Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 331
by | April 26, 2011 | 109 Comments

Oh man, what an unexpectedly awesome episode. The boys complete their mission (well, some do), eat dinner (part of it), and then…the tables turn in a marvelous way. And Na PD maybe goes a little insane. It’s GREAT.

(Remember how I said this show is all about the hoisting of one’s self by one’s own petard? It’s like the great big meta version of that. Even evil geniuses have their off days.)

EPISODE 331. Broadcast on April 24, 2011.

girlfriday: Ji-won finally finds an arcade with Tetris, and he has to do the thing that I do when I encounter large numbers: count backwards “one, ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand…” He’s gotta beat the top score of 20,861 to win the big-ticket item: rice. But immediately there’s another hitch… the game is so old that the blocks are glitchy, and parts of them are blacked out. Panic.

javabeans: I wonder if Na PD knew the Tetris was messed-up when he created the mission. If he did, he gets his evil genius hat back. Ji-won is not happy; it’s like playing a fighting game on XBox, only your baby sister keeps walking in front of your view of the TV. But not in front of the other guy. And the other guy is withholding dinner. And is Na PD.

girlfriday: Su-geun isn’t doing any better at his noraebang (which isn’t at the same arcade where Ji-won is, drat). He sings, but the machine refuses to give him a score. A few minutes later, he’s on the phone with someone about how to change the settings on the machine, and it turns out he’s calling the manufacturer of the karaoke machine. LOL.

javabeans: He’s going through the whole absurd song and dance (har) of selecting so-and-so menu, pushing the cancel button twice, scrolling up, activating so-and-so option, do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around…

girlfriday: He picks a children’s song, “Let’s Catch Fish,” but replaces “fish” with “Na PD.” I died.

javabeans: Omg. So epic. So appropriate.

girlfriday: “Should we go to the studio to catch Na Young-seok
Or should we go to the river to catch Young-seok-ee
Six of us gather and put him in the center
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya (*kicking feet*)
We hit him”

javabeans: The kicky feet are the (har har) kicker. I think Su-geun is putting some actual feeling behind it — these aren’t mere jokey kicks. Some psychological role playing may be involved.

girlfriday: Seung-gi has to relocate yet again for his Isolated-Creep-With-a-Snack-Food-Fetish mission, and he sets up by the ocean, between two big rocks. Even he feels the weirdness, asking, “This mission is SUPPOSED to feel this way, right?”

javabeans: He is LITERALLY between a rock and a hard place! HA.

girlfriday: Buh-dum-ching! He actually manages to eat them all under five seconds this time, but drops one in the process, and Na PD calls it no good. Seung-gi, mouth full of chips, with the caption: %$#%@^!%!

javabeans: So close, but no dice. He ate all ten, but in the confusion one of them didn’t go directly from fingertip to mouth.

girlfriday: I love Na PD’s so-called reasoning behind it too: “Why is it cone-hat-shaped? To put on your fingers. That’s why it’s cone-hat-shaped.”

javabeans: On to the mountainside, where Tae-woong is slowly amassing a curious crowd of onlookers. He’s been recognized, so many of them know some 1N2D shenaniganery is going on.

girlfriday: Tae-woong starts his 108 bows, set to dramatic music. I love that there’s always a different flavor with him; if it were any of the other guys, this mission would’ve seemed less dramatic, less man-on-a-mission.

javabeans: They definitely allow Tae-woong to be “cool” more than the other guys. I guess it’s because he already has such an established cool image, that it’s funnier when you get a glimpse of that alongside the usual absurd 1N2D antics. It mixes things up a little, too, since we have enough goofballs and straight comedians. His awkward brand of unintentional comedy is refreshing.

javabeans: I’m gonna be the killjoy here because as much as I love the hilarity of these jokes, a part of me was uncomfortable with the whole spiritual aspect of this one. Particularly when they juxtapose his bowing (alongside an actual devotee) with the pictures of his food prize (bom-dong mu-chim, a type of marinated salad) with the caption “This is what is on the line…” and the funny-dramatic music… Doesn’t that make it feel sorta…cheap?

girlfriday: I think that’s kinda the point, though I’m not sure it’s entirely played for comedy.

javabeans: Yes, but I felt weird about it. Like, it wasn’t funny enough or satirical enough to counter the awkwardness. It just seemed…thoughtless. I dunno. And I say this as someone who’s not at all religious.

girlfriday: I actually felt weird about the task in a different way — I thought it was weird to assume that anyone who got the challenge would be comfortable bowing at a buddhist temple. ‘Cause what if they’re not?

