Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Answer Me 1997’s cast to host SNL Korea
by | September 12, 2012 | 43 Comments

This show’s on fire, isn’t it? I would’ve bet on tvN’s Answer Me 1997 being a cult hit with a fervent small fanbase, but it’s turning into a bona fide mainstream hit. Its leads Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook were recent guests on Go Hyun-jung’s talk program GoShow, and now the cast will be hosting the upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live Korea.

According to articles, it’s not clear whether every cast member will be included, but Seo In-gook is for certain; here are a couple photos of him filming what must be an Answer Me parody. He’s pictured in high school uniform with SNL cast member Oh Cho-hee, who uploaded the pics to her me2day account. Eun Ji-won (Hak-chan) and Lee Shi-un (Sung-jae) are also confirmed.

SNL Korea just kicked off its new season this past weekend, so the Answer Me crew will be in the second episode, to air on September 15. The show used to structure itself into “seasons” (airing a bunch of episodes, taking some time off, then coming back with a new set), but now it’s secured a place on tvN’s permanent schedule as a fixed program.

The format hasn’t changed much (with the SNL brand, it can’t, really), though there have been a few tweaks and cast additions since the show premiered last winter. Shin Dong-yup has been added as an MC, which I guess is like a host, except he’s not called a “host” since that word refers to the guests of the week.

One change, however: It’s now a 19+ show, meaning content is deemed appropriate for viewers over the age of 19. Ha, then they have no excuse NOT to do a porno sketch with the boys, do they?

Via Osen, TV Report


43 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. neener

    glad they’re getting some spotlight!

    the drama is just amazing! can’t wait for the last 2 episodes! it’ll be sad but I’m having a great time!

    • 1.1 pabo ceo reom

      I can’t take it ending! I don’t want to watch the final episode πŸ™

  2. aehyu

    i can’t get enough of this drama, so i’m super happy they’re getting more screen time beyond the scheduled 16 eps XD

  3. Miss D

    SO EXCITED!!!!

    But also sad because it’s about to end….

  4. Ace

    Just watched episode 15 (and it took me all day to find one that works)…can’t wait for the recaps. tvN’s really my current favorite channel as they’ve been giving us quality dramas.

    Can’t wait for ep.16 next week! Off to watch Seo In-guk MVs in yt. πŸ™‚

    • 4.1 Sabah

      Did you catch this one?

      Or this?

      • 4.1.1 KDrama Fan

        It’s cool to see the cast members out of character. Love the watermelon fan.

        • KDrama Fan

          Also like YJ’s hair in the 2-shot with SW-amazing what a bit of product can do!

          • Sabah

            That’s exactly whatI thought! The last time that happened was with Jack in Dawson’s Creek; one day just the new guy in the series, one hair produt later, ‘the hot guy in the series.’ Makes me see hair, my own included, in a whole new light. Yeah, I could probably use some hair product.

  5. nancii

    Omg lol I’m sooooo looking forward to this! I watched the ep with super junior and didn’t know what to expect purely as a fan…..but it was HILARIOUS πŸ˜€
    Cant wait to see what they do with the cast!!
    I don’t think Eunji will be on…since she’s still a relatively new idol…but we’ll see!

  6. mary

    I’ll watch anything Seo In Gook does.

    Even a fetus-time-traveling drama. T__T

    • 6.1 katiamon

      hahahaha! your comment just made me laugh sooo hard! … but, seriously, don’t wish for him to be Dr. Jin II ^^’

    • 6.2 Titi

      So you will watch Love Rain then? πŸ˜€

      • 6.2.1 mary

        Yes, I will!

        I also need to pick up some hair conditioning tips from Jang Geun Seok. πŸ™‚

    • 6.3 Saima

      YES! I can’t get over how effin adorable SIG is as Yoon-jae. Like, aahhhhhhhhh!! SO glad he already has a new show in the works…

      • 6.3.1 JoAnne

        what’s he doing next?

        • Saima

          MBC’s weekend drama called Rascal Sons which premieres sometime THIS month!! πŸ˜€

          • Saima

            It premieres on the 22nd Sept…so 10 days!! <3

          • Maru

            “In my next drama I wonβ€²t be a nice guy like Yoon Yoon Jae, but Iβ€²ll be a playboy that women hate. I donβ€²t want to lock myself up behind one type of role; I want to grow by taking up a variety of roles,” he said.”

            o.O He said that in an interview. I’m soooooo ready to his in that role.

  7. Thatgirl

    Please tell me you guys are going to Variety Roulette this episode of SNL Korea.

    • 7.1 Lemon

      I will love Javabeans and Girlfriday (even moarrr – if that’s possible, given how much I already love them) if they do that!

  8. Lemon

    Omgosh awesome possum sliealjfhgeksuli!~@!!

  9. Seli

    Excellent! I was genuinely surprised and amused with last season cant wait to see this one. I wonder if anyone is going to sub it.

  10. 10 Hayat

    Wow i hope they become more than this

  11. 11 Ditu3ka

    Pretty please, make a recap of the episode. ItΒ΄s nearly impossible to find SNL on-line somewhere, and futhermore subbed. Please with my puppy eyes.

