Three Amigos ( 1986)

Jefe: We have stuffed many pinatas for your birthday celebration!
El Guapo: How many pinatas?
Jefe: Many pinatas, many!
El Guapo: Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?
Jefe: Yes, El Guapo. You have a plethora.
El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?


El Guapo: Jefe, you do not understand women. You cannot force open the petals of a flower. When the flower is ready, it opens itself up to you.
Jefe: So when do you think Carmen will "open up her flower" to you?
El Guapo: Tonight, or I will kill her!

"Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican."

President Bush declining to answer reporters' questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001

Source: The Complete Bushisms  see also Bushism - Wikipedia

Think You Know Who Incubus' 'Megalomaniac' Is About? Think Again
 Brandon Boyd explains how 'Three Amigos' plays into it.

by Corey Moss Mon. March 08.2004 8:14 AM EST

"...Have you ever seen the movie 'Three Amigos'?" Boyd asked. "Do you remember El Guapo? He was the bad guy. I think it was Steve Martin at the end who was talking about El Guapo and how everyone has their own El Guapo. It might be your mom, your dad or a tyrant of some kind. And basically I'm using my personal El Guapo."

Actually, Boyd's El Guapo is a composite of a couple of people, but he refused to name names.

"I always appreciate when lyrics are distinct enough that you can tell generally what's going on and appreciate it, and vague enough that you can apply your own meaning to it," the singer explained. "So it'd be great if people could apply their own El Guapos to this song..."

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