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  • Channel Hop: When it original started airing in 1979, it aired on RPN. In 1989, it switched to ABS-CBN. In 1995, it switched channels again, this time to GMA Network. The show jokingly alluded to this through the catchphrase "9–2=7, Totoo ang Sie7e" ("Nine minus two equals seven, Seven is really true") when they promoted the move immediately before the show's entry to GMA Network.
  • Doing It for the Art: Tito, Vic and Joey stated in an interview that they did not sign any contracts with the show since 1979, instead staying with the show out of loyalty for the programme which inarguably helped launch their careers.
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  • Executive Meddling: Largely the reason why the show decided to move to GMA Network in 1995, as ABS-CBN officials tried to acquire the rights to the show from TAPE, Inc., to which the latter declined.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The BOOM! segments are based on an Israeli quiz show of the same name and are distributed by the original game's franchise distributor, Keshet International. Copyright issues with Keshet prevent the segments from being included in official YouTube uploads, so if you want to watch BOOM! segments at any time without actually tuning in to episodes as they air on TV, you'll have to hunt down fan copies of the segments.
  • Missing Episode: Archive footage of Eat Bulaga's first three years (1979-1982) are presumed to be lost, though a snippet of an episode from 1981 did surface on their YouTube channel.
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  • Money, Dear Boy: Vic admitted in an interview that he took up the hosting stint for Bulaga in order to save enough to buy his own car, with the thought of leaving the show soon after. Joey de Leon also admitted that his hosting job at the show was initially a short-term role. The TVJ instead chose to stay as regular hosts since then.
  • Playing Against Type: Every Lenten season, the show's Dabarkads appear in heavy, tear-jerking dramas instead of their usual menu of knock-knock jokes and ribald humor. Not surprisingly, veteran funnymen like Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, and Michael V often end up doing a much better job with drama than those who actually specialize in drama.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Maine Mendoza, who was initially known as a prominent Dubsmasher back in 2015 prior to being cast as Yaya Dub in the "Kalyeserye" segment.
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  • Rereleased for Free: Eat Bulaga!'s official YouTube channel has uploaded full episodes (with commercials) from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Francis Magalona was taken off the cast when he was arrested following drug possession charges, though he returned to the show the next year.
  • Star-Making Role: The show launched the careers of Tito, Vic and Joey, as well as Ice Seguerra, Jessa Zaragoza and Ryzza Mae Dizon, all of whom started off as child contestants in the Little Miss Philippines segment. And let's not forget Maine Mendoza whose career took off after being paired with Alden Richards.
  • The Wiki Rule : The Eat Bulaga Wiki.

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