Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 115
by | October 21, 2012 | 69 Comments

Can you catch me in this week’s epic Hide-and-Seek episode? In a weird way, it’s nice to hear some bells to instill some fear. It’s like the staff blended all the classical elements of Running Man to create a hilarious and heart-stopping adventure that made me love this show in the first place. Anddddd we get to spend an hour and half with Yunho and Changmin, which is just delicious icing on the variety cake.

EPISODE 115. Broadcast on October 14, 2012.

We start off Day 2 with the world’s best alarm clock: TVXQ (U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin). Are they available via mail order? Even though it’s 8 in the morning, the idol boys dance to their new single, “Catch Me”, all while trying to stifle their laughter.

The cast members trickle out one by one and Ji-hyo whispers, surprised, “TVXQ!” Hee – don’t you have a movie coming out with Jaejoong?

Immediately, Jong-kook takes issue with the staff for making the idol boys suffer grass stains. Gary’s the last to arrive and greets them, “Hey good-lookin’ fellas!”

I love it when we get straight to the mission as Mr. PD introduces today’s race as a Bell Race. Everyone will be paired off into teams and given bells to wear. Should they come in last in any of the games, their bells will be taken away and out for the rest of the day. Haha: “Kwang-soo, what will you do?”

Time to pair off teams. The cast calls for Jong-kook to be paired off with Geun-young given last week’s events, and Mr. PD playfully asks, “Is there someone you want to be paired off with?” Is that even a question?

But what I love best is that the idol boys stand back, completely lost in the dark. When Haha explains the inside joke to them, they’re like, “Ohhhh.” HAHAHA. Then Chang-min quips, “Isn’t there a large age gap?” HA – I’m dying already.

Jong-kook gets his wish and his face turns a fierce red. There’s no need to announce the rest of the teams because they’re already standing next to each other. The Easy Brothers gape, What? and Gary asks to Ji-hyo: “Did you ask [the staff] to do this?”

The Blue (Jong-kook & Geun-young) and Black (Yunho & Jae-suk) Teams pile into a car and Jae-suk watches with a raised eyebrow as Jong-kook makes sure Geun-young isn’t cold. Jae-suk: “Just pretend we’re not here! [We’re Team Black] So think of us as shadows!”

And when he mentions that they don’t seem suited for each other, Geun-young jokes, “Why not?” Omo!

The conversation turns to Yunho’s rookie days and he comments about how he finds that once cute wink at the camera so embarrassing now. Jong-kook replies that no one saw him wink in his Turbo days and Geun-young quips that she did.

Gary points out the elephant in the room and how it’s awkward to be paired up again. He jokes, “You called the staff up prior to filming right?” Caption: No.

He pouts that he’s been suffering from the “Monday Disease” (You and me both, good man.) and lists the symptoms: He wants to see her, he wants to be coupled with her…. And he means Geun-young. LOL.

We’re going to call our first mission location the Muddy Beach of Doom ’cause once you’re in, you ain’t never gonna get out. The cast suits up (They have to cut the boots so Kwang-soo’s feet can fit) and stomp out to brave the mud.

While everyone else trudges through the mud, Jong-kook happily takes Geun-young by the hand. Cut to: The Easy Brothers where the Impala hyung is taking baby steps in the mud. Haha: “Why are there so many ‘firsts’ on this show for him!”

And then poor Kwang-soo, who’d been helping Suk-jin, gets stuck in the mud himself. Heehee.

Now we finally get to our first mission: Photo Zone! Yay! But I imagine that there’s going to be a lot of trouble just trying to get on that platform, let alone getting their picture taken.

As you can imagine, it’s pure chaos and everyone tries to push and shove each other out of the way. No team succeeds in the first round and everyone clamors onto the platform to get a good shot. It looks like Haha and Changmin has it in the bag until the very last second and tumble down.

Lo and behold – they get one good shot out of it and move on. That is, not until Jae-suk gets his revenge and wrestles Haha into the mud.

