King of Comedy Dolphy faces the Inquisition

Today I find myself on the side of Philippine Media as they lock and load for what looks like the gathering storm of a monumental battle against the Forces of Primitivism. On the side of modernity is Dolphy, the King of Comedy, who stands before the Inquisition accused of heresy. This “heresy” involves what sounds like otherwise hilarious scenes in his latest film Father Jejemon — a movie that most likely will see its producers laughing all the way to the bank considering the publicity it will get (or may already be getting) as a result of this latest of Pinoy-style circuses.

One scene in the movie that sent the Church and other groups fuming was that of a priest, portrayed by Dolphy, accidentally dropping a host into the cleavage of a woman taking communion during Mass. Another showed a host getting stuck on the dentures of an old woman.

Joining the fray is the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) whose chairman Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares came to Dolphy’s defense asserting that “there was no malice on the part of Manong Dolphy in the movie. At times they get carried away, but that’s the reality in the industry”.

The Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines, yet again, finds itself on the side of moronism, specially considering its presumptuous threats against the State:

[Church officials] have called on the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to delete the offensive scenes or face a boycott of moviegoers.

That remains to be seen, padres.

What a pickle these men-in-robes have gotten themselves into. They are up against two mighty pillars of modern society: (1) freedom of speech and (2) secularism. The latter, in particular harks to the headline of the first report on the matter that goes “King of comedy told to respect King of Kings” — inadvertently highlighting how perhaps our esteemed clerics forget that their “King” is not necessarily all Filipinos’ king.

The King of Comedy, unfortunately hasn’t been acting very kingly recently, instead bowing to pressure from the Choir of Angels:

“RVQ Productions, upon learning the public’s sentiments against some scenes on the teasers, immediately exercised self-regulation and deleted voluntarily the evoking scenes. This may be a good example where the MTRCB and a film production company have found a good accord, where the true benefactors are the viewing public,” Llamanzares said.

Zsa Zsa Padilla, the movie’s producer, is willing to delete some scenes even if it means added cost in the production.

What a shame. It would’ve been interesting to see who Filipinos are going to rally behind — the King of Kings, or the King of Comedy?


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di ba ang hostia laman ni hesus? e pag inipit mo yun sa boobs parang tit fuck na yun? tapos yung sa pustiso naman eh naipit ang laman ni hesus. ibig ba sabihin nun manipis ang laman ni hesus?

pwede na pala akong mag-apply sa MTRCB napakadumi kasi ng utak ko.


They can only do it to Christians.
I dare them mock our Muslim brothers and their beliefs.

One’s religious beliefs, no matter how ridiculous they are to us, MUST BE RESPECTED. It is something our own mother must have taught us.

The Lazzo

The King of Comedy, like many that make up the religious sector, is quite the “sinner.” 20-ish kids by just as many mistresses without marriage, and the institutions are keen to look the other way unless he does something really outwardly ‘blasphemous’ like this. Then he issues a token apology, a few ‘fixes’ here and there and it’s back to business as usual.

Now about the ‘unrated’ DVD edition, that’s a different story, hopefully.

RESPECT. What if I portray your parents as pornstars doing a blowjob in front of the Quirino Grandstand during the hostage crisis, what would you say. If we got so easily get mad at Mislang because of her lack of decorum in a foreign country, as if she committed a heinous crime, this is worse because it disrespects the very Body of Christ. If you have an issue with the church and the Body of Christ, do it in a proper forum. Tell us why we have to take the host lightly and tell us that the host is just… Read more »
I dont want to be hypocrite on this. Pero when I was young, I am one of those kids that make fun of our church. Lalo na ung communion, “Katawan ni Kristo, Macho”…etc. Holy Communion is really Holy. And we should treat it that way. Pero really now? How much does an average catholic respects his religion? How many Filipino catholics kneel infront of the Tabernacle, that thingy where the Eucharist is being kept, as they enter the church? I think the ordinary catholic treats his religion the same way a filipino student treats his learning in school: A series… Read more »
Renato Pacifico

Dear Hypocrites, If you want to practice true unadulterated religion stay where you are.  Do not go to America, Europeaneses, Japaneses, South Koreaneses to be blessed with wealth.  STAY WHERE YOU ARE SO YOU CAN STARVE PRAYING FOR GOD’S MANAH.


ulong pare

daaaang!…. dear god, j.christ, hesusmaryahosep, santas, santos, allah ahkbar, muhammad, abus, buddha, anito, aswang, dwende, santa ate glo, santa ate cory, hudyo, gandhi, sexy gurlz:… PLEASE NAMAN, SAVE ME FROM YOUR STUPID FOLLOWERS! (caps, to seriously plead from gung gong religious fanatics to spare me!)

