Comedian George Lopez and his new “Saint George” costar, actor Danny Trejo, have a war brewing on Twitter.
The prize? Beating each other in Mexicanity? Yes, that’s it. Both men are battling each other in a comical attempt at proving who is more Mexican.
The brawl held on social media lends itself to a verbal ping-pong where twitter followers of both stars are trapped navigating between Lopez’s and Trejo’s twitter accounts…just to keep up with the insanity.
Here’s a taste of what’s going down between the sitcom stars on Twitter:
After the this tweet by Lopez it seems Trejo, famous for his role “Machete”, suddenly went silent but of course “Saint George” was quick to call him out on it:
There hasn’t been a response from Trejo as of yet but we’re sure this is not the last we’ll hear about #MoreMexican, especially not with “Saint George” airing Thursday, March 6th at 9 P.M ET on FX.
In the half-hour sitcom Lopez plays a recently divorced working man balancing a new business venture, culture clashes with his “gringa” ex-wife (Justified’s Jenn Lyon), and his controlling Mexican-American mamá (In the Heights’ Olga Merediz).
Trejo is cast as a recurring character, Lopez’s Uncle.
“In many ways, Tio is like a savant or Shakespeare’s fool — despite a convoluted thought process and many quirks, Tio speaks the truth and holds a mirror up to George,” said Trejo in an interview with Vulture.com.
“Saint George” will initially air ten-episodes and if it manages to gain a consistent viewership will be followed by an order of another 90 episodes, a model known as the “10-90″ established by the series “Anger Management” featuring Charlie Sheen.