Barrio Et La Patio Pandilla is the Spanish School and the Backyard Gang co-production (literally Neighborhood and the Backyard). There have been two different versions of the show, 1972-1978 and running on and off through 1999 until 2005. All of the shows aired on TV España.
Original Series (1972-1978) Edit
The show originally aired in Spain in the early 70s, as a dubbed version of the American School and the Backyard Gang. In 1972, Auditions were announced and held.
The Cast was Nina, Anna, Julia, Khalil, Brian, Noah, and Taylor so that Spanish-speaking child audiences would not get confused with English Baby Names. A list of All Cast Members below
The original show wasn't successful, and it was cancelled in 1978 due to a Lack of Funding, by that Time, there were 33 Patio Pandilla Members.
Remake or Revived Series (1999-2005) Edit
From 1997 to 1999, a different children's program on Spanish television, Bebe Mozart, included some sketches from School and the Backyard Gang. This program was directed by Longtime BYG fan Lolo Rico. It also featured some actors which would later appear in Barrio et la Patio Pandilla, mainly Sofia Gabriel, Santiago Johansen, and Ruth Alley
The School and the Backyard Gang sketches were successful with their young audience, so School and the Backyard Gang was given another chance in 1999 with Sofia, Santiago, Ruth, Mateo, Isabella, Sebastian, and Valentia. Again, it retained American inserts. The show only aired until 2005, although it's still famous and loved by the generation that watched it.
It was replaced by a similar series, !HA PODIDO RECUPERAR! (FETCH!), which featured Spanish humans, one happened to be Marina from BYG. !HA PODIDO RECUPERAR! lasted from 2006 to 2010.
The series was cancelled after its seventh season.
There was a small reunion in 2011 on Gala Infantil, hosted by Miriam Díaz-Aroca. Together with Isabella and Mateo she looked back at the highlights of the show.
Cast Members Edit
1972-1978 (Original Cast) Edit
|The Patio Pandilla||Years||Seasons|
|Willie Burr||1973-1974, 1978||-|
|Harsha Crawford||1974, 1978||-||-||-|
1999-2005 (Current Cast) Edit