Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 369
by | January 20, 2012 | 60 Comments

EPISODE 369. Broadcast on January 15, 2012.

javabeans: Friend Special, Part Three! We start off this episode with the winners earning a generous dinner, and the losers left with a box of potatoes and their own devices. Oh, how cute: Food Truck Ajumma greets Seo-jin warmly and tells him that she got lots of texts from his fans, asking her to feed “Lee Seo-jin oppa” well.

girlfriday: Oh man, he’s Food Truck Ajumma’s oppa? That’s crazy. How cute to see her fangirling over someone.

javabeans: Over in the kitchen, Chef Woo-hyuk and Chep Seon-kyun get to work slicing potatoes, while Tae-woong and Jong-min stand around just watching.

girlfriday: Yes, Chep! I hope for his image’s sake he can cook.

javabeans: Seo-jin comes back with a heaping plate of food. Seung-gi asks him if he’s happy now that he gets to eat, and Seo-jin says in a tone that is so blank as to be hilarious, “Isn’t this just standard? This is how normal people should live!” But normal people don’t run 1N2D…

girlfriday: It’s like he won’t give up that last bit of hope that Na PD has a heart somewhere in there. Fool.

javabeans: Looks like Seon-kyun knows his way around a kitchen — and not just a drama kitchen, I mean. Is there anything this man can’t do? Ha, Tae-woong suddenly turns into a little kid, pestering him for a taste, and Seon-kyun tells him in Patient Mom voice, “Just a minute, wait, wait…” while Tae-woong fishes for a bite anyway.

girlfriday: Seon-kyun seems more and more like the hyung in this relationship. They’re so adorable. Seon-kyun actually handles his frying pan like he learned from Pasta. Hee.

javabeans: Seon-kyun’s dish — sauteed… potato… sticks? — seems to be a winner, even if I’m not really sure what they are. Then again, potatoes are one of those foods that are delicious no matter what you do — just slap ’em in some oil and salt and you’re good to go. Woo-hyuk seems to be flying by the seat of his pants a little, grating potatoes to fry up a pancake. Not like a latke, but a literal pancake, one that’s congealed into a sticky dough. He has some trouble flipping it, but it turns out that despite the questionable appearance, it’s the hit of the day.

girlfriday: I think it’s the mystery appearance of it that sets the bar low so that you’re pleasantly surprised by the taste. It’s the only explanation.

javabeans: In the winners’ room, Seo-jin wonders if the crew has eaten, like the top star he is. On a drama set, there’s a tacit understanding that the biggest names will look after the crew, whether it be giving them presents or setting the mood. Here, though, Seung-gi tells him, “You don’t have to worry about them, hyung. We’re the only ones who don’t eat.” Haha, and Seo-jin replies, “I’m starting to like them less and less.”

girlfriday: It’s cute ‘cause Seung-gi’s the sunbae in this realm, as he assures Seo-jin that they’re a hardened crew. They probably are the most hardcore crew around, considering average 1N2D conditions.

javabeans: Seriously, Woo-hyuk’s “pancake” looks like a pile of dog vomit, but everyone’s happy with the taste. I actually can see how it would be good, though — it must have the consistency of dduk, or rice cakes, and they’re all warm and gooey… They joke that they should set up shop to sell them.

girlfriday: I love that even after they try it, they’re still like, “What IS IT?” Tae-woong names it Potato Jam on Potato. Still looks like Mystery Goo to me.

javabeans: Tae-woong takes a plate of it to the others, who are deeply suspicious. They refuse to try it, and Ji-won literally recoils. Finally Su-geun gives it a thumbs-up, and everyone has a taste. Except Seo-jin, who refuses, saying potatoes make him nauseous, and the caption cheekily points out: “Trauma from the sweet potato cakes at the rest stop.” (The lunch challenge.) Finally he takes a very, very reluctant bite. He’s not impressed.

girlfriday: In the kitchen, the boys get excited when Chep approves the final dish from Woo-hyuk, as if they’ve slaved over all the trial ones for this one perfect potato pancake.

javabeans: After the potato break, we get to the main highlight of the night: jokgu tournament. They decide it’s unfair that both professional soccer players should be on the same team, so they go on opposing sides. Instead of splitting up a friend pair again to make it five against five, they’ll do 6 against 4, although only four players will play per team. The 6-member team will get to do player substitutions. So we get Ji-won and Dong-gook joining with Seon-kyun, Tae-woong, Woo-hyuk, and Jong-min. Phew, if they know what’s good for them they’ll keep Dog Feet on the sidelines the whole time. The other team is Su-geun, Geun-ho, Seung-gi, Seo-jin.

girlfriday: I love it when they pick Seon-kyun because they heard he’s good, and someone’s like, “But you know that means you get Tae-woong too…” It’s really cute how nervous the two pro soccer players seem.

javabeans: It IS their reputations on the line… Ji-won even jokes that if they lose today, he’s cutting Dong-gook off his family tree.

girlfriday: It’s just funny ‘cause it’s freaking footleyball.

