The world’s longest-running variety show is coming to an end!
After enjoying an impressive 53-year run, "Sábado Gigante" will air its final show Saturday.
The show has been on the air since host Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco to fans, debuted his wacky brainchild in his native Chile on August 8, 1962. The rest, as they say, is history. The three-hour variety show has aired every Saturday evening for more than half a century, engaging Latinos worldwide with its antics, competitions, dancing, pageants, dating games, and human interest stories. Not to mention how the show basically introduced viewers to the following eight Latino celebrities (to name only a few) before they became household names in the United States.
Check out the following throwback interviews, and tune in to Univision this Saturday to watch Shakira, Marc Anthony, Prince Royce and many others give the show what is sure to be an emotional sendoff.
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