  12. 12 lilsu

    I hope this’ll be subbed! I wanted to watch InGuks and JiWons Taxi, but it is not subbed… T_T
    I hope at least this’ll be subbed!!

    *murmur* or even recapped >_< *murmur*

  13. 13 Arhazivory

    Its been hard avoiding Answer Me 1997 while I wait for it to end so I can marathon it. So unlike everyone else I’m saying ‘end it already so I can sit and watch it in one go.’


    • 13.1 Aparna

      Thats what I thought and held out till ep 14 was done. On Saturday evening last weekend, I couldnt hold out any longer and I thought since 14 eps were out, it will take me a while to finish the episodes and by then eps 15 and 16 would be out. Alas! I finished all the 14 eps by Sunday night and now I am hopelessly waiting for ep 15 and 16. Sheesh! Its so frustrating. I am caught in the exact situation that I wanted to avoid in the first place. But about the show itself, I have only one word: PERFECT! I love the cast, the dialogues, the pace at which it moves forward and how could I forget the OST. Everything abt it is perfect. It captured my teenage angst perfectly what with all the one sided crushes that my friends and I had on guys around us and the fangirlism. Love it so much!

    • 13.2 Roxy

      Exactly my situation right now πŸ˜‰

      How I even held out until now, I’ll never know…

      I can probably start watching it already since there’s already 15 episodes but I’ll wait ’til there’s no school the other day so I can marathon it with no worries :D. And cause it’s more fun that way.

  14. 14 pigtookie

    yesss i’ve been satisfied with all the variety shows they’re featured on.

  15. 15 kelinci biru

    These guys need more variety shows. 1n2d if possible (yeah, right!).

    Hoping Jung Eun Ji will come, it won’t be the same without her. I’m glad that it not only bring the 2 lead to fame but all 6 of them (and mom and dad).

    I’m torn. I’m really sad its going to end next week, but can’t wait to find out the ending. It was a mistake to watch the preview.

  16. 16 Amber

    Why Eun-ji is not anticipating?I love her.Though I’ve never listened A-pink’s music.Although Seo In-guk is cute and lovely,it was Eun-ji who pulled the role being loved by 2 bro but not damsel in distress and perfect comic timing.I didn’t like her at first but she attracts me weeks after weeks.How could she do that in her first lead role?

    • 16.1 Aparna

      Thats so true. Forget the actor, I was so sure I wouldnt like the SW character. What with her crazy fangirlism, her constant brattiness and unreasonable fights with her dad, her Tony stalking scene, and the writing in blood scene and most of all pointedly ignoring Yoonjae’s feelings for her, I was so sure I would hate her. But she grew on me and I began to think of all her antics as the little stupid things that I did when I was an adolescent. Things when I was doing them, felt right to me and then later I hung my head in shame. Her refusal to recognise Yoonjae’s feelings is perhaps because deep down no adolescent wants things to change. As a teen, we resist change whether it is moving to a different locality caused by your dad’s promotion or having to change equations in long time friendships because of the arrival of new friends. Maybe deep down she was so comfortable with him, that she did nt want to change the status quo between them. To sum it up, I love the character Shiwon and Eunji who played it so well. She rocks. Hopefully she plays such adorable roles in future as well.

    • 16.2 maldita

      Eunji’s probably not participating because SNL Korea’s a bit risque and totally not what A Pink’s image is going for.

      The only other idol group that ever appeared/hosted SNL Korea was Super Junior, and they’re a boygroup with members who are all in their mid-20’s and late 20’s.

  17. 17 Rovi

    Answer Me 1997 cast in either “Running Man” or “1N2D” PWEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE~?!!! And more of the YJ-JH pairing/fanservice/whatever-you-call-it~?!!!!!

  18. 18 eternalfive

    Yay, I’m so happy it seems to be getting the attention it deserves. πŸ˜€

  19. 19 Sponge

    YESSSSSS, i squeeled like a fangirl when i read the headline. Seriously i was excited when i heard there was a SNL korea, its such a hoot, then suju hosted it (best. idea. ever.) and now answer me 1997 cast? *____* <3 do tvn producers know what i love or what?

  20. 20 jane

    so glad that they’re getting more and more popular. they totally deserve it. this drama is so good! I LOVE it. just watched the 15th episode and I’m still DYING to know who’s gonna be the dad! and so excited for the last episode, the preview is killing meeee!

  21. 21 cashew

    i guess if it’s rated 19+, the likelihood of jung eunji turning out for SNL is nil. sadface. would’ve loved to see more SIG and JEJ’s crackling off-screen chemistry.

  22. 22 Viki

    OMG AWESOME! I watched the Suju episode…this is yet another watch-worthy episode!!!

  23. 23 Noelle

    What’s with the whole MC thing? I don’t get it.

  24. 24 DC

    SNL Korea’s been doing lots of sex jokes. lol

  25. 25 Carinne

    OMG-sh, this was SNL Korea’s second episode. Freakin hilarious!!!!!!!!! Don’t pass it by, you gotta search for it on YT.

    Meanwhile, here’s the English subbed for Seo In-guk’s clip (How To Become Yoon Yoon-jae By Seo In-guk):

    I have the raw HD YT links too if you want them. Just ask.

    I’m rolling barrels of laughter… just in time for LNY. (=

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