Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 343
by | July 24, 2011 | 43 Comments

EPISODE 343. Broadcast on July 17, 2011.

girlfriday: The boys have some downtime after the peeing game, or rather the no-peeing game, and Su-geun starts rapping, which gets Ho-dong all excited. I love Ho-dong’s love of hiphop. It’s so cute. He leans back with a straw fedora perched on his head and everyone laughs at him for trying to be Bobby Kim. Su-geun: “No, you’re Bab-eh Kim! [Rice and Seaweed]” Pfft. Okay, that’s a good pun.

javabeans: I love how all of Su-geun’s barbs (pointed Ho-dong-ward) are about food. Then again, it is the obvious joke…

girlfriday: He then proceeds to rewrite the lyrics of the song that Ho-dong is singing: “I was eating alone and then night came / I thought of you and cried while eating.” Everyone dies laughing, and Seung-gi says that Su-geun has entered his genius-mode. I think these guys could do an entire album full of comically-revised lyrics to popular songs, and it’d fly off the shelves.

javabeans: How is Su-geun so weirdly good at freestyle rapping? He’s like the Chris Parnell of Korean variety. Looks like an ajusshi, walks like an ajusshi… then he lays down some hilarious off-the-cuff rhymes.

girlfriday: Time for dinner games, and Na PD announces that since they’ve used their bodies all day, it’s time they used their brains. The boys all groan at their impending embarrassment. He tells them that the game will be a Quiz Parade. Yay, I love quizzes on 1N2D! They somehow manage to take the simplest questions and then make six grown men seem like idiots because of them. Case in point: Object Quiz. Picture of an object, they call out the name. Seems simple enough.

javabeans: SEEMS. And yet, the combination of the ticking clock, their hunger, and the weird composition of some of the photos makes this tougher than it should be. It’s so hard that the PDs lower the requirement to match 5 correct answers in a row, down to 3. And yet, still…

girlfriday: Yeah it turns out the game is harder than it looks, because despite mostly being everyday household objects, if you think about it, we rarely call things by their proper names. And then they also added traditional items that these guys would’ve only encountered by watching (or starring in) sageuks. Apparently Tae-woong spent all his time on Queen Seon-deok learning the proper names of ancient things, because he’s totally nailing this quiz. I don’t know the names of any of those old timey things.

javabeans: For example, I know what a power strip is, but in a moment of panic, I’m just as likely to shout out, “Extension cord thingy!” Like, who knows the real name of the mat doohickey you use to roll kimbap? And does anyone actually call a back-scratcher a “filial arm” (ha) rather than plain ol’ back-scratcher?

girlfriday: Then Seung-gi gets a picture of a mom carrying her baby in one of those baby sling thingies, and he shouts: “Baby’s mother!” PWAHAHAHA! Okay, why is this so funny? I’m not even sure I know, but it’s cracking me up. For one, he’s focusing on the wrong thing in the picture, but it’s because he says it too familiarly? Like something closer in tone to “baby mama” or something like that. It just sounds wrong. And hilarious.

javabeans: That was a bad photo, and I think that’s what I would’ve said, too. Maybe not in Seung-gi’s baby-mommy way, but yeah. Na PD points out there was a child in the photo as well, so therefore it’s not logical that the term is mother, but that the photo’s purpose is to point out the blanket. They argue, “Then there should’ve just be a picture of a blanket, then!”

girlfriday: Ho-dong’s team finally gets a few answers going, and it’s his turn… Ho-dong: “Cow!” Na PD: “No, the thing the cow is wearing.” Ho-dong: “… … Coooooooooow!” LOL.

javabeans: Another case of, Is that answer really wrong? That’s why this game is so frustrating! There are multiple answers, yet only one is the “right” one. I am not pleased with this game.

girlfriday: What’s that thing that Ji-won mistakes for a compass? I know it’s not a compass, but I can’t think of what it’s called right now. I would totally fail this quiz.

javabeans: Protractor. HA. My first thought was compass, too, and I was all indignant when he got that called wrong, until the guys pointed out that the compass is the thing with the legs.

