You may recall we had answers from people on the forum, and on the article, and then one from Jim Lewis. Well, the answer finally came in while I was in America from Mr Bill Barretta himself, and i figured that was worth a follow up article. So, enjoy in its copied and pasted glory, the answer from the horses (prawns?) mouth!
Sorry, I just saw this… so I hope it’s not too late.
The reason Pepe, often says “okay” at the end of a sentence, which by the way, people tend to think that a question mark follows it (noticed you didn’t do that), but it’s actually a statement.
Pepe is based on my wife’s aunt (no longer with us) who was from Madrid, Spain but lived in California for about 30 years. This was simply the way she spoke. “You are wearing a beautiful shirt, okay.” “We’re going to the mall, okay.” She was basically confirming what she was saying and I always thought that was a funny character trait of hers…and she was quite a character. There’s a lot more of her than just “okay” in Pepe.
As a matter of fact and better still, her name was Maria Theresa and in my wife’s family there are actually a few more Maria Theresa’s, so…when I met her family in Madrid, the way they distinguished her from the others was by giving her the name Maria Theresa Okay. Pretty funny huh?
So there you go, and I’ll be seeing you sometime soon.
Until then, have a good day!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier