Actor playing dead in body bag can’t resist itch and scratches nose on TV series ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Photo: Screenshot from John Henry Espadilla Facebook page

You had one job, dude. ONE JOB.

Filipinos know too well how dead serious scenes are in ABS-CBN’s action drama TV series Ang Probinsyano. But apparently, slip-ups just can’t be avoided — especially when you’re supposed to be dead, as proven by this bit actor.

Facebook user John Henry Espadilla shared a four-second clip yesterday from the series which shows some actors putting “dead” bodies into body bags.

However, one of the “deceased” scratched his nose when he should be playing dead — and it was all captured on the clip.

“This is my first time to see a dead person scratch his nose. HAHAHA,” Espadilla wrote in his post in Filipino.

Same here, dude.

Espadilla told Coconuts Manila through a Facebook message that he often watches Ang Probinsyano on iWant TV, which is a website that allows registered users to stream shows or watch on-demand content from television company ABS-CBN.

“When I watched it last night, I was looking at the dead bodies then surprisingly, one of the dead bodies scratched his nose,” he said in Filipino. “Then I showed it to my mom and my cousin, and they laughed too. That’s when I thought of recording the video and uploading it on Facebook.”

We have no clue how that slipped through the final cut but we give a hat tip to Espadilla for capturing the pretty hilarious scene.

The Facebook video has garnered over 1.1million views and 30,000 shares as of today.

Netizens were naturally amused by the clip.

Keith Yap said in Filipino: “Hahaha crazy, he’s already dead [but he] still felt an itch.”

Cjay Marriott wrote: “Poor guy, he was captured on video, that’s going to lessen his talent fee.”

“It’s a miracle,” wrote John Paul Delos Santos.

Pj Ornedo said: “Maybe there was a fly that landed on him, maybe that’s why he scratched [his nose].”

The 3-year-long television show Ang Probinsiyano continues to rank high in the ratings game that people online often joke that it would never end.

There was even a meme of the show’s lead actor Coco Martin in August that showed him in police uniform, with grey hair and wrinkles, still holding a gun. It goes: “Ang Probinsiyano. The last two weeks: 08.25.2048.”

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