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Kalyeserye Returns After One-Month Absence

The apparent end of ‘Eat Bulaga”s Kalyeserye segment last September proved to be a premature proclamation.

Last Saturday, ‘Eat Bulaga’ decided to revive the long-running ‘reality’ skit, with a new arc that focuses on the ‘engagement’ of main stars Maine Mendoza (formerly known as Yaya Dub) and Alden Richards. The episode also marked the return of Paolo Ballesteros’ Tidora character, which had been absent since March.

Also present on the skit were Lola Nidora and Tinidora, the famous alter egos of Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo respectively, along with their bodyguards known as the Rogelios. During the segment’s hiatus, they were said to be ‘residing’ in Massachusetts alongside Tidora, who had long been on vacation.

To spice things up further, Ai-Ai delas Alas reprised her role as Lola Babah in a special guest appearance. Babah was said to be the ‘landlord’ of the mansion now owned by Lola Nidora during her recurring appearances in the skit.

All of that took place while Sen. Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon were on vacation to celebrate the latter’s 70th birthday (see above). With the celebrated trio off for the weekend, it was up to the other main hosts (notably Allan K, Ruby Rodriguez, Ryan Agoncillo, Pia Guanio, Ryzza Mae Dizon and Patricia Tumulak) to pick up the slack.

The return of Kalyeserye on ‘Eat Bulaga’ couldn’t have come at a better time. This week will mark the first anniversary of the immensely successful ” live event at the Philippine Arena, which by all accounts marked the pinnacle of the skit’s success.

But even if ‘Eat Bulaga’ decides to bring back the celebrated segment on a full-time basis, it may no longer have the hype of episodes past. Still, for loyal viewers of the show, the return of Kalyeserye should be memorable in more ways than one.


10 thoughts on “Kalyeserye Returns After One-Month Absence

  1. Ang setting ng bagong arc eh five years mula ng umalis pa-America sina lola, taposkaya siguro binalik kasi naisip ng writer na gawing kwento ng buhay mag-asawa nila Alden at Maine para maiba naman. Ayos to, may bagong daan na uling tatakbuhan ang kwento at di na katulad noon na naligaw ang kwento.

    PS: Nagkaroon ng rebranding ang ETC, 2nd Avenue at Basketball TV. Gawan mo ng article 🙂

    • The Solar rebrand will indeed come tomorrow. As for Kalyeserye, putting Maine and Alden at the center of the storyline is something new to see. Still, it won’t change the fact that Kalyeserye is no longer the top trending segment of months past, but regardless, there’s always loyal followers who will keep in touch.

  2. Ewan ko lang kung babalik sa dating kinang ang EB na naachieve nito last year since Tawag Ng Tanghalan reclaimed Showtime’s morale and its ratings, especially this week since Magpasikat Week na ang Showtime in celebration of its 7th anniversary.

    • I think the loyal fans of EB will only care for this new chapter of Kalyeserye. EB already has a stable audience after 37 years on air so there’s no need for them to chase It’s Showtime now that they have built their audience from the ground up. All they need at this point is to stay relevant and keep up with the times.

      • Vince says:

        Nag single digit ang Showtime nung kasikatan nito right? Tawag ng Tanghalan talaga ang bumuhay uli sa show.

      • Exactly. Once that revived segment kicked off, Kalyeserye began to lose steam. The skit became predictable and stale, and audiences tuned out as a result. Still, it retained a loyal following because many bought into it.

  3. Jose Tiamson says:

    At least, they didn’t go to a full hour kasi may ibang segments din sila. And the fact that they lose a huge chunk of audience due to Showtime’s re-commitment to showcasing pinoy talent and for some doing more important stuff at work and school other than watching tv.

    • Thing is, EB isn’t just about Kalyeserye. They have other segments to keep the people entertained. Forget the bandwagoners who only watch the said skit instead of the entire show, they still have loyal viewers to contend with.

    • It’s obviously scripted. Sinabi kasi na ‘after five years’ yung second chapter ng Kalyeserye, so hindi talaga in real life yung kasal.

      In reality, it would take time before Alden and Maine actually come to terms together. They need to grow their relationship further, para maabot rin ang five-year frame na inapply sa Kalyeserye.

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