javabeans: They give the pros a chance to show off their skills, and DAYUM. I mean, I know they’re pros. I shouldn’t be impressed. But I’m impressed. So is Seung-gi, who is hilariously excited on the sidelines, going along with the motions like he’s the one doing all of Geun-ho’s fancy tricks. Yes, with the invisible ball that does not betray you, Seung-gi.

girlfriday: Dong-gook says he can’t show up his hoobae, so Su-geun messes with him a little, tossing the ball at his chest.

javabeans: I love that Dong-gook makes a move to kick the ball, and Su-geun scuttles back like a terrified crab, thinking he’s gonna get a ball to the face.

girlfriday: Stats go up, and the lighting director takes his place as the ref. I’m strangely excited for this game.

javabeans: I think it’s because when the skill levels are low, you’re going a lot on luck so it’s hard to get into a game. Here, the overall skill level gets a major bump. Ji-won and Tae-woong take their places on the sidelines, probably hoping they can stay there all night.

girlfriday: Geun-ho’s team wins a few easy points, one from a mistake by Dong-gook. The screen goes black and white. Ha.

javabeans: That’ll be on his highlight reel forEVER. And I mean not just for this show. For his life.

girlfriday: How easy things crumble with one appearance on a variety show. Geun-ho’s team seems to have a big advantage, in that no one on their team is a big liability.

javabeans: I’m just gonna call Seung-gi/Su-geun’s team Blue, per their jackets. Over on the Yellow Jacket team, I think Woo-hyuk does a lot better when he’s not trying to be cool, and Seon-kyun’s pretty good, as expected.

girlfriday: Yeah, he’s seriously good at everything.

javabeans: Seung-gi goes down with one ball to the nuts, and everyone dissolves into giggles.

girlfriday: That’s just never not funny. Geun-ho runs over to tend to him… by patting his butt? Must be a soccer thing. Or a bromance thing. Or a soccer-bromance thing.

javabeans: He tries to recover with the dinkiest chest-block ever. I love when Seung-gi tries to be cool and fails. That’s what we need from Seon-kyun. Heo-dang Chep moments. But I wonder, how can Seung-gi be so good at soccer and so terrible at jokgu? I know they’re different games… but you figure a marathon runner still puts in a decent sprint.

girlfriday: I love that the captions are like, “It must’ve hurt a lot,” and “Now a man afraid of the ball.”

javabeans: I love the nice long rallies that go on so long you can hear the crew gasp at every return. Poor lighting director, who makes two questionable calls back to back, getting both teams up in arms. They converge on him like they’re about to literally beat him, which is hilarious.

girlfriday: He cracks me up, with his smiley wishy-washy play-calling.

javabeans: He declares both points do-overs, and then adds, “This time do whatever you want.” That’s not judging!

girlfriday: Haha. Team Yellow wins the first game, so they switch sides to play Game 2. Uh-oh. This time Tae-woong and Ji-won get rotated in.

javabeans: Aw, crap. Maybe they should’ve alternated so they wouldn’t both be in at the same time. Thankfully, though, Ji-won does get in a freak point.

girlfriday: But that’s the last of it, ‘cause right after that, we get a highlight reel of him giving up point after point after point.

javabeans: Oh no, and now it’s Tae-woong’s time for the highlight reel of shame. HAHA, Seung-gi can’t even complete a play in simulation! His team is at match point so Su-geun coaches them in a few practice moves, and Seung-gi practice-moves himself right into the net.

girlfriday: I love that with Seung-gi, you can always see the mental image of what he THOUGHT he’d look like, doing some cool move.

javabeans: Omg! It’s just like in Gumiho, when you first see Woong visualizing the maneuver, and then falling flat.

girlfriday: Hahaha! That’s exactly it! He’s just Woong-ah.

javabeans: Now they’re tied at one game apiece. Time for the deciding game.

girlfriday: Now that it counts, Dog Feet and Ji-won go back to the bench.

javabeans: Team Blue does their chant, which is “Four Lees, Four Lees, Fighting!” Ha, I didn’t realize they’re all Lees.

girlfriday: Wow, they get some impressively long volleys in. Everyone’s suddenly playing much better.

javabeans: Jong-min’s their black hole (not as black as their benchwarmers, but a nice dark gray) so Seon-kyun basically steps in and yells, “Mine!” whenever he can cover him. They’re for serious now.

girlfriday: He gets one long ball coming straight at him and panics, getting ready to headbutt it, but when his teammates yell that it’s out of bounds, he lies flat on the ground to avoid it like it’s suddenly a bomb coming for his head.

javabeans: Oh my gosh, I’m cracking up. He basically dives for the dirt because he realizes it’s out with just a split second to spare.

girlfriday: At least he’s got quick reflexes?

javabeans: Time out is called. Team Yellow is leading Four Lees, so Geun-ho gives his team a pep talk. Both pros are especially anxious about being the ones to make the mistakes, and Four Lees runs around the court every time they feel stressed. Ha, Su-geun does a lap and face-plants into the snow

girlfriday: Ha. I think the running about in circles helps though, ‘cause it makes them laugh from the silliness of it.

javabeans: Oh man, it’s tied at 10:10 in a game to 11, meaning we’re going into overtime to win by 2.

