After 14 years, Goin’ Bulilit, one of the longest-running kiddie gag shows of ABS-CBN, aired its final episode last Sunday, August 4.
Many television viewers saddened by the show’s cancellation. Some didn’t want the award-winning program to end for it was their habit to watch Goin’ Bulilit every Sunday.
Frasco Mortiz, the director of Goin’ Bulilit, thanked the Kapamilya viewers who supported the show from the start until the end. He also highlighted the milestones of his directorial project as it reached its finale.
In his Twitter post, the director wrote, “14 years. 745 episodes. 17 awards. 0 Thanksgiving dinner.”
“We may not be important to some, but we are important to those who matter. That’s YOU, Kapamilya. Thank you! #GoodBabyeBulilit,” he added.
His Twitter post garnered mixed reactions from netizens. Some congratulated the director for the success of his show.
However, some netizens think that the director has some resentment towards ABS-CBN.
The line “0 Thanksgiving dinner” made the netizens feel bad for the director and the show. According to them, Goin’ Bulilit deserves a thanksgiving dinner since it brought fame and money to the network for 14 years.
Additionally, it became the stepping stone of some of the stars of today like Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Miles Ocampo, Kiray Celis, Nash Aguas, Sharlene San Pedro, Jane Oineza, John Manalo, Kristel Fulgar, Alexa Ilacad, and Mika Dela Cruz, among others.
Here are some of netizens’ aired sentiments on Twitter:
These kids worked so hard they deserve to be recognized… but then again selective ang abs cbn, they’re focused on their favorite… I feel sorry for those kids. BUT THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD LAUGHS WE HAD! THEY WERE AMAZING 🥰
— DaisyMae (@DaisyMae07) August 4, 2019
Awwww. The 0 Thanksgiving dinner is 💔 Kapamilya ka nga ba @ABSCBN ? Eh bakit supportive ka lang sa mga favorites mo? Tsk. Disappointed but not surprised.
— MaeAnn (@MissmaeAnn) August 5, 2019
Grabe naman @ABSCBN la man thanks giving party,,pero yong 100m lang ang kita grande ang dinner party.. How so sad..The bestpa rin ang dating namamalakad ng abs gaya nina Mr. Gabby Lopez, Ms. Malou Santos, Ms. Charo Santos at Ms. Cory Vidanes.Pero ngayon now kanya kanyang Fav.
— 😍💝MyonlyHope😍💝 (@gundasnow) August 5, 2019
Aww sad direk its my fav show… you all deserve a farewell party…. 14yrs din kayong nagdala ng saya at syempre income sa Abs..but well kpag hindi ka fave ganun ganun n lng…. wish you all the best at another project Direk
— JustKeepGoing (@dhinz88) August 5, 2019
Goin’ Bulilit aired its pilot episode on February 6, 2005. The show featured young children in various funny situations to provide laughter to its audience. The show bid its farewell on August 4 with a total of 745 episodes.
During its 14-year run, the kiddie gag show was awarded as The Best Gag Show six times by PMPC Star Awards for TV. It also bagged four awards from GAWAD TANGLAW, and three from KBP Golden Dove Awards.
On August 4, the Kapamilya program bid its final farewell. It was replaced by the newest program, iWant Originals.
On August 5, a Goin’ Bulilit farewell party was celebrated by the recent cast members and its original cast.
Some of the original cast members who attended the party were: Nash Aguas, Mika dela Cruz, Carl Barrameda, Igi Boy Flores, Nikki Bagaporo, John Manalo, Miles Ocampo, Alfred Labatos, Eliza Pineda, Angel Sy, Kobi Vidanes, Noemi Oineza, and Sharlene San Pedro.
Dagul was also present during the farewell party.
Josel Garlitos, Goin’ Bulilit writer shared their group photos on Instagram with the caption, “Tawanan at iyakan, at pag-alala sa 14 years na magkakasama. Walang iwanan. Pamilyang cute at makulit, yan ang samahang Goin’ Bulilit. Galing Bulilit, Galing Bulilit! See you next time mga Kapamilya! #GoinBabyeBulilit”