Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 360
by | November 18, 2011 | 45 Comments

EPISODE 360. Broadcast on November 13, 2011.

javabeans: Today’s episode starts off with a whole juiced-up, dramatic intro telling us the theme of the day: Kimchi Road. With all its 200 varieties. You might want to eat before watching this episode, I’m thinking. You know, if fermented cabbage is your thing.

girlfriday: I’m taking out my mom’s kimchi right now…

javabeans: Opening call time is 4am, and the five members go around doing their intro lines in various dialects again. These boys are such dorks. Seung-gi opens by saying that there was a bit of a problem with the last episode, with Na PD wronging Ji-won a bit. He prods Ji-won to tell the story, and Ji-won explains that in the last trip, he’d bragged about filming an ad. After the trip, he’d gotten on the phone with the advertisers and told them he’d talked about them on 1N2D, and they were completely thrilled…until the episode aired and the conversation cut out after mention of Seung-gi’s album promotion. Ji-won half-jokes, “Who edited that episode?! Imma stick to him in the editing room this time!”

girlfriday: Na PD explains that a certain Park PD is the one who makes those kinds of editing room decisions, and then adds that Park PD got married a few weeks ago… and that Seung-gi bought him a REFRIGERATOR. Hahahahaha.

javabeans: I love Seung-gi’s reaction: “Isn’t that what everyone does?” Well, yes, if everybody is your mother, maybe, or your chaebol best friend.

girlfriday: Or the refrigerator’s main CF model, perhaps.

javabeans: Speaking of whom: Why the hair, Seung-gi? How is it that a boy so universally well-liked, rich, famous, and adorable always makes the most questionable hairstyling choices? He looks like a mushroom.

girlfriday: Maybe his hair is his 2%, like that’s what keeps him human like the rest of us. I’d really rather he not look like a mushroom though. Su-geun points out that they’re on their best behavior today and not even complaining about being called to work at 4am… which serves as a segue to then complain about being called there at 4am.

javabeans: Na PD gives them the theme of the day, and Jong-min chimes in that kimchi’s been talked about in the news lately as being good for keeping your weight down, and the other guys look at him in shock: “You watch the news?” He nods, and the caption tells us, “The Man Who Watches The News.” And then he mixes up his words, saying it’s good because of all the E. coli (he meant lactobacilus, the good stuff in yogurt) and the caption amends, “The Man Who Skims The News, Kinda.”

girlfriday: Heh. Na PD tells them that they’ve scoured the country (sometimes I wonder how many minions Na PD really has) and found the best kimchis representative of local regions.

javabeans: I love when they bust out the map, and the caption coincides with their facial expressions, saying, “That Unwelcome Map.”

girlfriday: I hate that map too, because it always means the boys will be split up. Boo.

javabeans: Ji-won: “I think this every time the map comes out, but there’s kimchi in Kyunggi-do too, you know!” Kyung-gi-do being the province surrounding Seoul, which is always conspicuously left off the list of destinations.

girlfriday: Not much of a travel show if everywhere you go is a fifteen minute drive, Ji-won. Seung-gi introduces the first kind of kimchi from the eastern coast in great detail, and they wonder how he knows so much. It’s where his grandma is from, so it’s still the kimchi they eat in his house. Wanting to take another shortcut, Tae-woong asks if they could just go to Seung-gi’s house instead for that one, but Seung-gi hems and haws, “But that’s for me to eat!”

javabeans: He’s not even joking, which is what makes it hilarious. He’s all, “No way, I’m not sharing.”

girlfriday: Don’t get between a man and his grandma’s kimchi.

javabeans: HA. The boys unveil the various kimchis of the day, and they start wondering what the last one will be. Tae-woong watches them laughing and seriously just pulls off the label, negating the whole argument process. Haha. Dude, they’re going on a Gourmet bender today with the music taken from the drama, which I guess is appropriate. Lots of food porn to go with it.

