Smells Like Teen Spirit: Thank God It’s Sabado!

January 12, 2007 at 3:52 am 53 comments

Meet Migs, Joaqs, JM, Kiko, Peachy, Cris, Michelle, and Raine. They used to be my Saturday barkada during my teenage years. Thank God It’s Sabado (TGIS) is a defunct teen-oriented TV show by GMA Network. It had three versions.

The original cast with Angelu de Leon, Raven Villanueva, Michael Flores, Bobby Andrews, Red Sternberg, Onemig Bondoc, Rica Peralejo, and Ciara Sotto.


The show began in 1996 and lasted until (this is an estimate) 1999 . It was about a group of high school friends trying to get past through hormones, sibling rivalry, school, and first love. They all survive high school by being there for each other.

The interesting part for a fourth grader (which I was back then), were the brewing love stories in between. I believed in Peachy and Joaqs! I believed in their love team so much that I would refuse to leave the house during Saturdays just to watch their interviews with Lyn Ching in the magazine show, Etching until TGIS goes on the air. Peachy and Joaqs even had this *ick* really cheesy loveydovey names for each other. Guess what they were….PANCAKES AND…OMG! I don’t remember the other pet name. Help me! This will not make me sleep.


Entry filed under: Confessions, Culture, Idols, Nineties, TV shows.

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  • 1. lovely girl  |  January 12, 2007 at 9:07 am

    pancakes for peachy and cookie for joaqs. that’s it. i liked the show its very entertaining but i like GIMIK more from another station.

  • 2. kidswereus  |  January 12, 2007 at 11:25 am

    thanks lovely girl! mas nasimulan ko kasi yung TGIS…at talagang sold na sold ako sa love team nila angelu ha, promise.

  • 3. Frances  |  January 13, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    I used to watch this. Hahahaha!

  • 4. twodz  |  January 18, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    uy i used to watch this also! pati yung sequel nila. i think the title was growing up. hehe kakamiss ang mga loveteam. hahaha

  • 5. Cherry  |  January 20, 2007 at 12:29 am

    Oh myyyy!! i was able to watch this series too!! I loved it! hehe! I was soo young then! Peachy and Joaqs! and the others! At least people still remember this! πŸ™‚

  • 6. hockeygirl  |  January 22, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    heehee.. this is my favorite blog entry.. haha my super favorite character back then was red sternberg.. (haha i still remember the real name..) cool site you guys!

  • 7. jellyfish  |  January 22, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    oh shit how come I also don’t remember Pancake’s petname for Joaqs! Butter ba?? honey cake?? shyet! But of course I know his full name Joaquin Tores III…oh ha!

  • 8. maricrlm  |  January 29, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    its so good to go back to the 90s.. my childhood days hahaha!.. i really love the story of matilda.. i remember i even had teray eyes when i watched that movie coz i somehow can relate to Matilda.. hahaha! i even wished i had powers like her… and even tried to tip over a glass once by staring at it! hahahaha! crazy!!!!!:)

    oh yeah i also loved ghostwriter… and lamb chops…haha i learned a lot of funny things from that show.. and yeah i memorize the song as well hahahaha…

    great job guys! thanks for reminding me of my good ol childhood days: keep it up:)

  • 9. surferchick  |  January 30, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Boy, this site is indeed nostalgic! It bings back my childhood days, haha!Like hockeygirl, also used to like Kiko (Red Sternberg) back then. TGIS remained to be a part of my saturday afternoon routine, can’t leave the house without watching it first, LOL ^.^
    I think this blogsite is way,way better than Blogspot which constantly has glitches, good pick πŸ˜€
    Congratulations on your blogsite, this is certainly one of the coolest and most delighting blogs that I’ve visited yet, cheerio!@_@

  • 10. ley  |  January 31, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    i like red sternberg! haha.anong name nga ng character niya?haha

  • 11. irma  |  February 2, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    big hit ang loveteam nila bobby and angelu, kaya big hit din ang mga movies nila. is there anyone here na nakanood ng homeboy yesterday? (feb.1 episode). sila ang mga guest (together with jeff santos-anna roces and eric santos-rachel ann go). bobby and angelu are still nakakakilig.. nag reminisce sila nung TGIS days nila πŸ™‚

  • 12. kidswereus  |  February 2, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    I know, nauto ako sa loveteam na yan. Kinikilig talaga ako sa kanila. πŸ˜€ I used to forego all my Saturday malling dates with my friends because of this show. Shucks di ko napanood Homeboy, may pasok kasi kami eh! Sayang. What happened?