Ji-hyo falls into the mud and before Gary pulls her up he says, “Say that we should get back together again!” Ji-hyo: “Get lost! (push)”

The Easy Brothers (Gray) get pushed off early and hurl mud at the the other teams. Kwang-soo tries to get on the platform but it’s way too muddy now, so he ends up slipping and falling back onto the beach. Then he curses the torn makeshift plastic bags used to cover his feet.

But time to check in on our photos and this time, the Black Team comes out victorious.

There are three teams remaining and then Jae-suk saunters onto the beach calm as you please as the others gripe that they’ve got a game to play. Kwang-soo and Jae-suk bicker back and forth, “We’re filming!” “Then why are you here!” “I’m a celebrity! Let’s die together!”

Gary manages to push everyone off and drags Ji-hyo onto the platform only to be pushed off. And unfortunately his eyes are only half-open. No good. And then the Blue Team succeeds the next round, flashing big and bright smiles.

The ex-Monday Couple get another moment as Ji-hyo complains that Gary is so high maintenance and he answers, “That’s why the ladies can’t leave me!”

It’s down to them and the Easy Brothers and it’s a brutal battle to avoid last place… and the Easy Brothers snag 4th which means it’s the end for the ex-Monday Couple today.

Snip, snip – off comes the bells. *cries*

The Black and Green Teams head off to the helicopter after they clean up. Aww how cute – the officers are Ji-hyo fans! The Blue and Gray Teams climb into the hovercraft boat (so cool!) and speed off in the ocean.

The second mission is a mix between the game Categories and dodgeball. The VJs are tasked to throw, which I’m sure must feel like well-deserved revenge. If only they can aim properly because poor Kwon-ryul gets scolded for chucking one into the ocean.

His sub, Haha’s VJ, is no joke as he eliminates the Black Team out in mere seconds. Jae-suk gripes, “Give us back Kwon-ryul!”

As expected, Jong-kook acts as Geun-young’s bodyguard by protecting her from an oncoming ball. That leaves her to fend for herself between two VJs who toss the balls over her head a few times until they tag her out, igniting Spartakooks‘ rage.

The VJs don’t let up any as each team takes their rounds, and Yunho does an impressive job evading the attacks. That is, until he jumps up and a throw comes straight for his family jewels. OW. Then Jae-suk gets the same accidental punishment. Double ow.

Suk-jin manages to succeed first for his team (to no applause, heh), followed by the Green Team.

We check in for a moment with the ex-Monday Couple as Ji-hyo screams for Gary to kill a fly. It falls to the ground and she cries, “Oh the poor thing… kill it!” Ha.

Don’t think I didn’t see that mischievous smile on your face Gary when Ji-hyo asks him to kill the bug on her sleeve. He smacks it a few times and she hits him upside the head in response.

Back on the boat, Jong-kook is eliminated and Geun-young manages to name the rest (actress’ names) by herself. Which means the Black Team is eliminated.

The remaining three teams (Gray, Green, and Blue) head to Songdo where they’ll engage in a chicken battle. Their opponents? The White Team composed of the previously eliminated. It’s a timed game so biding their time is to their advantage.

The Gray Team goes down swingin’ (Kwang-soo hides his face in embarrassment) and Haha gets the crowd riled up. And boy can that child shrill like no other.

Gary sends Haha out (the boy screams again) and Yunho pushes Changmin out of the way. But Yunho falters out, resulting in his own elimination.

Coach Kookie reminds the crowd that you don’t use strength to win at a chicken fight. Gary: “You use your muscles!”

The White Team hop towards Jong-kook who easily pushes Gary out. What’s hilarious is that Geun-young gets in on this action and starts attacking Jae-suk. The ddakji kings face off and it looks like Jae-suk has the upper knee (snerk)… until Jong-kook kicks him and he tumbles to the ground.

If we’re keeping count, that’s now three games Jae-suk has lost to Spartakooks.

