Thanks for the reminder! I remember it well. Too funny. And, *ancient history* now.
There was also a skit once when Jimmy Smits was guest host and he played a new “token” Hispanic news anchor at a TV station. All the other employees started using exaggerated Spanish pronunciations for everything from Los Ang-uh-leez to on-chee-lawd-uhz, while he just spoke regular English, which shocked them.
When Michael Buffer is announcing the names of Mexican boxers he does that.
“From the fighting city of CHIiiiiiHUAAAAHuAAAAA, MEhhhhhhico! RRRRRRRAMOOOAAAANNNNNNNNN ORRRRRRRRTIZZZZZZAAAAAAA!”