girlfriday: No Deuce dance from Ji-won? He should make himself useful on the sidelines.

javabeans: Too much on the line! It doesn’t help that opponent Su-geun purposely confuses Jong-min by aiming the ball at him and yelling at him to hit it. You can see Jong-min’s conflict: He told me to hit it! versus I’m the weak link, I should avoid the ball! Su-geun, the mindfucker. Hahaha, Seon-kyun literally shoves Jong-min out of his way to claim the ball.

girlfriday: HA. Seon-kyun’s playing to WIN.

javabeans: Dude, he’s all, “Eff my image, get outtamywaaaaaay.” Which is good for his team, since we all know Jong-min means well, but rarely hits well.

girlfriday: Team Blue gets another point, and Art School Hyung gets so excited he does a little happy-swoosh dance.

javabeans: Su-geun, of course, can’t pass up the opportunity to rib him endlessly on it. This is what happens when you let down your guard in a moment of excitement in front of a bunch of cameras and eagle-eyed comedians.

girlfriday: Like feeding guppies to sharks.

javabeans: I love that even in the excitement, they’re shouting, “Art School Hyung, over here!” instead of his name.

girlfriday: The ref is so randomly funny with his commentary: “It’s 11:11, deuce! Very exciting!” It actually does become a nail-biter though, with one point to each side, back and forth, endlessly at deuce.

javabeans: Damn, these long rallies are nerve-wracking. The rally at 14 points goes on forever, with numerous impressive saves on both sides, and ends… with an anticlimactic Seung-gi heading into the net. Haha. Team Yellow wins, 15 to 13! Four Lees sleep outside! Team Yellow screams and cheers, and it’s like they won the World Cup. Dong-gook can start breathing again.

girlfriday: I can’t believe how long that last volley goes on, and how unimpressively it ends with that goofy heading. Hahaha.

javabeans: It’s extra-funny because you can see that he meant to kick it over like a normal person, but then at the last second thought it would be better to fake-out with the heading. Hee. Seung-gi collapses to the ground in dismay, and Ji-won “comforts” him with a hug. The caption reads, “It’s okay…” and then, “But I’m a little thankful” since Ji-won’s on Team Yellow.

girlfriday: I love how epic the victory is.

javabeans: I’m glad, though, that the final point/error went to a 1N2D regular and not a guest. I’m not sure I’d wish that kind of burden on anyone.

girlfriday: Me too! I was worried about that, and also about the soccer sunbae losing. That’d be more… face-losing, I think.

javabeans: I sort of feel like this is how the game should have gone. Sure pro player Geun-ho lost, but that’s better than MVP sunbae Dong-gook losing. Young yields to old, it all works out, etc.

girlfriday: Yes. Balance and order. Sigh, we’re so Korean.

javabeans: I know! I’m sure everyone would have been fine if the other team won — no heads exploding, you know — but I feel like there’d be a lingering dark cloud of unease.

girlfriday: Like the universe was out of whack?

javabeans: Yes. This way feels right. Heh, Su-geun compliments Art School Hyung on his athletic skills – first ping-pong, now jokgu – and Tae-woong pipes up, “And how was My Friend Seon-kyun?” Haha. I love that he sucks at this kind of stuff but he’s all proud of his friend and brags by association.

girlfriday: It’s SO CUTE how proud he is to be Seon-kyun’s friend. If they had been friends as children, can’t you picture Seon-kyun as the jjang and Tae-woong as his…

javabeans: Happy Fat Sidekick?

girlfriday: Hee!

javabeans: They decide to have an impromptu soccer game, just for the hell of it. This time it’s the two pros versus Su-geun, Woo-hyuk, and Seung-gi. Man, I wanna see Seon-kyun in the mix.

girlfriday: I like that they just want the chance to play more soccer with their sports heroes, like little boys. They get so into it that Na PD shouts after them, “I thought this was just for fun!” The pros win, of course, with an impressive heel-kick from Geun-ho that’s so fast I don’t even see it happen until the slow-mo replay.

javabeans: It’s only after the pros win and head inside that Su-geun points out Dong-gook’s starting to smile again. Dong-gook: “That was so much pressure, seriously!”

girlfriday: Su-geun repeats how well Seon-kyun and Art School Hyung played, and Na PD chimes in about Seo-jin: “I don’t know what this hyung’s deal is!” like he genuinely can’t figure him out.

javabeans: Na PD reveals the morning mission, which cracks me up. At the wake-up call, they have to head out, eat a bunch of sweet potatoes, and whistle. Hahaha. Seung-gi even apologizes to the guests.

girlfriday: At least the losers just have to make breakfast, not starve.

javabeans: The Four Lees head outside into the freezing cold to their tent, and I’m genuinely curious and amazed that they’re gonna make Seo-jin sleep outside, on the ground, in the cold. I’m pretty sure he’s just as confused as I am. Asked what he thinks about 1N2D, Seo-jin says that even in the army he wasn’t treated this badly. Seung-gi says, finding the silver lining, that Seo-jin will be talking about this for months to come. Seo-jin says, totally deadpan, “But I’d like to forget this.”

