Thirty six years on-air and even its hosts admit that the phenomenal pairing of Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza and Alden Richards has brought "a different kind of energy" to the show. Still, it would be blasphemous to credit Bulaga's current success solely to the love team, even if they've already become a global sensation.
Initially just comedians Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, before being joined by the equally capable Paolo Ballesteros, the Sugod Bahay Gang (SBG) was a band of master improvs who were able to make hilarious whatever situation they stumbled into.
Below, FHM compiles the Top 10 Pre-AlDub "Juan For All" moments for new and old Dabarkads alike. For the former, this list will show you that JoWaPao was already a lunchtime treat way before they dressed us as lolas. For the latter, well, these videos will remind you of the most fun you had eating lunch!
THAT TIME WHEN THE SEGMENT TURNED INTO A REAL-LIFE 'RAID'
You have to admit, those crawl spaces are a bit dubious...
THAT TIME WHEN A BEVY OF SPECIAL GUESTS JOINED THE USUAL SBG TRIO
Probably the only time Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Nora Aunor, Kiko Matsing, Barney, Rey Langit and Mike Enriquez appeared in one TV spot.
THAT TIME JOSE GOT POSSESSED BY THEN-RIVAL NOONTIME SHOW HOST WILLIE REVILLAME
You don't do that to him!
THAT TIME JOSE CHANNELLED BOY LOGRO AND PREPARED BREAKFAST FROM SCRATCH
YAN, YAN, YAN!
THAT TIME JOSE AND WALLY TAUGHT FANCY DINING ETIQUETTE
The two have a reputation for being kitchen pests.
THAT TIME MR. DJ TOOK ON HOST DUTIES...FOLLOWED BY A FAMILIAR 'KUYA'
Nope, no one changed the channel.
THAT TIME JOSE PICKED UP WEIGHTS AND TRANSFORMED INTO THE POOR MAN'S MACHETE, ATSUETE
Watcha say, Aljur?
THAT TIME JOWAPAO WAS ALMOST 'ASSAULTED' BY THE WINNER
THAT TIME THEY TRIED OUT SPIRIT OF THE GLASS
But seriously, rest in peace dude.
THAT TIME WITH THOSE PEOPLE ON THE ROOF
Possibly the birth of Dubsmash on Eat Bulaga!.