javabeans: Statistically, it was probably a good bet? Numbers-wise, a majority of Koreans self-identify with Buddhist principles, despite the Korean-American contingent which skews overwhelmingly Christian. I always thought Koreans were raised to be familiar with basic Buddhist rites.

girlfriday: Well, mostly, they see it culturally rather than religiously, per se.

javabeans: Right. Buddhism seems to me a personal spiritual issue more than an institutional one. But I still didn’t like the jokefying of the food-drama alongside the bowing. Call me a fuddy-duddy! I can live with that.

girlfriday: Heh. Also, I think it wasn’t really intending to be funny. Maybe it’s food-as-survival in the 1N2D mentality, but the segment seemed to be edited for drama rather than comedy.

javabeans: I’m pretty sure it’s comedy — it’s a spoof of drama, rather than straight drama. Like, just when you think they might be treating it seriously, they pull back and show the crowd watching Tae-woong, and the caption reads: “A task difficult to see on variety television…these people gather to watch him bowing 108 times… so he can eat bom-dong mu-chim.”

girlfriday: I guess tonally they’re trying to do two things at once, and mincing both as a result.

javabeans: What amuses me about this mission is that the guys each start picking up tips and tricks as they go along. Like, Ho-dong and his gluing technique, and Seung-gi with his speed-eating and how there’s a way to do it to avoid stabbing himself in the mouth.

girlfriday: It’s the lesson of the day: There’s always a learning curve. I think Ho-dong says it while he’s gluing the eyes, that people really can get good at anything.

javabeans: Seung-gi’s caption as he fine-tunes his snacking process: “The Birth of Cone Chip Professor, Dr. Lee.”

girlfriday: Jong-min finds Chul-soo’s house and waits for the jajangmyun delivery. The PD tells him that he has to eat it all before 3pm, and he worries that he can’t eat jajangmyun because he’s been working on his abs. I actually start to believe him, what with his new album coming out and stuff, until he lifts his shirt.

javabeans: They’re like my abs! I have the abs of a kpop star?

girlfriday: LOL. Me too! Me too! Though, sadly, not all kpop singers are created equal, I’m afraid. I love when Ji-won starts getting good at Tetris — his idol dancing comes out. Oops, 200 points shy. So close.

javabeans: OMG, Seung-gi sucking on his chips. Hilarity. (His speed is impaired by his fear of stabbing himself, so he asks for our understanding as he goes about softening them up.) As if he didn’t already look like a kooky food fetishist out in the middle of nowhere.

girlfriday: I was on the floor laughing. I dunno what’s funnier — his fear of being stabbed by chips, or his question, “Can I be a little dirty?”

javabeans: Or the very informative, serious way he explains the problem to us? “You see, the speed of my eating is partially hindered by the pointiness of the chips…”

girlfriday: It’s food-fetishist-meets-national-geographic-narrator. This task isn’t supposed to be this weird, I think, but it’s become extra hilarious because Seung-gi is a neat freak and an over-explainer. So it’s taking on a life of its own.

javabeans: Plus you can’t discount the unfortunate new haircut that makes him look a little unhinged.

girlfriday: Creepy guy with unfortunate haircut hides where nobody can see him, puts snack chips on fingers, and then says, “Can I be a little dirty?” What’s wrong with that?

javabeans: HAHA Team Babo proves itself again. Seung-gi joins Ho-dong with ten minutes left on the clock, and watches him glue eyes, one by one. Ho-dong asks tiredly, “How can I possibly go any faster? I’m already at maximum speed.” And Seung-gi watches him for a minute, then points out, “Hyung, can’t you just add the glue for both eyes, then attach both eyes?” (Ho-dong is doing glue, eye, glue, eye.) And Ho-dong realizes this just as his VJ cracks up, saying, “Now you figure it out, 55 minutes in!”

girlfriday: I LOVE the look on Ho-dong’s face. It’s immediate, the recognition. The Oh, shit. You are so smarter than me. Sigh.

javabeans: Aw, Tae-woong was actually praying while he bowed. Question: “What were you praying for?” Tae-woong: “Just, you know, the health of my friends and our 1N2D team… and that I’d be able to speak better!”

girlfriday: He is such a soon-doong, per his nickname. I thought he was going to approach it more like a workout, but it’s sweet that he was thinking good thoughts.

javabeans: He is drenched in sweat, literally head to toe. That IS a workout, albeit an inadvertent one. He says he wasn’t that worried about not finishing, but it’s a pretty physically taxing challenge — he’s lucky he got this task, which plays to his forte.

girlfriday: Jong-min finally gets his jajangmyun, with TWO MINUTES to spare. Can a person (not Ho-dong) eat a bowl of noodles in two minutes?

