October 06, 2006

"Pow! Pow! Pow!" Remembering TV Pow

Nakatawa kung isipin itong short TV Game Show na ito. Very few people remember kung sino ang mga original hosts nito, dahil nagiba over time. Some people remember: Dandin Ranillo, Dodong, Joe D' Mango, & even Joey De Leon. Tatawag ka sa programa, kung ikaw ang sinagot ikaw ang home contestant. Papanuurin mo ang TV screen mo at maglalaro ka ng parang Space Battle-type video game by Intellivision. Mukhang nakatutok ang studio camera sa screen na may space shooting video game, at sisigaw ka ng: "Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow!"

Yung pagsabi mo ng "Pow!", yun ang parang trigger ng pagtira ng spaceship mo sa mga aliens sa game. Akala ng marami ay mayroong sophisticated na voice activated television game console ang studio, pero ang totoo ay may isang studio assistant na nakikinig sa kabilang linya ng telepono na siyang taga-press ng fire button sa video game controller. Pag nahihiya ka dahil naririnig mo ang boses mo sa TV, at hindi ka naririnig ng assistant, walang laser na lalabas sa spaceship mo. "Laksan nyo po ang pag-Pow para makarami." Diyos ko po! Pero this seemingly silly game segment concept worked at maraming naaliw.

May mga tatawag at mabagal ang pag -Pow nila, tuloy kinakanchawan sila ng host:

"Naaakuuu! Bilisan nyo po para mataas ang iyong premyo!"
"Pow... ... pow... pow..."

"Kakagising lang ba ninyo? Bilisan nyo pa para mataas ang premyo."
"Pow..."

"Sige pow pa ng pow!"
"Bow... ay... pow pala..."

Meron namang mga sabik maglaro; hindi pa nagsisimula ang game...

"PAPAPAPAPAPAPAPAPAPAPAW PAW PAW PAW!"
"Sandali! Sandali lang! Para kang galing sa Vietnam. Hindi pa nagsisimula nagpaputok ka na ng machine gun!", sabi ni Joey kasunod ng laugh track.

Siyempre pataasan ng points at meron kang cash prize pag nanalo ka. Many people remember winning P50! Wacky at out of this world ang concept, pero nakakatuwa dahil kahit maikli lang ang segment ng programa at napaka low-tech ang available technology, very inventive ang idea, at kwela nga naman.

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20 comments:

ie said...

grabe, hindi ko alam na may ganitong iskema pala ng paglalaro. ha ha. pow pow pow! :]

*Mea* said...

omg! tawang tawa ako dito habang binabasa yung post! hahaha, di ko naabutan yung show, pero habang binabasa ko to, parang naiimagine ko na rin ang itsura ng show. galeng galeng!

Lorenzo Makoy said...

PANALOOOO!!!

Tandang-tanda ko itong gameshow na ito dahil pinagtatalunan namin ng mga kalaro ko kung paano nako-kontrol ng telepono yung spaceship sa screen.

AYOOOOSSSS!!! ITO ANG BLOG NA INAABANGAN KO!!!

Anonymous said...

Actually, it wasn't like space invaders at all.

I think they use an Intellivision game (Mattel). It's either "Space Battle" or "Space Hawk" that they put on TV.

Judging from the screenshot at:
http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/credits/space.html#astrosmash

I think it's "Space Battle".

Fred said...

I think ang host nito ay si Dudung at hindi si Joey de Leon...sya yung kumedyante na mukhang tanga at laging butas ang t-shirt sa may laylayan kung saan lagi nyang nilalagay yung kamay nya. Yung buhok nya parang bunot..parang kay Atoy Co !

Tom Ador said...

I remember this segment rather well and, as anonymous had mentioned, TV Pow wasn't like space invaders at all.

From what I recall (I was only in fourth grade then when it aired), crosshairs would be at the centre of a mainly black video screen.

A spacecraft would fly across the screen and the caller would shout "Pow!" as the spacecraft briefly makes itself a target.

I forget what it is exactly the contestant wins, however. Furthermore, I believe that the segment had different hosts over time.

Anonymous said...

Nanalo ako ng 50 Pesos noon sa TV Pow! Ang natandaan ko para nga siyang Intellivision na Space Invaders, parang Space Battle ang itsura. Hay the good days nga naman.

Anonymous said...

Mga tsong, ang alam ko ang original host ng TV POW ay ... Bilib it or nat, si JOE D' MANGO! Long before he started LOVE NOTES on radio... and yes, the screen showed a target in the middle with spaceships moving in a horizontal fashion through that target...

Anonymous said...

Galing naman nitong Nostalgia Manila, huling -huli ang mga halatang gurangits heheheh...anyway, Dandin Ranillo po ang host niyang POW..Pow..Pow..heheheh nakakaaliw no? more power..

Anonymous said...

dandin ranillo ang host nito..pow...pow..

adiksadiatabs said...

I remember they squeeze this game segment in between shows. Didn't channel 2 called themselves City 2 during that time?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it this guy called "Dodong" who was, at one time, the host of TV Pow? I think "Dodong" was his name on one of the tv shows he was in.

Anonymous said...

couldn't help laughing when i read this! there was an episode when the contestant went "PAAAAAWWWW! PAAAAWWWWW! PAAAAAWWWW!" then another one who went "powpowpowpow" na parang aso!

baldo said...

si dodong ang last na nag host ng POW..

rannie said...

Tanda ko si Dodong ang host nito .Sumikat kasi siya sa palabas nila sa TV sa channel 2 (City2 pa nun,dating BBC 2) yung PRRRRT FOUL with Sonny Jaworksi,Francis Arnaiz at Yoyong Martires.Yupp I miss those low tech but entertaining game!nasaan na kaya si Dodong ngayon?Crush na crush ko pa yung partner ni Francis nun si Valerie Pozon .

diaphanous said...

i remember once nag guest host si Alfie Anido dito (SLN), and oh yessss....pati ako sumisigaw ng POWWW! pag mabagal ang contestant ako ang sumisigaw ng POW! POW! POW!
So nice to remember the good old days....those were the days....

do u still remember one commercial shampoo with a tag line of "I swear, i got more hair!"?

Anonymous said...

valerie pozon is my mom haha

Anonymous said...

i think long tall howard (he was with KB89.9 then, now he's with DZRJ) hosted this show.

Anonymous said...

di ko alam na colored pala 'tong pow game, ngayon ko lang nalaman after 25+ years, blak en whayt kasi tv namin noon, yung cabinet type. tandang-tanda ko 'to! pow! pow! pow! ..dyeri

Eman Paelmo said...

I was debating with my bro, PBA has moneyball, supposedly the "1st" interactive game o
I was right!n tv. I just had to disagree. I clearly remember this with Jeremiah Junior (The Junior on 99.5RT).



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