This blog entry is brought to you by Agent P’s soul which departed her body after Alden Richards tearily uttered these words during the bridge part of God Gave Me You:
“Mga Dabarkads, kung napupuna n’yo po, palagi akong nagpapasalamat. Pero itong kantang ‘to, gusto ko munang ialay ‘to kay Meng. Meng, para sa ‘yo ‘to.”
(Dabarkads, if you noticed, I’ve always been thankful. But for this song, I would like to dedicate this to Meng. Meng, this one’s for you.)
NOTE: Dabarkads = loyal fans of the show; Meng = Maine’s nickname that’s only used by people closest to her
My Top 5 Most Sincere Moments From Today’s Episode of Eat Bulaga:
In order of appearance:
1. The Opening Number
The show started with a close-up of Alden’s face – oh my – and then we saw him preparing for his visit to Yaya Dub’s house. Then we see Yaya Dub ironing her clothes and picking something to wear for Alden’s visit. After that was a montage of random people from the barangays and all over the world doing the Pabebe Wave and partying along with those in the studio, including the hosts, to the tune of the various hit songs that became part of Kalyeserye. It’s like a celebration, not just for AlDub, but moreover for each and every person whose lives have been touched by this phenomenon. It was Eat Bulaga saying THANK YOU to all of us and letting us know that we’re in this together.
A few minutes before that, I was watching the rival show’s opening number. In comparison to the simplicity of Eat Bulaga‘s opening number, it was breathtakingly amazing in all its technical aspects. But all that was literally trumped by a plantsa. Nice try, but not enough to touch the audience’s hearts.
2. The Creative Geniuses of AlDub Nation
Joey De Leon was telling the truth when he Tweeted yesterday that the only guests that they will have for the Saturday show are AlDub Nation.
All through the episode, Eat Bulaga featured the various fan arts inspired by AlDub and Kalyeserye. Songs written for AlDub, graphic artworks, even those manipulated images of Lolas Nidora, Tidora and Tinidora were used as family portraits at the D’Explorer mansion. It is yet another tribute to the fandom by the show. How many television shows would do this, sincerely dedicating an entire show to its audience?
3. God Gave Me You
See: above video. It speaks for itself.
4. Eat Bulaga = Family
Before Alden left the studio, all of the hosts gave him a send-off by either patting him at the back/giving a hug, gave last minute reminders and instructions, and/or gave words of encouragement. Again, it’s like we’re snooping into moments at a family gathering. TVJ, in particular, were like fathers giving their son away on his wedding day.
5. The Letter
While Alden was serenading Maine, it was shown that Maine was ferociously writing a letter. She handed it to Alden before he left the mansion, for which Paolo Ballesteros (as Lola Tidora) playfully revealed that the name written on the card was not ‘Alden’ but his real name, ‘Richard’. It was a personal note from Maine.
I know that all of us are dying to know what she wrote for him, but for me, I’d rather not. It is something that only the two of them should share.
This post by Alden on Instagram/Twitter should be more than enough.
How about you, guys and gals? What are your favorite scenes from today’s Eat Bulaga?