WATCH: Hilarious “If Was Made in the Philippines” videos go viral

MANILA, Philippines – Hilarious foreign TV series and movie scenes are now being quipped with Gary Valeciano’s song “Wag Kang Umiyak” and currently viral on social media. When the scene turns emotional or when a huge catastrophe erupts, the “Ang Probinsyano” theme song gradually plays in the clip.

Hilarious “If Was Made in the Philippines” trends online

Another proof that Filipinos are witty netizens are the funny video clips circulating online. The stitch on this trend is this—clips from various popular TV series and movies are played, when the scene turns to a turning point “Wag Kang Umiyak” plays on giving it a pinch of Filipino TV and drama culture.

Posted last September 6, Facebook user named “Owen Ryan Ang” started the trend. With a scene on the “Game of Thrones” last episode for Season 6, wherein the trial for Queen Cersei in the Great Sept of Baelor was supposed to be held but didn’t commence due to a wildfire explosion underneath. As the wildfire erupts, “Wag Kang Umiyak” is played, pressing to the viewers a familiar Filipino drama way of montaging a great tragedy is happening and characters are killed.

“If Game of Thrones was made in the Philippines” Ang wrote.

Ang’s post went immediately went viral with over 7,070 shares and viewed more than 600,000+ with netizens hilariously agreeing how ‘Filipinized’ this made the TV series.

After, netizens participated in the trend turning other TV series scenes into a typical moment in the Pinoy drama.

Below are some of the funniest and viral videos dubbed as “If Was Made in the Philippines” trend:

The logic on the trend can be traced back to how “Ang Probinsyano” emphasizes dramatic points in the story. Also the love of Filipino viewers for dramatic scenes made more heavy by the show’s theme song can also be the reason why the trend is selling to the netizens. Here is a scene in the show “Ang Probinsyano” where Carmen died and the “Wag Kang Umiyak” was played to highlight Carmen’s death;

--Mae Tuazon, The Summit Express

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