An estimated 22,000 dancers gathered in Mexico City last Sunday to perform a ‘mega-choreography’ dance in honor of the man that created the Spanish-language sitcom “El Chavo del Ocho.” The sitcom follows an orphan played by the show’s creator, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, as he gets into teenage mischief with his neighbors that live in a fictional apartment building.

The first episode of “El Chavo del Ocho” premiered in Mexico on June 20, 1971 and it still syndicated in most Spanish speaking countries including the United States, giving first generation U.S. born Latinos an opportunity to connect to the TV shows their parents watched in their native countries.