Ñoño (also known as Junior) is a recurring character from the Mexican series El Chavo del Ocho, played by Edgar Vivar. The character had a small role in the original 1974-1980 live-action series appearing most often as a supporting character, but he went on to play a larger role since 1979 replacing Quico along La Popis and Godínez sinc Quico had left the series until 1992, And in the 2006 animated series as one of the main protagonists replacing the role of the character La Chilindrina that was removed. The character is a fat, gluttonous, rich and intelligent boy who is the son of the owner of the village where the protagonists live in addition to also being friends with the children of the village.
Why He Rocks
Like all characters in the show, he is funny and memorable, and his lines and scenes can generate a lot of laughs at times.
He is also one of the friendliest and most likable characters from the original series.
He has a funny voice that fits his character perfectly.
Edgar Vivar, who also played his father Señor Barriga, did an even better job playing Ñoño on the show, and considering that his performance as Señor Barriga is already great, that's saying a lot.
Like Chavo, Quico and La Chilindrina, he has a very funny cry, both in the animated series and the TV series, and he is also the only character besides the three mentioned to have a funny cry in the series.
His role as a character got bigger after the actors of Quico and Don Ramon left the cast, although this was considered the worst time of the show.
He has a lot of funny scenes, including the scenes where he gives Chavo a belly button when they're fighting.
He is the smartest and most studious student in Professor Jirafales' class, answering most questions correctly. He is also usually the only student that takes Professor Jirafales seriously.
Unlike Quico and La Chilindrina, he proves to be a great friend to Chavo, even though the latter's constantly making fun of and teasing Ñoño for his overweight can cause a few hiccups on their friendship, but Ñoño still nonetheless shares his toys and even his room once with Chavo, unlike the other kids.
In the animated series, despite being less likeable than in the original series, he still has his funny moments and has also become a main character. It's also interesting to see him as El Chavo's best friend, since he is one of the few kids in the live-action series that treat him nicely and genuinely cares about him.
He was the best replacement they could pick for La Chilindrina in the animated series, as none of the other characters had a personality as close to her as he did.
Speaking of the animated series, his design is great, as are most of the other characters.