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Channel Ocho is a Spanish-language television network based in Fresno, Northern Mexico (later moved to Butte, Montana). "Ocho" is Spanish for "eight". The network earned this name due to the fact that it is aired on Channel 8 in every city across the U.S., and also because this is how many illegitimate children Channel Ocho's President and CEO Pancho Villa has.
edit The Formative Years: 1921-1961
Channel Ocho was founded in 1921 by Pancho Villa (a well known Mexican folk hero) and Professor X (a well known cripple) as a response to the lack of a proper Spanish-language television network in the country at that time.
For the first four decades of its existence the network only managed to attract viewers from the "lonely Mexican single mother" and "frat boys too stoned to care" demographics, and Professor X wanted to shut the network down. However, Pancho Villa was convinced that he could boost ratings with a clever new slogan, "Have you had your Ocho today?". This caused a rift between the brothers, which soon developed into outright battle. This epic battle raged on for four long hours, with Villa finally winning after killing his brother by sticking a cattle prod up his butt. Villa was now in complete control of Channel Ocho, and ratings skyrocketed after a successful marketing campaign using the new slogan.
edit The Golden Years: 1962-1977
With hit shows like 'Chico and The Fat Man', 'All In The Familia' and 'Becker', Channel Ocho thrived throughout the rest of the 60's and most of the 70's. At one point the network was making a profit of one trillion dollars per week. Times were good, but things took a turn for the worst in the mid-70's when Dom Deluise quit 'Chico and The Fat Man' after years of complaining about an inadequate salary. He claimed he was being paid 30 billion pesos per episode (the equivalent of 30 American cents), and demanded a pay raise, to which Pancho Villa responded, "Que?". Soon other actors began leaving Channel Ocho, and the network found itself deep in debt. In an attempt to pay off this debt, Mr. Villa put his prized collection of black velvet paintings of Jesus up for auction, but nobody wanted them. It looked like the end for the once proud Channel Ocho.
edit Rebirth and The New Golden Age: 1978-Present
For nearly two decades Channel Ocho teetered on the brink of collapse, but in 1996 the network was saved by an unlikely hero. Bill Cosby, one-time star of the hit TV show 'The Cosby Show', and also star of the pathetic piece of crap known simply as 'Cosby', donated all of the money he made form starring in Jello Pudding Pop commercials to Channel Ocho. When asked why he was doing this, Mr. Cosby's reply was, "I'm Rick James, bitch!". So, the network was saved, and with the new influx of cash Pancho Villa was able to hire the best television writers in the industry to create a new and exciting line-up of shows. Channel Ocho quickly rocketed to the top of the ratings, drawing more viewers per week than ABC, NBC, and the Lifetime Movie Network combined. When asked what his thoughts were about the rise, fall and rebirth of his network, Pancho Villa responded, "Que?"
Channel Ocho's morning and afternoon programming consists primarily of Mexican soap operas that are so bad they make English-language soap operas look good by comparison.
Channel Ocho's primetime programming consists primarily of sitcoms. Some of the better known primetime shows are:
- 'Las Tres Novias de Carlos': A witty sitcom about a janitor named Carlos whose three girlfriends find about each other, and who is then forced to share an apartment with all three of them.
- 'La Vida de Corky': A Spanish-language spinoff of the 90's sitcom 'Life Goes On'. Corky is now working as a missionary in Mexico. It was rumored that actor Chris Burke attempted to learn Spanish for the role, but was unable to because he's a retard, so his lines are dubbed in.
- 'Tea Time With Mr. T': A talk show. Unique in that it is the only English language show on the network. It's been rumored that the only reason this show was allowed on the network despite Channel Ocho's Spanish-only policy is because everyone was afraid to turn down Mr. T. The shows premise is simple---Mr. T has tea with a different celebrity each week while discussing their latest project. When finished with his tea, Mr. T punches the celebrity in the nutsack or the tits (depending on whether the celebrity is a man or woman) and tells them to "Stay in school, fool!".
The weekday and saturday morning kids line-up is:
- 'Ocho niños': A kids block showing Spanish dubs of cartoons, all in their real life (and non-Uncyclopedia or Encyclopedia Dramatica comedy) format, such as DuckTales (Patoaventuras), Count Duckula (Conde Pátula), The Adventures of the Gummi Bears (Los osos Gummi, or by Ocho viewers "Gummibärenbande" which is it's real life German title, this is because they used the German dub as the basis for the channel's dub), and the original show, Mundial de Fool, starring Mr. T with his lines dubbed in Spanish by an un-credited voice actor.
Channel Ocho's late night programming consists solely of real estate infomercials in which Erik Estrada (star of the hit 90's drama Melrose Place) tries to con you into bogus land deals in Arkansas or some other crappy state.
Commercials on Channel Ocho are typically for things like pre-paid cellphones, baby formula, Taco Bell, Corona beer, Western Union cash-checking booths, Wal-Mart employee stories, a hygiene spray called "Ass Don't Stink", Green ketchup, Oops! All Berries cereal, Marshmallow Mania Pebbles cereal, products that you can buy via toll-free 1-800 numbers, and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers DVD boxsets with an Green ranger toy from budget DVD sellers that you can also buy via a toll-free 1-800 number. All in English.
edit Quick & easy Spanish language catchphrases
- Aye, aye, aye, los perros es muy mal con la boca es rabido.
- No Habla Espanol, Asshole.
- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh!!! SSSSSSEEEEEEXXXXXXI!
- Esta es K-ay M-am E-eh X-hey. Canal trente-quatro. Los Angeles.