- Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Tito Sotto’s show “Eat Bulaga” has been airing on TV for 40 years now
- On a recent episode, Joey revealed how they created the show’s famous title
- The comedian also shared a hilarious story on how he became sure that the title he thought of was the right one
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Joey de Leon, Vic Sotto, and Tito Sotto’s iconic noontime program “Eat Bulaga” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
KAMI learned that on a recent episode of the show, Joey revealed the origin of their program’s famous title.
According to the veteran comedian, they chose the word “eat” because they were planning to air the program during lunchtime.
As for the second word of the title, Joey said that the children’s game “bulaga” was popular during that time.
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In a report by GMA-7 News (authored by Loretta Ramirez), Joey also explained that he was in Tito’s kitchen when he thought of the program’s title.
What sealed the deal for Joey was when he found out that name of the cook in Tito’s kitchen was Jesus. According to Joey, this was a sign that the title “Eat Bulaga” was divinely inspired.
"Nasa kusina ako nina Tito noong naisip ko 'yung pangalan. Tapos 'yung kusinero nila nandun siya. Ang pangalan niya Jesus,” Joey explained.
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KAMI previously reported that Joey’s comment about Pia Guanio became controversial.
Joey de Leon is one of the pioneer hosts of “Eat Bulaga,” the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines. He has two children with his first wife Daria Ramirez – Keempee de Leon and Jacinda Myrtle. The Kapuso star has three with current wife Eileen Macapagal – Jocas Eightria, Jako Raphaelle and Jio Sebastian.
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