Bigbang is Currently on Hiatus
Bigbang is the legendary Korean boy-group put together by YG Entertainment. The group has been promoting for thirteen years, and is still a force in the Korean entertainment industry, even though they have been on hiatus since 2018, due to various members fulfilling their military obligations.
As a goodbye to their fans, Bigbang released the single Flower Road on March 13, 2018. “Flower Road” set a record in China, reaching over a million sales in 3 days and 14 hours, the shortest amount of time for a Korean artist. The song also placed on the top of Billboard’s World Digital Songs Chart, and the Gaon Digital Chart, where the song recorded the highest digital index of the year thus far.
Don’t worry, VIP (the name of Bigbang’s fans)! As Yang Hyun-suk, the CEO of YG Entertainment said that Bigbang will come back in two or three years again, just be patient! Even so, true fans miss the group a lot. So, to reduce your longing for Bigbang’s return, we’re sharing some of Bigbang’s appearances on variety shows, especially Running Man! Make sure you keep reading!
Bigbang and Reality Shows
Since Bigbang has been in the entertainment world for quite a while, they’ve appeared in many reality shows over the course of their career, such as Weekly Idol, Happy Together, 1 Night 2 Days, and the reality show that YG Entertainment produces itself, like Run, BIGBANG Scout!
One reality show that must include on the list is Running Man! Running Man is a nearly legendary reality show, because it’s games are better than those on most other reality shows and because it’s been running for almost 9 years. Click the next page to see Bigbang’s appearances on Running Man.
Running Man Appearances
Bigbang was a guest on Running Man several times, either with the whole group or select members, or just one member at a time. The list of members’ appearances is made up of episode 30, which had Seungri on Running Man, episode 35, Camping Special Pt. 1 (w/ Daesung), episode 36, Camping Special Pt. 2 (w/ Daesung), episode 84, Big Bang VS Running Man, episode 85, Big Bang’s Revenge, episode 156, Attack of 2NE1 (Taeyang was being a Cameo), episode 163, Big Bang’s Princess, episode 170, The Wizard of Oz Race, and episode 250, Dashing Through Time.
In 2012, on the 84th episode of Running Man, Bigbang arrived at the show by helicopter. In this episode, Bigbang and the Running Man members had to race to fight each other for name tags while they tied the bells to their shoes. The game was divided into two parts and each person took turns wearing a bell on their shoe.
Seungri lied, saying that he was a spy to gain the trust of the opposing team, but in the end, the other team found out that he was a liar. G-Dragon was fooled many times, and he was ashamed of it, and Kwangsoo and Jong-kook were hostile to each other, which ended up with them ripping apart their name tags.
Meanwhile, the 85th episode was a continuation of the previous episode. In this episode, it was Bigbang’s turn to wear a bell in their shoe while chasing after the Running Man members. Kwang-soo and Jong-kook were still hostile to each other. G-Dragon, who was upset with HaHa, trying to avenge him, while Seungri and Daesung cooperated to beat Ji-hyo.
In the middle of the race, Bigbang used a magic ring to call Jong-kook and succeeded in eliminating him, and HaHa was invaded by all the members of the boy group. Because the game ended with the teams in a draw, they had to fight one by one to determine the winner. Who is the winner, you ask? If you want to know, you should watch the two episodes. You can watch the video below.
The 250th episode, Dashing Through Time, should also be included on your watch list. In this episode, both teams had to go through the floor, which is set to have a rotating carpet, break through the plastic with their heads, and voice the sound of bells like a clock for the first game.
Taeyang and Daesung had to stop on one of the rotating rugs after they ran towards the plastic clock. TOP, who arrived first, had to sacrifice his hairstyle and break through the plastic. Jong-kook, who tried to protect GD, was bitten many times by Jaesuk. Likewise, Haha, who tried to stop Taeyang, had his finger bitten by Taeyang’s. This first game was won by the Bigbang team.
In the second game, they had to play basketball on the river. The team with the highest score in the predetermined time frame would be the winner. In the middle of the game, Gary wanted to steal Jihyo’s attention, because he seemed fascinated by the Bigbang members, but his attempt failed after he didn’t make his layup. Here’s a link, below, if you want to see the fun of this episode.
You already know that the Bigbang members are naturally funny. So, of course, they did some funny things when they were guests on Running Man. Here is a compilation video of some funny moments from Bigbang on Running Man.
At the beginning of the video, you can see G-Dragon and Seungri dance with some funny movements. Taeyang, who was trying hard to escape, ended up being arrested by HaHa and Gary. You can also see how the Bigbang members were trying hard to finish a mission on a spin board.