Amid the shutdown issue surrounding ABS-CBN as its 25-year franchise expires on March 30, 2020, but the renewal remains unknown, netizens are taking sides and hashtags like #yestoabscbnshutdown or #notoabscbnshutdown trend on Twitter from time to time.
Since there is a higher possibility that the network will have to shut down as the franchise renewal is staunchly opposed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and not yet approved by the Congress, a netizen suggested a collaboration of shows between ABS-CBN and its staunch rival, GMA.
Jasper Arabe Laude posted photos of the mashup shows – and netizens just can’t get enough of the clever new names for the shows, using their old names. Of course, it would be actually impossible for this to happen, but it’s just so funny to check out these ‘new’ shows, anyway.
The early evening news shows “24 Oras” and “TV Patrol” merge to become “24 Patrol”. It sounds a bit odd, but the new show will feature all the shows’ anchors.
Lunchtime variety shows from both networks become “Eat Showtime”.
The new Philippine drama anthology series becomes “Magpakailanman Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMMK) or “Maalaala Mo Kaya Magpakailanman” (MMKM), as suggested by another netizen.
The service-oriented shows “Rated K” and “KMJS” easily merge to “Rated KMJS”. LOL.
The old “Sunday PinaSaya” and the “ASAP Natin ‘To” become Sunday Pina-ASAP Natin ‘To”. The artist later admitted that he didn’t know the “Sunday PinaSaya” has been changed to “All-Out Sundays”.
“Imbestigador” and “SOCO” merge to become “Imbe-SOCO” but one netizen suggested a better option, “Imbestigador ni SOCO”.
“Descendants of the Sun” and “A Soldier’s Heart” have similar themes and are merged to become “Descendants of a Soldier’s Heart”. Not bad, eh?
“Unang Hirit sa Umagang Kay Ganda” sounds like a better name, right?
Meanwhile, “Ang Probinsyano” and “Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday” have a hilarious mashup name, “PROBINSYANO ang anak ni Waray at Biday”. LOL.
“Tonight with Arnold Clavio” and “Tonight with Boy Abunda” easily merge to “Tonight with Boy Arnold”.
Lastly, morning talk shows “Magandang Buhay” and “Mars Pa More” have a positive mashup, “Magandang Buhay Mars”.
What do you think of these collaborations? Quite hilarious, right?