As doting fathers to their respective sons, It’s Showtime hosts Vhong Navarro and Ogie Alcasid have surely witnessed how their kids have grown engrossed with online games, especially in the rise of high-end phones and computers. Thus, there’s no wonder why most of the Gen Z ’s is ignorant when it comes to the Pinoy street games that the older generations were able to enjoy.
And this became the overall theme of their Magpasikat 2021 performance, which they commenced with a skit wherein they both played dual roles – Ogie as the mother and the son, while Vhong was the father and the other son. As they refused to listen to their parents’, their gadgets suddenly malfunctioned and their setup shook, and they were transported to a game field by a then-anonymous gamemaster, who told them, “kaka-computer n’yo ‘yan!”
The gamemaster welcomed them to “SKID Games”, wherein they had to play a series of Pinoy street games and they were divided into two teams – Team Bibo headed by Vhong and Team Perfect by Ogie. Team Bibo was the first one to play, with Vhong and his Streetboys co-members playing piko projected on the floor as they danced to Gary Valenciano’s “Awit at Laro.” Team Perfect, on the other hand, was assigned to play tagu-taguan (or hide-and-seek), wherein he and his teammates Lara Maigue, Jeremy Glinoga, and Tawag ng Tanghalan alumni Reiven Umali and Sam Mangubat, as well as their surprise guest Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, sang a parody version of Moira Dela Torre’s “Taguan” as they moved around the makeshift walls.
Both teams were then seen having fun playing “patintero” at the ABS-CBN rooftop, which was succeeded by the performance of El Gamma Penumbra as the gamemaster explained how playing games is parallel to life. Ebe Dancel surprisingly emerged onstage singing “Lipad” as Vhong and Ogie were seen floating mid-air while hanging on their respective kites.
In the end, it was revealed that the game master was Jhong Hilario, who, along with the “parents” reminded everyone, particularly the younger generations, how important it is to keep these street games alive amid the continuous changing times.