MANILA - Here's something "Home Sweetie Home" viewers may have not noticed: The hit sitcom pays tribute to Dolphy, an icon of the genre, by naming its barangay and streets after characters portrayed by the late actor.
The main setting of the ABS-CBN show, for instance, is called Barangay Puruntong, after the family name of Dolphy's character in "John en Marsha."
Similar to the well-loved sitcom, which ran for 17 years until 1990, "Home Sweetie Home" focuses on the household of newlyweds Romy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Julie (Toni Gonzaga) as they try to live harmoniously with their respective parents.
The couple resides along Falayfay Street, which is adjacent to Pidol Street. Elsewhere in Puruntong, townhouses line up the stretch of Quizon Avenue, which intersects Kalye Cosme. Here, a barbershop, among other establishments, is situated.
Falayfay, of course, is named after Dolphy's flamboyant titular character in the 1969 movie "Facifica FalayFay." Kevin Cosme was the film icon's devoted father character in the ABS-CBN sitcom "Home Along Da Riles," which ran for 11 years until 2003.
Dolphy, whose real name is Rodolfo Vera Quizon, was endearingly called Pidol for the most part of his 60-year career.
Here's a closer look of details that bring to life Barangay Puruntong, as well as a peek at what goes on behind the scenes of filming "Home Sweetie Home":
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