Jan. 14th, 2009



Ricardo Montalban

Fantasy Island star Ricardo Montalban
died today at Casa Montalban of natural causes. He was 88.

Now, important to the cultural lexicon as Montalban may be – why are we talking about this here? This is why: let's face it, folks. You don't remember Montalban from his star turn in Pepita Jimenez. No.
You remember Montalban for three things: Fantasy Island, Wrath of Khan…and this:

That's right. El Cordoba.
They gave Montalban one of the single worst cars ever built, paired it with possibly the single hackiest script ever written, and he still made it legendary.

May you rest in peace and rich Corinthian leather, compadre. Vaya con Dios.

P.S. Shatner, you better have an alibi.

Scoopage via RadarOnline.


  • Feb. 11th, 2009

    in retrospect, i think Dos Equis should have hired Ricardo Montalban to do a few ads for them as their “most interesting man in the world” (he has a Spanish accent too, which fits perfectly)

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