girlfriday: Na PD explains the game that’ll determine where everyone goes — it’s the Bear Foot Game, much like the strawberry game, but simpler because you choose an animal and there’s only two beats. The problem is, saying that animal plus “foot” is a tongue-twister: gom-bal-ba-dak. It’s essentially an enunciation game, and Su-geun tells Jong-min that he’s sure to be eliminated first. Heh. And aw.

javabeans: As incentive to win, the winner gets to designate where everyone else goes. Muahaha, power.

girlfriday: Everyone picks an easy name except Ji-won, who strategizes with an extra tongue-twistery name for himself.

javabeans: You have two basic strategies: Either you pick something super easy so that you can say it (and risk getting called all the time), or you pick something super hard hoping that nobody else will call it (and risk messing up yourself).

girlfriday: I always went with Ji-won’s strategy when playing these games. But damn, his is hard: doh-rong-nyong-bal-ba-dak.

javabeans: How terribly unsurprising that Jong-min and Tae-woong are the first two out.

girlfriday: Su-geun is next to be eliminated, and then once it’s down to Ji-won vs. Seung-gi, they decide to take sides to make it more interesting. Su-geun stands behind Seung-gi, and Ji-won has Tae-woong and Jong-min on his team.

javabeans: Basically Ji-won’s side strategizes with the tongue-twister route, while Seung-gi wants to stick with something easy. Tae-woong suggests a good four-syllable choice, anaconda, but Ji-won’s all, “But anacondas don’t have feet.” Haha.

girlfriday: HA. And then Jong-min does one better – a lizard called mok-do-ree-do-ma-baem. Dude. He’s gotta say all that before the feet part?

javabeans: I think he’s wrought his own demise. Sure ‘nuff, after one round where he and Seung-gi both get warnings, Ji-won trips on his own item and loses. Seung-gi and Su-geun do the can-can dance of victory.

girlfriday: Seung-gi declares that it’d be too obvious if he did the nice guy thing and went somewhere other than the first choice location (which he says everyone’s so tired of seeing, heh), so he chooses basecamp for himself. Then Su-geun pleads with him not to “go variety” and send him to a far-off place just to be funny. He’s tempted, but Su-geun gets to go to the second closest place.

javabeans: He tells the other team to make their appeals to him for which locations they want…by answering the prompt: “What Seung-gi means to me.” Omg, ha. Ji-won goes for outright flattery and says, “Half of me.” Seung-gi is the dongseng for whom he can give everything, he says. Jong-min’s answer? “I like you more than myself.” Aww that makes me sad, even if it’s said for entertainment value.

girlfriday: Aw, Jong-min. I think he means it, which is what makes it sadder.

javabeans: I’m wondering how Tae-woong’s gonna handle this, because he doesn’t seem like the type of guy to flatter. (Maybe Ho-dong, but that’s about it.) So how’s he going to appeal to this kid a dozen years younger than him? He growls out all menacingly, “You’re my dongseng! I wanna go to Tongyeong!” Seung-gi: “And Tongyeong it is!”

girlfriday: Hahaha. You gotta love that Tae-woong sticks to his mat-hyung-ness and refuses to give in, but it should be no surprise that he gets no brownie points for that.

javabeans: So Jong-min loses (having picked Tyrannosaurus and tripped right out of the gate) and gets sent to the location farthest from the basecamp, and everyone splits up to go on their individual trips. Right off, it’s awkward and uncomfortable for Jong-min and Ji-won, who have to introduce themselves and talk kimchi to strangers without anybody acting as buffer. For Ji-won, the caption reads, “Since it’s so awkward, we’ll lay over some music -PD” while goofy music plays.

girlfriday: But once the crabs come out, his eyes grow wide and he starts drooling at the sight of tasty things. Su-geun introduces his kimchi specialist and gets a taste of the kind of kimchi he’s going to make, and seems more in control of the situation, MC-style. Seung-gi shows up to meet his kimchi grandma, and she turns out to be more of a host, and he starts taking down notes like he’s at a cooking class.

javabeans: Well, how is he going to re-create it without a recipe? Tae-woong’s ajumma is the friendliest right off the bat, and she goes in for a hug right away. Heh.

