Category Archives: Puppeteering

The Señor Loro Show – “El Piloto”

This show-within-a-show centers on the behind the scenes antics of a late-night sketch show produced by an edgy, Latino, mustachioed puppet parrot host, Señor Loro and his ragtag posse of immigrant misfits. Loro’s growing high brow insecurities about producing the show cause mayhem, even as he brazenly bungles his way towards a TV deal!

The Señor Loro Show” was first developed as a sketch variety show/sitcom in an earlier incarnation called “LosTiteres.TV” at the 2008 Producer’s Guild of America Diversity Program, but I’ve since renamed the show to make it more accessible to non-Spanish speakers. The previous title was simply, “ThePuppets.TV” in Spanish. I think this change is appropriate, because it directs your focus to the lead character, which is really where the show is centered.

This particular sitcom adaptation of my long-running YouTube webisode series, reveals that Señor Loro is a recently arrived Cuban exile parrot who claims to have reluctantly been Fidel Castro’s personal pet. He sets up a studio in an “undisclosed location” in Hollywood where he regularly broadcasts his wacky internet show starring his hodgepodge troupe of puppets in provocative sketches coupled with odd assemblages of celebrity stars. All this, to aim for his dream of receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series.

I just finished this version of the pilot for the HBO Access 2017 Writing Fellowship.

Two Half-Hour Episodes of LosTiteres.TV

Two full, half-hour comedy pilot episodes of LosTiteres.TV have now been posted online for the world to enjoy the Latino puppet mayhem in two digestible, salsa-paced shows… The episodes, which include new and exciting footage, are also composed of existing webisodes, which have been edited down to quick bits. Drink a couple of mojitos, light up your cigar and enjoy some Hispanic Hilarity!…

As a producer, this series has been a cakewalk to make because puppets don’t get paid union wages nor do they need to be fed, they’re funny and easy to shoot. Except for Conchita, but you’ll have to watch the series to find out why.

I’m currently seeking sponsorship from edgy brands that might wanna reach 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation Latinos by taking a small risk and investing in a bunch of Latino puppets trying to make it to the Bigtime. I’ve spoken to Los Titeres, and they’re ready to take it to the Next Level.

Fresh LosTiteres.TV webisodes will begin surfacing in the Fall of 2011, which will reveal a new iPhone app, as well as Señor Loro’s announcement that he will be running for president of the United States in 2012 under the campaign slogan: “I’m a Puppet and I Admit It!”