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Reality TV Show Based on El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque

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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.