girlfriday: She’d be a fool not to! Tae-woong zeroes in on the persimmons (gahm) sitting amongst the ingredients, and reaches for one, punning that it’s a good thing, since he’s lost his variety sense lately (sense = gahm). Hee.

javabeans: Is it funny or mean to play “Under the Sea” in a show about eating seafood?

girlfriday: Ha. Try not to look at their faces. Tae-woong and his ajumma adorably stroll through the market hand-in-hand, and the caption reads: “Mom and… son?”

javabeans: They arrive at the fish market to an ajumma love-fest. They’re like, “You’re so handsome” and his ajumma replies, all proud-like (as though she’s really his mom or something), “Of course, isn’t he?” Eep, he picks up a little octopus swimming in its pool, and eats it live, its tentacles all clinging to his face. I know it’s a delicacy, but I like my food to be unmoving when I chew it.

girlfriday: Yeah my prerequisite is that it has to at least be dead before I consider it food. They stop for another snack and Tae-woong tries to describe that what he’s eating is tasty, but sighs that he can’t do what Seung-gi does, and mimes Seung-gi’s foodgasm face…. which they edit together with Seung-gi doing the exact same thing, of course.

javabeans: Seung-gi and Su-geun continue with their kimchi preparations and we come back to Ji-won, who is instructed to break apart the crabs for preparation. To his horror, the crabs are still alive and he has this look of shock on his face. He says with a kiddie whine, “I’m scared. I like eating them, but I’ve never done this.” He’s told to cut it in half, but it’s still twitching and he runs away yelling, “It’s alive! I can’t! I won’t!”

girlfriday: Aw, sometimes Ji-won really is a choding. The look on his face is sheer horror.

javabeans: I used to feel bad about the whole process of killing crustaceans to eat until someone told me they’re basically sea insects and don’t feel pain the same way. And I definitely have no problem with killing bugs. Upside: I no longer feel guilty. Downside: I no longer crave crustaceans?

girlfriday: That’s a sad story. I’m with Ji-won: I love to eat ‘em, but I don’t wanna be the one to kill ‘em.

javabeans: Ji-won basically sits himself down in front of the pot of his kimchi-crab concoction, waiting for it to boil. Licking his chops. He finally takes a taste and literally needs a moment to gather himself and find words.

girlfriday: He’s beside himself with the crab love. Earlier the PDs had asked him what his favorite food on 1N2D was, and he had said beef, of course. But he declares that this kimchi crab is now the winner, in all the dishes he’s ever tasted over five years on the show. The caption with a close-up of the crab: “Move aside, beef!” Haha.

javabeans: Seung-gi is busily chopping vegetables for his kimchi, once again proving that cooking, for him, is about math. Apparently the right way to hold the knife is at a slight 3 degree tilt, and he’s comically slow and precise with his chopping, like it doesn’t count if he achieves anything more or less than 3 degrees. HAHA, his teacher says, “People who only follow recipes are people who can’t cook.” Seung-gi shoots her a look of grief, then nods in dismay and agrees to ditch the recipe mania from now on.

girlfriday: Ha. It’s hilarious that he has to be told that he should know what goes IN stuff, but to loosen up when it comes to following instructions to the letter. I don’t think Puppy’s gonna be ditching his wifi and his timer any time soon. I’m not sure he could handle it emotionally.

javabeans: It’s so cute how when he takes a taste (with his trademark o-face), the PDs hint that they want a taste too, and Seung-gi obliges. Then Na PD sneaks in there to add to the tasting party, without a word.

girlfriday: I LOVE it when Na PD begs for tastes of things. It’s karmically satisfying.

javabeans: Aw, Jong-min and his mixed-up language skills. He asks how long his kimchi ajumma was doing this before she got good with the knife, and she replies with an old adage meaning “all my life.” But he doesn’t know the phrase so he just nods, all confused, pretending he gets it. Then he asks if the vegetables are all organic, but he gets the word all wrong so it’s like asking if something’s “morganic.”

