Kim Woo-bin’s Appearances on Running Man
Running Man is a reality show that has been aired since 2011 on channel SBS. Since then, the show been visited by many guests from entertainment industry, including actors and actresses. The guests have to take part in various missions with the Running Man cast members; Yoo Jae-suk, Kim Jong-kook, Ji Suk-jin, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, Yang Se-chan, HaHa, and Jeon So-min. One of the actors that has appeared as a guest several times is Kim Woo-bin.
So, wanna know more about Kim Woo-bin’s appearances in the show? Here’s the list!
The first episode where Kim Woo-bin appeared was broadcast on March 24, 2013. Other guests in the episode were Lee Jong-suk (School 2013), Lee Jong-hyun from the band CN Blue, Kim Soo-ro (A Gentleman’s Dignity), and Min Hyo-rin (Sunny). The guests and cast members were teamed up as Gentleman High Students. Other remaining members also teamed up and played against the actors’ team. The theme for that particular episode was inspired by School 2013, the drama Lee Jong-suk and Kim Woo-bin had just finished making. The teams competed against each other to be the winner.
For the first mission, each team had to go through a 2-on-2 name-tag-ripping battle. Two members from each team battled each other. If one of them lost, then the other member of the pair had to go against the winner. After the PD gave cue to start, both teams start off fiercely. From the actors team, the first members were Kim Woo-bin and Lee Jong-hyun. From the Running Man cast, the first members were Lee Kwang-soo and Ji Suk-jin. Kim Woo-bin trying to attack Lee Kwang-soo, but Lee Kwang-soo gave Ji Suk-jin away, and then he was eliminated. Kim Jong-kook was the next member up. Unfortunately, Lee Kwang-soo eliminated both Lee Jong-hyun and Kim Woo-bin.
The next players from actors’ team were Lee Jong-suk and Min Hyo-rin, and HaHa joined Kim Jong-kook and Lee Kwang-soo. HaHa was eliminated and replaced by Song Ji-hyo. In no time at all, Lee Jong-suk and Hyo-rin were then eliminated by Kim Jong-kook. The last players from actors’ team were Kim Soo-ro and Yoo Jae-suk. Surprisingly, Kim Soo-ro was able to rip Kim Jong-kook’s name tag. Meanwhile, Yoo Jae-suk got cornered by Song Ji-hyo and Gary.
Song Ji-hyo ripped Kim Soo-ro’s name tag and left Yoo Jae-suk by himself. Although he was alone, Yoo Jae-suk ripped Gary’s name tag off in no time. Song Ji-hyo tried to tickle Yoo Jae-suk, and was able to rip his name tag off. In the end, the Running Man cast won the first mission.
The second mission took place in the cafeteria. When each team arrived, they were given time to eat anything they wanted, but the loser team had to pay for it all. The mission continued with a relay eating game. The rule was simple, everyone had to eat some snacks, and the team that finished the fastest won the challenge. To keep the mission from being too easy, the production team used snacks that are hard to eat in a hurry, like hot noodles/ramyun, ice cream, eggs, chocolate, drinking soda, and drinking a bottle of water. The Running Man team members went first. Their time for finishing was 4 minutes, 55 seconds. Lee Kwang-soo drank the soda. When he drinks, he couldn’t help burping when he tried to whistle, making everyone laugh.
The actors’ team took their turn next. Min Hyo-rin ate the hot ramyun, Kim Woo-bin ate the egg, Lee Jong-suk tackled the ice cream, Kim Soo-ro did the chocolate, Lee Jong-hyun drank a bottle of water, and Yoo Jae-suk did the soda. While Lee Jong-suk was eating his ice cream, he got brain-freeze and was holding Kim Woo-bin’s hand while jumping up and down together. Their interaction reminded us with their bromance in School 2013. Luckily, they won by 8 seconds.
The next mission was doing the splitss. The rule was the teams who’s splits covered the longest length would be the winner. The actors’ team seemed like it would have the advantage, since Lee Jong-suk and Kim Woo-bin used to be models, and are known for their height. Tall or not, they weren’t flexible enough to make their splits very well, and the Running Man cast team won the mission.
The fourth mission was wrestling over a swimming pool. Each group had to push their opponents into the water for a win. The last one standing became the winner. Of course, Kim Jong-kook tried his hardest to win. When the actors group was trying to provoke him, Kim Jong-kook started throwing everyone to the pool, and Running Man team won the first round. For the second round, the actors came up with a plan. They’re going to got 1:1 against the Running Man members. Kim Woo-bin successfully threw Gary into the pool.
The final mission was for each team to place their flag at the flagpole within a 30 minute time-period. Each team’s members had to protect their own flag to keep the other team from stealing it. The team who arrived first would have advantage of being able to hide their flag easily.
Kim Soo-ro tried to trick other team into thinking that he was the one who is hiding the flag. After Kim Jong-kook arrived at the place, he tried to catch Kim Soo-ro, and was searching his body, looking for the flag. It turns out Lee Jong-hyun was hiding it, but he wasn’t very good at hide and seek, so he gave the flag to Kim Woo-bin. When Kim Woo-bin hid in one of the classrooms, Song Ji-hyo and Gary found him. Kim Woo-bin started running, until his VJ lost him because he was running too fast. Lee Kwang-soo still captured him and stole the actors’ flag, running away afterwards. Luckily for the actors, Lee Jong-hyun was able to steal their flag back again, and gave it to Lee Jong-suk. When Lee Jong-suk was going to tie the flag to their team’s flagpole, HaHa put their team’s flag on there, instead, hoping to confuse the actors’ team. Lee Jong-hyun hurriedly removed Haha’s flag and tied the actors’ flag on, instead, and the actors’ team won the final challenge.
On 24 March, 2013, Kim Soo-ro posted the actors team’s selca on his twitter, with caption, “I am happy to have a new director!” The photo shows them posing together while warming up before the show started.