javabeans: His expression says it all. That is the face of despair, y’all.

girlfriday: Meanwhile, Ji-won has two minutes left, and the power goes out at the arcade. Pffft. Was he playing Tetris so hard that he blew a fuse? But the funny thing is, once the power comes back, he can finally see the blocks the way they’re supposed to look.

javabeans: For about two blissful seconds. Aw, Ho-dong ran out of time and they start taking out his bears to count ’em. Teddy bear army: Cute or scary?

girlfriday: Cute, but only because they’re not eyeless.

javabeans: The guys start arriving at basecamp, some of them happily, some less so, and they greet each other and assess their situation. Are Ji-won’s first words after “Hello” always “What are you eating?” It’s like he’s afraid he’ll be left out. Then again, he WAS just left out of the tasting game…

girlfriday: It’s Ji-won’s modus operandi: Trust No One.

javabeans: Now the unveiling begins: Which ingredients have been successfully won?

girlfriday: Seung-gi is the first to win an ingredient. Ji-won points out with aplomb that he’s never seen Seung-gi fail. Oh, if you only knew what he had to do today to get this chili paste.

javabeans: That, like the challenge, sounds a lot wronger than it should. The rice is the big get, the Tetris prize, saved for last. The guys are waiting in nervous anticipation. Ji-won has poker face. Ho-dong gets ready to uncover the dish. His last words: “If the rice is there, we laugh because we’re happy. If the rice isn’t there, you can laugh once before you die.”

girlfriday: Ha, that’s such a familiar Korean way of joking, like, “Do you wanna tell me, or do you wanna get hit, and then tell me?” This was the brand of humor in my household. It explains a lot, eh?

javabeans: Keh. Them’s be words of truth. I mean, if you’re gonna talk anyway

javabeans: The air turns tense when Ji-won explains his shoddy game-playing conditions, which are frankly pretty bad — the glitchy machine, the electricity outage. The guys grumble, and Na PD smells mutiny in the wind.

girlfriday: All they need is an inch. Ho-dong is the master of this. If Na PD looks like he might give in, Ho-dong turns it around to make it seem like THEY’RE doing HIM a favor. It cracks me up every time.

javabeans: Na PD gives them a chance to win some rice back. All Ji-won has to do is scoop as much rice out of the cooker as he can…using a tiny bowl…in 10 seconds.

girlfriday: I guarantee he’s gonna end up with the entire contents of that rice cooker in that small bowl, somehow.

javabeans: What he does…is pretty amazing. I love the looks of wonder on everyone’s faces, because they went from worried to giddy in about two seconds flat. The chun-jae strikes again! (I thought he was gonna go for speed, but he went for sheer volume.) Seung-gi: “I think he got more than they were going to give us in the first place.”

girlfriday: Hahaha. The caption says it all: Jjang.

javabeans: Ohhhh, so I wasn’t wrong about mutiny in the air! The boys are placid for about two minutes while they start eating. And then they run out of food and the complaints begin.

girlfriday: This time Na PD pushed them a little too far. Normally, they’d be content to complain and whine until they got a second chance to win some more food or something. But THIS TIME, they want the entire staff to know what it’s like to be them… and starve.

javabeans: This whole show requires that perfect balance between suffering and comedy, and methinks Na PD let his pride (re: Jeju) tilt it too far in one direction.

girlfriday: It all began in Jeju. Now his attempt to regain control has backfired on him. The boys bait him with the fate of the entire staff…

javabeans: You see Na PD get that serious look on his face, which I’m guessing isn’t too common.

girlfriday: I love that his face is very readable that way. You can literally see the wheels turning in his head.

javabeans: It’s like he’s fine playing God to the cast, but he’s totally not ready to take responsibility for the hunger of his entire crew. That’s…like…FOR SERIOUS YO.

girlfriday: He tries to reason, “But they have jobs to do…” The boys just shoot back Then what the fuck are WE doing, playing? looks, like duh, did you think that line of reasoning would take?

javabeans: No kidding. I think he realized it halfway through his sentence, actually. So now they agree to a sort of double-or-nothing challenge for more food. Only the stakes are way more than doubled.

girlfriday: The game: Soccer, six-on-six. The prize: Food Truck, all-you-can-eat, while the losing team starves. It’s 6 vs. 80.

javabeans: Both sides get down to strategizing. The cast feels good with this task, while the staffers go around asking for the best players. There’s this meta hilarity of watching a crew member react to the scenario as he’s told, “We’ve bet our entire staff’s dinner on a soccer game.” And he’s like, “…the fuck?” It’s like they’re shocked: Wait, has the game become real? For US? But…we’re protected by the fourth wall! What happened to the fourth wall?!

