Buboy Villar and Betong Sumaya went viral on social media during their participation in Eat Bulaga’s new version of Pinoy Henyo, ‘Word of the Rings.’
In the said episode on July 22, 2023, Buboy and Betong became ‘Duminadora’ and ‘Eksenadora,’ which were visibly similar to the Kalyeserye’s Kalye Angels.
It can be recalled that Kalye Angels, also called Dora Sisters by some Eat Bulaga fans, was popularized by Wally Bayola as Lola Nidora, Jose Manalo as Lola Tinidora, and Paolo Ballesteros as Lola Tidora.
The said characters acted as the overly-protective guardians of ‘Yaya Dub,’ who’s being portrayed by Maine Mendoza.
It was reported that the Kalyeserye segment’s trademark was registered under TAPE Inc.
Several netizens criticized the ‘gimick’ of the two new Eat Bulaga hosts and accused them of copying the popular noontime show characters.
“Jusko Wala tlagang originality. Puro panggaya ang kaya,” netizen Jabbar said.
“Sayang ang talent nyo.nagpapagamit kayo at gumagaya.wala ba kayong sailing pag isip at gusto nyo lang na manggaya.kakainis,” netizen Mary remarked.
“Nakakahiya puro nalang kayo gaya napanood n ng tao yan oyy mahiya nman kayo,” netizen Jengjeng commented.