girlfriday: Protractor! Now there’s a word I haven’t heard since grade school.

javabeans: I love how Seung-gi gets an easel, and he yells, “Art school!” Hee. Man, I’m getting hungry just watching them, because it seems like they’re never gonna win dinner.

girlfriday: They get a few false starts, but the thing that stumps all of them? Spork. HA. They’re like, “Is it a fork? Is it a spoon? What IS IT?”

javabeans: Okay, this one I think is just unfair, because I don’t think Koreans even see sporks in everyday life. Like, rather than trying to recall the name of it, most of the guys are puzzled as to what the heck it actually is.

girlfriday: I think they come in doshirak containers, no? Or no… maybe just chopsticks?

javabeans: Do they? I’ve never seen a Korean spork. The guesses are pretty amusing. Seung-gi: “A fork-and-spoon-together?” Ho-dong: “A fo-spoon?” Hilariously, though, the actual term is “spoon-fork.”

girlfriday: Which is pretty much what Jong-min says, only with question marks instead. It’s getting increasingly embarrassing for them, especially Ho-dong who can’t get an answer to save his life. His team finally squeaks by with one correct answer after a thousand guesses, and they win the first round. They’re so hungry by now that they just stuff their faces silently, and Na PD tells them to at least describe the food they’re eating. It goes ignored. Heh.

javabeans: I’m not sure if they’re too busy eating to bother responding, or if they can’t even HEAR him because they’re so preoccupied.

girlfriday: Round 2: Guess That Song. It turns out the genre is all 90s pop, so the two 90s idols Ji-won and Jong-min are on their feet instantly.

javabeans: Aw, I kind of feel like Ho-dong stole that one answer from Ji-won with the ZAM song.

girlfriday: Oh totally. Jong-min and Ji-won keep blurting out almost-correct answers, and then the other team swoops in.

javabeans: Also, I totally remember that song, and always wondered why they hell they spelled their name ZAM. What’s up with that, weird ‘90s mistranslated English? You gonna “zam out” with your “zam buddies” in a “zam session”? But ugh, I get the frustration of this game because I’m totally in that state of “Oh! Oh! I know this one! What IS IT?”

girlfriday: I know! All of the intros sound so familiar, but then they guess before I can. I totally would’ve gotten Untitle’s “Wings” if Jong-min wasn’t so quick about it.

javabeans: And Baby VOX’s “Get Up.” Lol, I like how Seung-gi and Jong-min both start dancing to the song, trying to jog their memories.

girlfriday: Okay, but I am impressed when Ho-dong does the ZAM dance to prove he didn’t just steal the title from the other team. Hee. Round 3: Movie Titles. It’s the consonants game with movie titles.

javabeans: Why do I feel like Ji-won’s gonna rock this game?

girlfriday: He’s gonna RULE this game. C’mon, Ji-won, it’s Chun-jae Time! Okay, Old Boy even I got immediately. So Jong-min scores one, then Ho-dong, but then after that it’s the Ji-won Show. You know what’s hard about this game? There’s so much English in the titles, that’s then transliterated into Korean consonants — it’s too much of a mindbender for me. A mixed one like Welcome to Dongmakgol is basically impossible to wrap my head around.

javabeans: Like Oldboy, too: English-speakers might use OB, but in Korean it’s ODBE (ol-deu-bo-ee). Dongmakgol I got, but only after the Tablo hint, because that made me think immediately of Kang Hye-jung. They said this movie is famous, and she’s most famous for that one. But basically, I would’ve guessed the right answer more based on the hints than on the actual prompt.

girlfriday: My mind doesn’t work that way. Like “SSSS.” It’s Sixth Sense but pronounced in Korean it’s Six-Seh Sen-Seh.

javabeans: The last one is freaking hard, the one Ji-won guesses while only half-paying attention because he’s eating. Everyone’s puzzled, but he tosses out the full title to JSA, whose consonants are basically spelling out the pronunciation jae-ee-eh-sseu-eh-ee. So, instead of JSA, it would be like guessing JEESEE.

