I´ve just finished watching Gastón in Tenis Pro again, and I couldn´t stop laughing: he never acts for the camera, but here they filmed him while the others are having a massage. Gastón is standing, wearing crazy clothes: baby-pink shirt that says “TAKE YOUR TOP OFF” (and underneath there´s a drawing of a convertible) combined with orange trunks.
He´s got hold of a Tenis Pro script and he stands up there and reads it to them:
“Hello, my beautiful people of Tenis Pro!”. He chortles. (There´s a caption saying: Will Gastón be the next host of Tenis Pro?)
He continues making fun of the indications in the script: “PLANE, TRIP, INDIAN WELLS. HAS TO BE TAPED BY THE HOSTS THEMSELVES”. “COPETE” (title) OF THE PROGRAMME”
Then he repeats “COPE TE” as if it had a lewd meaning.
“OPENING TITLES, AND WELCOME”, laughing like mad and giving everything exaggerated emphasis.
Chela groans and says “Oh, this is so embarrassing, boludo!!! Go on, go on!”.
Then Gastón can hardly speak for laughing and says: “Now listen to this because it´s really something!!: “Hello my beautiful people of Tenis Pro!”” and he flings the script into the air as if he was a diva. “How are my “Chelitos?” (howling with laughter). “How are my “Zabaletinhos”?” (he can hardly continue...). “And then it says: “HA, HA, HA”, which means “LAUGH!” (making the sign for “brackets” with his hands).
Chela, suffering, says to him “That´s the way it´s done on TV...”.
But Gastón continues reading: “CHAUUUUUUÚÚÚ” (meaning goodbye), doubling up with laughter. “CHAUUUUUUÚÚÚ! I just can´t believe there can be people as idiotic as you two”.
At the beginning of the programme the two guys said they were being taken off the air! This would be really bad news!
There´s nothing like it to be seen, and even though I sometimes complain because it´s so childish, we would all really miss it. Their e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
. We could try writing to them to offer our support.
In these programmes one sees a side of Gastón that you who just see his matches never get a glimpse of, unfortunately. He has this tremendous capacity for enjoyment, he´s a glutton for fun. He laughs like crazy, full of vitality and energy. All I can compare it with, of his public figure, is when he won RG, throwing his racquet in the air and running around the court high-fiving everybody!
Of course there´s his other side too. Zabaleta in a Q&A session chose as his favourite book “El Alquimista” (The Alchemist, a very good book that occurs in the Middle Ages, quite a literary event here), and he said the Gato gave it to him. I remember in an interview after RG Zabaleta said Gastón used to recommend him books to read.
Adri, I´m not going to describe the rest of the programme. It´s all yours...