girlfriday: This is such a new level of crazy, because they’ve done a lot of staff/cast games before, but Na PD has never flown off the handle like this, and made the bet without, yunno, consulting people, or letting them know that they might starve.

javabeans: I feel honored to witness this.

girlfriday: So funny when the younger PDs start prepping for the game and take out a chalk-liner to draw the field, and Na PD’s like, “We have one of those? I didn’t even know…” What crew that carries around a chalk-liner at all times in case of spontaneous games?

javabeans: I’m kinda worried for our boys. The PD tells the staff confidently they don’t have to worry, and that their dinnertime will be at 7, expecting they’ll win.

girlfriday: He’s blowing smoke, ‘cause he’s a variety PD, after all.

javabeans: But right off the bat, Jong-min falls over, just running. Er…

girlfriday: Sigh. That kid is his own worst enemy.


girlfriday: Are we sports commentators now? He shoots! He scores!

javabeans: Really, really bad ones. I know none of the terms. “He kicks, does a round-spinny thingy, and runs toward the other side of that line area!”

girlfriday: Goooooooooooo Seung-gi!

javabeans: OH MAN they have a near miss. Phew! The ball shoots off the goalpost, but it really looked like the Bad News Bears were gonna be one down.

girlfriday: Have they gotten better? I remember once they played a women’s college soccer team, and got their asses handed to them.

javabeans: This is really just a two-man game, isn’t it? Seung-gi and Su-geun versus the zillion crew members?

girlfriday: Yeah, maybe back then it was the same too, just the opponents were much better. This time Seung-gi and Su-geun own the field.

javabeans: You don’t even know how excited I am when they score. DIIIINNNNER! Go Su-geun! Goal Number 2 is scored!

girlfriday: And meanwhile, Tae-woong is surprisingly TERRIBLE. He’s got a new nickname: Dog Feet.

javabeans: He even warned his team early on: “You’re going to have to guard me.”

girlfriday: That was adorable, when he was like, protect me!

javabeans: It’s kind of awesome that our boys’ bad players — like, half the team — don’t have to worry so much because all they need are Seung-gi and Su-geun out in front, and Ho-dong doing decent goalie work. Ji-won’s done…like…what? And oops, there goes Tae-woong, tripping over himself. Man, he is cracking me UP! It’s like he’s in a movie. About a guy who can’t play soccer.

girlfriday: And the staff’s first goal is through his legs! HA, at halftime, the sound of Na PD’s voice… it crackles with displeasure.

javabeans: More than displeasure! It was tinged with desperation, which is FANTASTIC. And he even lets the goalie have it. The halftime huddle on the staff side is way fierce this time.

girlfriday: The fear of starvation will do that to you.

javabeans: Hee. The lighting director: “Tackle him! It doesn’t matter if he’s a celebrity!”

girlfriday: It turns out that Tae-woong’s manager is way better at soccer than he is. He scores the staff’s second goal. It looks like it might be close for a while, but Seung-gi and Su-geun strike again, and the camera director sprays them with water. The caption: “This is Kang Cho-ding.”

javabeans: 4-2! I’m all wound up right now.

girlfriday: I KNOW, RIGHT? I don’t even like sports.

javabeans: Me neither. But there’s FOOD on the line! Oh, also pride. Ho-dong’s happy again, and Tae-woong looks relieved just to have made it this far. Na PD, on the other hand….

girlfriday: He looks like he wants to eat his words for dinner.

javabeans: It’ll be more than his staff gets. This totally reminds me of the Fresh Prince episode where Will is on the basketball team, and Carlton sucks, and the entire team strategy is: “Give the ball to Will.” …anybody? Anybody?

girlfriday: Now, this is the story all about how / My life got flipped-turned upside down / And I’d like to take a minute / Just sit right there / I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

javabeans: Yay, I’m not alone! Also, the boys win! And now the staff is like, “Uh, is this for reals? Do we really not get to eat?”

girlfriday: I love when Ho-dong sets up Na PD to announce the winner: “Today’s winner is….” … … Na PD: “Why are you asking me??” Hahaha. Who’s the sore loser now?

javabeans: He can’t even bring himself to say it. I LOVE IT. Just deserts, karma, what goes around, booyah!

girlfriday: O…M…G… What happens next is… I can’t even describe how awesome this is. Is Na PD drunk?

javabeans: I think this is him drunk on desperation.

girlfriday: Which is BETTER.

