Anthony Taberna‘s introduction of Tonton at the opening of the 8th branch of Ka Tunying at SM North, has sparked curiosity about a certain puppet’s whereabouts.
Unlike Arnold Clavio‘s Arn-Arn, Tonton has the capability to walk, dance, and entertain the attendees of the event. But Arn-Arn also has his advantages. One of which is that he can talk.
Look-Up with Tito Arnold Clavio and Arn-Arn! pic.twitter.com/FN8XxCAwbw
— Eat Bulaga (@EatBulaga) March 10, 2014
But before people talk about a showdown between the two, where is Arnold Clavio’s sidekick?
Arn-Arn used to appear in Unang Hirit daily, helping with the commentary and reporting of news.
According to a staff of Unang Hirit, the puppet is sadly stored away in a corner of a room at the News and Current Affairs department of GMA Network.
— Unang Hirit (@UnangHirit) September 26, 2015
It is said to be that the puppeteer got sick and is unable to work anymore.
“Nakatago na lang si Arn-Arn. Nagkasakit kasi yung puppetter kaya hindi na siya puwedeng magtrabaho.”
Arn-Arn was known as the “Pambansang Puppet ng Pilipinas” who even had its own Twitter account.