girlfriday: I love how the other guys are just staring at it like it’s crazy impossible, and Ji-won gets it in one glance, all nom-nom-nom… Joint Security Area! … nom-nom-nom…

javabeans: Aside: I think it’s cute how in Korean, it’s nyam-nyam. (Nom-nom-nom is The Good, The Bad, The Weird.)

girlfriday: HA. Yeah nom is definitely something else in Korean. The final game is a spatial brain teaser: each team gets six wooden chopsticks, out of which they have to make four equilateral triangles. Okay, I’m grabbing six pens right now to play along…

javabeans: I suck at things like this, I’m not gonna even try. This is geometry, right? As in, math? I’m out.

girlfriday: Damnit, I hate to admit this, but it’s harder than it looks. Haha. Ji-won’s first attempt is to make two triangles and then half-close his eyes so he sees double. Ho-dong’s team comes out and then when Ji-won’s idea is rejected, they turn right back around. “That’s what we were gonna do.” Heh.

javabeans: Ha, that made me laugh. No way he was serious about it, but he still treats the idea seriously, like, “Might as well give it a try.” Hee.

girlfriday: They go through all the possible configurations, and then Seung-gi finally has a lightbulb moment. He grabs the chopsticks with a confident “Game over,” and then makes one triangle on the floor and stands the remaining three up to form a pyramid. I love that the boys are smart in such different ways — Ji-won, who’s a genius with other things, sits there with his chopsticks long after the game is over, trying to suss out how he got the right answer.

javabeans: It looked like Jong-min was halfway there, because he was standing up his chopsticks and trying to configure them into a 3D form. Ah, just a little too slow.

girlfriday: After dinner the haunted house team gets ready to leave, and Na PD tells them about the morning mission. Ji-won: “Will there even BE a morning for us?” Hahaha. Are you planning to be dead by morning?

javabeans: Ha, that place looks like a wreck. Although, when the camera shows the dropped ornamental tassel accessory thing (meant to evoke an old-school horror feel, as in a young girl in a pretty hanbok turning into a ghost), I had the feeling it was just a cosmetic props job by the crew, and that made it a LOT less scary.

girlfriday: The morning mission is hide-and-seek, where the winners get to take a city tour, while the losers go back to the fields to pick a thousand chilis… EACH. Ho-dong’s team has two minutes to wake up and hide, anywhere within this village, and once the wake-up song ends, they can’t move from that spot until the end of the game. Best run quickly. It’d be hilarious if one of them got caught in the middle of the street because they had to freeze when the song ended.

javabeans: I’m picturing a red-light-green-light scenario. Hehe. The time limit makes it harder for the hiders, because some of the better hiding spots are bound to be farther away in the village, but the trouble is getting there. Whereas, they could stick close to the house, but find it harder to remain hidden. And then, there’s also the bystander-recognition factor. Jong-min has an insightful comment about noting the reactions of the villagers — they’re bound to lie for Seung-gi and Ho-dong, but if they laugh as they say “No I haven’t seen them,” that means they actually have seen them.

girlfriday: Ji-won’s team then has twenty minutes to find them, and they only need to find one member to win. Each team gets to the war strategizing, and Ho-dong’s team agrees that since they’re at the disadvantage, they’ll scout hiding places before going to bed. They decide to hide together, which is smart math-wise (it lowers the other team’s probability of finding one of three) but I worry about how they’re going to fit together in one hiding place.

javabeans: It’s both easier and harder, because that limits the kinds of places you can hide. I dunno, I think I’d have stuck to the separate-hiding-spots plan.

girlfriday: They scout the neighborhood and still can’t decide, and it stresses them out so much that they can’t sleep. Is this going to be like the time that Ji-won stayed up all night just to sabotage the other team? Sometimes it’s so random, the days that they get OBSESSED with winning and over-strategizing.

javabeans: They definitely do veer into overthinky territory. Not only are they trying to rustle up good hiding spots, they’re also trying to predict, “They’ll suspect we’re hiding there” and “We should go against expectation.” This is a thought process with no end — you could talk your way in circles and never arrive at a conclusion.

girlfriday: It’s like how they “strategize” about rock-paper-scissors or other games that are entirely unstrategizable.