  • 13. irma  |  February 3, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Ung title ng episode na yun ay “Ano kaya kung tayo ang nagkatuluyan?” Sa kalagitnaan ng show, may baby na pinakita, kunwari anak nila un tapos kinopya ung eyes and lips ni Angelu para maging kamukha nya ung baby (inayos lang un sa computer syempre) tapos nung nakita nila un, tawa sila ng tawa dahil nga kamukha na ni Angelu. Then ke Bobby naman, kinopya ung eyes din at lips tsaka ung bigote! Nakakatawa dahil ang itsura ng baby kamukha talaga ni Bobby, pati bigote! πŸ˜€ tapos kumanta sila ng “It might be you” fave daw kasi ni Angelu. Ung pinapakita sa screen ng videoke ay ung mga movie nila. Nagsisigawan tuloy mga audience.

  • 14. irma  |  February 3, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    (continuation) tapos ginaya nila ung isang scene sa movie nila,(forgot the title) ung natapilok si Angelu tapos tinulungan sha ni Bobby, tapos kinarga sha habang magkalapit mga face nila. Baduy na kung baduy, pero di mo maiwasang madala hehe.. :p andun pa rin ang charisma nila sa mga tao.

  • 15. irma  |  February 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    ay, may nakalimutan pa ako.. may game din pala. ung itetest sila pareho kung natatandaan pa ng mga kapareha nila ung mga fave nila at kung anu-ano pa. (sinusulat sa illustration board na hawak nila). imagine, perfect sila angelu and bobby. silang 2 lang ang naka perfect. tandang tanda pa talaga nila ang kanilang mga fave.

  • 16. kidswereus  |  February 4, 2007 at 2:22 am

    Hey Irma! Oo nga, tama, It Might Be You yung ‘theme song’ ni Bob and Anj (magbigay ba daw ng nickname eh).

    Laging Naron Ka ba yung title ng movie nila (yung scene na ginaya nila?)

    Sweet sila eh, kaya mabenta pa sa mga tao…kaso nga lang tong Bobby na to may asawa na diba?

  • 17. irma  |  February 4, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Honestly, I dont know the title of the movie hehe. Short pa hair ni Angelu sa movie na un tapos payat pa mejo si Bob (ayan Bob din. Ginaya kita ;p). Anyway, yeah may asawa na si Bob.. Eh may anak na rin naman si Angelu eh hehe.. Si Angelu ata unang nagkaron ng anak kesa sa pag-aasawa ni Bobby.. Im not sure though. In fairness, bagay sila. ;p sana ‘Kapamilya’ na silang dalawa hehe.. πŸ˜‰

  • 18. kidswereus  |  February 5, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Hey Irma! They have a YouTube vid na of that Homeboy episode!

  • 19. Irma  |  February 6, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Hehe.. Ang cute naman, talagang hinanap mo pa sa YouTube huh?! πŸ˜€ o, at least napanood mo kahit di ung buong episode dba?.. πŸ™‚

  • 20. kidswereus  |  February 6, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Super fan ako nina Peachy-Wacks noh (ATTENTION FRIENDS: WACKS pala…di JOAQS…mali ako hihihi)

  • 21. vanjo  |  February 18, 2007 at 4:31 am

    wahahhaha si cookie si bobby andrews!!! :))

  • 22. kidswereus  |  February 18, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Hmmm…I’m not sure who is who. I miss their loveteam though. GMA should show reruns of TGIS in QTV.

  • 23. Irma  |  February 20, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Yeah nga, I agree! Sana nga ipalabas din nila sa QTV, Im sure mataas ratings nyan hehe..

  • 24. mai  |  March 5, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    then this will be a treat for you,
    TGIS fans out there πŸ˜‰

  • 25. Hannah  |  March 18, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    I really love this show. Sana makita ko ulit silang walong magkasama.