girlfriday: It’s funny how Seung-gi’s kimchi teacher is actually really exacting like he is, while Tae-woong’s kimchi ajumma is more freestyle, just like him. He’s grins, all, I like your style. They couldn’t have matched them better, personality-wise.

javabeans: Omg, so Tae-woong’s ajumma starts work on a new batch using little fishies, and Tae-woong picks up one in each hand and makes them kiss. Such a little boy.

girlfriday: He so needs a girlfriend.

javabeans: His ajumma tells him, “It’s cause you haven’t married off yet.” See, the whole country wants him to get hitched! And then he proceeds to play around with the fish while his ajumma explains the kimchi, flopping it around and poking it into the mountain of radishes.

girlfriday: Seung-gi adorably says that his mom’s gonna be mad when she sees this episode, because he’s never once helped her make kimchi. Aw.

javabeans: Ha, Tae-woong’s ajumma pours out a batch of that fish kimchi into a clear plastic container, and Tae-woong says, “Hey, if you put this by your sink in the kitchen, you could watch the fish like an aquarium…” Haha. He plucks two fish from the kimchi and settles them so they’re pressed up against the plastic, and gets them to kiss again.

girlfriday: That’s freaking adorable. He’s like a giant kid who needs somebody to kiss RIGHT NOW. Any takers?

javabeans: Get in line. *shoves fishies aside, presents self for kissing duties*


45 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. kimchi

    Refresh is my best friend!!!! thanks jb and gf! you’re like the Hong sisters of kdrama/kshow blogging for me! ^_~v

  2. tomboy26

    I’ll be second on that line for Tae-woong .. I don’t mind waiting 😀

    • 2.1 h311ybean

      Me, too! You ladies take your time – I’ll bring a book to read while I wait my turn.

      • 2.1.1 ck1Oz

        How long is the kissing man when you need a book and there’s only 2 ahead of you 🙂

        • Sisa

          Surprisingly, VERY! O_o

          • maria

            i definitely intend it to be!

  3. wonny

    This show is the bomb! Thx 4 the awesome review… 🙂

  4. sugarpunch

    This recap gave me the pick-me-up I needed:) thanks, javabeans and girlfriday for the hilarious commentary. You make my day!!!

  5. Arhazivory

    lol. Taewoong-ah…will I fall more in love with him with each episode? *sighs*

    Thanks for the recap ladies. XD

  6. Ani

    That was soooooo freaking cute Taewoong! So so adorable!

    I loved how my Jiwon was all freaking out over the crab. I grew up having to kill my food and then either pluck feather, skin them, or remove their scales, among other things. I would so like to be hired by Jiwon, but I’m sure Mrs Jiwon is just fine when she makes him his beloved Ballpark Franks.

    And my heart breaks for Jongmin. And I actually like this normal looking haircut on Seunggi. Sometimes the idol haircuts get tiresome to look at. And shout out to Sugeun for being Sugeun. XD

  7. Cynthia

    Oh, Tae-woong! Boy SO needs to get hitched..

  8. Toya

    Mannnnnnn…… I am dying to try Kimchi….

  9. SillyRnti

    Yes, we need a hair intervention for Seung-gi. ‘Course if we all got in a room with him I suspect his hair would be the last thing on our mind….

    Love the adorable fish kisses. Tae-woong is such a cute dork.

  10. 10 ck1Oz

    Thank you you’ve outdone yourselves this week. I had to stop a few times because I was laughing too much 🙂

    Luckily I was thinking of having kimchi chigae for dinner it’s definately kimchi chigae now after reading this.

    Okay… back to serious business. How come Tae Woong is not married and why isn’t everyone in Korean doing something about it!

  11. 11 torrtis

    Must have crab kimchi…
    I like sashimi, but freaks out at them eating preserved raw fish.

  12. 12 etee7114

    A part of me dies with each recap I read. They are pure gold. Thanks JB and GF. I wondering if you gals might consider recapping older episodes when 1N2D ends.

  13. 13 sarah jeon

    the dialects stuff is actually based on something from gag concert. last week’s was a play on the gag concert segment, “애정남”

  14. 14 Adeline

    Your recaps are awesome, always enjoy reading them.

