Revealed: Dolphy’s first ever teleserye “Utoy” still in the archives

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  • Ethel Bo0ba revealed on Twitter that she was part of Utoy,  a supposed to be the first-ever teleserye of  the late King of Comedy
  • Dolphy was joined by then child stars Makisig, and Kathryn Bernardo  in this Pinocchio-inspired comedy fantaserye
  • However, the series was canceled, and Dolphy transferred to TV 5

Unfortunately, there are some TV series in the past that were taped but were never aired for some reason.  This included Dolphy’s Utoy, which supposedly was his first teleserye ever.  What made the recent buzz?

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Ethel Bo0ba shared on Twitter October 14 an original post about Utoy from KATHTropa Official Account.  She captioned it as, “And I was supposed to be his leading lady. Sayang hindi natuloy. Charot!”

Utoy was a 2008 comedy fantaserye of ABS CBN inspired by Pinocchio.  Together with the late King of Comedy – who was 80 years old – were then child superstars Makisig Morales and Kathryn Bernardo.  The series included some animations which Dolphy reportedly confirmed he had a hard time doing the scenes.  When the project was announced, the show was canceled even if the stars continued taping for more than two years.

Other stars who were part of the teleserye were: Liza Lorena, Gloria Diaz, Tanya Garcia, Izza Ignacio, Jon Avila, Victor Basa, Sheryn Regis, and many others.

The television series was shelved and never aired up to now.

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Dolphy moved to TV5 in 2010, where he signed to do a sitcom with his children.

In an interview with Inquirer, he said, “I think ABS-CBN felt bad about it. But I just wanted to work. I’ve been waiting for a job for the past three years.  I love ABS-CBN, but I need to move on. I’ll be working with TV5 in the meantime, but anytime ABS-CBN needs me, I’ll just be here.”

He was an exclusive ABS CBN talent for 20 years.  Because of his contribution to the industry, the Kapamilya network named one of its studios under his name, Dolphy Theater, on his 80th birthday.

Here is a trailer of Utoy which pulled at the heartstring of viewers; making them wish the show would still be aired somehow.

Sources:  Twitter   ABS CBN