Talking disembodied head movie--for kids
October 9, 2006 10:11 PM   Subscribe

Did you happen to see a kids' movie on TV in the 1970s about a brother and sister who carried a Spanish-speaking disembodied head around in a box?

Yeah, well, so did I. What was it called? It freaked me out and I still remember it a little bit lo these 25+ years later. It really was made for kids! The only other details I can remember are that it may have been broadcast on a Sunday morning, and this would have been in the greater Chicagoland area. And maybe the head didn't speak Spanish, but spoke with a Spanish accent. That's all I got to go on.
posted by chippie to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Sounds like the comedy routine of Senor Wences.


posted by Pollomacho at 10:29 PM on October 9, 2006

Response by poster: No, it wasn't Wences. It was a disembodied head, not a hand.
posted by chippie at 10:35 PM on October 9, 2006

I remember seeing something like that... the kids would ride around with the head in the front basket of their bicycles. There was a cave involved, too, if I'm thinking of the same show. I can't say if it's the exact title, but what floats to mind is "The Boy with Two Heads." It was on public television, on a special kids program that was aired every Sunday.
posted by xo at 11:20 PM on October 9, 2006

Best answer: The program I'm thinking of is also known as Chico the Rainmaker, apparently.
posted by xo at 11:25 PM on October 9, 2006

Response by poster: Good lord! I looked at the French link from Wikipedia, and that's it. Sooooo creepy.
posted by chippie at 4:59 AM on October 10, 2006

Creepy? Maybe it was trying to be, but it was laughably bad, IIRC. I remember mercilessly mocking it for days after I had seen it, despite my young age at the time.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 2:17 PM on October 10, 2006

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