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Minga y Petraca

Minga y Petraca is a television show that has been produced in Puerto Rico by Antonio El Gangster Sanchez since 1992 on Telemundo Puerto Rico, channel 2.

Sanchez and actor Johnny Ray played Minga and Petraca, two middle aged, mustached ladies who dedicate themselves to reading such magazines as Vea, Teve Guia and other popular Puerto Rican gossip magazines. They comment on the stories published by each magazine, making fun of their articles. After reading each magazine, they would proceed by getting into comic situations, with their friends, husbands and families. Their husbands have never actually been shown on the show, only their voices are heard. Minga y Petraca are from the San Juan area of Santurce.

Minga y Petraca reached such popularity in Puerto Rico that there was even a CD released with the two characters as main stars. The song Estoy Escriquilla!! (loosely translated into Im tired) was a big hit during Christmas of 1993 in Puerto Rico's radio.

Recently, Ray moved to the United States and with that, he took his character of Petraca. Sanchez decided that the show must go on, and kept the name of Minga y Petraca. He hired a new actor (name not known, any reader who could help with the new actor's name would be appreciated), to play Mingas new friend. Ray flies to Puerto Rico on and off to tape shows, and his character Petraca is now a visitor from the United States to Minga.