Angelica Panganiban goes Bananas

September 29, 2008

Angelica Panganiban did not think twice about accepting the gag show “Banana Split” even if she still is working on her current teleserye, “Iisa Pa Lamang.” All her life as an actress, she has been doing drama. It was time to prove that she can be part of a gag program, she says.

“’Banana Split’ is actually more of a gag show than a comedy show. Mas mahirap gawin. But I love the challenge. And the program allows me to win new friends, who are mostly my age,” she said.

Her co-stars in “Banana Split” are Roxanne Guinoo, Valerie Concepcion, Cristine Reyes, Princess Ryan and Dianne Medina.

“We all look sexy, especially in our bathing suits,” Angelica beams. “Pero ang puweng ituring na pinaka-sexy sa amin ay si Cristine.”

Cristine is a new Kapamilya, since she started her showbiz career in GMA 7. She is the younger sister of sexy star Ara Mina.

“Actually, ‘pag nagpapaseksi na kaming lahat,” Cristine cuts in, “wala nang itulak kabigin sa amin. We all simply look gorgeous.”

Edgar Mortiz and his son, Frasco Mortiz, one of ABS CBN’s most promising TV directors, share directorial chores in “Banana Split.”


Direk Edgar admits that “Banana Split” is a take-off from the gag show, “Goin’ Bananas,” which he topbilled with his friends, Christopher de Leon, Johnny Delgado, Al Tantay and the late Jay Ilagan.

Directed by Al Quinn, “Goin’ Bananas” was a long-running show. Direk Edgar recalled that they started airing 1986 and ended in 1992.

“We all loved the show very much, so much so may baon kaming gag tuwing nagre-report sa taping.

“So far, nakakapag-tape pa lamang kami ng tatlong episodes ng ‘Banana Split.’ But already, the girls are proving to be naughty and wacky.

“To balance the girls’ antics here, we feature one hunk every week. On our list, so far, are Zanjoe Marudo, Diether Ocampo, John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca.”

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