girlfriday: Haha. He’s so hilariously dry. And then when Seung-gi tries to get him to do the 1N2D chant, he gets all shy and embarrassed again.

javabeans: Morning call. Everyone heads outside groggily, and the show makes it a point to freeze-frame on Seo-jin’s crazy morning hair. We even get a voice-over from one of Seo-jin’s sageuks, where he orders enemies (miscreants of some sort, we assume) away. Then there’s the slow-mo juxtaposition of his king character (Yi San) and his bedraggled homeless look (1N2D).

girlfriday: Pffft. That’s some crazy bedhead. Everyone gets to their sweet potato eating task, while inside, Seon-kyun straggles behind, confused and in no hurry to join them. The others finally notice Seo-jin and start cracking up at the sight of him.

javabeans: Haha, the crew even puts up captions to the faux drama Ten Siblings, with a plot description of the Art School Hyung who lives in a small country town with his nine dongsengs, living off of sweet potatoes. Among the siblings? A national athlete. A Hallyu pop star. Etc.

girlfriday: While Art School Hyung shoots his sad drama, the guys start whistling, already done with their sweet potatoes.

javabeans: So now we’re down to the last three whistlers. The slowest two have to make breakfast with their friend-partners, so Ji-won, Tae-woong, and Seo-jin chew madly and make attempts at whistles. Ji-won succeeds so Tae-woong and Seo-jin are out of luck.

girlfriday: Looks like Chep has to make both meals on this trip. While they rest inside, the guys ask what the wake-up song was, and Jong-min says it’s his new song. Art School Hyung takes a particular liking to it with big smiles.

javabeans: But not the show. They start talking about how they slept and such, and he chimes in, “I don’t think this is a good program.”

girlfriday: LOL. Well it’s certainly not a NICE program.

javabeans: Ha, I love that Choi Ji-woo could manage, but Seo-jin’s all complaints. And he didn’t have an ice bath!

girlfriday: Turns out he’s an Art School Princess.

javabeans: The breakfast cooks get to work making dumplings, and after making some, Seon-kyun suggests making 10 reaaaaally big ones, instead of all these little ones. Seo-jin points out that that was his initial idea: Just give one person one dumpling each. Haha. They’re basically making empanadas. No, bigger. Burritos.

girlfriday: This cracks me up. They’re just making these giant-ass dumplings to take a shortcut from their cooking punishment.

javabeans: Lol, this degenerates into Art Class for Tae-woong, who rolls a snake out of his dough and says, “I’m raising this one.” Appropriately, Art School Hyung approves.

girlfriday: Seung-gi grabs some sheets of seaweed to pretend like he’s paying each of them their hourly wages. Hee.

javabeans: Why are they so cute? Seo-jin takes his seaweed from Seon-kyun, saying there’s the money he’s owed, just going with this fake narrative. They’re just cooking breakfast and goofing off, but it’s adorable.

girlfriday: ‘Cause they’re having fun and being weird. I love it. Seung-gi starts the cooking process with his timer (of course) but then Seon-kyun quickly takes over like a pro, fixing the mess with fast hands.

javabeans: The best part is that the song switches to the Gourmet track, giving us the impression that the genius has stepped in to take over from his less-competent underlings. With his superior tastebuds, he will salvage this Situation!

girlfriday: They present breakfast to the rest of the guys and Tae-woong gives his little snake (which he fried) to Dong-gook. I love that while Seon-kyun made breakfast for ten, Tae-woong made one dinky play snake. It’s just ridiculous.

javabeans: Yes, but imagine if he’d tried to help. More work for Seon-kyun to fix.

girlfriday: Their friendship cracks me up.

javabeans: As they eat, Seo-jin gives extra dumplings to Su-geun, and the others comment on how considerate he is. Seung-gi corroborates this, saying he’s quite thoughtful of others. And then Seon-kyun hits the nail on the head: “It’s because he doesn’t like them.” Hahaha. Seo-jin doesn’t argue.

girlfriday: They talk about how old they’ll be this year (eating rice cake soup is the traditional new year’s meal that you have to eat to grow a year older). Wow, Ji-won’s 35 this year. Seung-gi’s turning 26, and Jong-min says he’ll be 34. They gape, thirty-four?? Seung-gi: “You suddenly look really old.” Heh. Jong-min asks Art School Hyung how old he’ll be. Seo-jin: “Be quiet!” HA.

javabeans: Su-geun has lost his voice from all the emceeing/shouting, and he says it’s because he wanted to make things entertaining for everyone. Seo-jin (who’s shown in brief moments that he finds Su-geun’s chatter wearying) just says, point-blank, “Stop talking.” HAHA. I love it. Talk-talk-talk-talk-talk on one hand, SHUT-DOWN on the other.

girlfriday: Ji-won calls Tae-woong out on making an inedible snake while the others made breakfast, and he says he had the most to do, what with making the snake, and watching over Seon-kyun. Keh.

javabeans: Apparently Yeom Jung-ah (from the Actress Special) told Seo-jin he’d have fun on his trip, and gave him the advice: “When you get a chance to eat, you have to eat a lot!”

