Strangely, movies often have a strong effect on dog-buying trends – see: Dalmatians, Jack Russell Terriers (The Mask, Frasier), etc. It’s something they should’ve considered before greenlighting Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
The live-action “adventure comedy” will feature the voices of Andy Garcia, Placido Domingo, George Lopez, Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Piolín, and… wait for it… Drew Barrymore (naturally). So… I was all set to make a joke here, but then I wikipedia’d Andy Garcia to see what nationality he was, and came up with this:
García was born as one of two siamese twins, in Bejucal, La Habana Province, Cuba.
A Siamese what now? I thought it might be the work of a Wiki prankster, but according to a bunch of other articles I pulled up, it’s true.
Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined twin the size of a softball attached to his shoulder. It was surgically removed, and Garcia has no memory of it. [Source]
So, um, yeah – Chihuahuas, now there’s an annoying breed of dog! I mean, am I right or am I right?