Infobox Television
show_name = Strangebrew

caption =
format = reality, situational comedy
camera = single camera setup
picture_format = 480i SDTV
runtime = 30 rosandi punks minutes
creator = R.A. Rivera
developer = Furball Entertainment
executive_producer =
starring = Arvin Jimenez
Angel Rivero
narrated =
opentheme = Macho Gwapito by Rico J. Puno
endtheme =
country = Philippines
network = UNTV
first_aired = 2001
last_aired = 2002
num_episodes =
website =
imdb_id =
tv_com_id =

Strangebrew is a reality situational comedy television show in the Philippines which formerly aired by UNTV Channel 37, National Broadcasting Network, and on Studio 23.


"Strangebrew" was launched in early summer of 2001 on UNTV, and became a popular show among Filipino youth. It was hosted by Arvin "Tado" Jimenez, and Angel "Erning" Rivero. The show was directed by R.A. Rivera. The show also featured film makers Ramon Bautista and Jun Sabayton, playing odd characters. The reality comedy show which features fun facts about how things are made in a factory, or making a movie. Trivial pursuits and "road trip" like episodes were produced, as means to make a transition from one topic to another. Some episodes cover two or more topics about everyday ordinary things and people. Some include interviews of a plumber, a toll gate operator, MRT/LRT operator/employees, theater ticket attendees, motion picture deliverymen, the late Raymundo Punongbayan of PHILVOLCS, when Tado and Erning featured Taal Volcano. The known celebrities to make guest appearances were Odette Khan & Julia Clarete. Odette Khan, a veteran television and film actress in the Philippines. Khan played Tado's mother in one episode. While Julia Clarete played "Erning" on a couple of episodes, one of which was when Tado had a date with a mestiza in Manila Zoo.

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Arvin "Tado" Jimenez was freelance actor/film maker before landing the lead role. He appeared in some independent short films as a lead character or a supporting/minor role in mainstream Pinoy cinema and television. He made several appearances on Parokya ni Edgar music videos doing odd characters.

Angel "Erning" Rivero went on to become a host on Studio 23's Breakfast.

Ramon "Monra" Bautista portrayed various characters, a fairy, a mermaid, a film director, a fake plumber, an alien/robot and even played Erning at the end of sci-fi episode narrative with a feature on the COD mannequins in between.

Jun Sabayton portrayed Bautista's cohort in most of the episodes, a mermaid's aid, an assistant director/stuntman, a police officer, an alien/robot and the like.

R.A. Rivera produced/directed various film/video projects for local musicians such as Radio Active Sago Project and Pedicab in which he is a non-musical band member. He directed "Astro" for Radio Active Sago Project, in which he was awarded Best Music Video on MTV Pilipinas.

Episode locations

*Lucban, Quezon Province
*Calamba, Laguna
*Marikina Shoe Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
*AMSPEC Factory, Muntinlupa City
*Sampaguita Studios Museum, Quezon City
*Manila Memorial Park, Paranaque City
*SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
*Ayala Center, Makati City
* Corregidor
*Trece Marteres City


*Angel Rivero, a.k.a., "Erning" was a former Breakfast Host on Studio 23.
*Actress Julia Clarete also appeared as Erning in two episodes, the feature on Manila Zoo and the local drag racing scene in Parañaque City, respectively.
*Tado was a former cast member of a former sitcom of ABS-CBN's "Ok Fine Whatever, children programme Art Jam (with Jeffrey Quizon) and the noontime show MTB.
*"Tama", was a tagalog translation of "Correct",and oftenly use as an expression, in which Erning often uses, whether a term or fact is true or not. Erning mostly used the expression in situations of uncertainty, naivete' and plain ignorance.
*"RAKenROL" was Tado's expression as he portrays the typical pinoy rocker.
*The theme song was "Macho Gwapito" made famous by Rico J. Puno.
* Ramon, Angel and Tado have an ongoing radio show formerly under HIT 99.5 and CAMPUS 99.5 now under Rhytym of the City 99.5 RT called the BrewRATS (Ramon, Angel and Tado Show) which airs Monday to Thursday at 9PM-12MN.

See also

* List of programs broadcast by Studio 23
* List of Philippine television shows

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