Vice Ganda recalls embarrassing toilet encounter with Jose Mari Chan
Not everyone can say they have an unforgettable memory with well-loved singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan, but for Vice Ganda, a chance encounter he had with the “Christmas in Our Hearts” singer four years ago may just be one of the most memorable yet, if not the most embarrassing.
Vice Ganda divulged to Anne Curtis and the audience during the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” segment of “It’s Showtime” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, just what happened during his embarrassing encounter with the famed singer. So embarrassing it was that, in the comedian’s words, he wanted to be swallowed up by the ground and just die.
According to Vice Ganda, the encounter happened during singer-host Karylle Padilla and Yael Yuzon’s wedding reception in Tagaytay back in 2014. Chan, it turned out, was one of the couple’s ninongs.
“Edi inaantay yung mga pagkain, eh na-c-CR ako, sabi ko sa kasama kong bakla, ‘Bakla samahan mo ko, CR tayo,'” he recalled.
The two went ahead to use the restroom. As per Vice Ganda, he did not take long inside the cubicle and immediately went out to preen in front of the mirror. His companion, however, seemed to be taking too long.
“‘Bakla ang tagal mo tapos na ko ikaw pa inaantay ko ngayon!’ Tapos walang sumasagot, yung isang cubicle hinahampas ko, ‘Bakla anong petsa na!'” he said. “Tapos di kumikibo. ‘Ah talagang binibwisit mo ko, pinagaantay mo ko.'”
Vice Ganda, thinking his friend was inside the cubicle, went on to get the dipper and splashed water on the feet of whoever was inside.
“Binasa ko yung paa niya tapos ayos ako ng buhok. Paglabas ng cubicle, si Jose Mari Chan,” he said as he realized his grave mistake. “Sabi ko talaga, sabi ko, ‘Sorry po…’ Nakita ko talaga basa yung sapatos niya, at tsaka yung pantalon niya basa.”
Chan apparently was sitting on the toilet when Vice Ganda splashed water on his feet, thus soaking not just his shoes, but also the upper part of his pants.
“So nung tinaas niya, basa yung pantalon niya. Sabi ni Jose Mari Chan, ‘Is that you?'” he said. “‘Hindi po ako yun…’ Ayoko nang kumain, gusto ko nang umuwi. Eh, diba syempre respetado yun… tapos kinalampag ko, ‘Bakla! Bakla!'”
As co-hosts Mariel Padilla and Anne Curtis laughed over Vice Ganda’s embarrassing moment, South Korean comedian Ryan Bang quipped, “Kaya pala umuwi siya agad.”
After the incident, Vice Ganda shared he has made it sure that he is the first one to play Chan’s Christmas songs whenever the holiday approaches out of utter respect for the man.
“Nakakahiya… Kaya talaga tuwing Pasko, ako ang unang unang nagpapatugtog ng kanta niya bilang pagbibigay galang,” he added. “At tsaka yun ang pinakamagandang narinig kong kanta talaga….” /ra
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