2020 has just begun, but it's already proving to be one of the best years for all Filipino Hallyu fans! Prepare to be filled with thrill and excitement as we enter this new decade with one of the most highly-requested Korean shows to come to our shores! Celebrating their 10th year with us, the cast of the longest-running variety show on SBS Running Man is staging their grand fan meeting "Running Man: A Decade Of Laughter" this February 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Nearly ten years since its pilot episode back in July 2010, Running Man started as an urban action variety show before they became widely known for their outstanding comedic acts and games that always get the viewers hooked with laughter!
It's already a given fact that the cast members of Running Man are all hilarious, so we don't really expect the guests on the show to compete with the funny antics of the cast. But, biases aside, we think that these K-pop artists have proven that they could be just as witty when they appeared on the show! Our idols deserve some acknowledgment, so here's a round-up of our fave K-pop moments on Running Man!
BIGBANG's first guest appearance in Running Man is one for the books as it showed the most respected second-generation boy group acting like children in the show's unique challenges! While some might think that they're not comical, BIGBANG shocked everyone as they raced to fight the Running Man cast members and tore their name tags off with bells tied to their shoes. Our favorite part would surely be when BIGBANG aligned their "magic" rings and said a funny spell in unison to eliminate Jong-kook, which made them look like they could be on Sailor Moon!
2. Girls' Generation
Girls' Generation is popularly known as the variety show queens, and you'll know why on their Running Man episode way back in 2015. Although they've made an appearance in the show before, this episode is our favorite because the members showcased their funny personalities in the best way possible! Taeyeon acting like a "Human Paper" was a classic!
3. CNBlue's Jung Yong Hwa
When it comes to K-pop idols, CNBlue's Jung Yong Hwa has the most appearance in Running Man. But his most iconic appearance would probably be in Episode 127, where he was able to remove the nametag off the cast's mightiest member Jong Kook, which gave him the nickname "Idol Ace." He's been considered as a family of the cast ever since! Based on the video, it's obvious how competitive he gets when he's in the show!
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Running Man's challenges are always simple, but what makes them entertaining is how the guests play by their own rules and win. When the boy group BTS appeared in the show's special 300th episode, the group surely proved that they're as powerful in games as they are in their performances. We just loved it when Jimin clung like a koala to Kwangsoo just to drag him as far as possible from their wagon!
5. BLACKPINK's Jennie and Jisoo
When BP members Jennie and Jisoo made an appearance on Running Man, everyone instantly changed their perspective about the girls being prim and proper all the time and adored them even more. This episode proved that they're not only pretty and talented, but they're also funny in the most adorable way. We're excited for the time to come that BLACKPINK makes an appearance as a complete group on the show!
Ever since girl group TWICE started uploading vlogs of them out of the country, fans found out that the members know how to have fun. That's why when they became guests on Running Man, the cast members were so excited to see the girls put their twist in their challenges. From Nayeon and Jihyo's aegyo battle to Momo and Dahyun's hilarious dance battle, this Running Man episode was certainly something we would watch again more than twice!
Are you excited to meet the legendary cast of Running Man? Thanks to PULP Live World, you'll have the chance to! Grab your tickets at SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online via www.smtickets.com.
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