Chavo of Eight is an orphan who lives in the vecindad with his friends, Quico, Chilindrina, Nono, Popis, Godinez, Patty (The girl he likes), Florinda, Ramon, Barriga, Gloria, Jaimito, Clotilde (The Witch), and his teacher, Profesor Longaniza. He also has a craving for ham tortas. Chavo is Spanish slang for kid and also referencing how he is eight years old, and possibly is from Channel Eight or from Apartment Eight in the vecindad
Chavo lives in the vecindad in his little barrel, which he calls his secret hideout. He used to live in Apartment 8 but his companion died.