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Video of Dolphy: Kandidatong Pulpol , a 1961 parody on our PH election

Dolphy was so much a part of Filipino families for decades.

In a tribute to the Comedy King, Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis talks about Dolphy’s Films ” Films are not divisive. Comedy brings us together. For an hour or so, we are transported into a make-believe zone where our everyday life is made fun about. We can actually laugh at ourselves and draw lessons from them.”

It is no wonder his movies has a remarkable impact on us. A Tribute to Dolphy in Youtube contains a collection of videos . One of these is the 1961 classic comedy, “Kandidatong Pulpol,” a parody or lampoon on our election we Pinoys can identify with and laugh about. It tells of four ridiculous and outrageous candidates, Dolphy of Partido Lagay, Panchito of Partido Bigay Nang Bigay, Patsy of Partido Mabuhay and Horacio Morelos of Partido Unang Sigaw, fighting it out for the town mayor.

Fifty years later, the political scene is just as outrageous with all the tarpulins and “epal” politicians with their vanity banners. Watch Dolphy in this excerpt :

Here is the movie in a youtube playlist

Here is the movie in six parts.

Stars Dolphy, Panchito, Greg Martin Jean Lopez, Patsy, Horacio Morelos, Meldy Corrales, Johnny Misa, Mitos Seva, Lillian Laing, Cora Maceda,
Nena Perez Rubio

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