girlfriday: They must be getting comfortable with each other, because Woo-hyuk does an impression of Seo-jin’s stiff walk, and then Seung-gi does it too, all butt raised high in the air.

javabeans: Breakfast winds down and Su-geun says it’s too bad that they’re ending soon, because things are just starting to get interesting now that they’ve all bonded. Ji-won pipes up that they’re all in a great mood because they’re leaving, haha.

girlfriday: Seo-jin cleans up after breakfast, and gives a disapproving nod to Su-geun’s messy eating habits. I think they’ve totally formed an antagonistic bond.

javabeans: The two soccer pros sit together afterward, sorta chatting, kinda not. Dong-gook ranks so far above Geun-ho that they both feel that natural structure in place. With prompting from the writer and producer, they reminisce on their early days, like when they both entered their first training days with the national team, and you basically never spoke until spoken to.

girlfriday: Wow, that’s some serious hierarchy. Geun-ho says when he started out, he only ever said three phrases all day long: “Hello, Enjoy your food, and Goodnight.”

javabeans: Seon-kyun says it’s an honor to have played alongside them, and when asked if he wants a photo with them, he’s happy to hand over his cell phone over for a snapshot. It’s cute that Geun-ho also hands his phone over, and adds that he bought an Lee Seon-kyun backpack after watching Pasta. That is adorable. Seon-kyun says that sports stars and actors are celebrities to each other, which makes sense. They’re stars from that other far-off realm.

girlfriday: An Lee Seon-kyun backpack? Was he twelve? That’s so cute.

javabeans: It’s autograph time, with Ji-won asking the other stars on Dong-gook’s behalf for a stack of autographs for family members. (He says Dong-gook’s too shy to ask.) I love how Woo-hyuk is so surprised he asks, “For him? Why?” The caption points out: “The brother-in-law of Sechs Kies asks H.O.T for an autograph.” That is surreal, definitely.

girlfriday: Hee, Tae-woong writes one for Ji-won and Dong-gook’s mother-in-law (since they share the same one) and writes, “If you have any remaining daughters…” How cute. He giggles at how awesome it’d be if the three of them could be brothers-in-law. Seon-kyun: “You’re really lonely, huh?” Aw.

javabeans: Woo-hyuk’s autograph to Dong-gook starts off with how he’s glad he met him and then includes the bit, “Actually, I cursed you a lot in the past…” Haha. Because I guess his team has lost a lot? We flash back to earlier in the trip when Woo-hyuk praised him for scoring goals, but now he can speak honestly. Dong-gook says there’s probably not a person around who didn’t curse him at some point.

girlfriday: The guests give closing interviews one by one, and Seo-jin finally confesses that he can see why people like this show. Ha. A concession from Art School Hyung? Seon-kyun says it felt like being back in his twenties and hanging out with army buddies, and Woo-hyuk assures us that he’s not mad at Jong-min and that they’ll be close. Dong-gook has a new appreciation for how hard Ji-won’s worked on this show for six years, and Geun-ho thanks Su-geun for being such a good hyung.

javabeans: Seon-kyun can’t resist one last jibe, though: “I thought Tae-woong was doing much better, but you’ve still got a long way to go!”

girlfriday: Hee. Seo-jin asks Seung-gi to thank the other members for him since he’s too embarrassed to do it himself, and says he gets it now why so many people like this show and why Seung-gi works so hard for it. Aw.

girlfriday: They gather for the closing, and Dong-gook gives them all jackets as gifts, and they joke that Art School Hyung’s going straight from this to a collar-grabbing meeting with the boss. Seo-jin: “First I’m going to meet my lawyer and give a statement.” Ha.

javabeans: I’m not convinced he’s entirely joking, but he sure does have that variety comic timing down.

girlfriday: Seon-kyun gives a smooth thank you at the close, and everyone oohs and aahs, while Tae-woong giggles, “That’s MY friend!” like a big dork. Omo, are they holding hands?

javabeans: That’s possibly the cutest thing on this trip, which was chock-full of cute. Brotherly love for the win.


60 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. xiaoSxin

    Bromance continues!! Lee Seon Kyun is made for variety

    • 1.1 ryuu99

      i honestly felt bad for Jongmin for the very first time in his 3 years ’cause he was being shoved. rofl. but he’s had his moments this ep so it’s all good. thinknig about it, if Seon Kyun didn’t “steal” any plays from Jongmin, the game could have ended earlier than expected. in the end we got to watch more games because of his intentional intervention. lol.

      • 1.1.1 Ani

        Hahaha. I’m glad that Seonkyun didn’t mean it as a mean act against poor Jongmin because that would be sad. Seonkyun was in it to win it. Glad Jongmin gets in his moments when he can.

        Dear Jongmin: FIGHTING! Don’t ever give up.

        • strawberryfieldsforever

          “Dear Jongmin: FIGHTING! Don’t ever give up.”

          I am cheering with you for Jong Min too! 😀

    • 1.2 djinni

      i really wish he could be on the new season! he was soooo damn good!

    • 1.3 Ennayra

      xiaoSxin, I couldn’t say it better than you did!

