Prepare for an overload of cuteness as the most endearing game show on TV is set to commence its newest season this coming weekend, hosted by country’s queen of drama Judy Ann Santos.
Bet on Your Baby, a TV game show franchise from the US that aims to present how much the five family-contestants know their toddlers through a series of challenges. Its first season locally ran for seven months, from October 2013 until May 2014 and eventually had its second season beginning in August that same year.
The game begins with the participants playing one by one in the game round where kids will face mini challenges in the Baby Dome. One parent accompanies the child while the other one places the bet as to how far their child can go in accomplishing a particular challenge.
Elimination happens in the second round, coined as “Watcha Makulit,” wherein the first family to get the correct answer advances to the jackpot round. It is in the final stretch of the show wherein the winning family gets three chances to find and smash the piggy bank that holds P1 million, other cash prizes or a house and lot.
This season, Judy Ann will have a sidekick named ‘Piggy Bangs’, a digital mascot, which she and the little princes and princesses will interact with all throughout the game. In the premiere episode, celebrity babies and their star parents will compete.
The first two seasons had been successful, hitting all-time highs in TV ratings and touching the lives of many Filipinos. Let’s take a look back at the most remarkable moments of Seasons 1 and 2.
1. BOYB’s first-ever millionaire
Meet Bet On Your Baby’s first ever millionaire -- Hari ng Rebuttal Dello Gatmaitan and family! Since he is popular among fliptop avid fans and viewers, he sampled a few rebuttal lines before the game. And it that could’ve brought him luck as he and his family took home a million and made everyone in the studio jumped for joy.
2. Adorable #TeamKramer baby Scarlett joins BOYB, trends on Twitter
One of the most famous and most followed celebrity families, Team Kramer, spread good vibes in the show as Doug and Chesca Kramer played with their youngest child Scarlett. They introduced the adorable Scarlett in this video leading to her celebrated appearance, which also widely trended on Twitter.
3. Family of Mommy-cum-YouTube Sensation bags P1M
Russian singer turned YouTube sensation Anna Rabtsun’s husband Erick Baylosis hit the right piggy bank that contained the 1 million-peso tag that made their child Mishka a jubilant BabyNaryo!
4. Slum-dwelling family wins a brand new house and lot
The Icapin Family has finally bid goodbye to their shanty under the C-3 Bridge that used to be their home for five years after winning a brand new house and lot from BOYB. Mommy Bernadette expressed her gratitude to the show for making their dreams come true.
5. Celebrities do the ‘Bet On Your Baby’ Steps
Of course, no game show is complete without a jingle and that being played every beginning of the program. Here, Juday cheerfully danced with the audience and the participants. Other Kapamilya celebrities also willingly take on the challenge of dancing to the BOYB jingle.
6. Celebrity grandparents
Game na game sina lolo at lola. Celebrity grandparents -- Rico Puno, Liza Lorena, Dina Bonnevie, Long Mejia, Leo Martinez, and Janice de Belen -- showed their love and support to their cute grandchildren by playing with them!
7. Ryan, kids surprised Juday on BOYB’s double celebration
Aside from celebrating the final episode of the first season of the show, it was also Juday’s birthday! Thus, the staff conspired with her family to give her a surprise birthday-cum-farewell bash that apparently delighted the host.
8. Twin It To Win It
Wouldn’t it be a thrill to see double—a twinning delight like no other with twin babies competing on BOYB! A special episode was dedicated to these double bundles of joy.
Catch more exciting, fun, and cute episodes in the new season of Bet On Your Baby premiering on May 13 (Saturday) 5:15PM and May 14 (Sunday) 5PM.