Billy inutangan si James
Pang-Best Actor ang drama ni Billy Crawford nang i-prank niya si James Reid sa episode ng Lunch Out Loud noontime show ng TV5 at Brightlight Productions.
Mula sa pagri-ring ng phone ni James hanggang sa dulo ng pag-uusap nila ay napanood sa show kung saan ay umuutang ng pera si Billy sa aktor/singer.
Seryoso agad ang tono ni Billy na akala mo’y may mabigat talagang problema.
“Listen, James, I hate to do this to you. bro. I’m in a major, major vine right now. I have a big problem. I’m really embarrassed. Sorry bro.
“Listen, I’m a bit stressed out and I’m in need of help. Since the whole pandemic thing started we’re all trying to move on and do our thing but the problem is that for the longest time — about six, seven months, I haven’t made any money whatsoever. So obviously you know where this is going bro?” ang simula ni Billy.
Patuloy niya, “I’m about to lose my house, like I’m given a few months to actually pay for it off so I need you, bro. Are you good if I can like borrow let’s say in advance of 5 million?”
Sumagot naman si James na most of his money is in Australia at sabi naman agad ni Billy na any amount will do at kung ano lang ang kaya nito.
Sagot naman agad ni James, “I’m willing to help, it’s no problem.”
Patuloy na pagpa-prank ni Billy, hindi raw alam ito ng asawa niyang si Coleen Garcia.
“She just gave birth and you know, I have a new kid, it’s just really messed up. But would you be able to do like really quickly within maybe less than a week like 2.5, 3 million at least or whatever you can. Even 500,000 or a 150, it doesn’t matter. I’m really desperate right now, bro.
“Please don’t tell anybody this but I sold my car. I sold my car like two days ago, I sold my bike because I really need funds,” ani Billy.
“Do you mind if you can lend me a car?” sabi pa ng TV host na sinagot naman ni James ng “yeah, sure.”
Ang nakakaloka, nagpaalam pa si Billy kung pwede niya ibenta ang kotse ni James pero babayaran din naman daw niya.
Sagot naman ni James, “okay, let me transfer how much I have in my bank right now. Most of my money’s in Australia but, I’m planning on bringing a lot of it back anyway, because of the way things are going here. So I’ll let you know. I’ll get back to you within the day.”
Pero nangulit pa rin si Billy at aniya, kailangan niya that moment ng 1,500 pesos para ipadala kay Coleen at ipambayad sa diapers.
Bagamat halatang medyo nagulat si James sa 1,500 pesos ay umokey naman agad ang aktor. At dito na nga inunsyo ni Billy na prank lang ito.
“You can actually just sit down and relax because this is a prank call my bro. Na LOL ka James Reid!” sabi ni Billy.
Napa-oh my God na lang si James at aniya, “that’s how much I love you, bro!”
Sabi naman ni Billy, “I know, I can tell you love me. Imagine, you even told us how much money you got in your account right now. But don’t worry mas marami ka pa ring pera kaysa sa akin. Wag ka mag-alala James.
“No James, you know, this is one of the reasons why you were my first target because I love you brother and I know you will never leave me hanging.”
Sagot naman ni James, “bro, I’m gonna kill you when I see you!”
At nagkatawanan na lang lahat.