10 Hilariously Must-Watch “Running Man” Episodes Of All Time
True-blooded runners have surely seen these hilarious episodes of Running Man!
A steady source of good laughs for the last ten years, the longest-running variety show on SBS Channel – Running Man, continues to mark its legacy as one of, if not, the most-loved entertainment program in Asia.
Consisting of members Yoo Jae Suk, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, HaHa, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Kwang Soo, Jeon So Min, and Yang Se Chan, the variety nonet is currently busy preparing for their nearing first-ever fan meeting in the Philippines.
Titled Running Man: A Decade Of Laughter Live In Manila, the highly-awaited fan party will be happening at the Mall of Asia Arena this coming February 9, 2020.
To hype up fans and test their Running Man knowledge at the same time, let’s not just walk but run down the memory lane to see some of the show’s most hilarious episodes.
Where It All Started – Episode 1
Running Man premiered on July 11, 2010. The variety show introduced to viewers an all-male lineup composed of Jae Suk, Suk Jin, Jong Kook, Gary, Ha Ha, Joong Ki, and Kwang Soo. Bringing in fun and beauty to its very first episode, well-loved celebrities Lee Hyori and Hwang Jung Eum joined as special guests.
The cast together with the guests are divided into two teams namely, “Expensive” and “Cheap”. Competing to win the race, the groups find secret codes in the huge T Shopping Mall in Seoul.
First Super Power Special – Episode 74
As part of its Christmas special, Running Man members were given their respective “super powers”. With various abilities such as controlling mind, time, and space, obtaining three lives, having four clones, sixth sense, and the death note – the members excitingly and hilariously eliminate one another.
Playing With The “King Of Martial Arts” Jackie Chan – Episode 135
Imagine competing with the famous Jackie Chan in a South Korean variety show? The cast of Running Man really wasn’t able to help but unleash their fan spirits within them.
Together with another special guest, Siwon from the legendary K-Pop boy group Super Junior, they gamely showed their goofiness and competitiveness in the games.
Ultimate Idol Race – Episode 162
Seven idol groups present in one episode? This surely is one for the books as shining K-Pop acts including 2PM, APink, Girl’s Day, Infinite, Beast, MBLAQ, and Sistar battled it out to win the “2013 Ultimate Idol Race” on Running Man.
Don’t dare miss the opening segment as the cast prepared captivating dance numbers alongside their respective idol team!
Adventures In Australia – Episode 188 and 189
With Rain and Kim Woo Bin as special guests, Running Man’s “Adventures In Australia” episode challenged the cast to look for a hidden treasure with four elements namely earth, water, wind, and fire.
Showing the mesmerizing beauty of Australia, they rode helicopters, jet skis, Beach ATVs, and more, to accomplish their exciting missions.
“It’s Okay, I’m a Chaebol” – Episode 213
Several famous antagonists in the K-drama land visited Running Man for an episode to remember! Fighting for a large family-owned business conglomerate, guests Yeo Jin, Kim Min Seo, Lee Yoo Ri, Seo Woo, Yoo In Young flaunted their overflowing charisma to help their partners win the race. Watch out as the impressive impromptu acts of the beautiful ladies might surprise you!
The Glorious Return Of BIGBANG – Episode 250
Need we say more? It’s BIGBANG! The Roman gladiators team composed of Kim Jong Kook, G-Dragon, T.O.P, Daesung, Taeyang, and Seungri faced off Running Man members who played as Joseon-era merchants. A little spoiler to spice up your anticipation, Jong Kook unwillingly got stripped while playing basketball in the river!
100 Athletes versus 100 Celebrities – Episode 271 and 272
Certainly a massive treat! This episode showcased the many connections of Running Man members. With the mission of bringing in 93 additional guests in the show, the cast was able to impressively invite celebrities in just a couple of hours to make up their team of 100. Together they fight against South Korea’s well-acknowledged athletes. Watch and find out how exciting the name tag elimination happened!
Girls’ Generation’s 10th debut anniversary – Episode 363
Celebrating their 10th debut anniversary, SM Entertainment’s prized K-Pop group Girls’ Generation returned to Running Man in 2017.
Aside from gracing the show with their undeniably visual-blinding looks, Taeyeon, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sunny, Yoona, Tiffany, Sooyoung wowed the cast with their enthusiasm. See for yourselves how the male members of the show were able to find the “bad girls” in the episode!
Don’t Laugh Challenge – Episode 473
Definitely hilarious! Try your luck by watching this episode of Running Man and test how strong you are in stopping yourself from laughing.
BONUS: 9th Anniversary Special – Episode 467 and 468
And now, for a bonus treat! For its 9th anniversary celebration, Running Man has recently gifted domestic fans with a special fan meeting in Seoul. The members’ unit stages and their highly-anticipated group number are all featured in the program’s 467th and 468th episodes.
And that’s a wrap for our short list! Aside from these, there are definitely a lot more must-watch episodes of Running Man.
Meanwhile, Filipino runners are surely excited to see their favorite variety stars very soon as around 10,000 tickets quickly sold out on its first day of selling.
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