javabeans: HOW AMAZING IS THIS. So basically, he gets served humble pie, only he can’t even eat it, he just has to look at it and sigh since he’s lost dinner for himself and the whole crew. The boys are feeling great, and Na PD actually supplicates with them, because now he’s in the odd position of proposing a game, which they can then reject if they wish.

girlfriday: He FOLDS HIS HANDS. So regretfully.

javabeans: I know. It’s so satisfying to watch how hard this is for him to do. He proposes another chance for the staff to at least win back the leftover dinner — there are 80 servings prepared in the food truck, and the boys can only eat so much. However, if the crew loses a second round…all 80 of them will immerse themselves in water, head to toe.

girlfriday: The staff FREAKS out, dragging Na PD back and literally covering his mouth to shut his trap.

javabeans: They shout, “I’d rather starve!” Let it be noted that half of them are still wearing their padded winter jackets. And they haven’t prepared a change of clothing.

girlfriday: It’s gotten so bad that now his staff is about to mutiny too!

javabeans: And to think, if only he had learned how to be a gracious loser…

girlfriday: SO not the 1N2D way. Man, I always love Na PD, but him going off the rails is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. You can actually see his eyes change, like a gambling addict.

javabeans: In a way, that’s what is. Gambling with his staff. Stakes too high. Can’t lose now. Just one more bet, luck’s gonna change, man, I can just feel it!

girlfriday: Totally. It’s like watching Na PD on a Vegas bender, but with footleyball instead of roulette.

javabeans: Now the staff has to find players for the rematch of jokgu (like a cross between soccer, tennis, and volleyball), but they’re either exhausted from soccer or scared to bear the burden of Na PD’s insanity. One PD: “If I lose, I won’t get paid!”

girlfriday: The staff is more confident with this game, because they’ve almost always won when playing footleyball against the boys in the past. But the pressure of an all-crew-immersion is getting to them.

javabeans: Uh-oh, the boys get boo’ed by the staff when they score their second point. Will this battle cause a rift between cast and crew? And it occurs to me that they’re not gonna show us the result in this episode, are they? ARE THEY?

girlfriday: Not unless you use your 4th-dimension one-week-forward button, they won’t.

javabeans: Omg. Next week: A love duet between Tae-woong and Seung-gi? And I’m not even euphemizing here.

girlfriday: I WANT IT TO BE NEXT WEEK NOOOOOOOOW. Use the button! Use it!

javabeans: But it only works on me. Muahahahahaha. It is SO GOOD. Just wait and see!

girlfriday: Hate you.

javabeans: *쪼오오오오옥~*


109 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Mia

    Omgee JB,

    I really really love these 1n2d updates. I know they don’t get as many comments as some of the drama recaps but I adore them (if not equally *GASP* more so…I feel so dangerous and on edge).

    Thank you for all the hard work!

    • 1.1 Mia

      I just have to add, this was my favorite recap of all time. I was grinning or downright laughing (out loud – really) the whole time.

      The Seung-gi thing made me gasp.

      The Na PD stunt brought me to tears (I ADORE when the staff get in on the games)

      And the song from Seung-un at the the beginning – heheh.

    • 1.2 maria

      JB and GF, will the 1N2D recaps continue after the upcoming drama onslaught has begun? (polite way of saying, “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue the 1N2D recaps after the upcoming drama onslaught begins!!)

    • 1.3 Bengbeng

      thanks for introducing us to 1N2D, now i’m addict =)

    • 1.4 SteamyBun

      I second (or, uh, seventh?) that! I love seeing these recaps which is weird since I’m not even watching the show. But this one moved me to start watching. I think it’s so brilliant how Korea develops these shows, getting some pretty well-known people to make total fools out of themselves and just have a laugh. It’s cool to be able to see these guys outside of that “celebrity” realm. We don’t really have anything like that here in the U.S., maybe ’cause our celebs are a little too full of themselves?

    • 1.5 -_-

      awesome recap JV and GF. I love you guys for recapping this show. I’ve always heard of this show in the past but never bothered to watch but now I’m a fan. thanx guys for introducing me to such an awesome show

  2. fenny

    thanks for the recap, hilarious as always =DD

  3. ohemgee


    best cliffhanger ending ever.

    • 3.1 ohemgee

      seung-gi is SO weird, btw.

      hahah i blame the hair.

  4. michrhee

    thank you sooo much!!!! i always enjoy reading your recaps but the 1n2d updates help the week go by so much faster without any exciting new dramas on air (except for 49 days….)

  5. J

    JB and GF, a fabulous recap from u guys!!

  6. bigtimefangirl

    love love love! u girls rock! 🙂

  7. queer

    This week is major LOVE!!!!
    Thks for the recap!!!

