The world was anxious to see the young lad who would be replacing Ricky Melendez, and Ricky was fortunate to introduce the world to the very little Ricky Martin.
Ricky Martin was small, but very cute. In my opinion at the time, he looked like a younger version of Ralph Macchio. Both of them had the same color hair, eyes, and skin. Right away, I had to get to know this Ricky Martin by being a more devoted Menudo fan.
When I read a magazine article introducing Ricky Martin, he mentioned something real funny to the world about how we should remember his name; he said that he didn't want us to get him confused with Ricky Melendez. In fact, he told the public to either call him "Little Ricky" or "Kiki". I got myself in the habit of calling him "Little Ricky".