  2. ryuu99

    this was the episode where Seunggi “fans” were complaining about his height caption that didn’t even last for 3 seconds in a 1 1/2 hour show.

    see that? caption was not a mistake? KBS did that purposely because Seunggi is leaving? good gawd, conspiracy theorists much? the comments in this blog are downright embarrassing and atrocious.

    • 2.1 ryuu99

      on a side note, i replayed Jiwon’s goal and Jongmin’s dodge over and over. hahaha. Jiwon’s was so anticlimactic, and Jongmin’s was just hilarious!

    • 2.2 beks

      if you’re not a fan of seunggi, why visit a site that’s dedicated to him? why go over there and cause a ruckus? and what’s your purpose of bringing that up here? you want more people to hate on seunggi and his fans? good grief…. there are plenty of that already on this site…

      if you’re a big fan of someone else on 1n2d.. go make a site for that person!!! stop hating!!

      i think that you only started watching 1n2d when it was started being recapped here…. have you ever watched the old episodes?

      personally, when na pd, seunggi and jiwon leave the show.. 1n2d will not be the same for me (hodong, mc mong and kim c are all gone anyway).. the old cast and crew is what 1n2d is!!! they made the show that is so beloved since then till now…

      • 2.2.1 ryuu99

        i’ve watched the show from episode 1, before Seunggi was even on it, before Na PD was in charge of it.

        the old cast and crew? you have got to be kidding me. the PD who built and created 1N2D from its concept right down to the bokbulbok games left 1N2D, PD Shin and other PDs left the show too, even Daeju left the show already, Kim C, MC Mong, even the mighty Hodong left the show.

        goes to show how narrow-minded you “fans” are. why leave out Sugeun? he was there first before Mong, Seunggi, Kim C, and Taewoong, before 1N2D was popular. you guys hate him because what, Kim Seungwoo said Sugeun deserved the Daesang than Seunggi? hating on a person based on the comments of other people? whattajoke.

        lol hate on Seunggi? no, i only hate oversensitive “fans”. yeah, Sugeun was favored by other people instead of Seunggi so it’s okay if he leaves the show, yeah Taewoong sprayed water on Seunggi when he was sick therefore i won’t mention his name i don’t like him at all.

        and now this recent episode you “fans” demand an apology for a caption that lasted 3 seconds on the screen? not just that, but you guys “cannot wait for 1N2D to end soon”? oh puhlease. Seunggi has already been doing 1N2D even before you people became a fan of his. suddenly your opinions are right?

        • beks

          i’m sorry if i offended you in any way.. i didn’t mean to do that.. i didn’t forget about sugeun.. i actually like him and i just didn’t get to type his name with the others…

          there are just so many not so nice comments going on about seunggi so its a bit too much already…

          like what the others have said, i think that its not appropriate to post a link here to a fansite.. its a place for the “fans” to talk about the person they like… posting that link here made me feel and think that you have something against seunggi.. and it seems like you don’t like his fans..

          so, i’m apologizing as a fan to you if you have been hurt or offended in any way by another fan… sorry!

    • 2.3 iguess

      I think you need to learn some etiquette. What is on a fansite stays on a fansite. Stop the shameless linking and lobbying.

      • 2.3.1 javabeans

        Please everyone, let’s not overreact here. I swear there’s something in the water these days with Lee Seung-gi reactions and I get that there may be friction between super-fans and non-fans, but I’m sure we can disagree civilly. I’m sorry to see all the antagonism but I won’t be fostering it.

        • beks

          i’m sorry javabeans… i don’t mean to cause any trouble… i do really appreciate what you and girlfriday do… i always look forward to your recaps with this show and with the dramas…

          i read so many not so nice comments from the last posting about seunggi and the new drama and it made me sad and i guess i just got fed up.. i usually don’t comment and just enjoy reading the recaps.. i should just stick to that 🙂 .. thanks again!

          • javabeans

            Thanks for your calm response. I wish everyone could reply as graciously.

        • iguess

          I apologize for using such strong words. I’m not even a super fan, but the linking to other sites to attack irked me. I’ll desist.

    • 2.4 Joo

      As a fan who has been liking and supporting Seung-gi for 4 years, I do agree that I have seen plenty of fans who overreact over small stuff but it’s totally unnecessary of you to bring that up (and with a link to a fan blog too) here.

    • 2.5 1cent2much

      I have seen the post as well. Seung-gi indeed gained many hot-blooded fans over the years that are over enthused to defend him in matters big or small. Even I as his fan sometimes can’t understand it. Of course, their behaviors reflect poorly on him. And now he has more antis because of that.

      You’re not portraying a good image as well. Something you saw on a fan site/blog shouldn’t be brought up here where the issue wasn’t mentioned at all. If you had issues with the fan’s post, then you should’ve brought it up at the blog. Javabean and Girlfriday have already seen enough of fan battles at the other posts already. You’re only causing them more trouble here.

  3. Laica

    So adorable. Seon-kyun and Tae-woong have the cutest bromance ever. <3

    Thanks for this recap. Hilarious as always! I made the mistake of trying to drink something while reading this. I regretted it. 🙂

    • 3.1 xiaoSxin

      they do have the most adorable and endearing friendship among the group. Man.. now I want to watch them star in a drama. or Movie. More Bromance!