  8. MLkim

    i cant wait for the episodes where they go with their viewers. the previous ones were hiLarious!

  9. yl

    AHAHA omg 1n2d cracks me up so hard. And that’s just from reading recaps! JB and GF, your commentaries rock SO.MUCH. =D

  10. 10 rumba lumba

    oh, this was the latest episode. it’s not even subbed by KBSWorld.

    anyways, i can see the staff splish-splashing on the sea.

  11. 11 Lisa

    These recaps are such a hilarious gem! Thanks for taking the time to post them, I love being able to read the summaries. 🙂

  12. 12 arielna

    hahahaha tae woong …. he really has dog feet 😀

    • 12.1 Zio


  13. 13 doozy

    I don’t follow 1N2D but I LOVE reading your recaps! The commentary style makes it seems like I’m watching the episode with you guys.

    LOL @ girlfriday rapping the Fresh Prince theme. ahahaha

  14. 14 bluemoon

    Anyone know where I can watch this show with English Sub? Please, I’m very interested!

    • 14.1 rumba lumba

      or (register for free first).

      or follow

    • 14.2 Do-ra-ma

      See rumba’s reply.

      But, be aware, the KBS World episodes that have English subtitles are about 4 weeks behind. The first episode of the Jeju-do trip airs this Friday.

      • 14.2.1 VanillaSalt

        what time is it at?

        • gustave154

          the KBS World Episodes are on friday nights
          they also show Happy Sunday unsubbed live on sunday evening.

  15. 15 rainerust

    OMG you guys are SO fast! I haven’t even watched this episode yet but your recap-commentary was SO funny I was dying laughing (note to self: never read DB on public transport lest people find you insane for bursting out into hysterical laughter)! Oh man now you’ve just whet my appetite for NEXT week’s episode!! How can this be!

    Also, Na PD cracks me up SO bad – the guy’s an evil genius but it’s so hilarious when things don’t go quite the way he’s planned!

  16. 16 IzOcha

    Hehehehe. Thanks for the recap!

  17. 17 gailT

    me too, I want to give some love to 1N2D recaps. thank you both. You girls are really awesome, and this show has one crazy PD. LIKE!

  18. 18 Tammu

    I can’t wait to watch this episode on KBS World!! Na PD is like the 7th member. I love it!

  19. 19 b020

    Thanks JB & GF!!!!

    I love these recaps! This show was one of my favorites when Kim C -my favorite!!!! and MC Mong was on. Once Kim C left, I couldn’t watch it anymore, but you guys totally convinced me to give it another try.

  20. 20 Nhu

    Hey, guys, just wanted to drop the message that I LOVE these recaps. They probably don’t get you as much traffic as dramas and I can’t see you continuing them in may what with the drama influx. But PLEASE continue spontaneously if possible. It’s some of the most insightful and funniest writing I’ve seen you guys do. And that’s saying a lot. Plus… Seung gi…

  21. 21 laya

    OMG, I was literally LMAOing all the way through this recap and everyone in the office who hasn’t gone out on break is staring at me. I hate to think what would happen if I actually watched this episode! =))

  22. 22 Sammi510

    When Na PD exclaimed, “Ip Su”, I didn’t know how to react. Mixed feelings of awesomeness and confusion and joy and sadness rushed through me. But when the lighting and camera directors and head writer grabbed Na PD to shut him up… I almost fell off my seat from laughter. I can harder wait until Sunday… Thanks for the great recap.

  23. 23 joonni

    While I think this episode was epic in the sense that you saw Na PD get crazy, one of the better episodes for me was when the entire crew had to sleep outside in the rain. It was AMAZING to see all huddled underneath makeshift plastic roofs that kept leaking. They were all so angry and solidified as a group- it was hilarious!

    I want the staff team to lose so I can see that again!

    • 23.1 Kukilas

      That episode was EPIC! And when the Japanese PD came late, and saw all the staff under the tents in the rain, his face and look of shock was priceless!

      I really want the members to win the match and see the staff go into the sea. It will also make Na PD go nuts, and you just know he is gonna get back at the members in a future episode. I can just imagine him making the next Extreme Heat Training Camp very, very tortuous.

    • 23.2 Dee

      that episode was AWESOME!!!

      great recaps, btw

  24. 24 nazz

    love PD Na expression, body language when he grip his hands and bet another game with the boys … lol ..

    he is such addicted in making the boys suffering …

  25. 25 imoan.naomi

    How sad am I that KBSW just aired ep 326 on Sunday! Still, at least I get to read your recaps now, laugh, and then watch the episode next month and laugh hysterically all over again.

    It doubles the pleasure, doubles the fun.

