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Jul 12, 2014 01:48 PM

Reality TV Show Based on El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque

More TV airtime for New Mexico. The Journal reports that Jim and John Thomas, the twin brothers who own Albuquerque's El Pinto Restaurant, will be the stars of a proposed TV reality series called "Salsa Twins".

I would have called it Duke Dynasty or Breaking Chips.

It will be interesting to see if the Thomases' rather well-known hardcore right wing political views will be a feature of the show, or if they'll be played down in favor of more sibling- and salsa-based dramatic tension.

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  1. Oy. That sounds like a real "must see."

    Breaking Chips--that's a good one, nin :-))))

    1. Hey everyone, I realized my comment about the Thomases' political views might seem obnoxious and now it's too late to edit.

      All I really meant was that I wonder if these guys, who are kind of over the top as it is, will be portrayed as weird reactionary freaks à la Duck Dynasty, or more like unsung regional heroes à la Ice Road Truckers. Reality TV doesn't seem to have much connection to the middle ground (where reality usually is).

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      1. re: ninrn

        Not obnoxious at all. Good point about DD wannabes. Would not surprise me at this point.