Earlier today, an officemate asked me to come with her to take backstage photos at a taping of All-Star K! at Broadway. We arrived at the venue at around 7PM, and were surprised to see that there was a taping of... Eat Bulaga?
Apparently, they were taping some segments in advance. I assumed this was because either Vic or Joey aren't coming in tomorrow, and as all Bulaga fans know, it just isn't the same without either of them.
We walked in just as they were taping a Bulagaan segment, and seeing it live was quite a treat, despite the fact that the studio was almost empty, save for the crew and a handful of fans. In fact, this even became the running joke throughout the portion, as Jose kept shouting, "O, yung audience, 'wag kayong magsiksikan diyan, baka magka-stampede, merong pang mamatay diyan." Meanwhile, during all these, Joey de Leon was laughing so hard he was almost crying, and when he was finally able to speak, he cracked everyone up by saying, "O, dito sa kaliwa, maluwag pa!" You had to be there.
I had wanted to write it down for the handful of people who'd get to read this and watch the segment (tomorrow? Friday? I don't know when it's gonna air), just so they could be in on the joke too. It's remarkable to think that, as funny as the Bulagaan segment is, the TV audience probably misses out on most of the fun that the cast has. I guess you just have to be there.
We took some pictures of the Bulagaan, made our way to the next studio where All-Star K! was actually being taped, and took photos and did our business. I noticed this pretty woman backstage, and I tried to guess which of the celebrity guests she was with. There were three guys on the set, Wowie de Guzman, Benjie Paras, and Christian Vasquez. So who was the pretty girl with?
She was with Aiza Seguerra. Hacheche-pache!