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Remember Chuckie Dreyfus?
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Was Kuya Germs, creator of That’s Entertainment, a genius? misunderstood? ahead of his time?
Just take a look of some of the gems we grew up with.

That’s Entertainment was the most popular cheesy daily TV show back in the day, where every kid who wanted to be in showbiz wanted to be. Plus points if your parents are already in showbiz.
Part of That’s Entertainment’s Wednesday group was Chuckie Dreyfus, who starred in this Colgate commercial with his love team, Isabel Granada and Jennifer Sevilla in the ’80s.

Not too long ago I found Chuckie Dreyfus (@chuckiedreyfus) on Twitter, or maybe he found me.
My friend Ginggay, a true blue That’s fanatic got jealous and started tweeting Chuckie while I was asleep.
Jay got jealous and started tweeting him too.
Soon a meet-up was inevitable. When Grace found out we were having dinner at Pepper Lunch, she wasted no time in inviting herself and Kevin.
So last night we all met up for a cheesy ’80s flashback with Chuckie Dreyfus and his wife Yen.

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L-R: Ginggay, Yen and Chuckie Dreyfus, Jay, Grace, Kevin

We found out that Chuckie is now almost 37 years old, married for ten years to Yen. They have two kids, Ella and Ralph.
He left show biz when he found the transition from child actor to actor “difficult.” Today he works as a song writer and composer, with plans to come back as an actor.
Very strange dinner, we all had our phones checking Twitter the whole time.

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I decided to ask my followers to tweet their questions to Chuckie (in 140 characters or less) , such as:

Is it true they paid you PHP 200,000 to be on a notebook cover?
@chuckiedreyfus: Yes

How much did he earn for that Colgate TVC?
@chuckiedreyfus substantial but I can’t remember how much

Were Chuckie and Isabel Granada really a couple or just love team?
@chuckiedreyfus: Love team only.

Approve ba sa yo si Mommy Guapa noon?
@chuckiedreyfus: yes! Close kami ni Mommy Guapa

Who was the crush ng bayan in That’s?
@chuckiedreyfus: Noon sa GMA, si Nadia (Montenegro) talaga

Who were his crushes in the show?
Chuckie refuses to answer. Yen says: Vina Morales, Jennifer Mendoza, Jessa Zaragosa

Did Kuya Germs have a favorite in That’s Entertainment?
@chuckiedreyfus: Mon Alvir

Was there ever a time he ever got scared of kuya germs?
@chuckiedreyfus: bat ako matatakot?

Who were his friends on the show?
@chuckiedreyfus: Robert ortega! Gary Berena.

How did you lose 40 lbs?
@chuckiedreyfus: I gave up pork and beef for three months and then I worked out.

Asan na si Caselyn Francisco?
@chuckiedreyfus: Alam ko, Germany.

How did you meet Yen?
@chuckiedreyfus: Blind date.

Where was your first date?
@chuckiedreyfus: Peach & Plum at Crossroad Arcade, Greenhills. Favorite namin talaga, Tom Sawyer.

Did he get bullied in school?
@chuckiedreyfus: Ya! Malayo pa lang maririnig mo talaga sa hallway ang That’s Entertainment song.

Predetermined ba ang mga winners sa That’s Entertainment Show? Laging Thursday Group kasi nananalo.
@chuckiedreyfus: no

I had a warm fuzzy feeling sitting next to Chuckie, who brought me back to the days of Shoppesville and Tom Sawyer.
I wanted to squeeze him like a stuffed toy, pero nakakahiya.
So nice to know he grew up normal and ended up with a loving wife and good-looking kids, unlike some of the kids in this book that I gave him

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Oh and I gave away swag bags to all the guests containing products from That’s Entertainment sponsors. (Unfortunately I could not find any C.Y. Gabriel Wonder soap.)

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We had special cupcakes baked to order from Mrs. Field’s

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Chuckie signs a pack of Besuto Prawn Crackers for my bud, Lloyd Joven

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Super nice evening. Thank you Chuckie and Yen for meeting us and see you again in real life and on Twitter!

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Mbdales

Hello Ms C! This isnt about Chuckie, although i was a fan back in the day 🙂
I just had to let you know, that going to Pepper Lunch Shang and actually eating there was one of my highlights of my Manila trip last month!!! :)))
A friend and I love reading your blog! And we do it everytime we surf the net! No kidding :))
Thats all .. hehee
Love from
Dumaguete City

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CVS Reply:

thanks so much!! :)))

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Dayritchristianjoy

I had some pictures taken when we were in Grade 3 back in OBMCI, with Isabel and Chuckie. This is so amazing, seeing him again and yes, people get older pero it’s the same Chuckie and his doe eyes 🙂 Oh by the way, Isabel Granada now lives in Angeles City married to one of our City Councilor Jericho Genaskey Aguas. Thank you Chuvaness!

