A self-styled “Australian-accented explorer from Land Down Under (Davao City) who goes out and tags all Filipino species for scientific purposes,” Bogart The Explorer has taken cyberspace by storm with his series of hilarious videos posted on YouTube.
A member of the stand-up comic group Front Ack/ Hecklines, the Steve-Irwin inspired Bogart (Giniling Festival drummer Marco Ho in real life) has developed a following of his own with his funny shorts as he takes on subjects as “The Philippine Snatcher,” “The Filipino Iskater,” “The Philippine Barker” “Philippine Driving” “The Philippine Conyo,” “The Philippine Epaloid” “SONA” and, of course, places such as Quiapo and even UP.
His efforts have not gone unrecognized. This year’s Globe Tatt Awards honored Bogart The Explorer with The Explorer, an award that was pretty much his to lose.
Bogart is a big reason why the Front Act/Hecklines YouTube account, where his videos are uploaded, has more than 1.7 million views to date. In addition, his own Facebook fan page has 41,901 likes and still growing.
His latest upload on Wednesday is a hilarious music video parody of “Gangman Style,” the huge dance hit of Korean singer Psy that is currently the LSS of K-Pop music fans all over the country.
“Bogart Gangnam Style (Oppa Gangnam Style Parody)” takes Bogart The Explorer to different places around the metropolis, from pedestrian Luneta to posh Ayala, to the elevator and even to the men’s room using various modes of transportation, including the jeepney, the calesa, and even the LRT.
With what blogger Chuvaness describes as his “jiggly torso,” Bogart gyrates irresistibly and has no trouble urging everyone around him to do the, well, what else, the Bogart Gangnam Style.