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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Talk Tee-Vie

Yesterday afternoon I was a guest at ANC’s Shop Talk with Pia Hontiveros-Pagkalinawan as host. The topic was about reconnecting with schoolmates, and Pia had invited her high school batchmates (pictured above) and her college batchmates (that’s where I fall under) to be her guests.

This isn’t the first time I’ve gone before television cameras. Back in the 90s I represented my former ad agency in this game show hosted by the Rick Astley of the Philippines, Roderick Paulate, and Panjee Tapales Lopez (yes, go ahead and name the title of the show). For that particular episode the producers chose to pit ad agency folks against each other in several games. I was chosen to play in the “Name That Tune”-like portion. Despite my fairly extensive knowledge of pop songs, I lost because the tunes were played by a solo pianist; I was more familiar with the recorded version of the songs.

Too bad yesterday’s show aired live. Our cable provider does not carry ANC, so I didn’t bother the folks at home about my guesting. Besides, we were four in our group, so each of us had only about several seconds to say something worthy of a soundbite.

Afterwards I though, “Wouldn’t it be great if the Fabcasters graduate to doing a videocast?” But unfortunately Mr. De Mille, not all of us are ready for our close-ups.

Pia (rightmost, seated) and her guests after the show

Pia and her batch mates

10 comments:

J said...

Show aired Saturday afternoons, "Game na Game na!"

E said...

...why not? you already have a market...

R-yo said...

Hmm. Now I will have to check if TFC (iptv) stores episodes of ANC programs. Will be right back! :-)

joaqui_miguel said...

Did you guest in Shop Talk? I watch that show almsot everyday when I still had access to ANC. Now, that we switched cable provider, I don't get to watch it anymore. :(

by the way, you look real good in those pics. :)

Aris said...

Idol!!! :)

Julius said...

hmmpppp.... it seems that birds on the same feather flock together... mga gay men din ang nasa pics noh?! hehehe.... sorry.

joelmcvie said...

@JULIUS: Those guys are straight. I'm sorry, but your gaydar is defective. (Besides, how can you tell with just pictures?)

Anonymous said...

re julius comment:

that being said, sa tatlong lalaki sa picture, ikaw na ang pinakamukhang straight hahaha


-Khan!

joelmcvie said...

@KHAN: Ssst, huy! Isa ka pa, Xander. Ang gaydar mo, paki-fine tune. Ay teka... malabo yata yun, hahaha!

lobster-tony said...

Lolz....i don't think we can do a videocast for the simple reason that none of us want to go through the trouble of trying to fix ourselves up only to get drunk and look stupid anyways. ><