javabeans: I’m remembering Tae-woong’s first episode, where he was “mentored” in how to win at rock-scissors-paper. And there you have Jong-min, telling him all these tricks and tips and strategies…and in the end the only real advice to take from that is, “Just do it.”

girlfriday: Su-geun decides that they should just make a run for it, and get as far away as they can. Ho-dong: “That’s too risky. What if we don’t make it by the end of the song?” Without skipping a beat, Su-geun blurts: “That’s why I said we should hide in the house!” Seung-gi and Ho-dong bust a gut at his fair-weather declarations.

javabeans: Haha. Short memory, huh?

girlfriday: Meanwhile, Ji-won’s team is greeted at the entrance to the haunted house by a dead rat. Eee! Sadly, the only thing that’s really scary about that house is the number of mosquitoes trapped inside, and eventually they have to move outside and sleep in a tent, just to avoid having their blood sucked dry.

javabeans: Yeah, that looked pretty miserable. It must have been really bad for the PDs to give them that concession, no? I would’ve thought they’d have considered the mosquitoes part of their punishment, but they actually showed pity. It almost feels like a tent is a reward, instead of the losers’ deal.

girlfriday: In the morning, Ho-dong’s team wakes up long before their alarms even ring, and Seung-gi begins his obsessive Operation Hideout.

javabeans: He picks a spot close to the house, and actually asks the crew to move their setup to make their hiding place more optimal. He then hides the alley with a strategic placement of props and bags and such. Although, I totally thought he was overdoing the camouflage, and thought the chasers would be sure to pick out that strange massive pile of random props hanging out in the yard. It’s like when you try to cover something up (say, a zit), and end up overdoing it so much that it stands out even more (i.e., glaringly caked-on spot of concealer on an otherwise bare face).

girlfriday: It’s definitely the super obvious whistling, nuthin’ to see here kind of hiding place. The music starts and Ho-dong’s team hides with handheld cameras while Ji-won’s team splits up to search. Tae-woong brings his dog Baek-tong-ie, which I thought was going to put him at an advantage, but it turns out he’s no bloodhound. He’s mostly there to up the cute factor, not so much the hunting.

javabeans: I totally thought they should have made Baek-tong-ie sniff Seung-gi’s sweater or something. ‘Cause how’s he to know what to look for?

girlfriday: That would have been awesome. Puppy hunting Puppy! Ji-won does the smart thing and asks people around the basecamp if they’ve seen Ho-dong. They say no, so he books it back to the house, guessing that he’s somewhere inside. He gets up on top of the roof to get a bird’s-eye view, and if he just stood like two feet to the right, he would’ve seen them!

javabeans: The song they played was hilarious. It goes, “You’re only looking afar, but I’m right here.” And just as you’re shouting, “Look to the right, look to the right!” the lyrics go, “If you’d only turned your head a little…”

girlfriday: And then with two minutes left on the clock, Tae-woong decides to check the basecamp one more time… I don’t even know which side I’m rooting for, but it’s so tense!

javabeans: This time, I’m totally rooting for Tae-woong, because I think their hiding spot is lame. There, I said it. They deserve to be caught!

girlfriday: Haha, they should’ve gone with Seung-gi’s idea to dress up or do something funny. Tae-woong comes into the yard and goes straight for their hiding place… Caught! Ji-won’s team wins! Later Tae-woong says that he went over there because the audio team was so awkward that he knew something was up.

javabeans: That’s so funny, and pretty keen. On any other occasion, Tae-woong points out that the crew would have smiled and waved at him, but today they were studiously looking away and stone-faced. And I love that when he was walking by them, the captions read, “The team, in the midst of awkward acting…”

girlfriday: Su-geun complains that Ho-dong’s size puts them at a disadvantage for hiding. Ho-dong: “I’ve never won a single game of hide-and-seek.” Aw. He admits he was so wrapped up in hiding that when Tae-woong found him, his first thought was I’d dead.

javabeans: Ha, like he was in a war game or something.

girlfriday: The winners get to go on the leisurely tour, and Ho-dong calls after them, “How come even the dog gets to go on the city tour but we have to go farming…” He trails off when he realizes they’re not even listening. Heh.

