The beloved Dabarkads of Eat Bulaga, popularly known as Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey De Leon (aka TVJ), are back on TV in their exciting new show “EAT” on TV5. The pilot episode aired on Saturday, July 1, and it was an uplifting and joyful affair.
TVJ, along with Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Maine Mendoza, Ryan Agoncillo, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Carren Eistrup, received a warm welcome in their “new home” at the TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong. They performed some great works during the show, including songs like “Sugod” by Sandwich and the classic OPM hit “Ikaw Lang Ang Aking Mahal,” written by Joey and composed by Tito under the group VST&Co .
In the midst of a trademark dispute with their former blocktime producer, TAPE, Inc., who is still running Eat Bulaga with new hosts, TVJ sang the iconic theme song “Isang libo’t isang Tuwa,” highlighting the “EAT” part and avoided singing “Bulaga.” .”
The show’s acronym “EAT” evoked fun laughter among the Dabarkads, where each of them gave their own meaning, such as “Eto Ang Totoo,” “Everyday All Together,” and “Everyday ang Tawanan. “
The pilot episode was a special occasion, where avid fans gathered at the TV5 Media Center and watched parties organized in different places. Notably, members of the Sotto clan, including Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, Oyo Sotto, Pauleen Luna, Danica Sotto, and Kristine Hermosa, attended to support their beloved TVJ.
This marks TVJ’s return to TV after the breakup with TAPE, Inc. on May 31, which makes the show even more meaningful. In addition, the pilot episode coincided with the first airing of It’s Showtime on GMA Network’s GTV channel and the “first monthsary” of Eat Bulaga after the revamp.
All in all, the return of TVJ’s legitimate Dabarkads in “EAT” was a wonderful reunion full of joy, laughter, and heartfelt moments that left fans eagerly anticipating what’s to come. stage.