Eat Bulaga March 5 2016
Eat Bulaga! is the longest running noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network. The show broadcasts from The New TAPE Studios (Eastside Studio) at the GMA Broadway Centrum in New Manila, Quezon City. Eat Bulaga! is aired Weekdays at 12:00 NN to 2:35 PM and Saturdays at 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (PHT). The show is also broadcast worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV. The name approximately translates to “Lunchtime Surprise!”.
The show celebrated its 36th year on Philippine television on July 30, 2015, holding the record of being the longest-running noontime variety program on air in the history of Philippine television.
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Current segments (as of January 2016)
Bulagaan is a veteran segment of Eat Bulaga! featuring hosts delivering “knock-knock” jokes in a classroom scenario, with the hosts divided into groups, dressed in school uniforms, and singing their answers to the teacher’s question. After performing, the group spins a giant roulette (numbered from 00 to 100) which is the basis of their score. The group with the lowest score will be punished at the end of the segment and later going free-for-all, throwing cream pies at each other. This segment occurs once in a while, usually during special occasions or on Saturday.
Dancing in Tandem
Pairs of dancers show off their dancing abilities while incorporating a specific dance movement demonstrated by Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards into their choreography.
Three brave studio audience members get to do a 40-second audition showcasing their talents to the voting audience for the chance to become the next big star like Maine Mendoza.
Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d’ Pipol
Dubbed by Joey de Leon as “Bayanihan na may kasamang swerte”, this segment shows the true purpose of Eat Bulaga! — to help less fortunate Filipinos and to give happiness to every Juan who supported them throughout the years. Included in this segment is the “Plastic ni Juan Project, where the plastic bottles they collect from the barangays they visit are turned into school armchairs, to be given to their chosen school in a specific barangay.
The first portion of Juan for All, All for Juan is called Barangay Bayanihan. The hosts will announce the barangay’s name and the phrase, “Bayanihan na!”. The Filipino term “bayanihan” refers to a spirit of communal effort to achieve a particular objective. All who wish to be eligible to win must bring specific items that the hosts mention and must then race to the numbers laid out on the streets in under a minute. The hosts pick a random number. The person standing on that number and the four next numbers receive cash prizes and gift packs from the show and its sponsors. The line with the most behaved people, dubbed as the “Bayanihan Line”, receives P1,000 each (for a total of P20,000). In the event of bad weather, the studio hosts select seven entries. The seven winners must each bring plastic bottles and their registration forms to receive P10,000.
This applies to the chosen barangay of the day. For it to qualify, it must be well-organized, clean and well-behaved. Everyday a barangay is added to the list of “qualified” barangays, eventually summing up to more or less 20 barangays for the month. Otherwise, just one violation of the said requirements means the disqualification of that barangay. After each month, the hosts choose three barangays who will win a special prize based on their rank, with the best barangay winning the grand prize and the title of Barangay Bayanihan.
Prior to the emergence of the Kalyeserye, the Barangay Bayanihan was placed after the Sugod Bahay portion but it was split off and became a stand-alone segment with the two hosts (Anjo and Jimmy). Barangay Bayanihan now stands prior to the segments produced at the Broadway Centrum.
This segment features the antics of Wally Bayola as Lola Nidora, accompanied by her Yaya Dub, portrayed by viral Dubsmash personality Maine Mendoza. Initially started as vignette characters for Problem Solving (particularly on Maine’s part), the concept of the pre-Sugod Bahay segment morphed into a continuing street sketch comedy due to the chemistry and drama between Mendoza and co-host Alden Richards, a new loveteam called AlDub. This thus became a parody drama series titled #KiligPaMore. Since then, the segment, the actors and the characters they play became a significant factor to the noontime show’s higher television ratings.
Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Maine Mendoza, and Marian Rivera-Dantes (currently on hiatus due to her pregnancy) are the primary hosts in this segment, who are on-location at the chosen barangay for the day, with Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, Joey de Leon and Allan K hosting in the Broadway Studio. A studio host draws an entry from a box containing registration forms from the chosen barangay and calls that person to confirm their name and address. The barangay hosts then go to the home address to meet and congratulate the winner. The winner is interviewed shortly by the hosts about family, work, health, and other personal background. The winner is given food, cash, and other prizes from the sponsors of the show, including appliances from Hanabishi, an O+ Android smartphone, grocery showcase from Puregold, and a raffle entry for a chance to win house and lot from Lumina Homes. Aside from the sponsor’s prizes, the winner also receives a final cash prize from the show itself.
This segment is done on every show, Monday to Saturday, with locations ranging nationwide – from barangays and subdivisions across Metro Manila, all the way to provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. There, they usually have their selected contestant registered the previous day, with a copy of their entries sent back to the Broadway Studio to be drawn the next day.
The Sugod Bahay portion in recent episodes have become a de facto signalling system as an event within the Kalyeserye. Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola) would toss to the other two to do the portion as a breaker for various precepts. After doing the segment, the story would resume until the vehicle horn signal blares.
Aicelle Santos, who garnered the nickname Traffic Diva after her performances on the former segment Bulaga Pa More!, sings on the busy street outside Broadway Centrum and enters vehicles to make random passengers sing for a chance to win a cash prize.