From co-stars to opponents.
Ogie Alcasid and Michael V were the faces of ‘Bubble Gang’ for a majority of the show’s run. Many of ‘Bubble Gang”s most memorable skits were focused on the two men, whether it is Yaya and Angelina, Cheche Bureche, Pickup Lines or the Sexballs boy group.
However, Ogie moved on from ‘Bubble Gang’ and GMA in 2013, and after a three-year spell with the then-TV5, he joined ABS-CBN last year. Yet despite gaining prominence as an occasional performer on ‘ASAP’, as well as composer and judge on several ABS-CBN talent shows, the itch to rekindle those comedic chops soon got the best of him.
Earlier this week, ABS-CBN announced that Ogie Alcasid would be added to the cast of the sitcom ‘Home Sweetie Home’. Ogie’s role in the sitcom will be similar to what Jodi Sta. Maria (‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso’) and Erich Gonzales (‘The Blood Sisters’) do: that of playing at least two different characters.
In ‘Home Sweetie Home’, Ogie plays fraternal twins Ireneo (or Neo) and Irenea. Neo is the childhood friend of Julie (Toni Gonzaga) who soon invests on the Walang Kapares pastry shop and restaurant, while Irenea becomes JP’s (Piolo Pascual) love interest.
With the addition of Ogie Alcasid to ‘Home Sweetie Home’, a very interesting subplot develops. ‘Home Sweetie Home”s archrival ‘Pepito Manaloto’ stars Michael V, and his former ‘Bubble Gang’ co-stars in Ogie and Rufa Mae Quinto now find themselves on the opposite side of the fence.
But don’t expect this rivalry to be a fierce one. In fact, off the camera, Ogie, Bitoy and Rufa Mae remain friendly to each other despite their different network allegiances.
Already one of ABS-CBN’s top-rated programs on Saturday nights, ‘Home Sweetie Home’ could only get better with the entry of one of the Philippines’ most versatile talents. Still, it will be interesting to see how Ogie’s addition will spice up this popular sitcom.
4 thoughts on “Ogie Added to Home Sweetie Home, Now Up Against Bitoy Every Saturday”
Interesting this happened now considering the talk in the rumor mill was that Home Sweetie Home was planned to be ending soon, apparently because the writers thought it has gone for long enough and they were having difficulty writing new storylines. The same rumors said that if this new plotline is successful, HSH will get another extension, but if not, its long run will come to an end.
John Lloyd Cruz leaving the sitcom must have been hard for the writers to cope up. But even his departure didn’t matter in the ratings. They’ll do just fine with Ogie now in the fold. Now it’s up to these writers to make use of Ogie’s comedic skills.
Recent episodes is hinting that JLC’s character is having an affair so they’ll likely cut is character.
Considering it’s a sitcom and not a teleserye, no gruesome deaths will apply. They’ll just explain that he ‘left’ to another country to pursue other interests. We’ll see what happens here.