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Angelu de Leon, Michael Flores, Ciara Sotto remember T.G.I.S. on its 24th anniversary

/ 01:32 PM August 15, 2019

Angelu de Leon, Michael Flores and Ciara Sotto are celebrating the 24th anniversary of their hit 1990s TV drama series “Thank God It’s Sabado” or “T.G.I.S”.

The series aired its first episode on Aug. 12, 1995. It starred other top teen idols at that time such as Red Sternberg, Rica Peralejo and Bobby Andrews, among others.

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To commemorate the occasion, the actors took to social media to reminisce on some moments between them and other cast members.

“Happy 24!” de Leon, who played Peachy Real, said in her Instagram post last Monday, Aug. 12.

In the series, she was paired with Andrews as Wacks Torres III. The two were the show’s main love team. They famously called each other “Cookie” and “Pancakes”.

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Happy 24! #TGIS #GROUPHUG #thankGoditsSabado

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Meanwhile, Flores, known as Mickey Ledesma in the show, also made a similar post.

“WE ARE 24YRS OLD,” he joked via Instagram on the same day.

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WE ARE 24YRS OLD! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, TGIS! REUNION? 😉 #THANKGODITSSABADO #TGIS24 #BATANG90S #GROUPHUG #SASUSUNODNASABADOULIT #WHISPERTOASCREAM #ALIVEANDKICKING #DYSLEXICHEART ❤

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Sotto, who portrayed the character named Rain Abrera, followed suit and remembered the good old days, as seen in her Instagram post yesterday, Aug. 14.

“I can’t believe [it’s] been that long. It feels like a lifetime ago yet also feels like yesterday,” she said.

“We may have our own children and separate lives now,” she stated.  “But this will always be family to me. It will always be a happy place filled with happy memories. I miss all of you!”

She also cited one of the signature gestures in the show, as she said their popular line: “Group huuuuuuuug!!!”

Last year, members of the show’s two batches, which included actors Raven Villanueva and Sunshine Dizon, reunited to celebrate the show’s 23rd anniversary.

After premiering in 1995, the series bid goodbye on Nov. 27, 1999. Halfway through the program’s run on TV, the original cast was moved up to its spinoff show “Growing Up”.

The series’ success gave way to the production of a film featuring the cast, “T.G.I.S.: The Movie”, released in 1997. JB

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