Let’s Find Out More About The Longest-Running Variety Show In South Korea Aired On SBS – Running Man
Running Man is the longest-running South Korean variety show on SBS. The first episode of Running Man was aired on July 11th, 2010. The show that aired every Sunday night was originally starring Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Seok-jin, Kim Jong-kook, Ha Dong-hoon (Ha Ha), Kang Gary, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, and Song Joong-ki. At that time, as the name suggests, the eight of them had a mission that required a lot of physical activities such as running.
But over time, Running Man began to change the concept of the program by prioritizing daily activities, light play, the lives of the stars and the participation of star families. The substitution player ensued. In 2012, Running Man had to lose Song Joong-ki who opted out due to shooting schedule problems. The program then continued with seven members.
In 2016, Running Man had to lose another member, Kang Gary. The member who became a couple with Song Ji-hyo, known as the Monday Couple, chose to focus on his career as a singer. Running Man started to ‘rebuild’ public trust by including Jeon So-min and Yang Se-chan as new members in April 2017.
In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you about everything fun on the ninth anniversary of the SBS variety show, Running Man. So, stay tuned!
About Running9 Fan Meeting
The flow of the fan meeting uses the concept of Running Man, where at the end of the event the members have to guess the spy who is carrying out the mission of the producer and director. After that, Running Man members will be given instructions about the spy if their appearance exceeds 120 decibels. Do not forget the opening time, they were given a mission to choose one of the boxes including clothes with their pictures of Ji Suk-jin. If they choose the box that contains the clothes with Ji Suk-jin’s picture, then they have to change into prison clothes.
The SBS reality show program, Running Man episode 468 and 469 features a surprise 9th-anniversary event that was aired on September 15th, 2019, and September 22nd, 2019, and was held at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea.
Guest Artists Line-Up
On the Running Man 9th-anniversary celebration, they invited several famous K-Pop singers among which was Code Kunst, Go Young-bae, Lee Tae-wook, Pyeon Yoo-il, Seo Myun-ho (Soran), Gummy, Jung Eun-ji, Kim Nam-joo, Oh Ha-young, Park Cho-rong, Son Na-eun, Yoon Bo-mi (Apink), and Nucksal.
Behind The Stage
The SBS Running Man episode that was broadcast on Sunday (09/29/2019), has been revealed behind the fan meetings of members whose hard work has paid off for three months. In the first filming after the fan meeting, the members did not yet see the afterglow of the fan meeting. Following the story behind the fan meeting that could not be delivered on stage. In particular, Song Ji-hyo, who shed tears after her group’s military affairs, caught her eye at the time. Song Ji-hyo stopped crying at Lee’s whisper. Also, after the fan meeting, pleasant stories at the drinking party will be revealed.
On the other hand, the recent recording was made by Huence, which was prepared for members who completed the 3-month fan meeting safely. The crew produced a customized vacation course for members only, and there were a lot of healing courses such as ‘Dating with the Star,’ ‘Full Meal,’ and ‘Board Game’. However, this holiday course had a hidden reversal that surprised the members, and the identity of the reversal holiday course can be confirmed through the broadcast. Running Man was broadcast on Sunday, the 29th, at 5 pm.
In this fan meeting event, there are special performance collaborations from reliable singers, which were Apink, Nucksal and Code Kunst, SORAN and Gummy. The first collaboration appearance was from Lee Kwang-Soo, Ji Suk-Jin and Apink, they named their group Pink Nose Light and sang a song titled “Party.”
The second collaboration is among Song Ji-Hyo, Yang Se-Chan, Nucksal and Code Kunst named Hyo Chan-Park. They managed to sing their song titled “Bonjour, Hi” and they secretly collaborated also with the famous hip-hop singer, Yoon Mi-Rae.
Next is the collaboration of Yoo Jae-Seok, Jeon So-Min, and SORAN. Their group names are Jeon Soran and Yoo Jae-Seok. The song performed by this band is “Confession of Your Love.” An interesting fact about this song is that the lyrics of the song are depicting Jeon So-Min’s real love story from the past.
The last collaboration is from Kim Jong-kook, Haha, and Gummy. They were F-Killers. They sang a song titled “Raise Your Voice.”
The next segment is the core event of this fan meeting, the dance song “Boom and Just Blow,” taught by a reliable Korean dancer, Lia Kim.
And in the last segment, all Running Man members sing the theme song after 9 years. The lyrics of this song are also very good about their journey of 9 years.
Highlight From The Show
At the opening, they all sang a song from BTOB titled “Only One For Me.”
In the next segment, they showed their singing and dancing skills. The first performance was from Haha and his friends sang their flagship song titled “Dang Diggi Bang.”
Next was the appearance of Running Man‘s eldest brother, Ji Suk-jin and a 40-year-old woman, but still very beautiful, Song Ji-hyo. They performed a song from Loco and Hwasa titled “Don’t Give It To Me.”
Then on the third appearance of the Running Man youngest members (maknaes), Lee Kwang-Soo, Jeon So-Min, and Yang Se-Chan, they covered everything from the singing style to the clothing style of the original singer Cool with the title song “Woman On The Beach.”
And the last performance of Running Man‘s vocalist is Kim Jong-kook who managed to sing the song from Aladdin’s movie titled “Speechless” with a female chord.
The next segment was a duet appearance which was a punishment from the previous Running Man episode, Yoo Jae-Suk and Haha. They succeeded in bringing their own song and named their duet Super X. Please listen to their song on Spotify with the title “Hollywood.”