    • 25.1 imoan.naomi

      On a different note, it’s all fun and games when the celebrities have to starve, but when the average Joes have to go to bed hungry all of a sudden it isn’t so funny anymore.

  26. 26 Merewen

    “Creepy guy with unfortunate haircut hides where nobody can see him, puts snack chips on fingers, and then says, “Can I be a little dirty?” What’s wrong with that?”

    LOL! It would be so awesome if someone from 1N2D actually read this.

    • 26.1 come2noona

      Those two sentences made me laugh so hard I nearly choked on my own saliva.

      • 26.1.1 leddik

        I know. The fact that he was crouched down too in such a secluded spot, with THAT haircut. Hilarious! I can just imagine some unsuspecting tourist passing by and wondering if all of Korea was weird like that.

  27. 27 Arhazivory

    NA PD! NA PD! NA PD! LOL! My love for him goes deeper now that I find out he went crazy desperate. Can’t wait to see it.

    This recap had me laughing and damn…I felt like I was watching the subbed version. Hehe. Thanks ladies. 😀

  28. 28 Ani

    I love how the staff drags Na PD back and covers his mouth. It’s either they don’t want to have to dip into water or they are that close knit of a (work) family that they are at least comfortable in this situation. I think both come into play here. Also, I love it when the staff and the boys compete, and when the stakes are high like this against the staff? I root for the staff. But when the boys have a lot more to lose? That’s when I root for the boys.

    I love Korean variety shows, but I always thought that some of them would fair well without any guests (given the right cast/crew and conditions). Take Family Outing, sometimes the guest was so boring that I wished they didn’t bother bringing them in. The original cast have in chemistry and do enough crazy shit that it’s just pure fun watching them. But than when you have an awesome guest like Cha Tae-hyun, it makes inviting guests onto to the show an important ingredient (which is also how I feel about Running Man).

    But when you have shows that requires guests, than something like Night After Night, Happy Together, SGB, Star King, Strong Heart, etc., is more fitting since the show is about getting to know your celebrities while the MCs carry the show (or control the flow of the program). Times like this, the stories and conversations are important (or at least to me is what makes this format fun to watch).

    1N2D fighting. Please staff don’t lose. And Jiwon? I still love you. XD

    • 28.1 rumba lumba

      although a lot of celebrities wanted be a guest on 1N2D.

      i remember Rain saying he has always wanted to do 1N2D because it was the show he was watching while he was doing ‘Ninja Assassin’ in the States.

      • 28.1.1 Ani

        But guests would kill the fun for 1N2D (not counting the foreign workers guest, Ssireum Wrestlers or non-celeb guests) because we come in to watch this cast we’re used to do things they’re used to doing. Adding a guest, even if it’s Rain (ok, I’m not a fan of his – neither am I an anti – but I know he’s popular) would have us watching this new person get used to things. And if we have to put up with having to watch some guest get used to how things are done, than we kind of lose sight of the chemistry between the cast. (Like I said, this is one of my complaints when it comes to other favorites for me like RM – although RM benefits from having a guest sometimes – and FO, unless the guest is fun like Cha Tae-hyun… Obviously I want him to come on RM again. Since Song Joong-ki is leaving *insert tears and cries of pain here* I wouldn’t mind having Cha be a permanent cast member, not that that’s going to happen.)

  29. 29 rumba lumba

    also, they announced their 3rd Viewer’s Trip. woooohooo..!

    i read somewhere that they already had 10,000 applications in 15 hours. that’s like a ton!

    imagine, if there are 10 people in 1 application, that’s automatically 100,000 people wanting to be in 1N2D.

    last year they had around 1.5 million applicants. 🙂

    • 29.1 Arhazivory

      Yeah. I read about it too. It was so much that the site crashed for about 10 minutes. How will they choose?! XD

      • 29.1.1 lordj

        The staff usually sorts it out first, choose around 100 applicants. Then let the members decide who to choose.

        • Arhazivory

          Really? That’s good that the members are involved in choosing.

  30. 30 lol

    I love 1n2d too. glad you guys are recapping them because I don’t have the chance to watch them and they are never subbed. =( So, thank you very much!

  31. 31 Schmazel

    I was watching some old episodes of 1N2D and am seriously missing Mong Jangguem and Kim C. :'(

    Anyways, one thing I like about this show is that it dispels all these notions we have about these celebrities, like how we’d supposed that being that athletic, UTW would be good at soccer. But as it turns out, he’s not good at it. At all. Hehehe.

  32. 32 come2noona

    Fab recap ladies! Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.