Now it’s just the Ace vs. Geun-young who persistently nudges Ji-hyo out of the way. So Ji-hyo resolves to attack Jong-kook instead. He knocks her out and the cast are up in arms. And oh-so-innocently, Jong-kook replies, “I just lifted my knee!”

The Easy Brothers join the eliminated White Team and Mr. PD announces the final mission as a good ol’ game of Hide-and-Seek. Woot! The Hiders head off first and Haha jokingly tears off Kwang-soo’s name tag.

It seems that the Hiders have their own mission as they search through the building. Gary: “It’s weird that we’re digging through the police station.”

The Seekers enter the building, pumped with confidence and barely two minutes have passed when Suk-jin opens the door to face Jong-kook. Time to run!

It’s no surprise that Geun-young eliminates him and cheerily sings his catchphrase, “Race Start!” And when the Hiders hear the announcement, they panic. Kwang-soo: “Already?!”

We roll the clocks back to the Hiders’ mission: find the bells containing the Seekers’ name tags and they’re out! Gary finds a dud while Kwang-soo and Yunho continue their search.

At the sound of the bells, they slip into an adjacent room as Kwang-soo shares some Hider tips, like locking the door or hiding in the women’s bathroom. Too bad that the Seekers, Haha and Changmin have found them anyway as they bang the door, “Open up!”

Figuring that now’s their time to make a run for it, Kwang-soo lets Yunho slip out first… and then locks the door. Uh, I don’t think the Cassiopeias are going to let you get away with that move.

Haha and Changmin chase Yunho around the floor a few times until he takes refuge in another room. Changmin easily shoves the door open and the two TVXQ members face off. They wrestle each other to the ground and rrrippp! Off comes Yunho’s name tag.

Things are starting to look bleak for the Hiders who have yet to find any boxes. Kwang-soo borrows an officer’s uniform as a disguise and Changmin roams the halls looking for the Seekers.

The sound of bells alert Jae-suk to backtrack upstairs and runs into Haha. Haha offers to spare Jae-suk “because I’m tired of running into you!” in exchange for another Hider’s location.

Jae-suk tosses out Kwang-soo’s name and Haha leads the way to find him. But then the speakers announce someone’s elimination: Changmin.

And when Changmin hears the news, he gapes in disbelief, “Kwang-soo? Kwang-soo?!” Cut to Kwang-soo who holds a bell in his hands and apologizes to the Cassieopeias.

Jae-suk keeps up the ruse that he’ll go bring Kwang-soo back but Haha knows to be suspicious right away. Jae-suk has one chance to escape and he pretends to call for Kwang-soo before slipping into the elevator. Niiicce.

Haha reels, astounded that he lost Jae-suk and then bugs out when his own elimination is announced. Double burn to his pride.

Meanwhile in jail, Suk-jin notices Changmin sweating and asks why he ran around so much. Changmin explains that eliminating Yunho gave him a confidence boost so, “I ran around like a crazy dog.”

Kwang-soo swings by and Yunho shrugs off the betrayal incident whereas Changmin burns holes into Kwang-soo’s soul with a devilish smile on his face. Caption: I can’t forgive you…

It is a little eerie how Jae-suk’s heightened senses can tell who’s coming just by the sound of their footsteps. He retreats, whispering, “It’s Kim Jong-kook! Kim Jong-kook!”

The ex-Monday Couple keep watch from a one-way mirror and see Jong-kook investigate the office. He draws near towards them… and then turns the corner. Woah, I know you can’t see anything if you peer in like that, but it’s still scary.

They’re almost in the clear but then Jong-kook returns to act on his suspicions, finding the locked door odd. This time Geun-young has joined him and she attempts to look into the mirror as well.

It’s no good so Jong-kook retrieves the key to the locked room. They give one last warning to whoever is inside… and then Gary opens the door, welcoming them. A minute later, the ex-Monday Couple are eliminated and Geun-young’s like, Thanks! Bye!

