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Spanish National Tourist Office - Senor Wences For Spain (Commercial, 1981)

Here's a commercial from the Spanish National Tourist Office featuring ventriloquist Senor Wences.

"Spain - A lot more vacation for a lot less money."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, April 14th 1981.

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This character was a frequent guest on the Ed Sullivan Show back then along with Topo Gigio.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Tuesday, January 27th 2009 at 11:28am.

Señor Wences was a riot. I especially like the head in the box.
Comment posted by ro46214 on Tuesday, January 27th 2009 at 1:44pm.

Hey this is'nt Dora The Explorer!
Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Tuesday, January 27th 2009 at 1:45pm.

S'alright? S'alright!
Comment posted by dth1971 on Tuesday, January 27th 2009 at 10:49pm.

I've wanted to travel to Spain for years. Did anyone catch the blurring of the painting?
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Wednesday, January 28th 2009 at 11:11pm.

SO this is where Cartman got it from, the episode where he has jennifer lopez on his hand
Comment posted by owenrock on Saturday, January 31st 2009 at 10:15am.

Inspiration for Stewie Griffin's head shape? :')
Comment posted by BabyBear on Thursday, February 5th 2009 at 7:49am.

Shaped like a football?
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Thursday, February 5th 2009 at 2:03pm.

I always thought that Senor Wences was a riot. Especially the head in the box.
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Sunday, April 21st 2013 at 9:07am.

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