|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
|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.
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.
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.
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!".
The series spawned multiple movie incarnations from 1974 to 1991:
Aside from "Rubber Ducky" by Quincy Jones, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson was also used.