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ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« on: Jan 13, 2008 at 07:12 PM »
               This week's ANG PINAKA is truly one of pinoy's favorite pasttime. ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE PINOY SITCOMS has a panelists of Ces Quesada, Carmen Go-Vargas - broadcaster, Romel Lalata - showbiz editor, Melvin Lee - stage actor and Andrew De Real - The Library owner. Here's the list:

    10. DUPLEX - classic! Too bad, no TV clips shown. :(
     9. PALIBHASA LALAKE - Strange but the only memorable episode I remember is the guesting of none other than Peque's titular horror character TIYANAK! And also during the entire series, Joey Marquez calling Cynthia Patag a Gremlin deadringer! ;D
     8. HOME ALONG DA RILES - this used to be really a fun family tv show until it went pffft!
     7. CHICKS TO CHICKS - Sexy short, shorts!  ;D Now I know, the word "manyakis" comes from maniac sa kiss! Clever but naughty! :D
     6. OKAY KA, FAIRY KO - Roderick Paulate as one-time Faye, now that's really funny!  :D
     5. OBER DA BAKOD – Janno Gibbs used to be funny here. From  :D to  :(
     4. TANG-TARANG-TANG - Sylvia La Torre, Pugo, Patsy. Vintage. ;)
     3. ABANGAN ANG SUSUNOD NA KABANATA – one of the best sitcoms in recent years. ;)
     2. ISKUL BUKOL – I would really want this want in DVD. Imagine, a Pinoy Classic TV Series first time in DVD!
     1. JOHN EN MARSHA – ....and this one, too? Please...

           TV Sitcoms then are really situational comedies.....

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2008 at 07:56 PM »
No Baltic and Company? Tisoy? Cafeteria Aroma? I think these three are better alternatives to ober da bakod or okay ka fairy ko (which was never funny!).

Now, Duplex... great choice there. Daddy Groovy is already part of Philippine pop culture. Same with the bumbling airhead maid Liweng. :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2008 at 08:38 PM »
Cafeteria Aroma. . . yes! Off the wall, bizarre and incredibly funny. Brother Manok, Johnson, Miniong at syempre si Uncle Apeng!

Much more than OK Ka Fairy Ko, I agree. Or even Home Along the Riles.


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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 13, 2008 at 11:23 PM »
i was about to list na sana Sic O'Clock News, T.O.D.A.S., etc... but the former is more of political satire while the latter is a gag show. sa Duplex, i like most the character of soxy topacio and di ba dito rin si ms. dang cecilio? aaah, i could stare at the screen for hours pag siya ang naka-focus ng camera. sa cafeteria aroma naman, nakadikit pa rin sa isipan ko yung bading doon (johnson?), coz up till now i haven't figured out whether he's acting a character o bading tlaga siya. hehe. pero it's been some sort of a morning upper for me then and we even have black and white tv only. haaay... they don't make them as they used to. sad!  :(

siguro, it's becoz they aren't as ratings driven then.  >:(
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:13 AM »
The only way to describe Cafeteria Aroma is a post modern sitcom. It deviated from the traditional sitcom formula and really did it well. I've always considered Apeng Daldal a genius for conceptualizing that show.

Another "kind of" postmodern sitcom was U.F.O. (Urbana, Felisa, and Others). Mitch Valdez was the life of that show and not Mang Truman (Lou Veloso) who was the breakout character.

Anna Lorraine Kier was in Duplex and not Dang Cecilio. :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:16 AM »
Another sitcom that should be added in the list (or a better alternative to the three questionable sitcoms in said list) is Eh Kasi Babae. That was the first sitcom that showcased the modern Filipina. And besides, I love Bessie Badilla, hehe!

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:49 AM »
Wow, pati si Raffy Chan naalala mo pa, hehe!

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 01:24 AM »
Another sitcom that should be added in the list (or a better alternative to the three questionable sitcoms in said list) is Eh Kasi Babae. That was the first sitcom that showcased the modern Filipina. And besides, I love Bessie Badilla, hehe!

      I would have added EH KASI BABAE. Sexy comediennes then are 'funny'. It's good they haven't missed out DUPLEX and CHICKS TO CHICKS. JOHN EN MARSHA and ISKUL BUKOL are given. Dang Cecilio is such a  classic beauty even though she was not in any of the mentioned sitcoms. Or is she?

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 02:58 AM »
if i may add... Joey & Son may not be an all out comedy, but it was good during its run, too... and it introduced us to Ian Veneracion. then there's "sitak ni jack" topbilled by jay ilagan, manok ni san pedro (not too fond of it myself but it had it's loyal following), yung kina bistek, chichay, vic sotto & dina b. (di ko na marecall ang title).

"abangan..." was good because of the ensemble acting. lahat ng actors have well-defined characters and they did it well. walang mga parang wallflowers lang (like even with the "abangan.." reincarnation).

WIT........ that seems to be one other ingredient that current shows of this genre lacks.

seeing those iskul bukol tapes from this clip of the i-witness' tribute to the show, it's as if you're looking at a stash of hiidden treasure, much like gold... but priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEwgYTYwyc&feature=related
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #9 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 03:40 AM »
too bad palibhasa lalaki lost a lot of its luster the longer it stayed on air.  the dowsing with water gag was good the first time, but they made it mandatory for the next thousand times.  oh wait, it think they replaced it with arina

but the first couple of years were good and funny, i did follow that along with okay ka fairy ko.

how about gag shows?  TODAS, TVJ, Going Bananas?

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #10 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 08:57 AM »
my son, my son didn't make the list either.
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:23 AM »
my son, my son didn't make the list either.

