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John en Marsha

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Genre  Situational comedy
Country of origin  Philippines
Final episode date  30 July 1990
Network  Radio Philippines Network
Created by  Ading Fernando
First episode date  May 1973
Theme song  John En Marsha Theme Song
Number of episodes  405
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Directed by  Ading Fernando, Al Quinn
Starring  Dolphy Quizon Nida Blanca Rolly Quizon Maricel Soriano Dely Atay-Atayan Matutina Ryan "Atong" Redillas Sheryl Cruz
Opening theme  "Rubber Ducky" by Quincy Jones
Cast  Dolphy, Maricel Soriano, Nida Blanca, Sheryl Cruz
Similar  Home Along Da Riles, John en Shirley, Buhay Artista, Big News, Iskul Bukol

John en Marsha (English: John and Marsha) was a sitcom series that aired over the Radio Philippines Network from May 1973 to July 30, 1990. Created by Adíng Fernando, the series starred Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Dely Atay-Atayan and Maricel Soriano.


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A spin-off from the series, John En Shirley, aired on ABS-CBN in 2006 with Dolphy and Maricel Soriano reprising their roles from the original series.

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Marsha Jones marries the impoverished John Puruntóng, much to the dismay of her wealthy mother, Doña Delilah. The latter often pays a visit to their house along with her serving-maid Matutína. When money was needed, she would tell Matutína to go sweep peso bills off the floor.

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Despite this, John rejects all the financial assistance Doña Delilah offers his family, resulting in a hilarious exchange of insults between the two. The show usually ends with Doña Delilah screaming her catchphrase "Kayâ ikaw, John, magsumikap ka!" ("Therefore you, John, must work hard!") to insult John's capability as the father of the household. They end up making amends, giving each other abrupt hugs with Doña Delilah exclaiming "Peace man!".


  • Dolphy as John H. Puruntóng
  • Nida Blanca as Marsha J. Puruntóng (John's wife)
  • Dely Atay-Atayan as Doña Delilah G. Jones (John's mother-in-law)
  • Evelyn Bontogon-Guererro as Matutína (Doña Delilah's maid and sidekick)
  • Rolly Quizon as Rolly J. Puruntóng (eldest son)
  • Maricel Soriano as Shirley J. Puruntóng (daughter)
  • Madel de Leon as Madél Puruntóng (daughter-in-law)
  • Atong Redillas as John-John J. Puruntóng (son)
  • Isko Salvador as Iskô (the neighborhood storekeeper and Shirley's suitor)
  • Sheryl Cruz as Shirley J. Puruntóng (replacing Maricel Soriano in later years only before she came back)
  • Films

    The series spawned multiple movie incarnations from 1974 to 1991:

  • John en Marsha sa Pelikula (1974)
  • John en Marsha Part Two sa Amerika (1975)
  • John en Marsha '77 (1977)
  • John en Marsha '80 (1980)
  • Da Best of John en Marsha (1983)
  • Da Best of John en Marsha 2 (1984)
  • John en Marsha '85 sa Probinsya (1985)
  • John en Marsha T.N.T. sa Amerika (1986)
  • John en Marsha Ngayong '91 (1991)
  • Songs used

    Aside from "Rubber Ducky" by Quincy Jones, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson was also used.

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