Bulagaan (also referred to as Bulagaan University) is a long-running and iconic segment of Eat Bulaga! featuring its hosts delivering "knock-knock" jokes in the form of a song. This is the longest-running segment of the longest-running noontime show.

The segment is in a classroom setting, with the hosts divided into groups or pairs and usually dressed in school uniforms. Each group must answer the teacher's question by integrating their answer into a song of their choice. After performing, the group spins a giant roulette wheel ranging from 00 to 100, which will become the basis of their score. The group with the lowest score will be punished at the end of the segment. The hosts then go free-for-all, chasing and throwing cream pies at each other and at the studio audience.

The Eat Bulaga! hosts participate in the segment, but special celebrity guests may occasionally join the segment.

In 2005, the segment had a short-lived spin-off known as Eat Star Café. The spin-off had the same concept, except it is in a karaoke bar setting instead of a classroom.

Title cards[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

The Bulagaan segment is thought have had its pilot in 1987, and has been held annually since then.

Date of episode Hosts/guests involved Location Notes

1987[edit | edit source]

undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra, Bessie Badilla Live Studio 1- Broadcast City, Quezon City [1]
undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra, Bessie Badilla Live Studio 1- Broadcast City, Quezon City [1]
3 December Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra Celebrity Sports Plaza, Quezon City first day of moving to CSP; [2]

1988[edit | edit source]

undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra Celebrity Sports Plaza, Quezon City [3]
undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Aiza Seguerra Celebrity Sports Plaza, Quezon City [4]

1989[edit | edit source]

undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra Studio 1- ABSCBN Broadcasting Centre, Quezon City first known Bulagaan on ABSCBN; [5]
28 December Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Ces Quesada, Plinky Recto, Aiza Seguerra Studio 1- ABSCBN Broadcasting Centre, Quezon City [6]

1990[edit | edit source]

undated Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes, Aiza Seguerra, Jimmy Santos Studio 1- ABSCBN Broadcasting Centre, Quezon City [7]

1993[edit | edit source]

undated Vic Sotto, Richie D'Horsie, Jimmy Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Lady Lee, Rio Diaz, Ruby Rodriguez Studio 1- ABSCBN Broadcasting Centre, Quezon City [3]

1994[edit | edit source]

1 January Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Jimmy Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Lady Lee, Christine Jacob, Ruby Rodriguez Studio 1- ABSCBN Broadcasting Centre, Quezon City [8]

1997[edit | edit source]

undated Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Christine Jacob, Francis Magalona, Gabriela Aguilar (Miss Costa Rica 1997), Ruffa Gutierrez, Allan K., Juannie (Allan K. Look-alike), Samantha "Gracia" Lopez, Leonard Obal Broadway Centrum, New Manila, Quezon City [9]
undated Joey de Leon, Christine Jacob, Donna Cruz, Jason Everly, Ruby Rodriguez, Jimmy Santos Broadway Centrum, New Manila, Quezon City [10]

 Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 8 July 2017 and 26 May 2018 episodes of Bulagaan University was replayed in full on Monday, 27 April 2020 and Monday, 25 May 2020, respectively. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of all live shows, Eat Bulaga! opted to replay throwback videos of some of its most iconic segments and other special presentations from way back in the past.

References[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.