javabeans: I love how blithely they go off, without any guilt or sympathy. “Bye! See you next week!” Jong-min notes that once again, “We always win at the end.”

girlfriday: The losers go chili-picking in yet another array of awesome ajumma pants. As they sweat in the fields, Seung-gi decides that he should eat every pepper that restaurants put on the table instead of letting them go to waste. The chili ajumma’s like, “Nah, that’s okay.” HA.

javabeans: Haha. That’s cute. You know she’s probably a Seung-gi fan.

girlfriday: They’re all wearing those ass cushions again, and Seung-gi falls over while still strapped to his, and he Can’t. Get. Up. HEE HEE HEE. Also OW. But HEE!

javabeans: Hee. Hee. Hee. Like an upturned turtle. Wearing ajumma pants.


43 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. blahblahblah

    I love these recaps! Thanks so much! 😀

  2. Eunice

    I think the helicam is soooo cool!

  3. Cynthia

    Spork! Epic episode – and how cute is Puppy?!

    • 3.1 sugarpunch

      I was thinking spork too! but the answer spoon-fork made me think that it’s not a legit word… lol.

  4. Molly

    Hooray, it’s time for my weekly dose of Seung-gi!

  5. momosan

    I thought it was a riot that the longer the picture game went on, the closer they crept to the pictures. They start sitting on the other side of the room, but they end up practically kneeling in front of Na PD ready to pounce.

  6. laya

    Sporks and upturned turtles… thanks for the fun start to my Monday! 😀

  7. bananajam

    Poor Hodong, Seunggi, and Sugeun. XD
    They really do keep losing in the end, teehee.

    On another note–I was so upset that ‘1N2D’ did not get to air today… *sobs*
    I always look forward to the next episode, but some stupid sport special thingy (I believe) took over their airtime.
    Oh well… I suppose I can wait til next week…

  8. ricky the royal highness

    That’s all I’m gonna say 😀

  9. Christy

    Thanks for the recap!

    By the way, can someone point out the episode girlfriday mentions where Ji-won stays up all night to sabotage the other team? THANKS 🙂

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations of good episodes for cho-ding fans?

    • 9.1 Arhazivory

      Ep 133, but the trip starts in ep 132. I know it that easily because I watched it last night. It was hilarious. 134 and 135 would be loved by Cho-Ding fans too because he had to strip for the Winter Special. Hehehehehe…that was epic – Cho-Ding wearing two cardboard boxes.

      • 9.1.1 rumba lumba

        wow this makes me miss Kim C.

        during the 2nd winter camp, he had to strip too, like Jiwon. and he was also inside a box trying to hide his flesh. haha.

        and then on summer camp, he had to wear a winter jacket!

        oh, Kim C. he’s like the most subtle of them all, but he had his moments.

        • Arhazivory

          lol. The winter jacket in the summer heat special was epic. Haha…Kim C was really a Master.

    • 9.2 mmmaggie

      Hey @Christy — Some great Jiwon eps:

      175/176 (3.16.08/3.23.08) — It starts off at Sugeun’s wedding, where they put Jiwon in charge of the upcoming week’s trip. I watched this episode recently and I couldn’t get over how YOUNG Jiwon looks. And he’s super adorable with his mini megaphone and notebook around his neck.

      241/242 (07.05.09/07.12.09) — The guys are split up into Old Boys vs Young Boys. Each team is given $100 and whichever team has the most money left when they reach base camp wins. Jiwon is super animated on this trip. If you can understand Korean, the RAW version has a great scene where Jiwon goes nuts on the phone with the OB team that’s missing from the KBS World subbed version. Also, special appearance by MC Mong’s manager Hunseok!!

  10. 10 bevz08

    wow…so early in the morning and here I am laughing out loud already!!thanks for the early recap!!

  11. 11 Sammi510

    Favorite part of recap is when you referenced the cake-on concealer to try and hide a zip. Almost every female can relate to that. Thanks for the awesome recap.