    And, as usual, Seung Gi never fail to put a smile on my face. Love him to bits !

  15. 15 ilovebinderclips

    re: crustaceans and their ability to feel pain, david foster wallace wrote an interesting essay about it a few years ago, and the upshot seems to be that it’s a pretty complicated issue…

  16. 16 oozzeee

    Thanks GF and JB for another 1n2d recap.

    For those who haven’t read this yet, an interview of Sarah Park (one of the guests on the 1n2d 3rd viewers trip) was posted on For those interested, here is the link to the interview:

    • 16.1 jenny

      awesome thanks for the link!

    • 16.2 ck1Oz

      Thank you.
      That girl is a scream and I was LOL-ing at her interview transcripts. Oh man no wonder they will remember her 🙂

    • 16.3 mmmaggie

      Oh yay! Thank you!!

    • 16.4 mmmaggie

      Reading Sarah Park’s interview just makes me love Ji Won and Ho Dong even more! And Tae Woong — so Tae Woong. Haha.

    • 16.5 Ani

      You see, now I’m an even bigger friend of hers. I LOVE MC Mong. I miss him soooooo very much. And I’m jealous she got to meet both Monkey AND my other love Eun CHoding. Gah. I die.

      • 16.5.1 Ani

        *fan not friend

      • 16.5.2 mmmaggie

        YES! I’m totally yelling “Mong-ahhhhhhh!” like Ji Won right now. I love, LOVE that she went to hug Ji Won and not, say, Seung Gi. Sup Sup Brothers!

        • Adeline

          Sarah being a new fan of Seung Gi makes me a new fan of hers! Glad that she realized how cute he is after joining the viewer’s trip. Love reading her account Seung Gi ah… you never fail to amaze us fans.

  17. 17 laya

    Thanks for the recap!

    No one wants Seung-gi to get hitched yet?
    /gets in the Tae-woong line.

    • 17.1 True Love Always Comes

      Well…he’s young and it’s nigh on impossible for him to get a gf, let alone a wife…

      Plus, if it really came down to it, that line is already overfull…

    • 17.2 Tishi

      But if there will be a line for Seung-gi as well, I’m taking the last number and won’t be letting go. Hahaha!

  18. 18 jenny

    thank you very much!

    love this show

  19. 19 olsen

    Dear Santa,

    All I want for Christmas is Seung-gi.

    Thank you

    • 19.1 hana

      you and billions of girls and moms

    • 19.2 moll

      I sent that letter months ago…get in line. 😉

      • 19.2.1 olsen

        A girl can dream…

  20. 20 KDrama Fan

    Totally there with kissing ‘duties’ with Taewong. Mm mmm!

  21. 21 come2noona

    Out of all of the awesome recaps you ladies write, I’d have to say that the 1N2D recaps are my favorite. Thank you so much! Oh, Tae-woong how I adore you!

  22. 22 echan

    anyone know why Na PD often go with Seunggi if the boys takes separate rute?? he likes seunggi better or any specific reason ??

    • 22.1 carrot

      Becauzzz na pd often will only choose the simplest route, and that happen to be seunggi in recent times, so that explains why na pd is now attached to seunggi mostly.

  23. 23 kiki

    thank’s for the recaps. I always enjoy read your work, Ladies..^^ thank you.. Btw, Uhm Tae Woong..why you look so cute?? Are you sure you’re born in 1974?! Yaaaah..I can’t believe now you’re the oldest..hahah~

  24. 24 yuiren

    can anyone tell me the title of the song during crab kimchi making episode with eun jiwon fearly cutting the crab… please please…thank you…

  25. 25 Mia

    Na PD is so hilarious! love him! <3

  26. 26 yuiren

    please anyone who knows the of the song embedded during eun jiwon fearly cutting the crab on the set of crab kimchi making episode….please tell me, i am dying to know that song…please anyone, just the title only… im begging to you all…thank you…

    • 26.1 nunuk354

      I’m dying to know as well….anyone knows? please….

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