This page is dedicated to Ramón Valdés (1923-1988)
Don Ramon is a character in the series El Chavo del Ocho and the animated series of the same name.
Porque el es genial (Why He Rocks)
- He is one of the funniest, most likable, friendly (although not always) and outstanding characters in the entire show.
- He has a huge variety of funny and unforgettable scenes and lines, just like all the other characters.
- The scenes where he gets slapped by Doña Florinda are classic and very funny, even if they are unfair most of the time.
- Although he is often annoyed with Chavo, he is one of the few characters who really seem to care about him, along with Señor Barriga, Ñoño and Paty. He is also the main father figure to Chavo.
- His laughs are memorable as they are hilariously contagious and powerful.
- He is one of, if not the most beloved character by El Chavo fans.
- Occasionally he gives El Chavo some good moral lessons, such as teaching him that getting revenge on someone is never a good choice and that "good people should love their enemies", that means, always forgive those who hurt them.
- Ramón Valdés did more than a great job playing him on the show and even the mediocre series ¡Ah qué Kiko! that happened after he and Carlos Villagrán left the show.
- His design in the animated version, even though it's not as well represented as the other characters, it's still great.
- Every job he's ever worked on is amazing and he always brings up a lot of funny moments because of them throughout the show.
- Despite he doesn't like so much to work, he had SO MUCH jobs in the entire TV show, very similiar to Brooklyn T. Guy from SML.
- ¡La venganza nunca es buena, mata el alma y la envenena! (Revenge is never good, it kills the soul and poisons it!)
Malas cualidades (Bad Qualities)
- He, while being a great father-figure to El Chavo, would sometimes try to deceive the latter when it comes to financial advantages, like El Chavo once unknowingly possessed a roll of U.S. dollar bills that is worth more than Mexican pesos (a U.S. dollar in a average manner is equivalent to 20 Mexican pesos).
- He would go too far when it come to punishing El Chavo, La Chilindrina, and other children, like tying El Chavo and Quico to a staircase with his ties, or trapping El Chavo inside his own barrel for breaking the courtyard lightbulb several times even though he had it coming for his recklessness.
- He was a bit flanderized in the animated series, due to the absence of La Chilindrina, going from a angry father who struggles to get a job to support his daughter La Chilindrina, to a man who lives alone and acts much more lazy with less motivation to want to get a job. But, like Chavo and Godínez, he didn't get too much decline in character and is still likable for the most part, turning a bit looking like Squidward.
- He can be a little unlikable at times, mainly because he can get annoyed easily and his treatment of Doña Clotilde. While it is kinda understandable since she is sometimes clingy towards him (especially in the cartoon), his rejection of her in favor of Gloria just because of her physical appearence can teach a bad lesson that you should only get into a relationship with beautiful people.