Renato Pacifico
Hey, yo, Gin!  I dO NOT BASH MY PARENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE REAL TALKING FLESH!  God, God, Your God, The Hollywood Thin long-haired Hip Jesus Christ is just fantasy.  He was borned and died.  NOT MY FAULT.  I DID NOT ASKED HIM TO SAVE ME FROM HELL!  HELL COULD HAVE BEEN A HAPPY PLACE BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WOULD HAVE GONE THERE ANYWAYS WITHOUT YOUR GOD!  Now that Jesus Christ saved a sprinkling of souls, I still prefer HELL!  Because you and I are allowed to do what you are doing currently today.  In heaven, there are plenty… Read more »
Renato Pacifico
HERE IS THE BEAUTY ABOUT BEING GOD. 1.  If God cannot fix the problem, blame the Filipinos. 2.  If Filipinos fix the problem, God gets the credit On 2 statement, became logically true because Filipinos believe in “GOD HELP THOSE WHO HELP THEMSLEVES” thingie.  So, therefore, God works in the background.  HA!HA!HA!HA!  Waiting for a Filiipi9no success to get a VISA to amoral America then jumps in that God is instrumental to VISA approval.  DUH!  DUH!  DUH!  SUPER-DUH!   Above thinking is sooooo prevalent in 99.99999% of Filipinos!!!!!!!!  FILIPINOS JUST CANNOT GET OVER IT THAT THEY ARE THE ONES THAT… Read more »

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Hyden Toro
Maybe these episodes happened. Dolphy is just showing these episodes his movies. The Cleavage of a woman is just a part of her body. Like her face, or buttocks. It depends on how you look at these parts. If you are a dirty minded idiot. You will see the sexual connotation in any part of a woman. If not, you will just see it as a scene in the movie. Are our Priests and Bishops, good in fantasizing the body parts of women? Maybe, they look at their cleavages; when they serve them the Host for the Mass Communion. They… Read more »

Oo nga naman. Ginawa nyo pang katawatawa yung mga pari. Di naman tama yan. Yung makatotohanan naman yung portrayal sa mga pari. Like pedophiles perhaps? Yan, totoo nangyari kaya magiging makatotohanan yung movie.


Big deal. Meron ngang movie si Eddie Garcia na paring bumabaril, eto pa kaya, so what’s new? 😀

On the other note, why did the writer presented a priest instead of any other people?

I’m a Christian myself, but I sided with benign0 on this one. I don’t treat Christianity as a religion, I treat it as a RELATIONSHIP. That is, relationship with God. In Protestantism, there are many denominations, but they’re serving the same God. The only Catholic sector that I can admire is the Charismatic one. TRUE Christianity is not practicing traditions or such but a serious relationship with the Lord. In other words, SPIRITUALITY. That is why Christianity in South Korea is much better than in Flipland. And America wasn’t Catholic either since the first settlers in America came from England.… Read more »
I don’t find the scenes offensive.  Neither I find them particularly funny.  I rather laugh at something witty and not a trying-hard way of making people laugh. That’s why I don’t watch too many pinoy comedies, even the scenes have not evolved. o.o  Though, there are gems every now and then.   Going back to religion, may I ask why?  Why do we fight because the host fell on chests or got stuck on dentures instead of fighting for the degradation of human values?  Should we fight for the betterment of integrity, honesty, and the value of life… instead of… Read more »

Jesus Christ’s face is not even his real face.  That’s the face of Da Vinci.  So every portrait you have of Jesus Christ in your home is really the face of Da Vinci.

Actually, the priests’ anger regarding the scenes with the host is quite understandable. It’s the same as Muslims’ anger against Geert Wilders or Switzerland for banning minarets or France for banning burqas. Make fun of items that are deemed sacred and holy, and expect any follower of that religion to get mad. Also, I don’t think the CBCP’s reaction was that overboard. At least they don’t go around telling their followers to strap bombs to cars or suitcases or themselves and go blow something up. But still, to say that people should boycott the movie is a bit much for… Read more »
ulong pare

daaang! “FAITH”…. a bought a prez gung gong doll (peks man, mamatay man si renpac)…. i put my “faith” in him… just like your faith in your god, i would defend my “faith” in my retarded flip prez till bedhopper k. akin’o join the convent.. either explanation needed or desired, period!!!!!!

ivan labayne
everything is fine, except for the last part, making the “king of kings” and “king of comedy” face each other, or implying that that would be interesting. the conservatism of the church is stupid, and i like your idea of hurling them. but i believe it should not be dolph’y escapist, ha-ha comedy that should counter the other’s conservatism.  the idea of exposing the flaws of something for the sake of posing an alternative gets problematic if the alternative posed is likewise, hmm, questionable. this is an argument of worldviews, how we understand the operations of the world, and in… Read more »

Fundamentalists are annoying even to other Christians really…