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Why was “This Fool” Canceled?

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Carlos “Mr. Yo Sabo” Torres joins to read your comments about the cancellation of “This Fool”.
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After two seasons, Hulu has canceled “This Fool,” a comedy series created by Mexican-American writer-actor Chris Estrada with the actor playing a gang rehab center worker still living with his mom and...
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So we have Carlos here from Yao.
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Hi. Thank you for having me and thank you for coming
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back again. We're back again again and again.
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So what's going on?
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No, but,
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I don't know if you guys heard,
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but this fool, the show on Hulu,
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I thought you were talking about this dude.
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The show got canceled.
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Are you serious? Yeah.
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So they had two seasons and apparently the news came out that
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it's not getting need for the third Hulu.
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Cut it. Dang.
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And I've heard nothing but good things about that.
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It was, it was really good.
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I saw it the first season,
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like, right when it dropped the second season too,
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I was waiting and it finally dropped.
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I watched it and like I thought it was good,
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like an easy watch.
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It's not like too serious,
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not too like come,
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like, it was like,
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not too corny. It was a good balance.
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Well, didn't Saul the the comedian we spoke to Saul
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He didn't, you mentioned you,
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did you ever watch it?
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I watch, I remember when you posted about it actually.
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And that was a time when I started watching it with
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Jess and I was like,
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ok, that's a pretty good show.
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I could get into it.
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Right. Like the whole riff about him.
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and I forget the first episode with the band,
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the white band. I think that's what,
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yeah, the creeper that really stuck with me.
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But, yeah, not being renewed.
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Yeah. I mean,
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it's kind of, it's kind,
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it's kind of sucks because it's like,
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they, then you like it and you're waiting for next season
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It's like, you know,
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like, boom, like,
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yeah, pa what happened to them?
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You know, we got,
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we're not the only ones that feel like this.
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So let's go ahead and pull up some of the comments
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here. We can't have nothing.
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Exactly. We get one show finally or a few shows and
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they're like, so and oh something world,
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I don't say that.
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they always cancel shit.
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That's actually relatable to our culture and growing up like gentrified,
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right? Gent. It's frustrating to see a good show get
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canceled. And I think that's true,
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right? Like gentrified,
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right? I thought it was really spectacular.
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I liked it. I really like it one day at a
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time. I don't think you remember that with Justina Machado
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Isabella Gomez. But yeah,
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so like the cult,
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like related to our culture and growing up?
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Yes, I, I saw those two primos and I thought
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of me and my primos kind of like butting heads sometimes ping
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on each other. Yeah.
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And it's funny because like his cousin that was in jail
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comes out and he's kinda like stuck in that like,
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oh that's, that's whack fool and this and that he's like
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dude, like get with the times like he's in,
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he's in the past technically.
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So it's, it was cool seeing that because we saw family
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members like that and then primos are again just like,
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like to punk us.
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So oh let's see this one.
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So Kevin Que Bueno said,
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why is it that all the Latino shows have hella short leashes
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and get cut. Hella quickly.
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I'm still pissed about Gente fight dude.
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That's what you said.
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Yeah, it is.
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So it's like, oh we'll give you a season or two
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or maybe just to say,
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you know, just to say we gave you like a your
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show and this is Yeah,
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see, look, I've been waiting for these two passes to
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return. I'm so sad.
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Who was a real,
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is the real fool for this one?
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Yeah. And not in a good way like a bad fool
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like a whack fool because yeah,
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like the sea, you know,
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season one and two came out and season two took forever too
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because it was on the fence as well.
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I I think and then they finally did and then season three
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is like no more this one.
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really Hulu like you don't have funds for this.
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You put out all kinds of garbage ass cartoons but can't keep
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a show. That's actually funny,
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man. We can't have anything nice shots fired.
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And that's true. Hulu has so many ads.
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Well, you know who owns Hulu,
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right? I, I do know the mouse,
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the mouse, the mouse,
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Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse.
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Which one I think?
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Yeah, I think that's the the comment that's hitting home the
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most is that you have other mediocre shows that get renewed consistently
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right? Yeah.
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And then you have a show,
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right? That is just like on a short leash is like
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if your viewers drop on the second season,
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second episode, I think,
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I think it's done for,
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you know, like people aren't tuning in and I think that's
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like a really bad justification of a show running,
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you know, sometimes the shows don't start off second season running
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the best and now it's like,
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oh, you're gone.
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But even then I think it might be due to the fact
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that there's not as many Latinos in those rooms making those executive
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decisions because it's like,
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hey, like the white guys don't get it.
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It's like, of course they don't,
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they, they're probably like,
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what is that one Latino show?
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What is that one Latino show?
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Yeah. Yeah, I can connect to it.
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So hopefully again, if you're watching this show some up
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to this one, it's still on Hulu.
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So watch it, tag,
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you know, Hulu on Instagram and like,
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hey, bring this back and maybe,
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who knows? But Hulu will bring it back or a different
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network to pick it up.
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It's the power of that support.
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Right. Because we've seen it happen with other shows.
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Right. They'll get picked up one day at a time,
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one day at a time.
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I'll mention a couple of other shows just like,
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Community. I don't,
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not sure if you ever watched that.
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It was a sitcom got picked up,
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went over to a couple of different networks,
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but it was because of the massive supporters,
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right? So you could do it.
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You, the peoples puede,
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you could, you could get them back on.
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It's just an encore.
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You gotta be there for the encore.
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They're gonna be more of this fool,
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please. I need these fools to go and help those fools
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Carl for president. Let's go.