in Chile of being the essential part of the extinct cult show Plan Z (aired about a decade before) earned the series immediate acceptance among the public (specially among Plan Z's wide and loyal fan base) and helped boost its popularity, being considered a spiritual successor of sorts of that earlier show. When the first season had its debut, it occupied the morning time slot on Saturdays. But its orientation toward children was somewhat questioned because of the enthusiastic response from adult audiences; therefore the second season was moved to the time slot after the night time news at 10:00 pm on Fridays. Its almost explosive commercial success is reflected in the range and quantity of products spawned by the show, including an audio CD with the songs from its first season. In 2004, Nickelodeon started airing the first season across Latin America, being particularly popular in Brazil and Argentina, and a second CD was released with music from the second season. In 2005, a third album was released, with the third season's music and some extras. Part of the show's success with more adult audiences is due to its use of double entendres and parody. The puppets are ironic imitations of famous television personalities and there are many references to incidents or television events which characterized Chile in the 1980s and 90s. A movie version entitled 31 minutos, la película, that was shot in Santiago and Rio de Janeiro, premiered in Chilean theatres on March 27, 2008.
- Tulio Triviño (main character)
- Juan Carlos Bodoque (journalist)
- Juanín Juan Harry (producer)
- Policarpo Avendaño (entertainment commentator)
- Calcetín con Rombos Man (superhero)
- Mario Hugo (reporter)
- Patricia Ana Patana Tufillo (the leader's niece; Reporter)
Ranking Top Singers
- Freddy Turbina
- Joe Pino
- Pepe Lota
- Dinosaurio Anacleto
In the YTP
31 minutos is also a famous source in the Youtube Poop Hispano videos, and all the Poops containing this series will get instantly tons of views ,( specially the pooped songs of this show which appear in the "ranking top" section) many people who watch 31 minutos YTPs make the criticism that "the Poops of this show have been used just for ruin my childhood xD" according to the people who nowadays are teenagers or adults of course.