Sabado Gigante's 50th Anniversary

With Univision’s variety show celebrating its 50th anniversary this Saturday night, Latina.com looks back at its illustrious run on the small screen.

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Don Francisco interviews Hollywood elite, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.

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Don Francisco interviews the incomparable Mexican pop star Yuri.

3. Sabado Gigante 50: 26 MK-THALIA

Thalia has always been a favorite of the Don.

4. Sabado Gigante 50: 40aniRocio

Spanish songstress Rocio Durcal with Don Francisco.

5. Sabado Gigante 50: Chayanne

Puerto Rican singer Chayanne after a performance on SG.

6. Sabado Gigante 50: DF-Contest 1962

Vintage Don Francisco from his early days in Chile.

7. Sabado Gigante 50: DF-Estudio

Sabado Gigante in its early days as Show Dominical on Chile’s Canal 13.

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The Don lays on the charm on the audience.

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The Guinness World Records recognizes SG as the longest running TV variety show in history.

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SG’s New Year’s Eve bashes turn up any Latino house party.

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Don Francisco + Walter Mercado = Legendary Status

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Roselyn Sanchez shows off her musical range on SG.

13. Sabado Gigante 50: ENTREVISTA A PELE

Soccer’s best player ever, Pele, with the world’s best TV host ever.

14. Sabado Gigante 50: MK-CON-DADDY-YANKEE

The Don gets down to the dem bow beat with Daddy Yankee.

15. Sabado Gigante 50: MK-CON-Jerry-Lewis-B-W

Real Recognize Real: Jerry Lewis meets Don Francisco.

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Salsa crooner Marc Anthony with the Don.

17. Sabado Gigante 50: MK-y-PITBULL

Pitbull is all smiles on the SG stage.

18. Sabado Gigante 50: MK-y-SHAKIRA-1997

Shak Attack! A pre-U.S. crossover Shakira graces the SG stage.

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The SG crew is a staple of almost every Latino household during the holidays.

20. Sabado Gigante 50: OlgaTanon

Don Francisco with Puerto Rican singer, Olga Tanon.

21. Sabado Gigante 50: OSCAR DF 2

The Golden Boy, Oscar De La Hoya, shares a laugh with the Don.

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Mexican singer Julieta Venegas breaks out the accordion for her SG performance.

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Luis Fonsi gets personal in his interview with the Don.

24. Sabado Gigante 50: Primer-programa-en-MX-con-Cristian-Castro

The Don and Mexican crooner Cristian Castro sport almost identical hairdos.

25. Sabado Gigante 50: Sabado Gigante2008

Three staples of SG—singing competitions, beautiful models, and El Jackal.