Seo Woo and Running Man
Seo Woo, who is famous a South Korean actress was a guest in a couple of episodes of the popular variety show Running Man. She made her first appearance in episode 213, which aired on September 21st, 2014. She was one guest among a few, along with fellow actresses Choi Yeo-jin, Kim Min-seo, Lee Yoo-ri, and Yoo In-young. The theme for the episode was to find the Male Heir.
Seo Woo’s next appearances were in episode 234 and episode 235, which aired on February 15th, 2015, and February 22nd, 2015, respectively. Other guests in the episodes were Miss A’s Fei, actress Kim Sung-ryung, singer Shoo, 2PM’s Taec-yeon, actor Yeon Jung-hoon, and actress Yoo Sun. The theme for the episodes was 2015 New Year’s Cooking Battle.
Channel-Korea has compiled some interesting and notable moments of Seo Woo’s appearances in Running Man, and here they are:
Acting as the Antagonist
In episode 213, the guests were actresses who played antagonist roles in various television series. After choosing their partner, they went to surprise their respective partners by making a parody according to their character in their drama. Seo Woo’s partner was Yoo Jae-suk. Seo Woo went to the room where Yoo Jae-suk was and started acting.
In the middle of her acting, Yoo Jae-suk commented that what was happening was absurd. Hearing that, Seo Woo held her laugh and continued acting. Her level of acting kept rising and deepening the storyline. She finished her acting scene by taking a lot of pills and falling on the ground. Yoo Jae-suk tried to stop her and asked what the pills were. It turned out that the pills were vitamins.
Wearing Platform Shoes in a Mud Field
The first mission location was a mud field. The first hint would be given out to the first three couples that arrived on the location. After getting out of the car, Yoo Jae-suk and Seo Woo were running to the Running Man Flag. However, Seo Woo ran slowly as she wore platform shoes in a mud field. Yoo Jae-suk asked her how is she going to run fast in her shoes. Seo Woo also looked unstable standing on the mud field. Seo Woo said that she is wearing the platform shoes because she is really short. It turned out that Lee Yoo-ri also wore wedge sneakers in order to look taller.
Before the game started, the staff asked Running Man members to swap their shoes to rubber shoes to play in the mud. Seo Woo and Lee Yoo-ri were reluctant to change their shoes at first, but then changed their shoes to rubber shoes. However, Seo Woo then took a big rock nearby and stood on the rock. Finally, Yoo Jae-suk proposed that they should just sit down to make her more comfortable.
Digging Cockles In The Mudflats
Seo Woo’s next appearance was in episode 234 and episode 235. As the theme was cooking battle, Seo Woo who partnered with Kim Jong-kook needed to collect their ingredients, learn a secret recipe, and make the most delicious dish. Kimchi was the main theme of the cooking battle.
All of the members of Running Man were scattered. Kim Jong-kook and Seo Woo were placed in Bulkyo, South Jeolla Province. Their mission was to dig out 1,000 cockles (more or less ten kilograms) in the mudflats. They had to use a mud sled to go to the working field where they would dig the cockles. It was hard for Seo Woo to ride the mud sled and she fell several times on the mudflats.
However, Seo Woo did not give up and was able to adapt to the mudflats condition. She even jokingly asked the other worker if she was fit to marry someone from there.
The continuation of their digging was aired in episode 235. Kim Jong-kook and Seo Woo succeeded in digging out 1,000 cockles in the mudflat. After finishing their mission, Seo Woo gave snacks to the workers and they were taking a rest. She promised Kim Jong-kook that she would do better when they cooked and would make up for being a handful while digging the cockles.