There's AlDub, then there's BasDub.
BasDub >>>>> AlDub.
No point explaining what is "BasDub" since, ako lang naman ang nakakabasa nito, at alam ko naman kung ano siya...pero sige na nga.
BasDub was born when Baby Baste was used as a quasi-replacement for Alden Richards's character on Eat Bulaga's KalyeSerye. Alden was out from October 6-13, 2015 because... oh my God I can't believe I know this...sige na nga... sulat na natin.
October 3, Saturday- Yaya goes to Broadway to visit Alden's "family" since he visited her in her "mansion" the week before. Lola Nidora asked Yaya to stay at Broadway while Alden goes with the Lola's to the Baranggay's. Hashtag: #AlDubmeetsTVJ (September 26 is the 25 million tweet day "#AlDubEBforLove")
October 5, Monday - The switch. Yaya was in the studio, while Alden was in the Baranggay with the Lola's. Some folks thought he'd be the Yaya and he'd wear an apron (including me) but he ended up becoming a "Rogelio". Allow me to post some photos to show how good he looked in the Rogelio costume. (Dahil ang baduy ng suot nya halos araw-araw sa studio, ending, yung Rogelio costume pa ang best outfit nya ever. To this date, ito pa rin ang pinaka best nyang OOTD. Pumapangalawa yung outfit nya nung "umakyat ng ligaw" sa "mansion".)
Even I admit it.. Swoon!😍
Lola Nidora and Yaya played a game of Rock, Paper Scissors (Jack En Poy in the Philippines) where if Yaya won, Alden and her will be in the studio together but if Lola wins, it will be up to her who will decide who will be with her in the Baranggay and who will be at the studio. Lola won, but her choice was not revealed because of the dreaded truck honk which signifies the end of the episode, leaving the audiences hanging - a common occurrence in this show.
Seeing how the whole week played out, I have a feeling the switch was carried out for Maine (Yaya Dub) to bond with Baste and even Ryzza Mae because the two child stars (pwede naman na tawagang child star si Baste di ba?) played a role in the next days of the KalyeSerye while Alden was out.
October 6, Tuesday - (Birthday ko! Hehehe ang tanda ko na!) Alden misses Eat Bulaga for World Teacher's Day
which was held in Naga, Bicol. Must be a prior commitment that they couldn't back out of. (This was also the day Kris Bernal posted a photo with the "bae" and was bashed unnecessarily by fans of AlDub na mababa ang IQ
. Mga hampaslupa talaga...) Yaya was supposedly "sad" because Alden is not present, so to make her smile, her tropa from Broadway - Baste and Yaya Luvs (Ryzza Mae) - showed up to cheer her up.
For me, this was the day "#BasDub" was born. :)
October 7, Wednesday - Direk Joey sent this tweet out in the morning:
MY REACTION: Ay grabe. Walang pahinga?
It seems like Alden's handler realised the craziness of his schedule right on time and told the boy to skip Eat Bulaga and have the Lola's allude that he is "working" somewhere in Muntinlupa and that it's important for both characters - Yaya and Alden - to spend time apart so that they can learn their own selves a little better. This set the tone for the upcoming days that Alden would be away (prior commitments, maglalaba, magpapatuli, magpapableach...charot)
October 8, Thursday - Alden's in Zamboanga
, his deceased Mum's hometown. This is probably something Alden himself would not say no to - since his Mum is a very touchy subject for him - kahit Weeksary (Thursdays) o Monthsary (every 16th) pa yan. He almost always cries when he talks about her and always states how she's the reason why he pursued to be in the entertainment industry.
No Alden, more BasDub for me!!!
October 9, Friday - Alden flies to Japan for a show on Sunday. YEY! MORE BASDUB FOR ME!!!
October 10, Saturday - Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub) competes in the Dabarkads Pa More Grand Finals so the KalyeSerye was focused on Yaya's preparation for her performance on the show. She only had maybe about a 5 second interaction with Baste when he welcomed her in the studio but this Instagram post more than made up for it (and it can also be deduced that they hung out backstage than what was shown on television).
Source: Maine Mendoza's Instagram
YES MAY KOPYA AKO NG VIDEO NA YAN AT ILANG BESES KO NA RIN YAN PAULIT ULIT NA PINANUOD. #BasDub IS LOVE!!!!
By the way, this whole week where Alden was absent (except Monday) - only proved that Maine can hold her own. That even without Alden Richards, the KalyeSerye can thrive. Personally, it never really bothered me that Alden was out, because I was laughing too much. But when it's Yaya who is out of commission, I really feel the absence of the character.
October 12, Monday - Alden flies home to the Philippines but did not appear on Eat Bulaga until Tuesday.. tuloy ang BasDub! (Baste was obviously sleepy during the segment so kaunti lang ang interaction nila with the kid. Buti na lang may nag magandang loob na gumawa nito. No official video from GMA, maybe it's because kaunti nga lang compared to days before.)
October 13, Tuesday - Still no Alden. Probably took a well deserved rest. TULOY ANG BASDUB!!!!
October 14, Wednesday - Sad day for me. Bumalik na si Alden. Wala ng BasDub. Bumawi na lang si Baste during ATM with the Bae's... sigh... Miss ko na ang BasDub!!!
Here are the reasons why I like the idea of BasDub:
1) It gave Baste extended air time - I have to admit, I look forward to his small participation during Eat Bulaga's ATM with the Bae's segment where he does a pose and the audience has to mimic it.
2) Baste makes Yaya more likable in my opinion, since it gives the opportunity for Maine to be more comedic (see the October 9 and 13 video above). Her expressions as of late when interacting with Alden seems calculated; sometimes borderline annoying (for me) because they're so repetitive.
3) I just really happen to like BasDub! It's a funny funny little thing. Maybe because I never had a kid brother - and that's how I see the relationship between Yaya and Baste.
4) Pagod na ako sa kilig at drama. Mas gusto ko ang KalyeSerye pag comedy sya - which BasDub was able to give. The squiggly writing between Yaya and Baste, the "Panget ka Lola" bits, even Lola Nidora's "Baste...baste...Bulaga" was hilarious.
I'll post my favourite BasDub meme's on a separate entry.
WOW ANG HABA NAMAN NITO! Grabe masyado ako kalawang sa pagsusulat. Kailangan talaga tag-lish pa. At di na ako marunong mag-edit.