  • 26. Celest  |  July 17, 2007 at 5:58 am

    crush ko back then si Bobby Andrews and Onemig. I watched this every sabado with my tita and even saw the movie in the cinema house twice kase nakikilig si peachy at si wacks….sana gumawa si Viva Film boxed sets of the episodes. I would definately buy!

  • 27. Aisa  |  August 2, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    YES, A BOXED SET WILL COMPLETE MY LIFE! Hahahaha! Super duper big fan here!

  • 28. liv  |  December 13, 2007 at 1:48 am

    does anybody still remember the theme song of ciara and onemig bondoc?? pls help me…ive been trying to remember their theme song for the last two days….pls help me if you know…thanks…

  • 29. kryssy123  |  February 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    i loved this show! i even bought a vcd copy of TGIS the movie…watched all their movies… i just can’t get over the angelu-bobby loveteam until now! i just hope viva will release dvd box set to bring back good memories!

  • 30. atenar  |  March 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I really liked the show, naalala ko tuloy ung high school years ko. nagka-cutting classes pa ako para masundan ko sila sa kanilang mall tours noon. Si Red Sternberg ang paborito ko sa cast – ang pinaka gwapo sa lahat na male cast. By the way, Francisco Martin Arboleda de Dios ang name niya sa show. Nasaan na kaya si Red ngayon? sana magbalik showbiz ulit si Kiko, miss ko na makita ang magagandang biloy niya sa pisngi.

  • 31. kidswereus  |  March 30, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Atenar! Panalo ka. Til now you know Kiko’s real name!

  • 32. lya  |  March 30, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    i really love that show…sobrang kilig aq kila joaqs ng peachy

  • 33. ChRistiAnnE  |  May 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    i lOve PeAchy nd wAcks..
    kHit hndi aKO nkApanoOd ni2 kc im too young thAt time..
    fAve lUvteAm kO pA rin cnA angeLu nd bObby or known as
    PeacHy nd WackS..

  • 34. mj  |  May 6, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    i hope i balik nila ung TGIS i really missed it sana sa GMA lang

  • 35. Ryan  |  June 16, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Pwede malaman title nung opening theme ng tgis?


  • 36. Yohann  |  June 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm


    opening theme:

    nanananana, nananananana… Title nun ay Dyslexic Heart… Paul Westerburg po. πŸ™‚

    Yung isa: Walking on Sunshine naman yun.
    Growing up: Friends yung title niya… πŸ™‚

    Hope this helps… πŸ™‚

    Ako rin gusto ko TGIS makikipagpatayan pa ako dati para ipagtanggol ang TGIS sa mga fans ng GIMIK!!! Hahahaha!!! Pero grade school pa ako nun eh… Hahaha!!!

    RERUNS Please!!! πŸ™‚

  • 37. mars  |  August 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I really love tgis, i remeber the song growing up & it might be you..sobrang kilig tlga ako, laht ng movies nila pinapanood ko..takot k ba sa dilim,laging naron ka and yung tgis the movie…its so nice to reminisce…i still have a huge crush on bobby andrews!!! my teenage years was great because of that tgis experienced. wow thanks guys! love it!

  • 38. queenzy_08  |  August 30, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    hi po!! new lng po me dito…
    may alam po b kaung site na pwedeng panoodan ng TGIS batch 2???

    grbe!! tgal ko n pong nghahanap nun eh.. huhuhuhu

  • 39. che  |  October 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    hi mga ka tgis!!

    wow!! i thought wala nang nakaalala sa tgis..
    sana nga ipalabas nila ulit ang tgis kahit sa qtv nalang

  • 40. lazylyza  |  November 4, 2008 at 9:06 am

    #17. irma | February 4, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Honestly, I dont know the title of the movie hehe. Short pa hair ni Angelu sa movie na un tapos payat pa mejo si Bob (ayan Bob din. Ginaya kita ;p). Anyway, yeah may asawa na si Bob.. Eh may anak na rin naman si Angelu eh hehe.. Si Angelu ata unang nagkaron ng anak kesa sa pag-aasawa ni Bobby.. Im not sure though. In fairness, bagay sila. ;p sana β€˜Kapamilya’ na silang dalawa hehe.. πŸ˜‰

    ** actually kaya tinapos yng TGIS kasi nbuntis that time si Angelu…

    hahaha… grabe! pinanood ko rin to! =))

