The two New Year’s Eves on Tuesday and Thirteen with “la empanadilla” and the trip to Mallorca by Encarna and La Pantoja

Thirty-seven years have passed since sketch that Tuesday and Thirteen introduced in their program on December 31, 1985, known as “the dumpling“. It was a number that, by the way, they improvised in the studio, since they did not have a sheep for which they had already planned, rehearsed. A surreal telephone conversation between Millan Salcedowho was the only one seen on the air, and invisible, on the other side of the receiver, Josema Yuste, in the role of a radio listener, who tried to get in touch with the most famous presenter in Spain, Encarna Sánchez, imitated by that one, the comedian from La Mancha. For ten minutes, viewers roared with laughter at that episode, which is continually repeated, to the point that it is considered the best of all those that have been broadcast on television, filled with indisputable comedy.

In part of her speech, the supposed radio listener imagined with Josema’s voice said: “Well, what have I told myself, I’m going to call encannathat I really like your programbut I was frying some empanadas for my son who is doing his military service in Móstoles…” And Millán Salcedo, squinting, wearing a wig to look a bit like the announcer, moved his head from one side to the other and made faces at that delirious dialogue, which has remained, as we said, in the history of the best humor on Spanish Television, the one that still broadcast in black and white and in whose channel Tuesday and Thirteen intervened since its first New Year’s Eve already mentioned and those that followed one another between 1989 and 1997, when the very popular duo already opted for their final break.

At first, that sketch of “the empanadilla”, it seemed that it was going to bother Encarna Sánchez a lot. Falsely, she remained like this in spoken and written comments over time, because in truth the great Almeria presenter was satisfied with that parody, of white humor: she interviewed Millán and Josema on her program on the Cope network, congratulated them, and She even agreed to parody herself next to both of them in a theatrical performance. Every time the occasion and news required it, Encarna praised the talent of the aforementioned comedians. Everything would change years later with the broadcast of another program on Tuesday and Thirteen on New Year’s Eve, with the title “92 digs with everyone“, where the parody of Encarna Sánchez and her close friend Isabel Pantoja that they made, with the argument of a trip to Palma de Mallorca, where they arrived with a spectacular rain that forced them to stay in their hotel room, made them very angry to the popular presenter, who never forgave them for being the object of that supposed mockery and interference in the private life of the aforementioned.

On the eve of that broadcast on the mentioned New Year’s Eve in 1992, Encarna Sánchez moved, with her great influence, all the possible threads to suspend the broadcast of that sketch, Of course. He asked the person in charge of programming at Televisión Española, Ramón Colom, to suspend him, and he refused. He called Encarna to the Moncloa palace, and asked several ministers known to her to intervene in the matter for the same purpose. And they ignored him. Since then she, furious as never before, from her microphones, she started a smear campaign for Tuesday and Thirteen, and the aforementioned Colom, to whom she dedicated all sorts of epithets. He came to say, not without reason, that the public Entity, supported by the money of all Spaniards, should not issue anything that would imply an illegitimate interference with honor. In the gossip magazines and some other general ones, gossip was already coming about what united the presenter and the Sevillian singer of coplas. Until her death, Encarna Sánchez never forgot that Mallorcan parody. As for Isabel, she made peace with Millán and Josema during a party.

The two New Year’s Eves on Tuesday and Thirteen with “la empanadilla” and the trip to Mallorca by Encarna and La Pantoja