Ang dating doon bubble gang
“Wala lang,” he replied, surprised, when asked why.“I’m always holding this.” And he wore very dark glasses that he would not take off for the whole length of the interview. But we wondered about his nails— very long, and looking like turtle-shell… “I always lose my picks, so I just grew some.” For many TV viewers back in the late ‘90s, Friday nights were not complete without seeing Herman “Isko” Salvador as Brod Pete in the “Bubble Gang” segment “Ang Dating Doon,” a parody of Eliseo Soriano’s tele-evangelist program.The segment will begin when an audience will start to ask question to Brod Pete and he will interpret it in return using nursery rhymes, song lyrics and children's literature.Because of its popularity, their characters became their nicknames.
“Pinakamalaking parte ng buhay ko tumutugtog lang ako ng gitara,” he explained to no one in particular.
“I cannot even write gags if I’m not fiddling with it.” So how do you write gags?
When I was just starting, I would lift from English joke books and translate them into Filipino.
Sobrang taas ng ratings nun kaya iniisa-isa namin ang mga kainan sa Tomas Morato for brainstorming sessions. So the idea of “Ang Dating Doon” kinda took off from there. For example, I play what I think is the most delicious song ever written—“Come Together,” by the The Beatles.
During a session, I told my co-workers that Brother Eli of “Ang Dating Daan” cracked me up whenever he went ballistic on TV. (Plays and sings) “Come together/ right now/ …ovary!
Bubble Gang is probably one of the most successful gag shows in Philippine TV.