In an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph during their preparation for their ‘anim-versary’ kickoff today September 26 at the Araneta Coliseum, “It’s Showtime” hosts Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Kuya Kim Atienza, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Jhong Hilario, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang and Eric Tai shared their their unforgettable moments on the noontime show.
“Unforgettable moment ko yung binigyan ako ng chance na makapag perform kasama yung family ko, yung buong family ko na 50 kaming lahat sa stage and I think ano ‘yun e, may birthday nung time na ‘yun tapos lahat kami may kumakanta, may mga sumasayaw mga pamangkin ko, yung mga bayaw ko, mga kapatid ko, parents ko nagsasayaw sila so isa ‘yun sa unforgettable and ‘yung isa pa is ‘yung naging noontime show, well bukod sa nabansagan akong ‘Sample King’, ‘yung nilagay kami sa noontime show.”
How did he become the ‘Sample King’?
“Well actually ang nagbansag sa’kin nun e si Vhong kasi ‘yun ‘yung time na talagang bawat sabihin sakin ‘Sample! Sample!’ sige, sige, o sige sample kahit na delikado yung ginagawa basta mapasaya lang yung tao kaya si Vhong siya ang nagbansag sa akin na ‘Sample King’.
“’Yung pumunta mommy ko galing Korea tsaka nung naging host na ako, burado ako ‘di ba galing kasi akong hurado tapos naging host na’ko sobrang happy kasi ako nun.”
Eric "Eruption" Tai
“The time when Vice Ganda turned me into ‘Mamaruption’ I think pa-uso nun was i-Dawn Zulueta mo’ko and that changed my whole perspective of Eruption and turned into Mama Eruption, kaya ‘Mamaruption’. I’ll never forget that it was a good and I guess a fun thing to do because maraming tao na na-intimidate sa akin kasi sa laki ng katawan it kinda softened me out na ‘ay mabait pala siya’ or can do beki moves or something like that so maraming ibang experiences na hindi ko makalimutan pero ‘yan ‘yung isa, that was just memorable it was fun and I’ll always think of it as a funny experience na instead [of] Eruption may ‘Mamaruption’ na.”
“Nag-start ako kasi actually nauna sila ng mga one year and a half bago ako nakapasok sa Showtime family but most memorable ko siguro [is] my relationship siguro with Coleen (Garcia) kasi that’s you know, it started end of you know, sa dulo part ng Showtime so natagpuan ko yung mahal ko sa buhay.”
“Siguro ang pinaka most unforgettable moment ko ay ‘yung first anniversary namin kasi dun nabuo what the our tradition is, every time we celebrate our anniversary. I think that was the most memorable kasi it was so raw everything was so fresh so it was an experience that you will really hold on to forever.”
“Dalawa sa mga unforgettable moments ko sa Showtime is ‘yung first day na pumasok kami after namin ma-suspend. Yung nag ano kami, magpasikat. Yung unang araw na yun na magpasikat wala kami lahat tulog nun kasi ano lahat kami nun, nalaman namin na suspended kami alas siyete ng gabi sa news so pinatawag kami ng 7 o’clock ng gabi ng EP namin para mag meeting so yun gumawa kami ng isang buong show mula 8 o’clock ng gabi hanggang madaling araw. Yun yung magpasikat tapos after ng magpasikat iyakan kaming lahat. After nung episode na yun, punta kami sa dugout namin tapos iyakan kaming lahat.
“Pangalawang unforgettable moment, yung magpasikat namin na nag Gangnam kami ni Jugs tsaka nag backmasking kami ng TKJ, si Karylle yung backmask kasi isa sa pinakamahirap naming ginawa yung kabisaduhin yung kanta ng showtime ng pabaliktad tapos ang saya nung feeling kasi parang hindi in-expect na ganun pala yung reaction ng madlang people at first na hinihintay lang namin ma-rewind o mapanood nila yung video pero kasi tahimik lang yung madlang people e, hindi nila alam kung ano yung nangyayari so yun.”
