Maybe you’ve heard about Running Man through your favorite idols stating how they wanted to guest on the show or maybe you’re just like us who also discovered other idols because you were a fan of the program first. Or maybe you’re new to the K-Pop/ Korean variety world and you’re looking for episodes that will make you get hooked with Running Man.
As a fan of Running Man since their early days, we want to share with you the “Legendary Idol Moments in Running Man” we think are worthy for a rewatch/discover.
Many idols became a hot topic for their Running Man appearance and some also got discovered for their hidden variety show talent that’s why up until now, idols aim to guest on the show. (Also because it’s popular outside Korea and they can gain fans internationally)
These videos are either our own favorites or the ones that made a certain idol/group viral because of their appearance in Running Man. Sharing these as well because we’re feeling nostalgic and we miss Running Man members x Idols interactions:
*If you want to watch the full episodes, you can check either on My Running Man or Viu
First Ever Idol Olympics (Ep 104) in Running Man
Guests: Super Junior Eunhyuk, 2PM Nichkhun, CNBLUE Yonghwa, MBLAQ Lee Joon, BEAST Doojoon, ZE:A Siwan & T-Ara Eunjung
*Funniest part: Pool Scene
Guests: missA Suzy, T-Ara Jiyeon, f(x) Sulli & Luna
Sulli became the “human peach” acknowledged by everyone because of a gif that came from the episode.
*Funniest part: Bookstore race
Guests: SISTAR, Infinite, BEAST, 2PM, Girls Day, APINK & MBLAQ
Never a dull moment in this episode. And you’ll see why many old K-Pop fans are stating how K-Pop was united and peaceful back then. One of the most legendary episodes in Running Man. The collaboration dance = GOLD
*Funniest part: WHOLE EPISODE
See the dork side of each BIGBANG member here. The program also went on a different scale for their introduction.
*Funniest part: The superpowers of BIGBANG
Episode 125 Christmas
Guest: Super Junior Shindong
This episode is not centered for idols but we wanted to include it on the list because this is also one of the funniest.
*Funniest part: Pool scene
Episode 129 Idol Winter Olympics
Guests: SHINee Minho, f(x) Sulli, CNBLUE Yonghwa & Jonghyun, Infinite L, ZE:A Kwanghee and MBLAQ Lee Joon
If you’ve watched the K-Drama “To The Beautiful You” then you must check this out. A lot of MinSul moments. Also, if you enjoyed the first Idol Olympics, you’ll also like this episode as Lee Joon and Yonghwa returned.
*Funniest part: Kwanghee vs Jong Kook moment
Episode 236 Shinhwa vs ZE:A vs Running Man
Guests: Shinhwa and ZE:A (all members)
Whenever Shinhwa are the guests, it’s 99% sure funny. If you want to know more about them, check this episode out. And if you didn’t know, our sought actors and variety-dols Park Hyungsik, Im Siwan, Kim Dongjun and Kwanghee are part of K-Pop group ZE:A. They are also funny when together.
*Funniest part: Mud wrestling
Episode 63/64 Girls Generation Special
Guest: Girls Generation (all members)
Get to know the funny side of each Girls Generation member.
*Funniest part: Videoke Game
Episode 156 2NE1 Special
Guest: 2NE1 (all members)
Erase your image of 2NE1 being fierce. They are just a bunch of cuties. And you can also see Minzy’s charm here.
*Funniest part: When 2NE1 members are fighting with each other
Episode 209 Old vs New Idols
Guest: H.O.T Moon Hee Jun, Sechs Kies Eun Ji Won, god Danny Ahn, NRG Cheon Myung Hoon, SHINee Taemin, EXO Kai & Sehun, and SISTAR Soyou
Remember Kang Daniel’s phrase on Wanna One Go? The catchphrase came from this legendary episode. 1st gen idol Moon Hee Jun from H.O.T made it popular.
*Funniest part: Battle in the pool and mud wrestling
Another legendary episode from BIGBANG. In this episode, you will enjoy the program because of the fun interactions of BIGBANG and the Running Man members. The viral Gary-Jihyo kiss, Kim Jong Kook got stripped G-Dragon-Song Ji Hyo noona moment, and BIGBANG members on rice paddy, it all happened in this episode.
*Funniest part: Rice paddy scene
Guest: Han Eun Jung, Bora, Pyo Ye Jin, Hwang Chi Yul, and Black Pink’s Jisoo and Jennie
This episode is not as fun as the others but Jennie’s scene made it super cute and funny at the same time. She was discovered as a variety gem after this episode.
*Funniest part: Horror Booth
Which idol/group would you like to guest on Running Man in the future?