8 of the Craziest Things
Noontime Hosts have Ever
Said (Or Done) On Air
By Janus Dosequis Harvey
Live television is a challenging beast to contend with, especially when anything and everything can go wrong. It’s basically an exercise in on the spot crisis management, because you never know when someone will trip down the stairs or fall off the stage, usually while holding a live mic.
We can’t really expect perfection from live television, but that doesn’t excuse people when they say some patently insane stuff on the air. Sometimes, the insanity can be hilarious. Sometimes, not so much. Take for example…
8. Randy Santiago’s endorsement of MonaKiki on Lunch Date.
“May Mona ka na, may… damit ka pa!”
Testing the limits of the MTRCB, Randy Santiago’s very naughty play on words made my heart stop every single time I heard it.
7. Joey De Leon is fascinated by “That’s My Boy” contestant’s “bird.”
Joey De Leon has been suspended by the MTRCB multiple times, but the first cut was the deepest, because when he asked a “That’s My Boy” contestant what his favorite pet was, the completely oblivious kid answered “bird,” and Joey proceeded to make double entendres for the rest of the awkward segment. It was drawn out and it was cringe-worthy, especially since he did it to a kid.
6. Willie Revillame hates ingrates.
Oh, Willie Revillame. If we tried to enumerate every insane thing he has ever said on the air during his shows (which are sometimes noontime shows and sometimes noontime shows in a different time slot), we would probably have a career writing 8Lists for the rest of our lives. One of the tamer ones, though, was when he decided to air some dirty backstage laundry between two cast members who were arguing with each other, and he rebuked them both by telling them, “You don’t do that to me!”
Let’s do that to you and take you back to that moment!
5. Vice Ganda’s armpit incident.
In an episode of It’s Showtime, Vice Ganda apparently felt the need to wipe his armpit dry with a towel, and then use that same towel on a backup dancer’s face. Ummm… no thanks? The MTRCB had words with him, but it doesn’t seem like he got suspended over it.
4. Rosanna Roces doesn’t like teachers.
In a two-minute rant, former Showtime judge Rosanna Roces ripped into teachers who she believed weren’t teachers but merely repeaters, after a contestant from Calamba couldn’t answer why Jose Rizal’s family name is “Rizal” when his dad is Francisco Mercado and his mom is Teodora Alonzo.
To top this all off, she followed it up by mentioning she was molested by one of her former teachers, who is apparently dead now. Perfect lunchtime banter!
3. The hosts of “‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila” gave no f*cks.
If you’re ever wondering why TVJ is considered the best noontime trio of all time over Willie, John, and Randy or even Buboy, Dani, and Jim, perhaps taking a look at the latter trio’s track record at noontime hosting would be a huge hint.
Throughout its three-year run, ‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila was supposed to be an “alternative” to Eat Bulaga instead of merely a competitor, and it was highlighted by their supposedly “more intelligent humor.” When this didn’t prove to be a hit with the masses, management asked the three hosts to “tone down” on the humor, and until the day they were asked, they never did. Because APO Hiking Society had no f*cks to give—unless it was for an Aquino, then they gave all the f*cks.
2. Whichever ASAP host had the “bright idea” to bring HashT5 in.
ASAP was the leading Sunday noontime show until maybe a year or two ago. Perhaps in an act of desperation, some of the powers that be at ABS-CBN decided that they needed to come up with something to really stick it to their competition.
HashT5 ended up being one of those ideas.
Anyone with some cardboard we could write on?
If it was an idea by one of the ASAP hosts, it would be great if we knew who it was so we could never trust their judgment ever again.
1. Tito Sotto forgot all about the rapists as he castigated a woman for being raped.
Just this weekend, the internet went nuts when Tito Sotto, live on Eat Bulaga, listened to a woman who was re-telling how she was taken advantage sexually of some friends she went drinking with. He looked so angry, and just when you expected him to lecture these ne’er do wells about taking advantage of a woman who was clearly drunk and incapable of consent, he promptly decided to blame the victim for what happened to her instead.
Apparently, Tito Sotto thinks that if women never drank, never wore shorts, and stuck to the kitchen, they would never get raped. Unfortunately for him, that’s not how rape works, because the leading cause for rape isn’t what a woman is wearing, or that she went drinking, or that she flirted with a guy—the leading cause for rape would be, SURPRISE! rapists.
It seems a bit two-faced for people to be decrying the CHR for “protecting criminals” while in the same breath “protecting criminals” once the crime becomes rape via blaming the victim.
What are the most insane things you’ve heard people say on air? Sound off in the comments below!