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Donde Esta La Biblioteca is a YouTube fad revolving around a Spanish rap from the NBC sitcom series Community. The phrase “donde esta la biblioteca” is a basic Spanish phrase that translates to “where is the library?” in English. It is often one of the first phrases taught in beginner’s Spanish class.
Description: Abed and Troy meets …Señor Chang in Spanish 101
Season 1, episode 2 of the show Community aired in September of 2009, and was titled “Spanish 101”. During the closing credis, Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) perform a freestyle rap using rhyming Spanish words that do not form coherent sentences.
| Original in Spanish || English Translation |
One of the first uploads to YouTube was September 30th, 2009, and featured two students in their cafeteria covering the original rap. A remix was posted on October 6th, 2009, that has received over 890,000 views as of May 2011.
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Search queries picked up immediately following the episode’s air date in September 2009, and have continued to well into 2011.