Coco Martin’s viral video for his “incomprehensible line” in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano proved that sometimes good things come when you least expect them to.
Martin’s co-star in the teleserye, Aya Fernandez, shared that she told the actor how the video may spark the curiosity of non-viewers as to what is happening in the series, even at the expense of netizens making fun of his stuttering.
“Parang naisip ko, sabi ko ‘Coco, okay na rin yon. Kahit na napagtawanan ka eh yung mga taong hindi nanonood ng ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ at least na curious sila kung ano ba itong nangyayari dito’ Eh ‘di nanood, nadagdagan ng viewers,” said Aya during the Kapamilya Chat.
And that’s what happened.
The star stated that the ratings of the show increased after the episode and even joked about thanking Coco for his mistake.
“Fair enough, thank you, Lord, after noon sobrang tumaas-taas palagi ‘yung rating. So wow thank you. Buti na lang nabulol siya.”
It was recorded that despite the big difference in audience reach, the ratings of FPJAP and GMA Network‘s The World Between Us were closing in as the latter decreased in ratings for two consecutive days while the ABS-CBN series is slowly rising.
On July 13, the gap between the two shows lowered to 1.9 percent from 3.7 percent the previous day.
So how did they found out about the viral scene? It turns out that Coco was the one who told them about the viral scene and found it quite funny even if it was an emotional scene.
“Kasi noong nasa lock-in taping kami, wala na rin ako masyadong time mag-scroll sa Facebook. Siya yung nag-open up ng topic na yon, siya ‘yung nag-share sa akin na ‘Nakakatawa nga, may nag-viral.’ Sabi ko ‘Talaga may nag-viral?’ Saka ko pa nalaman galing sa kanya. Pero tawang-tawa ako, siya rin natawa rin siya.”
Aya praised Coco as even if what he was saying was unclear, he still managed to convey his emotions. For everyone’s peace of mind, she then shared the line that her co-star was supposed to say during the scene.
“Anyway, ang totoo niya pong sinabi mga Kapamilya, ito na. Akala namin mapagkakatiwalaan kayo, bakit ka nagsumbong sa pulis?’ Ganern, boom!”
The said scene was aired on FPJAP’s June 9 episode where Cardo Dalisay confronted Fernando Mante, which is played by Christian Vasquez. Dalisay confronted the latter for contacting the police while the team was trying to run away.
The episode ended with the main man threatening Mante’s family.