For several days now, viewers have been seeing the sexy
teaser of Banana Split showing female actresses in their swimsuits playing
around a water fountain. According to a PEP source, the female counterpart of
the defunct gag show Goin' Bananas will air on ABS-CBN by October 11
Once a week, Roxanne Guinoo, Angelica Panganiban, Cristine
Reyes, RR Enriquez, Dianne Medina, Princess Ryan, and Valerie Concepcion will
tantalize audiences with their sketches and comic skits. Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity
Edition 2 alumna Riza Santos was supposed to join this show but she was pulled
out because she had to go back to Canada.
Banana Split is a spin off of the popular sitcom that
aired in the ‘90s, Goin' Bananas, which starred Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz,
Johnny Delgado, Al Tantay, Christopher de Leon, and the late Jay Ilagan.
This sketch comedy show is directed by Direk Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz and
his son Frasco Mortiz. The headwriter of Banana Split is Ricky Victoria,
currently the creative manager of Goin' Bulilit, which is also being helmed by
"May mga skit, may mga sexy na sayaw, para talagang Goin' Bananas," says
the PEP source regarding the gag show.
One male star will be the guest of the Banana Split girls
every week. Zanjoe Marudo will be their first guest in their pilot episode on
October 11. John Lloyd Cruz, Diether Ocampo, Sam Milby, and Piolo Pascual will
then follow suit. "Pinipila namin ang mga matinee idols ng ABS-CBN."
The PEP source pointed out that Ryan Agoncillo's Pinoy
Fear Factor will be aired sometime next year, in 2009. "Timing lang kasi we
have four series now. Merong Dyosa, Betty La Fea, and Iisa Pa Lamang.
Pag nilagay mo pa ang isa, masyado nang late, e, sayang. Sayang yung ginastos."
PAREKOY. There have been reports that there will be a
predominantly male comedy show titled Parekoy that will be topbilled by
John Prats, Jayson Gainza, and Zanjoe Marudo—the three stars who worked
together in the defunct show Aalog-alog.
"Medyo mahirapan pag nag-uumpisa ka ng bagong format.
Comedy-serye siya, e. Sanay kasi tayo na once-a-week lang ang comedy. Mahirap
talaga mag-sustain ng comedy araw-araw. First attempt namin na may kwentong
sinusundan at comedy pa every scene."
Has it already been shelved? "Hindi naman, inaayos lang namin. Kaya nahihirapan
ang Parekoy kasi daily siya. May kwento ka na kailangan tumatawa ka pa every
gap, otherwise, it's not a comedy-serye. Tatlo silang magbarkada pero may
kwento. Okay naman yung Aalog-alog noon, e. May chemistry sila kaya sabi
namin, i-try natin na gawing daily."