Kuya Kim Atienza
“Ang pinaka unforgettable moment for me was the pilot episode kasi that’s the very first time e, at yun ang pinaka unang beses na nagsama sama ang mga ilang personalities na hindi mo akalain na pwede pala pagsmahin. The very first show kasi kita mo naman yung season 1 ng showtime kasi sari-saring personality actually kahit ngayon, yung showtime ngayon sari-saring personality na hindi naman pwedeng pagsamahin, pinagsama sama yun pala magwowork like I remember nung first day namin Vice Ganda. Si Vice, first time nakita sa TV na ganun e, ganun siya kagaling yung genius ni Vice talagang dun lumabas sa una and then si Anne na sobrang sosyal kapartner ni Vhong na sobrang masa. How can these teams up work? And then yung dalawang rakista si Jugs and Teddy and then with me e news naman ako. Ba’t pinagsama sama tong mga ito? Ano kaya ang meron dito? And then dun nagsimula yung chemistry and then that chemistry was growing and growing tapos kasama na si Karylle, kasama na si Coleen kasma si Billy. Lumaki yung family at iba iba rin ang personalities nagsama sama rin at yung synergy nung grupo yung combination ng ibang tao, that’s what gave showtime its distinct flavor na minahal talaga ng tao.”
“Yung bumalik naman yung showtime mula nung nasuspinde kasi hindi ko malimutan yung ginawa ni direk dun. Tapos ngayon nung bumalik kami nakuha namin yung parang envelope na parang babalik na kami. Nang ginanun (opened) ni direk yung envelope tumunog yung theme song so dun nag-iyakan kami parang after na kasi pinagpuyatan namin yun nung time na nasuspinde kami tapos binalik sobrang hindi ko malilimutan kala namin kasi hindi na kami babalik.”
“Actually madami siguro my favorite moments talaga when I was a hurado when I was starting out hindi naman ako part ng showtime so I was a judge. Ang pwesto namin sa taas so you could see everything and everyone and my favorite was just seeing random smiles you know like I don’t know what movie that was, Love Actually parang theyre in the airport and you see all these people hugging; arrivals, departures hugging to say goodbye or hugging to say hello yung heightened emotions so from up there it’s kind of like watching a nice collage of parang moment like that and every time I would spot somebody having their best day, having the biggest smile on their face that for me parang yun yung scenes na nag pe-play sa mind ko when I think of my favorite showtime moments kasi heightened yung saya e, I just try to explain it to myself na parang maybe these people watch in their house and one day im gonna go there and im gonna have the time of my life kasi parang tito Mel whenever the show starts he says something like ‘sabihin mo sa sarili mo mag e-enjoy ako’ kasi sometimes kailangan itapon mo rin yung hiya mo and sometimes it’s nice to hear it from na ‘yeah im gonna have the best day ever’ dib a and maybe they will have a better day pa so it’s a nice feeling to see people having the time of their lives with us and alam mong they’re from different places, all walks of life so that’s one of my favorites kasi from up there sabi ko it’s really nice bringing that out in people.
Second would be getting over my fears when Anne was my partner and we did aerial dance na naka hoop kami, that for me was scary. I couldn’t get over the fire part I left that to her kasi I kept hitting myself during the rehearsal without the actual flame and my skin broke out and everything but yung height, na overcome ko yung fear ko sa heights kasi watching our shadows from way up there in our aerial hoop ang ganda ganda. Sabi ko as I was watching it, ‘Ang ganda ng shadow natin’ pero hindi na’ko natakot kasi I was just looking at how beautiful it was.
Third siguro was Gab, the whole season or the whole time that Gab was a hurado he would like say a keyword that word would be translated or parang you’ll give the definition of that word and then you will make all sorts of knock knocks and it freaked me out because it was totally like impromptu and how do you think of just like that it’s not like he’ll tell us what the word is so you’d have to be on your toes and I don’t make jokes like to me that was just like ‘what?’ everyday you’ll just have to think of a joke on the spot like that with everyone being brilliant around you. If you could feel my ears yun namumula sobrang freak out I can’t forget that.”