10 best characters of late comedian Chico Anysio
Chico Anysio, the versatile and frequently controversial TV and theater comedian that died today, will be remembered for a few hilarious, politically incorrect characters:
1 – Painho – the gay pai-de-santo (candomblé religious leader) from Bahia in a typical moment of extreme, mean racist comments.Mais sobre Chico Anysio...
2 - Tim Tones – in a reference to Jim Jones, leader of a cult that promoted a collective suicide in Guiana in the eighties, Chico Anysio created this preacher that has several carrot top kids and is always asking for donations. Once, at the National Museum at Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio, I had to pass by a crowd shouting “Tim Tones” at me, in reference to my red hair.
3 – Alberto Roberto – The TV star that is absolutely sure of his total sexiness. Here he falls for Roberta Close, transsexual that was extremely famous in the eighties, and becomes indescrete: “Was it tough to cut evil by the roots?”
4 – Nazareno – married to a very ugly woman, who he doesn’t cease to bash, and excessively interested in the family’s maid.
5 – Bento Carneiro -the Brazilian Vampire with permanent toothache.
6 – Justo Veríssimo – the shameless corrupt politician
7 – Pantaleão – an adorable old timer that invents improbable lies – but also known for humiliating poor Pedro Bó (whose name became synonym of idiot)
8 – Coalhada – the drunkard soccer player
9- Salomé – the elder lady from the Rio Grande do Sul that would “call” João Batista Figueiredo (the last president during the military rules) to criticize his work.
10 – Santelmo – the simpleton that cannot lie