Yup, that's another criminally overlooked sitcom.

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:24 AM »
my son, my son didn't make the list either.
"My son my son", is this starring also Pugo, Patsy and Tange?  Then retitled sometime later as 'Son of my son"?
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:26 AM »
Yup, that's it. It also had Bentot and Jay Ilagan as the son. :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:28 AM »
Yup, that's it. It also had Bentot and Jay Ilagan as the son. :)

thanks indie... memorable dito sa sitcom na ito was the way patsy would wake up pugo, yung tinatali yung paa, tapos hinihila ni patsy.  ;D ;D
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #15 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:46 AM »
Wow, I didn't even know that! I have very vague recollections of this sitcom, I actually only remember the actors. :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #16 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:56 AM »
No Baltic and Company? Tisoy? Cafeteria Aroma? I think these three are better alternatives to ober da bakod or okay ka fairy ko (which was never funny!).

Now, Duplex... great choice there. Daddy Groovy is already part of Philippine pop culture. Same with the bumbling airhead maid Liweng. :)

I agree. Cafeteria Aroma instead of Ober Da Bakod.

Another one I remember as funnier than Ober Da Bakod is "Ang Manok ni San Pedro" starring Lito Pimentel and Balut.


Most (if not all) of the shows listed are shown at primetime.

Cafeteria Aroma was shown at 11 in the morning as I remember it.

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #17 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 11:53 AM »
the dowsing with water gag was good the first time, but they made it mandatory for the next thousand times.  oh wait, it think they replaced it with arina

only becoz ilang beses nang na-memo ang show for equipment damage. di maiwasang mabasa cameras and mics pag ganyang me basaan sa set.  :D
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #18 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM »
The Best pa rin para sa akin ang John En Marsha, T.O.D.A.S at syempre pa... ang ISKUL BUKUL ;D ;D ;D

Sana may magbalik nito, sila pa rin ang mga casts ::) ;) ;D
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #19 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 12:51 PM »
mahirap na ata na same cast pa din. What with Nida Blanca dead and some of the TODAS crew with lucrative careers in other fields (Frida Fonda is a successful doctor in the US).

Anyway, John en Marsha has returned "sort of" with the John en Shirley sitcom.

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #20 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 01:26 PM »
      I would have added EH KASI BABAE. Sexy comediennes then are 'funny'. It's good they haven't missed out DUPLEX and CHICKS TO CHICKS. JOHN EN MARSHA and ISKUL BUKOL are given. Dang Cecilio is such a  classic beauty even though she was not in any of the mentioned sitcoms. Or is she?

EH KASE BABAE ba yung sina Gloria Diaz, Debbie Miller and another chick?  Grabe, those were the hotties while we were still in shorts!   ;D

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #21 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 01:35 PM »
Yes, the one you failed to mention was Bessie Badilla. Although she left the series and was replaced by another sexy actress, the name of which I can't remember. :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #22 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 01:52 PM »
Yes, the one you failed to mention was Bessie Badilla. Although she left the series and was replaced by another sexy actress, the name of which I can't remember. :)

Hehe, superb you got it - yes there was a replacement nga.  Escapes me too.  Well, it would be great if someone can post any 'aesthetic relics' from that show!  ;D

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #23 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 03:07 PM »
Thanks! I remember watching Joey and Son; I was watching it when I was sick one time and was happy about that because I didn't have to go to school. Was it shown back-to-back with Duplex, where they played music from Devo?

Also, how about reviving this old thread

http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=43256.0

and posting schedules for some of these shows as well as other details. I just found out that several shows, like "Eh Kasi Babae," are not listed in IMDB. Maybe we can enter these and other shows in the database and come up with a website or web log focusing on Pinoy TV shows and maybe even radio programs from the past.

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #24 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 03:54 PM »
Duplex ended way before Joey and Son started. After Ading Fernando's death, Duplex only lasted barely a year before it went off the air.

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #25 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 06:24 PM »
Bring back ABANGAN ANG SUSUNOD NA KABANATA. Joey Reyes' script is so witty and funny. Who can forget the TENGCO Family comprise of Cong. Tengco, his wife Barbara and Dino? There's Benny also and Nanette Inventor's sofa that has plastic that was never removed!
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #26 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 07:06 PM »
i'm just surprised at the number of viewers who can still remember and had fond memories of cafeteria aroma. sleeper hit pala ito.  :D nung palabas pa kasi siya, you wouldn't know kung marami ba kayong nanonood nito. we do watched it regularly, if not religiously.

guilty pleasure siya, in the same vein as perhapsstrangebrew - shows about nothing. sabi nga nung isang nabasa ko, pinapagalitan daw siya manood nanay niya kasi wala naman daw siyang makukuha dito. sabi nya, "bakit, can't you watch just for fun?" oo nga naman, yung fun part ang isa sa nawawala in some of the current comedy programs.

There's Benny also and Nanette Inventor's sofa that has plastic that was never removed!

o di ba, pati sofa eh palaging in character!!??? haha. it's this attention to detail that separates soso comedies from the just runs.
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #27 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 07:46 PM »
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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #28 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:04 PM »
PUBHOUSE on channel 13 starring Dang Cecilio and Chanda Romero was also funny then... :)

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Re: ANG PINAKA-MEMORABLE TV SITCOMS (JANUARY 13, 2008)
« Reply #29 on: Jan 14, 2008 at 10:11 PM »
Pubhouse was a little too laid back on the comedy for me. Chanda Romero though  was so delicious! She still is today even if she's probably in her 50's. :)