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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛ [[caption-width-right:350:''Mula Batanes, hanggang Jolo...''[[note]]"From Batanes to Jolo..."; the original lyrics began with "Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo" but was later changed to better denote the northernmost part of the country.[[/note]]]]˛''Eat Bulaga!''[[note]]The name is a play on the playground expression "It! Bulaga!", "bulaga" meaning "peekaboo". Roughly translated into English, ''Eat Bulaga!'' would be ''Lunchtime Surprise!''[[/note]] is a Filipino variety show produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc and broadcast by Creator/GMANetwork. It began in 1979 on RPN-9 and transferred to Creator/{{ABSCBN}} in 1989 and then GMA in 1995 amid ABS-CBN's attempt to acquire Eat Bulaga's rights, and has since aired over 10,000 episodes; it has the highest episode count for any Filipino TV show.˛˛The series is hosted by mainstays referred to as "Dabarkads"[[note]]A corruption of the Tagalog term "barkada", meaning a band of friends.[[/note]] and consists of various game and talent show segments along with live performances from the hosts and/or guest acts.˛˛An Indonesian version called ''Eat Bulaga! Indonesia'' also aired from 2012 to 2019, making it the first time that a Filipino television program was franchised by another country. This is then followed by another overseas franchise, ''Eat Bulaga! Myanmar'', which was announced on July 30, 2019 in time for their 40th anniversary.˛˛----˛!!''Eat Bulaga!'' contains the following tropes:˛* AllLowercaseLetters: The logo sometimes renders it as ''eat bulaga!''˛* AudienceParticipation: It's pretty common for the hosts to interact with the audience in some way. For example, they might take selfies with smiling audience members. ˛* ChristmasEpisode: Special Christmas segments are shown in episodes that air around that time of year.˛* ExcitedShowTitle: ''Eat Bulaga!''˛* GenreShift: With their Lenten specials, where they cast aside their gags and musical/game show numbers in favor of inspirational or faith-based dramas in time for the Lenten season.˛%% * GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.˛* HeartbeatSoundtrack: In the segment Jackpot En Poy, the sound of a heart beating plays before people decide whether to throw rock, paper, or scissors.˛* {{Kayfabe}}: The [=AlDub=] segments — a spinoff of the "Problem Solving" segment involving a Kayfabe relationship between Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza — went to the point that any interviews with Mendoza had to be conducted in written form or with someone else speaking on her behalf as her real voice was not supposed to be revealed until September 2015 when Maine, then known in character as Yaya Dub, met Alden in person for the first time; Mendoza, in her Yaya Dub persona, communicated mainly through audio samples taken from various popular songs and media.˛* LongRunnerCastTurnover: The first three Dabarkads, Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, and Joey de Leon, are still on the show even after all these years. The cast of co-hosts, on the other hand, has seen constant changes throughout the show's run.˛* LongRunners: Barring network changes from RPN, ABS-CBN and finally on GMA, the show has been on air since July 30, 1979.˛* TheMoralSubstitute: Compared to ''It's Showtime'', as both the hosts and ''Bulaga'' fans brag about their taste in comedy in contrast to Vice Ganda's reliance on [[InsultComic insult comedy]] at the expense of others. But as stated above, ''Bulaga'' does have its less-than-wholesome moments.˛* PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: The Website/YouTube description asks you to "SUBSCRIBE to our channel now to get exclusive videos and full episodes of Eat Bulaga! Be with your favorite Dabarkads 24/7!"˛* ProductPlacement: Certain segments are sponsored by Ajinomoto, Coca-Cola, etc. ˛* {{Pun}}: The phrase "Juan For All, All For Juan" is a pun on the phrase "all for one, one for all" and the name Juan, referring to Juan dela Cruz, the national personification of the Philippines representing a Filipino everyman.˛* RockPaperScissors: The segment Jackpot En Poy is a rock–paper–scissors tournament for a cash prize. ˛* ShipTease: The hosts are very fond of this. ˛** The [=AlDub=] pairing happened because of this.˛** Another case is Steffi and Jeremy, both choices in the Bawal Judgmental segment. When both revealed to be 24-years-old and single, the hosts decided to ship them with the approval of Steffi's mother and the audience.˛* ShoutOut: The name of EB Fone Home, a segment which ran from 2004 to 2006, is a reference to the quote "[[Film/{{ET}} E.T. phone home]]".˛* ValentinesDayEpisode: The segment Heart to Get is about finding good dates for Valentine's Day.˛* WholesomeCrossdresser: Jose, Wally and Paolo, in character as the Lolas during the "Kalyeserye" segments. In addition, Paolo himself has also made a career out of it outside of ''Bulaga'' for his makeup transformations and drag performances.˛* YouAreFat: Ruby Rodriguez in particular, though in fairness she does take the jokes in stride, and also to an extent with Ryzza Mae Dizon.˛----


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