Will Ferrell's Spanish Situation

In this video of an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Will Ferrell promotes his new Spanish language movie "Casa de mi Padre" by engaging in an interview entirely in "Spanish." In many ways, Ferrell is actually satirizing Mock Spanish by purposefully infusing his sentences with horrid grammar, awkward phrasing and some nonsense. This serves as an exaggerated form of how Mock Spanish appropriates the Spanish language for humorous and/or racialized ends. The video also satirizes through exaggeration negative Hispanic/Latino stereotypes with the presence of a giant chihuahua mascot, a very angry and heavily cursing Hispanic man and more. [Published on 03-14-2012]

Posted by Rachel Jenkins on January 8, 2018

Tags:
Mock Spanish;
Race,Ethnicity;
Multilingualism

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