Heredero After Eat Bulaga

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(Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAPE_Inc.)

Remembers “Heredero”, a telenovela that was shown right after “Eat Bulaga”. I remember one summer from my childhood where I watched this daily on the weekdays. It starred Philip Gamboa, Richard Arellano, and Glaiza Herradura. I remember even developing a childhood crush on Glaiza Heradura because I saw her everyday on this TV show. If I also recall correctly, King Gutierrez played the villain.

“Heredero” was actually the first show broadcast by TAPE, Inc. on RPN 9. TAPE Inc. is more popularly known as the production company behind “Eat Bulaga”. In later years, TAPE Inc. produced “Valiente” which also became a huge noontime hit during the 1990’s.

Claudine Barretto

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Photo captured from (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=claudine+barretto+nagmura+sa+asap)

Remembers when Claudine Barretto tripped then cursed on live TV. Click the link below to watch.

This unfortunate accident happened during the live airing of “A.S.A.P Mania” on ABS-CBN back in April 13, 2003. This was at the height of Claudine Barretto’s popularity. It wasn’t so much that she tripped that was shocking but what she exclaimed right after. The clip doesn’t show how she recovered from it but it seems she maintained her composure and quickly apologized to the audience. I don’t see how the production team could have possibly salvaged that.

Lone Wolf & Cub

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Photo from (http://johnrieber.com/2014/01/29/slicing-dicing-samurai-lone-wolf-and-cub-bloody-cult-classics/)

Remembers “Lone Wolf & Cub” when it was shown as a TV series in IBC13. Was it a movie that was shown in episodes in Channel 13 or was it really a TV series? The samurai in the series served as a guardian to a baby boy and together they would walk the earth with the boy riding a wooden cart.

I remember a particular episode where it was revealed that the wooden cart was actually a weapon itself. Swords and knives protruded out of it and was used to kill the samurai’s enemies.

I also remember that the samurai was particularly good at fighting with a sword and no one could defeat him.

Music Television

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Remembers “MV2”, Channel 2‘s version of MTV, hosted by Long Tall Howard. The music video show came on every morning on weekdays at 10:00 AM. This is where I first saw the music videos of bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears, and the Eurythmics. When USA for Africa mania hit, “We Are the World” was always the last music video played. For some reason also, the show would always feature Al Corley’s “Square Rooms”.

On the weekends, it would be Video Hot Tracks on Saturdays and Video Hit Parade on Sundays. Of course, Sunday afternoon was “America’s Top 10” hosted by Casey Kasem on Channel 9.

Bad Boy Versus Goma

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Photo is captured from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xa6R1sgi3w

Remembers when Robin Padilla punched Richard Gomez in front of everyone during the 1991 STAR Olympics held every year at ULTRA.

I recall that this was all about Sharon Cuneta as Robin Padilla was going out with the Megastar during this time and Richard Gomez was Sharon’s ex-boyfriend.

I also remember that the report said that Robin Padilla drove all the way from Baguio and went straight to the STAR Olympics to confront Richard Gomez.

Skip to 3:30 in the video to see the Bad Boy of Philippine Movies knock the block off Goma.

Funhouse

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Remembers “Funhouse” in the old Padilla arcade in Greenhills. After school, my cousins would go there to buy itchy powder, fake blood, and that kaleidoscope that gave you a black eye after you peer into it. I couldn’t go inside because I was scared of the Frankenstein statue and of Statler (one half of the balcony critics, Statler and Waldorf from “The Muppet Show”) who was hanging from a hangman’s noose.

If anyone has pictures of the place, please share them with me. I would love to see them.

Not sure who owns this photo but if someone would tell me, I would gladly credit them.
Not sure who owns this photo but if someone would tell me, I would gladly credit them.
Not sure who owns this photo but it says Lito Tesoro on the watermark.
Not sure who owns this photo but it says Lito Tesoro on the watermark.