    • 3.2 Webfoot

      Yeah well, as a general guide, never drink and read Dramabeans. 😉

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  5. babylove

    This was probably the special ever. So much cuteness and bromance. Tae woong and seon kyun are so cute. Lol

  6. Ani

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw. I almost cried when they were starting to bond and now they have to say goodbye. It reminded me of those family get-together when you meet family members you’ve never met before, and the next thing you know you’re close as hell, but it was only meant to last a week and now you’re going separate ways.

    Seonkyun is soooooo awesome. Sigh. Can we just get him to be a regular for the last couple of episodes? PLEASE?!?!?! Hahaha. I love how Taewoong asks Jiwon’s Mother-in-Law for a remaining daughter. Poor guy. H.O.T and Sechs-kies in one go. So awesome. I would’ve preferred Moon Heejun since he’s funny as hell, but good to see Woohyuk out there again. Please continue being friends with our Jongmin. Man, Suguen and his best buddy really are awesome. Suguen daebak! I love seeing how everyone is everyone’s fan. I love how Seunggi isn’t always perfect because that would be boring. Seunggi is best being a flawed dork.

    And to sign off, as always, JIWON I LOVE YOU!. XD

    • 6.1 Ani


      GAH. I knew was spelling it wrong but it’s like my fingers weren’t listening to my brain. Kerfuffle.

  7. tomboy26

    that last picture just made me heart melt .. why are they so cute?! 😀

  8. MJP

    This besties series was totally awesome. Thanks for the recaps! It’s good to know what they are actually saying.

  9. Moneekah

    I wish this special would go on forever!! 🙁

    Apart from Taewoong-SeonKyun bromance, For me Lee Seo-Jin was the best thing about this special. One minute he’s all smiles and giggles with the other boys next minute he looks like he’s gonna start whacking everyone around him.

  10. 10 Joo

    Aww end of bromance, ahem I mean besties special. One of my favourite specials! Thanks for the recap! I always love reading JB and GF’s comments ^^

  11. 11 Arhazivory

    So sad the special is over. This really was a great one. I’ll miss the bromance between the besties.

  12. 12 strawberryfieldsforever

    oh, the age talk! could you imagine how they were several years ago..when the show was just starting? they were such babies! but now..they’ve grown up to be lovely, adorable KIDS! haha! they have aged before our eyes! aw man…

  13. 13 Adnap

    Thank you, jb and gf! Loved these recaps! Cuz of ur recaps, i started watching 1n2d. It is one of two variety shows i watch. The other one is we got married, woojung couple, with lee jang woo (glory jane) and ham eun jung (t-ara).

    With all these rumors of season 2, i have a fantasy that kang ho dong will come back and they add lee jang woo, who loves camping and is a resourceful and capable guy. I just love him (with eunjung) and he is so much fun to watch! =)

    My two variety loves together. Plz universe, make it happen! Haa

  14. 14 guen

    warning never eat or drink something when reading the recaps….
    he he he he….you’ll be surely wasting tons of laundry soap for washing….he he he he….

    well done girls…….

    sigh…..seize the moment since it’s coming to end…
    no more arguing who’s best and not…
    they are 1 package…
    whether you like it or not….

  15. 15 park713

    Ahh~~ I felt like this was a really good episode. I really love how these “real variety” shows can really make you change your mind on celebrities. I really ended up liking Lee Seojin and Lee Donggook. I always envisioned Lee Seojin as being that too-serious-rich-boy but he was so funny! And as for Lee Donggook… I really thought he was so useless being on the national team (especially since he took Lee Geunho’s spot in the WC) and he always choked every single time we needed him… and seeing how worked up he got over a jokgu game made me realize how upset he must really be after every game. Must be hard on his wife and family when he gets made into a scapegoat after every loss. I too apologize Lee Donggook 🙂

    • 15.1 ruizhen

      me too. i nver thought that Lee Seo Jin, a serious actor can be a comedian instantly. Poor LSJ they made him sleep outside,on the ground on winter night. starved him for 2 days. weel, i cant blamre himif he feels that the food he gets at the food truck was standard. and i love how he cares for everyone. typically Seojin. im also relieved knowing who the woman on the photo was. i thought it was someone from the past. ha,ha..

  16. 16 Rabbit

    The most touching moment for me is when Dong-gook says there’s probably not a person around who didn’t curse him at some point. And Ji-Won says “i didn’t”. There is so much love and trust in his eyes when he says that. 🙂

  17. 17 Jay-Z

    Heh taewoong’s expression in the background as woo-hyuk’s slicing potatoes strangely reminds me of choi ji woo, what with his character in Neverending Story and most of my uhm tae woong exposure coming from 1n2d I can hardly take him seriously anymore keke

  18. 18 whatis

    SUCH a good episode!
    I was on the edge of my seat the entire time of the game, and laughed like crazy for the whole episode.