With just the Reason Brothers left to go up against Jong-kook and Geun-young, they run away as fast as their feet can take them. They collapse in a corner once they’re far enough wearing, both of them bearing the same pained expression.

Jae-suk cries, “Why do I have to run away from Jong-kook for the past two years?! What did I do wrong?”

After they catch a breath, they continue their search for the remaining bells until the distant ringing of bells alert them to the Seeker’s approach.

One of the officers readily gives away Kwang-soo’s position when asked (Hey waitaminit – aren’t you the same one who lent Kwang-soo your uniform?) and they head off in that direction.

Jae-suk waits, hidden beneath a desk but Geun-young easily finds him anyway and drags him out in a sweet, gentle voice. She cleanly rips off his name tag.

Jong-kook turns to open the door and what do you know – there’s Kwang-soo. He barely gets two feet out the door when Jong-kook grabs him and Geun-young tears off his name tag too with Jae-suk’s name tag in her mouth, thus securing their victory.

The cast gathers again to congratulate the Seekers (who get a shiny gold badge as a prize) as Jong-kook beams with pride, “Our Geun-young did it!”

Yes, yes she did.


69 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. onyxx

    the RM production staff has found a new and painfully funny way to torture the RM cast — who would think of slogging through mud just to have picture taken? LOL!

    frankly, i was torn between sympathy and sadistic glee while watching this segment. it’s also nice to see RM return to its early format (bells, hide-and-seek). and welcome back, Monday couple πŸ™‚

  2. vegaspink

    I’m probably the only one who cares, but loving Gary’s Green Bay Packers cap….

    • 2.1 Butet

      UGH! Your team killed my Texans last week!

      We won this weeks game though!

      I miss Geun-young , glad she’s back!

    • 2.2 Becky

      I saw that too! I am a huge Packers fan so that was so cool to me:)

  3. Shaz81

    Thank you so much, this was the recap I wanted to read so badly !!!! <3

  4. b020

    Love, love, love RM!!! Keeps getting better! Love the crowd involvement, the silly new/old games, and love Hide N Seek!

  5. Dodo

    I was so in love with this episode because they returned Running man to its early format and I really loved Kim jong kook in this ep and in ep 114.

  6. xmxmxm

    i’m a cassie and although i’m rather bitter about tvxq’s short screen time, props to kwangsoo for being able survive so long in the hide-and-seek game! i felt so sorry for him in the mud game, without proper footwear and all..

  7. ladyhahn

    that suk jin & jihyo picture is hillarious..with all the chaos,suddenly end up as new

  8. iyra

    oh my god!! I have not seen jong kook blush so much!!

  9. Changdola_

    Changminnie just doesn’t talk much… and thanks for the recap πŸ˜€

  10. 10 kecik

    jihyo just need to work with yoochun then she will hit a home run. ^^
    girls would want to spend some time with the dong bang boys(current and former). hehe

    • 10.1 ilikehim

      What about Junsu?

  11. 11 mei

    i’m actually pretty upset that tvxq didn’t get much air time (partly due to their premature departure from the hide-and-seek game cos of erm herm..kwangsoo, and i think also because much time was focused on the new KJK-MGY love line) plus the boys usually just stand around at the sides unless you probe them to talk.
    but in any case, i loved this episode because it brought back the good ol’ hide-and-seek which i miss badly, and the photo-in-mud game was just epic!
    OH. and i have to add, TVXQ dancing in the morning IS the best alarm clock ever. if for sale, i will buy! keke.

  12. 12 yoshed

    weee! love this ep…and max trying hard not to laugh during der perf in the grass was so cute πŸ™‚ and when he glared at kwang soo at the jail LOL…

    now i just want JJ to be a guest since his making a mvie with ji hyo…

    and maybe yoochun and yoon eun hye can come too since dey have a drama together..

    now those will be super cool eps…hahaha

    • 12.1 ajj

      Wow Im totally with you.That’d be awesome episode.