  • 41. edilyn sotto  |  November 8, 2008 at 11:31 am

    gwapo ni onemig……….gravehhhh idol ko yan

  • 42. Happynessofheart  |  January 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hi. Favorite ko yung T.G.I.S noon. Siguro 1st year highschool ako nun. Grabe, umiyak pa ako nung natapos na yung show. Hanggang Growing Up, pinanood ko pa. May alam ba kayong pwedeng pagkunan ng complete copies ng episodes nila from TGIS hanggang growing up? pati yung movie nila. Help naman po… Tagal ko na kasi naghahanap nun eh. Thanks…

  • 43. yesha  |  February 26, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    napanood ko din ang tgis nung grade school ako.grabe fan na fan din ako ni peachy at wacks until now kahit may asawa nko. at may family life na din cla eh fan pa din nila ko..sayang nga lang at di cila ngkatuluyan..marami ako pictures nila pati clang lahat,,sana nga eh ipalabas uli nila sa qtv ang tgis..i will watch it for sure walang mintis..mabuhay ang tgis club…salamat sa inyo lahat..for supporting them….

  • 44. amie  |  June 20, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    hindi po migs, Michael Flores’ name was Mickey, “babes” for Cris..and please lang hindi kasame si Raine or Ciara sa original cast..

  • 45. ELIFALET  |  August 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Cute tlga ng story ng TGIS.OK ang tandem nlang lht.Pngfamily orinted.All ages pwde.My saysay ang kwento at kapupulutan ng aral.D gaya s mga kwentong pngbrkada ngayon.. .puro pgpapacute n lng.Mis q n nga c Red.Kng my remake nga n2 ieerase q lht ng appointmntz q.. .mkapagwtch lng.I miz them so tlga.Hlos mkpagptayan aq

  • 46. ELIFALET  |  August 14, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Cute tlga ng story ng TGIS.OK ang tandem nlang lht.Pngfamily orinted.All ages pwde.My saysay ang kwento at kapupulutan ng aral.D gaya s mga kwentong pngbrkada ngayon.. .puro pgpapacute n lng.Mis q n nga c Red.Kng my remake nga n2 ieerase q lht ng appointmntz q.. .mkapagwtch lng.I miz them so tlga.Hlos mkipagptayan aq nun mkpanood lng.Then I stil rmmembr dn n grade skul p q nun.And tnx god tlga kc ngkaron aq ng chance n mkgwtch ng gnun,kht I ws so young p nun.At piling teenager n q nun at tht time.Kasar nga aga qng kiligin nung tym n yun.Bwt scenario ayw qng plampasin.

  • 47. Shaira Javier  |  March 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    May alam po ba kayo ng pagkukuhanan ng dvd ng complete episodes nito 😦 HUHUHUHU email me please

    desperada na po ako, kasi 1 year old palang po ako nung time na yun at gusto ko po talaga panoorin 😦

  • 48. jhun  |  February 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

    gusto ko po sanang magkaroon ng dvd copy ng TGIS episodes, saan po pwedeng makabili. thanks

  • 49. jhun  |  February 12, 2012 at 2:13 am

    gusto ko po sanang magkaroon ng dvd copy ng TGIS episodes, saan po pwedeng makabili. please email thanks!

  • 50. mariel cabigting  |  March 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    miss you guys. it brings a lot of memories specially my KABATAAN. hehe

  • 51. Namielle  |  September 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    OMG. Brings back memories. I love TGIS. At ngayon na magkaka-remake, sana lang mapantayan nila. No offense sa mga gaganap na bagong generations but I think walang makakapantay sa original barkada πŸ™‚

  • 52. Alma Therese  |  December 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    hahaha…malakas maka 90’s…sarap mag reminisce…my super favorite teen show back then…i would skip attending my CAT’s during Saturdays…(goodness kainis talaga un….natataon sya lagi)..and correct me if i am wrong…1995 ata yan nagstart..3rd year high school kasi ako nun…super love ko ang tandem nila Peachy and Wacks…as they bid farewell naiyak talaga ako…a homebody me during that time..ang alam lang gawin abangan ang TGIS…hai kakamiss…i hope they would come up a dvd with the episodes ng lahat including ung Growing Up!

  • 53. Aldrin  |  January 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I remember joaqs being maangas with a cool blue honda civic car


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