  19. 19 Kles

    Hi, an appeal to any Singaporean 1n2d fan… My external drive just died today… Along with all my eps of 1n2d!!! Argh!!!! Devastated as they’ve taken down all links at the website. Anyone with all eps n willing to burn in CDs? Willing to pay for them. Do contact me at 81682367. Thanks!!!

    • 19.1 currypoker

      i always watch my eps in chinese subtitles. 🙂 youtube has it. or i will check tudou but its usually censored off after a few days.

    • 19.2 bubbletea

      I watch from! The site owner uploads episodes recorded off KBS World on her site. You just have to register for a free account to access the links to the uploads.

      If you’re looking for the old episodes, you might wanna check out, though I’m not too sure if you’d be able to download, what with the shutdown of the major file-sharing sites.

      Hope this late reply still helps! 🙂 And, I’m a Singaporean 1N2D fan too! ^5!

  20. 20 mjfan

    I soooooooooooooo love this special , so frickin adorable
    Tae woong and seon kyun are so cute. their friendship is epic
    Art school hyung was hilarious
    I probably will watch this over and over

  21. 21 PutInACoin

    To be honest,this episode compared to the last friend trip they had with KHD and Mong and KimC were just purely awesome. LSG’s friend were a bit boring and trying to maintain his image throughout the episode till his morning scene. Not that I hate it but at least make an effort to have fun? Variety is all about showing their fun and playfulness. Without KHD, I thought we had others to help in the ruthless and daring interviews. But this ep were just full of ermm,trying to work hard but not quite so.
    Dont get me wrong, I’m a HUGE HUGE fan of them and this is probably the episode that I dislike the most. I always record their show onto my iPad and rewatch with my s.korea mother a couple of times. But my mum and I were so disappointed…. The cast were alright,but their attitude is definitely not fitting with the theme of the whole variety show. The football guise were so competitive and serious(although i hope for comical scenarios as did from their past with the female’s football team). I only felt KJM and UTW friend to be fun and following the variety. The rest especially (LSG’s… sorry!) were just so x…x”””. Anyway I just hope their upcoming season 2 wont be so like that.
    Sorry to ppl who think this ep is great but for me only!(and mum)

  22. 22 iila

    I guess the bromance is developing really fast in this trip, probably because they’re those who are used to camera?
    anyway, thanks for the review 🙂

  23. 23 SeoHaSeurri_22

    1. His DOG FEET…
    2. His cute smile…
    3. His “head-with-a-cap-plus-jacket” fashion statement…
    4. His slight childish attitude…
    5. He’s sooo HANDSOME….
    6. His bff SeonKyun….
    7. His “inedible” snake dough…
    8. And he’s…. simply aDORKable!!!

  24. 24 come2noona

    I want a Lee Seon-kyun backpack!!!!!!!!!

  25. 25 Angelwinks

    Seung Gi, cute as usual ! Love this episode because of you and LSJ.

  26. 26 Grace

    I’m so sad that they didn’t do that thing at the end where they visit all the guests like a few weeks after they went on the trip, like they did for the Actresses special and the Supporting Actors special or the Viewer’s special! Those were so fun cus you got to see behind-the-scene stuff of their regular jobs. It shows the contrast between their normal lives and their time on 1N2D and them reminiscing and fun stuff like that. I was looking forward to it too! 🙁

  27. 27 Naomii

    So Uhm Tae-woong is lonely…….hmmm…. I have to move to South Korea!

  28. 28 Rachel has been shut down…anyone know where I can watch the previous KBS World Eps…starting with ep 222? So disappointed.

  29. 29 Mia

    Ha! so funny ^^ can’t wait to watch it!

  30. 30 Marj

    I totally knew I was going to love the bromance between Tae-woong and Seo-kyun, but I didn’t know it was going to be this EPIC 🙂
    There’s so much more I could say about it all but I think I’ll just end with a thank you to you guys! These 1N2D recaps are always so funny.

  31. 31 Lenita

    the friendship between seon-kyun and tae-woong is just so adorable. i guess opposites attract even in bromance.
    thanks for the recaps JB and GF!

  32. 32 kpshyazn

    clarification on Lee Dong-Gook. He first made his world cup appearance in the 1998 France world cup. He was young and inexperienced, so played only a few minutes – however those few minutes gave koreans hope for the next world up (2002). However, Hiddink did not recruit Lee Dong-Gook for the international squad (many koreans thought Lee was a lock to be on the squad at the time). Hiddink led Korea to 4th place, and Lee could only watch from home. Lee was looking forward to the 2006 World Cup (during his prime) to make up for being left out on the 2022 team, but he got seriously injured and missed the 2006 World Cup… many koreans (oddly) blamed Korea’s bad results on Lee Dong Gook (this is what he probably meant when he said “many koreans probably have cursed at me”). 2010, he also missed a shot that would’ve helped korea.

    • 32.1 kpshyazn

      btw… man crush on lee seon kyeon… always have been my #1 favorite actor.

  33. 33 olsen

    Thanx for the recap

  34. 34 MNS

    This is agoldmine and I am doing it in reverse. I am a fan of Director Na and Lee Seo Jin’s collaborations: Granpas over flower, 3 meals a day. And this episode is where it all began. Yipeee!

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