Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Comedy King Dolphy portrayed two father roles in two of the Philippines hit comedy TV series "John En Marsha" and "Home Along Da Riles." The two sitcoms created two legendary records in Philippine television.

Both the two series ran on TV the longest. "John En Marsha" which aired in RPN-9 ran in almost two decades while "Home Along Da Riles" ran in ABS-CBN for more than 15 years.

The two sitcoms even conquered the big screen. "John En Marsha" got three or more movie versions while "Home Along Da Riles" had two movie versions.

In the two sitcoms, Dolphy became father to two of today's brightest actresses. The Diamond Star Ms. Maricel Soriano played Shirley Puruntong, the daughter of John and Marshal in "John En Marsha." The Optimum Star Ms. Claudine Barretto on the other hand portrayed Bing Kosme, the only daughter of Kevin in "Home Along Da Riles."

The Family of John Puruntong in "John En Marsha"

The Family of Kevin Kosme in "Home Along Da Riles"

More on the two TV shows, both the sitcoms had a remake or sequel on TV. These were the "Home Along Da Airport" in 2001 and "John En Shirley" in 2004.

In the two series, Dolphy played a poor but respected father!

Today, the King of Comedy was laid to rest in Heritage Park in Taguig City.

Long live comedy, long live Dolphy! You will forever stay in our hearts!(www.tvseriescraze.blogspot.com)
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