Family Kuarta o Kahon (partially found Filipino game show; 1962-2000)
Family Kuarta o Kahon, formerly known as Kuwarta o Kahon, The Pepe Pimentel Show and always known to people as Family Kwarta o Kahon or Kwarta o Kahon was a Filipino game show aired on ABS-CBN from 1962-1972, BBC-2 which became City 2 from 1973-1984, and RPN from 1984-2000. It ran from 1962-2000 and holds the record for the longest-running Filipino game show for 38 years. It was hosted by Pepe Pimentel with several co-hosts.
Pepe Pimentel said that the game show was inspired by a 1950s American game show "Bidding the Box." It began as a radio show named "Mahiwagang Kahon" with Pimentel as the host and producer before moving to TV.
The show aired on several networks, with the last one on RPN-9, aired from 1984-2000. The show has a lot of sponsors, primarily from games. Examples of sponsors with games are Yakult's Roleta Ng Kapalaran, UniPak's Name That Sound, Advan, Tawas Toothpaste, and Orocan. The show aired every Sunday and its studio was on SM City North EDSA which is also its sponsor.
Several scenes of the shows were available on the web, primarily from its RPN-9 days, by easily searching it on YouTube. However, scenes from ABS-CBN/BBC-2/City2 haven't yet resurfaced on the web, so as full episodes of the said game show.
- 'Kuarta o Kahon' host Pepe Pimentel dies Retrieved 10 Dec '21
- PinoyExchange forum about the show. Retrieved 10 Dec '21
- Another PinoyExchange forum about the show. Retrieved 10 Dec '21
- PinoyExchange forum about people reminiscing their TV memories, with the mention of the show. Retrieved 10 Dec '21