  33. 33 apple a day

    javabeans, because of you I’m starting to watch this show! and I like it!

    good thing we have KBS world on cable so I get to watch this when I get home from work.

  34. 34 Ace

    Hahaha! I have to finish watching this…the last scene I watched was Jong-min eating jajangmyun. Man! Can’t wait to see Na PD get in way over his head (still can’t imagine that he did)… =)

  35. 35 Hehe

    I have to mention, I LOVE your variety recaps. Usually for variety I have to wait for weeks for KBSworld or a kind fan subbing team to sub when their idols go on…but in the case of shows like 1N2D…doesn’t happen. And they cut.

    So your recaps are always amazing for me to read. And lots of times explain stuff I don’t get. Thank you so much~

  36. 36 Bevz08

    im so addicted with these boys really…i find myself laughing while at work just reading these recaps…i just hope it will be uploaded in youtube with subs so that i can see them in action!!! 1n2d fighting!!!

  37. 37 marty

    I love your 1n2d recaps. it really makes me feel as though i’m watching it since those are the kinds of things i’d be saying to my sister when i’m watching variety shows….heheheh~

    thank you!

  38. 38 strawberryfieldsforever

    for me, every 2d1n episode is just awesome! <3

  39. 39 Ashley

    You have no idea how hard it is to not burst out in laughter whilst reading this on the train! Just made my day after a long rehearsal! Thanks JB and GF!!! Your knack of writing such entertaining recaps is much envied 🙂

  40. 40 Dux

    I was never that crazy about Seung-gi through out My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, but I think I am in love with him now after watching 1N2D

  41. 41 guen

    PD NA cracks me up after those never ending bets….
    love the boys for their unity against the whole crew….
    ha ha ha ha….
    can’t wait for the whole episode eng sub and the next week live episode…
    i almost forgot what part of korea did they visit because of all the games….
    the ball games made me want to play also….

  42. 42 Miezmie

    U make my day…hehehehehe..Can’t wait till it be aired in KBS World…

  43. 43 J-star

    Na PD looks like he has lost his mind after losing the soccer game. LOL .. first the whole staff will starve plus Na PD is proposing another burden? get into the water head-to-toe?? looks like Na PD doesn’t like losing to his cast.

  44. 44 Maria

    To continue what others have said, I’d like to show my love for 1n2d recaps! I would LOVE for the two of you to continue recapping the show, even through the hectic schedule of dramas coming up. I enjoy your recaps for many reasons:
    the english subbed episodes always have scenes cut out, so I can read about the missing scenes in your recaps

    you two explain things I would not otherwise understand, or skip over because I think it’s not important

    just the way you two interact while writing the recaps make it all the more enjoyable and hilarious!

    So please try to keep 1n2d in your recapping schedule-the recaps makes many a day brighter 🙂

    • 44.1 R4tu

      i agree… i watch it regulaly on kbs world but there’s always cut here and there, i luv you recap it’s hilarious and i watch this ep on kbs world without subs and eventhough i don’t understand a thing but i LOL when PD na goes crazy!!!! it’s soooo funny!!! keep up the recap guys^^

  45. 45 J-star

    wTH with Sunggi’s haircut. it looks like he cut his hair himself with a pair of dull scissor!

  46. 46 bloghopper

    aww, missed out this episode. going to catch up online. its epic, i think this is the third or the fourth time pd na bet on the staff. he never learns huh? hehehehe.

  47. 47 lordj

    i suddenly remember the episode where the members claim to have captured on cam UFOs. And Ji won even insisting they have to burn the picture else the aliens will erase their memories… lol

  48. 48 Jac

    i watched this ep at 1.30am with my sis still sleeping…..i had to cover my mouth with towel to stop me from laughing out loud……

    this ep is the winner of all time……the moment that Na PD said to bet his staff to all go into the water, i got the same expression with the staff……hahahaha……

    and the guy who’s doing the referee at the second ‘football’ game…..he’s so damn funny with all the eye-smile and his silly but sincere comments…..such a funny guy…..

  49. 49 charlie

    Thanks javabeans and girlfriday for the recap! What an epic episode! So much fun to watch!

    I don’t understand Korean and don’t know the rules of jokgu, could anyone explain why that rebound kick from the opposing team was disqualified??

    • 49.1 rumba lumba

      because they are amateurs and were only playing it for the sake of the show. even though it was a serious match, that move is kind of a professional move/strategy/technique. so they wanted to keep it simple and just play normally like other people playing it for fun. 🙂

  50. 50 Kayohs

    TOTALLY awesome. Laughed my arse off! Heh. I want it to be next week now! Push the button!
    And the Fresh Prince moment?! CLASSIC!

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