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LOOK: Michael V. recalls first show on rival network, why he doesn’t work on Sundays

/ 02:08 PM August 27, 2017
Michael V

Image: Screen grab via Instagram/@michaelbitoy

Michael V. took to Instagram to reminisce his early days in showbiz.

“Ready, Get Set, Go!” was a Sunday game show in the 1990s and the Kapuso comedian’s “first ever TV show,” he recalled.

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The “Pepito Manaloto” star posted a series of photos of the show and wondered, “Bakit wala akong mahanap na photo or video sa internet? (Why are there no photos or videos of it online?)”

Sino nakaka-alala sa “Ready, Get Set, Go!” ng ABS-CBN? Bakit wala akong mahanap na photo or video sa internet? This is my first ever TV Show! I used to drive from Cavite to Quezon City every Sunday and make it to the studio before 11am. I did rap intros to all the segments with Eric Quizon, Patrick Guzman, Maila Gumila, Eula Valdez, Eagle Riggs, Danny Pansalin and (later on) Carmina Villaroel and G. Toengi as hosts. I worked with Wenn Deramas, Enrico Santos, Deo Endrinal, Biboy Arboleda, Manong Gilbert Perez, Alou Almaden, Ms. Dagang Vilbar, Mam Cory Vidanes (and a lot I couldn’t remember) on this show for 6 years! “Ready, Get Set, Go!” was undefeated in ratings until its final episode. Incidentally, it was supposed to be my final year too. Noon ako nag-decide na Sunday should be a FAMILY DAY and it’s been like that for me ever since.

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He shared what work was like for him at that time: “I used to drive from Cavite to Quezon City every Sunday and make it to the studio before 11am.”

He also named the comedians and actors he was able to work with: “I did rap intros to all the segments with Eric Quizon, Patrick Guzman, Maila Gumila, Eula Valdez, Eagle Riggs, Danny Pansalin and (later on) Carmina Villaroel and G. Toengi as hosts.”

Bitoy gave credit to people behind the scenes, such as late directors Wenn Deramas and Gilbert Perez, producer and writer Enrico Santos, producer Dagang Vilbar, and ABS-CBN COO Cory Vidanes.

He said the show “was undefeated in ratings until its final episode.”

“Incidentally, it was supposed to be my final year too. Noon ako nag-decide na Sunday should be a FAMILY DAY and it’s been like that for me ever since,” he shared.

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While he had fond memories, when asked if he would return to ABS-CBN, Bitoy had the last laugh:

Michael V, Bitoy

Image: Screen grab via Twitter/@michaelbitoygma

Michael V. has found success in GMA since 1995, as part of the long-running gag show “Bubble Gang”. JB

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