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Adios…Sort of

Posted on: May 25th, 2010 by wmapother 19 Comments

I’m not ready today to give thoughts on the Lost finale or to say good-bye to the show, but I will offer something else instead.

The ‘Lost’ finale was broadcast in parts of Europe live at 5 and 6a.m. (!) Monday morning, simultaneous to its showing on the U.S. west coast.  In Madrid ‘Lost’ fans arranged to watch it in a movie theatre, and Lostzilla, a Spanish fansite, asked me to record a quick video to be played before the show.

What they didn’t ask for was an unholy butchering of their sacred mother tongue.  Sadly, however, that’s just what they got.  And this from someone who even on his best day — which, mind you, was over twenty years ago — had trouble with ‘frijoles.’

Because I think we can all use a lift on a day after the show has ended, the horror of my home-recorded Spanish is here.

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19 Responses

  1. Cristián Varela Bruce says:

    I hope the light, I hope that my end could be like a meeting like lost end

    thanks for you rol in this dreams show

  2. Catharina says:

    Awesome of you to record a video for them : ') And thank you for playing your role in something that stole and made 6 years to the best years of my life :')

    You rock!

  3. Juanlo says:

    Thank you so much for that clip! I was one of those lucky fans that watched it in a movie theatre in Madrid.
    It sure was a surprise for us to see your video! And don't worry about your spanish, we understood you OK!

  4. Helena says:

    Thanks for everything. I'll miss Lost and Ethan but the trip has been great. You speak spanish better than you think 🙂
    Back to Spain please!!

  5. Anna says:

    Hi William!

    I'm a huge fan of Lostzilla… and Lost, of course, and I want to tell you that your Spanish is very good, and it has been a beatiful present to us.

    I wish you all the best, and thanks for your rol 🙂

  6. ChusZ says:

    Your spanish is very good!

    And great work in the show. Congratulations and thank you. 🙂

  7. bermejo_qnk says:

    Thanks for the video, your spanish is verygood. Good job! Gracias!

  8. Jorge says:

    Hi Ethan – William!

    i am a chilean Lost Fan, and just come to write to say you (for you and all the people that did make this great show): "THANK YOU, SO MUCH for all these years with us by the TV".

    I'm a X Files fan too (spooky), and since the end of the show, i didn't get interesting for other show… until you come! These 6 years was a bless, with a great history, greats actors, great script, great everything.

    Today you go, but i'm sure that since now, we are friends and we'll make happy every day that we can see you by the screen in another show, like now, watching Elizabeth Mitchell in "V".

    Good luck my friend in all your projects, and you know now, that here you have a big fan in this place of the world.

    Again, thaks a lot for all these years, and nothing! WE ARE IN CONTACT, DUDE! 🙂

    oops! and i can say that i am very happy with the way to end the show!

    Jorge Astorga Tobar
    Santiago de Chile

  9. Anonymous says:

    hey william, thanks from the video. It has been very funny know your spanish skills ^^

  10. Zerávlam says:

    It was a great video! Sincerely, thanks. You did a great job.


  11. Tuk says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!.. for everything

  12. René Olivares says:

    Wow…Ethan speakin in spanish….amazing.. I understand every single word. you rock!!

    Sigue practicando el idioma español

    saludos desde Chile y gracias por todo.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Me encantan sus hermosos ojos! que hizo un muy buen trabajo! me encanta Ethan,Gracias por siempre vuelven cuando se le preguntó, Ethan fue muy importante para la trama de "PERDIDOS"

  14. Angie Rampey says:

    That was wonderful!! Your Spanish was very good! Thanks so much for sharing the clip with all of us. 🙂

  15. Roberta says:

    for obvious reasons I could only comment today*
    thanks! by gracing us with Ethan, he certainly will never be forgotten! I am waiting for news in their career,be sure to tell us.

    P.S:Watching you speak Spanish so well,I got a question I can only comment in Portuguese? just kidding! 🙂 despite my bad english I will not comment on anything in Portuguese.

    *Here in Brazil the only AXN aired the episode last night (25)

  16. Guildor says:

    Muchas gracias Ethan! soy uno de los que te vio en el cine de Madrid. Was great see you talking for us… to the character most misterius and hated of the first season… thank you very much!

    just one question… why your character was so strong? magic of the island, a lot of time in dharma gym or that dominic monaghan still has his hobbit weight?

    thank you again and sorry for my english… take it as a revenge for your spanish! 😉

  17. Quique says:

    I saw your video in a Madrid cimena last Monday!

    That was great! Thanks!! 🙂 Your spanish is fine! It was very funny hearing you!

  18. Vivian says:

    OMG! Those eyes kill me!!!!

    thanks for always return in all seasons that the producers asked Ethan to go back!

    Ethan will be forever branded in my memory.

    ti amo amore mio 😉

  19. Alan says:

    nice job Dude! we're waiting for their new projects

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