Zorra Total

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Zorra Total
Zorra Total logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Sketch comedy
Directed by Maurício Sherman (1999-2015)
Maurício Farias (2015)
Country of origin Brazil
No. of seasons 15
No. of episodes +600
Running time 55—70 minutes
(with commercials)
Original network Rede Globo
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV) (1999-2014)
1080i (16:9 HDTV) (2014–present)
Original release March 25, 1999 (1999-03-25) – May 2, 2015
Related shows Os Caras de Pau
A Praça é Nossa

Zorra Total was a Brazilian television comedy broadcast by Globo Network. It was launched on March 25, 1999 and has aired on Saturdays, at 10p.m., ever since May 1999.

Despite being leader of hearing in its exhibition schedule, "Zorra" is heavily criticized for his style of fool humor, and is considered by many as one of the worst programs of Brazilian television.

Current Parts[edit]

Zorra Brasil Subway[edit]

This part was created based in the new Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff. Here, a parody, called "Dilmaquinista" (Fabiana Karla) (a pun in Dilma and Maquinista [Portuguese for Machinist]) drives a subway. In the subway, there's a lot of people inside it, representing the Brazilian people. Some of this people are the couple Valéria (Rodrigo Sant'Anna) and Janete (Thalita Carauta) (who is often called by Valéria as a Baboon, Weird or American [since she aways talks some English phrases during the comedy]). At the very end of the episode, she says: "Eu sou maquinista de primeira viagem, mas já estou pegando o jeito!" (I'm a beginner machinist, but I'm getting the hang on this!).


  • Valéria and Janete: Apparently the main part of the subway, they are two friends that are always chatting and finding new people in the subway.
  • Shoo, dengue!: In this part, a young boy sprays insecticide every time someone says something that remembers dengue. This part ends with the boy saying "Shoo, dengue!".
  • She's Crazy!: In this part, a woman is sitting in one of the subway's seat, when a man arrives and sits in her side. Despite the mans being totally innocent, the woman thinks they want to date her. She tells them an absurd history about how dating her will be. The mans get annoyed and go away, calling her a crazy. Then, the woman repents and try to sweetly call them back, however, this never works.
  • What do you think?: In this part, two mans always find a weird person in the subway, called Darci (a name for both men and women). They try to discover its gender by asking to it. It tells a history that confuses the men, looking like she is a man and a woman, respectively. At the and, they ask a question to it, but the answer always doesn't answer their question. At the very end of the part, the weird person says to the audience "And you? What do you think?".
  • Who sings, the evils amazes!: This part happens in Dilmaquinista's cabin, where a reporter wants Dilmaquinista to answer some questions. She doesn't want to talk. However, she likes singing. She answers the questions by singing some famous song that fits with it. At the end, she says to the audience: "Who sings, the evils amazes!".
  • Can't remember: In this part, two men are chatting, when one of them have something to say that the other one remembers of that. The first man needs to leave the subway, however, he remembers what it is when he leaves and screams to the other from the door. The thing shames the other man.
  • Mumps Woman: A singer that always trips to other places by the subway.
  • Ruan Santana: A parody of the famous Brazilian singer "Luan Santana", Ruan is always trying to be unnoticed in the subway. However, a reporter always finds him.
  • Song: In every episode of Zorra Total, a different person is visiting the subway (like a street-sweeper and a fortune-teller and many others). This causes all the subway people to sing and dance a song about the person.
  • Visiting the Machinist Cab: In all episodes, Valéria and Janete go to the machinist cab with a different person to help Dilmaquinista.
  • Accept a Friendly Shoulder?: During this skit, there are two women chatting, and one of them tells a problem. Ombro Amigo (Friendly Shoulder) comes near the woman, just to her lean her head on his shoulder. When she does that, he says "Não perco uma!" ("I don't miss even one!")
  • Lula: The ex-president Lula is in the machinist cab and says policy and government jokes.
  • The Cleaner: Lucicreide, a cleaner, is always with her friend and co-worker, talking about their lives.
  • You thought wrong: Two women are chatting and one is talking about her job and how she were fired.
  • Double Sense: A man says to some friends that he has gone to a funeral. He explains why the person died, however, it's not what the friends think, but another thing that fits to the reason of death.
  • Talking to the Phone: In the women wagon, a woman is talking to her boyfriend and four nosy women hear the talk. They start to mock her boyfriend and convince the woman to break up, not intentionally.
  • Now That the Talk Was Getting Fun?!: A girl from the Four Kids skit is in the subway with her mom, when she is near a strange woman. They start to talk, but when the mother thinks the girl can't hear something, she says that their station is coming, and they leave.
  • TV in Subway: Lucicreide watches some programs with other woman, but disagrees with the host's instructions.
  • Dona Santinha: Lady Kate and the Indian Tapioca finds Dona Santinha in the subway. Dona Santinha mocks her.
  • Sitting and Standing: A rich man is sitting on a seat, while a poor man is standing near him. They start to talk about being poor or rich.

Fernandinho and Ofélia[edit]

In this part, a man called Fernando (Lucio Mauro) always receive visits (which are famous people). They start to talk when his wife, Ofélia, ever shames him, telling offensive things for them, but not by purpose. At the end, the celebrity gets angry and go out, making Fernandinho lose one more friend. At the very end, Ofélia says: "Eu só abro a boca quando eu tenho certeza!" (I talk only when I'm sure!).

Four Kids[edit]

In this part, there is an eight-people family (four of them are a wife, a husband and two sons, and the other part is a wife, a husband and two daughters). While the adults play cards, the kids think in something to play and start to talk. During the playing, they call their parents, to confirm something their parents said, but, on the back on the other family. The kids reveal this says and shame their parents.

Lady Kate[edit]

Lady Kate is a rich woman with a hard past. The main comedy starts when her ex-boyfriend and her enemy invade her house and mess up with her. At the very end of each episode, she says: "Eu tenho a grana, só me falta me glamour! O que que é? Eu tô pagando!" (I have all the money, missing just the glamour. What's up? I'm paying it!). She's always talking some words in wrong way.

Salomé and Dilma[edit]

Salomé (Chico Anysio) is always talking with Dilma in a telephone, just to claim about the government. At the very end of the episode, she says: "Desligou! Eu não quis ofender! Eu juro, juro..." (Hung it up! I haven't wanted to offense! I swear it, I swear it...).



The show is often criticized for his style of humor, considered foolish.[4] Since its debut in 1999, critics noted that some sketches depict controversial stereotypes about race and sexual or religious orientation of the characters, with a style considered particularly offensive.[5][6][7]


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