MANILA — Vice Ganda and “It’s Showtime” topped local trends and reached the worldwide list Friday, as the comedy superstar finally took his turn as the “Tumpak Tracer” in the hit segment “Mas Testing.”
Vice Ganda had long evaded the role since “Mas Testing’s” debut, but now agreed to do it as part of the noontime program’s 11th anniversary celebration.
The day’s “Persons Under Testing” were his close friends and screen sidekicks MC and Lassy, who appeared to deliberately produce results contradicting Vice Ganda’s guesses, making him undergo three “funishments” in total.
The consequences had Vice Ganda shaving his eyebrow, prank-calling ABS-CBN executive Charo Santos-Concio, and getting dropped into water, “perya”-style.
Vice Ganda also gave away P110,000 — an amount imposed by the game as a result of his unsuccessful prank on Santos-Concio — with one lucky “It’s Showtime” viewer randomly picked through Twitter.
During the “Mas Testing” segment, several terms related to the program ranked among the Philippine trends on Twitter, with the official hashtag #ViceTestingOLoko reaching No. 1 worldwide.
“It’s Showtime” is concluding its week-long anniversary celebration on Saturday with the traditional “Magpasikat,” where its hosts put on spectacular performances in a competition for charity.