Thursday, July 21, 2005

Must-Watch TV

Do you have RJTV? Well, now there’s a good reason to switch to that channel every weekday nights at around 9:30pm. That’s when they air—live, mind you—the show Jojo A. All The Way! Yes folks. Jojo A., as in Jojo Alejar from Kuya Germ’s “That’s Entertainment” fame.

Are you reeling already? Are you seeing white spots in front of you? Do you feel faint?

Here’s more.

It is a talk show ala-Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show”. His live audience, judging from the sounds they make, comprises maybe less than 15 people—including staff and crew. He has a group in the audience whom he calls his “Happy People” who provides most of the live applause (which is clearly distinguishable from the canned applause which they insist on also using).

His opening monologue has him delivering jokes while at the same time laughing at them. He laughs at his own jokes, at his own staff (including the live band), and at himself. He is so amused at everything including himself that he laughs at the end of every sentence he says.

Are you still sitting upright in front of your computer?

Hold on tight.

In tonight’s opening spiel he says, “Today is Thursday, and later on we got a great joke about that. But first….”


Tonight his guests are also the members of his studio live band. Because he has no other guests, he decides to put callers on air and engage them in inane conversation. He receives a text message from Tim Yap, asking him to greet on-air the Inquirer Super Team because they are watching the show. Jojo A obliges.

It’s excruciating to watch, yet you can’t take your eyes off it. It’s like watching a car crash, fascinating and frightening at the same time. It’s like watching Kris Aquino mouth off about her personal life on camera.

My brother says anyone who can finish an episode of Jojo A all the way should be given a medal. I say that person should be given a lobotomy.

Watch it at least once in your life. Then you can die knowing that you’ve seen Jojo A. All The Way! Then again, watching that show might just be the death of you.


Blogger Kaloy said...

Unfortunately, this post came too late for me. :( *dies*

12:14 AM  
Blogger fried-neurons said...

Hahaha. Too funny. I remember I thought he was kinda cute back in the day. Hindi ba he started out as some kind of dancer sa show nina Pops & Martin? Penthouse Live? Tiger something or other. Or am I thinking of the wrong Jojo?

6:06 AM  
Blogger McVie said...

LIQUIDUS: I'm sure we can find a resurrection spell for you somewhere here....

FRIED-NEURONS: In fairness to Jojo (wow, first name basis kami, hahaha!) he still looks cute. An officemate of mine actually said: "He doesn't look like he aged at all." And yes, Jojo Alejar was with D' Tigers.

11:56 AM  
Blogger sky said...

Di ko alam yang D-Tigers na yan ah. Pero pamatay talaga yang show ni Jojo A. Pamatay, as in pinatay ko ang TV nung nakita ko. Ha ha ha.

Sana si Smokey Manaloto rin magkaroon ng show. Pwede nyang i-revive ang Takeshi's Castle with Anjo Yllana. He he.

2:11 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

SKY: I was half hoping that Jojo A. would trot out Chuckie Dreyfuss as his co-host.

2:28 PM  
Blogger BERNADETTE said...

i saw an episode of this show.

hilary clinton sa pagka j.lo! sobrang j.lo niya nakakalaftir!


do they get paid to do that?

5:31 PM  
Blogger McVie said...

BERNADETTE: I suspect they pay RJTV to air them, hahaha!

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Phillip said...

Nasaan na si Chuckie Dreyfuss??? :D

4:43 PM  
Blogger BERNADETTE said...

teka. tim yap really watches the show? errrr. sabi ko na nga burrr eh.

4:04 PM  
Blogger fried-neurons said...

Cute si Chuckie! I wonder how he turned out...

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second time I watched it gave me a "fatal" heart attack...

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time I saw it gave me photo sensitive seizures.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you'd be surprised at the people who do watch the show. maybe there is something more to it than meets the eye.

4:32 PM  

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