“Perfect scene” is a bit strong for any show that employs a laugh track. But it’s pretty good for the point it makes.
“Viva la revolución!” Schneider cluelessly says. As Penelope — and the rest of the family informs him — this is akin to him wearing a shirt with Hitler’s image on it in a Jewish family’s home. The polarizing Argentine Marxist revolutionary served as Fidel Castro’s second-in-command during the revolution that toppled the Cuban government in 1959. “He burned books, personally he banned music, he personally oversaw executions, he’s a mass murderer!” adds the 14-year-old Elena (Isabella Gomez). After Guevara left Cuba and was executed in Bolivia in 1967, he gained a martyr-like status in some countries, which explains the popularity of his image.
But never for Cuban exiles.