  12. 12 WitchyMage

    This post made my day. 🙂 I love 1N2D

  13. 13 Jen

    It’s the ep where the boys have to help the crew carry the equipment, and Jiwon is determined not to do it. It’s extra funny because Mong was sort of the same mind, except clearly not as obsessed as Jiwon, and Seunggi declares here that he’ll never go against Jiwon again. Eps 132 – 133 (not using the happy sunday episode numbers as these recaps do, ep 133 is when the all night obsessiveness happens).

  14. 14 Gaeina Lee

    Thanx for the recap JB n GF!

    Miss them so very much this Sunday, can’t wait for next week..

  15. 15 Arhazivory

    Thanks for the recap ladies. 😀

    I echo the sentiments of bananajam (interesting name): I’ll miss 1N2D when it doesn’t air. 🙁 But oh well…still got lots of old eps to catch up on. XD

  16. 16 rumba lumba

    since there’s no 1n2d this week. 🙂

  17. 17 y.

    The best thing about 1n2d is how the members take games so seriously lol. I love how Ho-dong’s team obsessed over finding the perfect spot.

  18. 18 adette

    Yeah, I totally tried the triangle thing. I just stopped reading, went to my desk &grabbed some pens… and then I ended up just drawing out possibilities on a receipt I found. Totally came up with a way to do it, felt huuugely satisfied, continued reading and saw Seung-gi’s 3-D prism solution, then felt really dumb. Whoa. That was a really good way to go about it. I didn’t even think about it in more than 2 dimensions :O

  19. 19 elleseven

    Seunggi once called Taewoong “mudang”. What does that mean again?

  20. 20 Noelle

    Haha he fell over! Oh man, that’s hilarious. Poor SG.

  21. 21 Ani

    Eun Jiwon, you are awesome. I just freaking love how he pwns the movie name game. Well, that letter game in particular. You know how Korean do “kekeke” to the English “hahahaha”. Eun Jiwon is the only one when he’s laughing that I think actually seems like he’s making the “kekekeke” sound. So cute. And smart. Whatever team he’s on I always cheer for. X)

    • 21.1 rumba lumba

      that Sixth Sense answer from Jiwon was soooo boss. 🙂

      how could have anyone guessed Sixth Sense from that?! dayuuum.

      • 21.1.1 Ani

        Agreed. *sigh* One order of Eun Jiwon please. Can I get him packed and ready to go? Thanks. XD

        • Arhazivory

          Sorry, but if I’m the one taking your order I’d have to advise you that he’s not for sale. 😀

          • Ani

            I will fight you for him. Better up your security system ’cause I ain’t above stealing him. ^_~

  22. 22 olsen

    “Puppy hunting Puppy!”


  23. 23 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

    this really made my day!!<3

  24. 24 strawberryfieldsforever

    oooh! the hide & seek is so much fun! that’s the kind of game i’d like to see ’em play! so fun and intense 😀

  25. 25 rosy

    I love last and this episode very much. Funny to the bones!

  26. 26 Adeline

    Thanks so much for the recap. I just can’t get enough of Seung Gi ! He’s so cute and smart in this episode.

  27. 27 dongyi

    where can I watch all these variety shows?

  28. 28 Lauren

    this show is my newest obsession and I can’t get enough of it, but I can’t find any episodes uploaded with english subs (unfortunately a necessity for me, though I just began to teach myself Korean, that may take some time though) more recent than the actor special. Any ideas where I can find episodes 210 / 340 and on? Would be amazing, thanks.

  29. 29 Carinne

    Oh gawd, the last pic… is… just… priceless. Bwahahahaha!

    Thanks you two for a fine day ahead. LMAO!

  30. 30 marie*

    What an episode 😀

    – Although I like Seung-gi the most, lately I’ve been supporting team EJW/KJM/UTW more haha
    – Su-geun was on a roll with those hilarious comments
    – UTW’s dog is just soo cute and looks so happy 😀

  31. 31 Emma

    Where is 1N2D episode 344??

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  33. 33 Thanh ha

    I really love this show it is my best friend always make me laugh and also teach me how to live with brother in a family , and staff for this show is greatest one also! Thank …

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