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Joel

Ooops, I now recall si Jovit Moya pala yung pulis, hehehe! Mon Alvir’s whereabouts still unknown!

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You can find C.Y. Gabriel in Binondo. But would you actually travel there? Hehehe!

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CVS Reply:

yes i shop there! kaya lang these days takot na ako sa traffic

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Ang chaka ng hair ni chuckie, kailangan ng proper styling for his comeback!

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looking for caselyn francisco? here are old videos of her doing miss saigon in the netherlands hehehe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8CRr23h3Mc

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Ikay

cuter sya now ^_^

love this! everyone was watching this back then, pero walang umaamin! hahaha
just like being a menudo fan… walang aminan hehehe

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CVS Reply:

exactly how I explained it to Jeroen—walang umaamin, lol

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Guest

I love this! 🙂

Our yayas were HUGE fans of Sheryl Cruz and Romnick Sarmenta. 🙂

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Joel

Hahaha bakit kaya favorite ni Kuya Germs si Mon Alvir? hehehe! hmmm…

Cecile, kulang pa ang swag mo ng Agfa color film

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CVS Reply:

so I heard! Chuckie promises to give me a list of sponsors for next time. He was really surprised when he got the swag.

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Blue Reply:

Ang chiz nung araw, jowa s’ya ni Kuya Germs. Actually hindi na chizmiz yun dahil true, lol

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Ang chiz nung araw, jowa s’ya ni Kuya Germs. Actually hindi na chizmiz yun dahil true, lol

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Favorite part ko sa That’s pag may duets at pinapayagan ang mga fans na pumila at magbigay ng sampaguita at kung anu-anong regalo sa mga artista! Si Manilyn, mata na lang ang nakikita sa daming fans ng Janno-Mane noon LOL!

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Michellechua

Oh my i remember the days when I used to tag along with my brother. He did a short stint in That’s. He was labeled as the Chinese boy 🙂

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Anonymous Reply:

chinese community ftw! mike castillo hahahaha

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Anonymous

chinese community ftw! mike castillo hahahaha

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attymagman

parang may nakita akong CY Gabriel the other day. hehehe [Reply]CVS Reply:March 27th, 2011 at 4:34 PMsaan? [Reply]Jeff Reply:March 27th, 2011 at 8:44 PMi’m selling CY Gabriel! haha! sobrang nakakaaliw post mo! those were the good old times! [Reply]CVS Reply:March 27th, 2011 at 8:52 PMare you really? can I buy from you next time? jemriz Reply:March 28th, 2011 at 7:34 PMmercury drug, nakakita ako CY Jeff Reply:March 28th, 2011 at 7:50 PMyep! no problem! i can deliver it to u via courier! can i post my contact number here? hehe sobrang nakakaaliw ang post mo k chuckie! CVS Reply:March 28th,… Read more »

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Hella random! Ha ha ha.

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Fatness ako! Kailangan payat na next time.

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CVS Reply:

ako din grabe!

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Anonymous

I watched That’s Entertainment and I support the Tuesday group.haha!
Here’s an entry on my blog about a That’s member, spotted:

http://kaloka.livejournal.com/20178.html

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nakakaaliw ang swag! love the 2 youtube links, reminds me of my childhood.:)

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Kaloka…naka Eassy Call si Chuckie!!!

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“Birtz Tree – It’s ebry bady’s milk.” — Can never forget this TVC, which we’d come across every summer while vacationing in Manila.

So surreal seeing Chuck honored this way! Hahaha. Only known him and Yen for 3 yrs, never as the “artista.” So happy for you, Chuck!!

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at ang pogi ni chuckie dreyfus dun sa huling pic. nice arms. 🙂

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me nakita ako dating C.Y. Gabriel Wonder soap sa Rustan’s Glorietta. but that was around 4 years ago. it was beside the soap labeled “Peni Fresh”. LOL. they have the same size of box and similar font, but it’s blue rather than green and pink (?). hehe

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Paisleyclothing

hahaha chuckie dreyfus’ easy call!

pwede bang romnick sarmienta next?

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Thanks for having your interview in our store 🙂

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haha! 🙂 Panalo! 🙂

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ems

lol sa birch tree and besuto prawn crakers giveaway!

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CVS Reply:

You mean, Birts Tree, hehe

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Anonymous Reply:

each ebrybadi’s milk!

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wow i love the original That’s Entertainment. Those were the days. grabe down memory lane talaga hehehe

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Lovett!!! 🙂 That’s entertainment forever!!!

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Mary Joy Aro Reply:

naku naalala ko naman ang manilyn reynes-janno gibbs ‘sayang na sayang’ na days and romnick-shery!!!l

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naku naalala ko naman ang manilyn reynes-janno gibbs ‘sayang na sayang’ na days and romnick-shery!!!l

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