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