if array orzowei he doesn’t tell you anything and if your parents were kids in the late seventies, ask them. You’re going to give them a bad day because you’ll inadvertently cause a little tune to echo in their head for hours: “Run, son. / Don’t stop anymore. / Night will fall. / The cold will come…”. On Saturday, September 16, 1978, a disaster struck thousands of Spanish homes.
Imagine: 1978. Neither Netflix nor trifles. Not thousands of payment chains, not months of news-filled promotions. A legion of children awaited their weekly dose. Mazinger Z. TVE released cartoons “Orzowei! Narananaranana, narananaranana / Fight for your being / Orzowei! Narananaranana, narananaranana / before the end comes”.
What do you think it is? Popular revolt? The angry mob of kids who stone the police stations and burn the TVE? No. Back then, almost everything prevailed, like a child dressed in synthetic leopard skin and clad in the face of circumstances, covering his mouth with a microphone, so that he didn’t even know the words to the song. supposedly interpreted. But back to television.
Mazinger Z It was released in Japan in 1972. Although 57 episodes were planned, the production company could say like the Parallel businessman, an avenue related to this story, as will be seen later. Poster: “Surprised by the success of the study, the company improves performance.” Producer: We’re surprised that the drawings are getting a lot of attention, we’ll hurry up and release 35 more episodes. In total, 92.
TVE began airing episodes on March 4, 1978, but did not buy them all (unlike Telecinco, which aired the entire series in 1995). If the drill permits (Orzowei! Narananaranana, narananaranana / Fight for your being / Orzowei! Narananaranana, narananaranana / Before the end comes”), your parents will repeat to you a legendary phrase from Mazinger’s friend Z Aphrodite A: “Breasts out”
Do not pay attention to them. This phrase was never pronounced (at least in the Spanish version), although it was recorded in the collective imagination of children of the time. Mazinger Z, “Punches out! And Aphrodite A threw him…, him…, but without the scream that parents would have sworn they had heard a thousand times in front of the television. And so we come to the cursed date, September 16, 1978.
On that day, instead of the robots saving humanity, an unknown young actor on television appeared, the British Peter Marshall, the star of an Italian-German co-production based on the novel. orzowei, by Alberto Manzi, for which he was awarded the title. Let’s not fool ourselves, the drama was pretty weak, but tasted like our grandmothers’ lentils (“you can eat it if you want, leave it if you don’t”). There was nothing else.
You might have guessed that the catchy melody played a big part in the success of the series. We won’t spend much time on the plot, but it’s about the adventures of a white boy who was adopted by a tribe of Bantu warriors, and the eternal conflict of what-I-do here: a boy who is a boy among the natives. one white and one white, among the whites he is native.
Such a work today would be doomed to the early hours of the morning. But 44 years ago, no one was disgusted by grandma’s lentils. Never caused anger Mazinger Zbut also achieved significant success. His hero was Peter Marshall, a 21-year-old young man from the marriage of an engineer who traveled a lot and worked in Kenya in 1978, where the casting was done and the series was recorded.
Filming was scheduled to take place in Uganda, but at the time, Uganda was little more than a farmhouse at the hands of the bloody Idi Amin Dada (1925-2003), whose bizarre gastronomic delights included cannibalism. The dictator initially agreed, but radically changed his mind when he learned that the hero would be white. The roster is complete with players from Nairobi and residents of a Maasai village.
The main theme of the soundtrack was composed by the De Angelis brothers Guido and Maurizio, who created the soundtrack for another legendary series. Sandokan, and that Terence Hill and Bud Spencer put music on the rumble they broadcast in the cinema. of the orzowei He took advantage of everything like a pig, sorry. Cards, comics, books, games. The series was even lit during the shoot and released as a movie.
And Peter Marshall? Magazine news, television shows, and an indescribable circus tour in Italy and Spain in 1979. She shared stardom with Torrebruno on the track and showed off her skills with the bow. Nobody was injured. The gum is so stretched that TVE Applause, one of the star programs. They asked me to sing (it’s a word). There it is, in the video above, without hiding that you don’t care about playback.
We will not be cruel to him. She doesn’t deserve this. His star dwindled very quickly and in the worst way. It did not appear on the circus and on TV (or on TV in the circus: please check the video of the canned song). Abandoned varieties very soon. He became a commercial pilot in California and returned to Africa, where he sought to take tourists and hunters to natural parks and game reserves. He died in a car accident in 1986.
He was traveling in the back of a car on a highway in Johannesburg. Two unharmed friends were ahead. A truck lost its brakes and crashed into the vehicle from behind. His death had a profound effect on Paco Pàmies. Who is Paco? We’ll talk more about him on another occasion because Paco, besides being a playful character and a night owl, is also the emotional guardian of Parallel and entertainment in Barcelona.
How could it be otherwise, as soon as Peter Marshall went to Spain, artist and artist friend Paco Pàmies met him and put it in his pocket. Taking advantage of the fact that his World Circus tour passed near his family’s home in Santa Pola (Alicante), he invited her to paella. And what British tourist refuses paella? Everything was great until the news of the arrival of the star became an open secret.
Knowing that their hero was in the city, the children were enraged. They were the same as those who didn’t complain when replaced. Mazinger Z For a watered-down version of Tarzan (“Tarzan of Kenya”). He angered them because he didn’t go out on the balcony and the crowd didn’t take a bath. Conclusion? The crowd of children broke the windows of the house with stones. Paco’s family said, “For God’s sake, don’t bring us any more celebrities!” said.