      • 12.1.1 lol

        you should learn by now that if there is DBSK on a show, JYJ will never be able to get on the same show. so, JJ, yoo chun or junsu will never be a guest on RM

        • yoshed

          i know…but i’m still hoping dat they will be able to come as guests…hehehe…

        • fdyane

          its not just they cant appear on shows where tvxq have appeared,,they cant appear in ANY variety shows..period

          • yoshed

            and that’s what sucks…but i’m still hping for dat day where dey will be able to be guests on variety shows…
            what i said above was wishful thinking πŸ™‚

    • 12.2 flyaway

      I would also love it if Jaejoong could guest on an episode to promote Ji Hyo and his upcoming movie, but it’s highly unlikely. Sadly, JYJ are still being blocked from the music/variety section of the broadcasting stations.

      It’s also unlikely for Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye to guest as well. Not only because Yoochun is blocked, but also because their upcoming drama is an MBC drama while Running Man is on SBS. πŸ™

  13. 13 kilmenyanne


  14. 14 divaz_sha

    don’t like the love line..except monday couple
    ruined this good ep

  15. 15 fdyane

    i’ve watched da episode but i just got to read ur recap..itz just great!…hehe jihyo have worked with all the dong band boys (yup 5 of them dong bang boys, there ive said it)…and tvxq as an alarm clock? i dont think i wud be sleeping at night ;p

  16. 16 matz

    this was one great episode!!
    this one you really have to watch and not just read the recaps
    the mud photo zone, monday couple, hide and seek…
    and to have DBSK? that really tops it all off

  17. 17 Katherine

    I think this was a really well rounded episode, each member had certain amount of screen time and each mission/activity had you laughing. From the beginning with TVXQ performance, to the mud bath – which was hilarious to watch, felt bad for Kwang Soo having to wear plastic bags as shoes in the mud, dodge-ball was a crack up, felt bad for YunHo/Jae Suk for obvious reasons LOL & the chicken fight – I honestly wanted to see SJH & MGY go at it without any interference.
    I dig the pairing of KJK & MGY in this episode as opposed to the 114. If she ever appears again I wouldn’t mind seeing her paired up with Kwang Soo & Gary as a team.

  18. 18 Kim Yoonmi

    I know I’ve said this too many times… but YEH? Yoon Eun Hye? ’cause the drama is airing… and she has to do promotion. Invite her~

    Bring Bong Sun and Lee Minki and have a competition and I’ll laugh! A show down of Of Course. (with a twist.)

    Or Yoon Eun Hye gets her revenge on Oppa. Or Oppa has to rescue her from Minki while Bong Sun is trying to prevent him. OMG I would die of happiness…

    And of course wrestling and chicken game which she was famous for on Xman–with a twist or something.

    Ahhh~ My idea of a perfect Running Man show would be a Love parallelogram with KJK, YEH, LMK and Bong Sun~ The rematch show down.

    The other running men could try to sabotage or help by choosing a side… or something.

  19. 19 Claire

    thanks for the recap! πŸ™‚

    this might be off topic but i just wonder if ever Homin ask Ji hyo about JYJ behind cameras..i know it might not happen coz maybe they’re avoiding it or it’s awkward to talk about but everyone can hope..haha..i’m not a DBSK/JYJ fan or anything but knowing them as 5 and broke apart is a sad thing for me..i hope to see JYJ in RM too!

    anyways this was a good I the only one who doesn’t mind KJK-MGY pairing? i think they’re cute lol (maybe bec I want KJK to marry already irregardless of who it is coz he’s not getting any younger XD but of course, not rushing)

    why are the staff getting back bells hide and sick just for famous idols now though..SNSD, Big Bang, DBSK, etc..not that I’m complaining coz I’m a VIP myself but you know, I just noticed that..

    i like how they bring back photo zone game too! that was funny..i want them to bring back to just 2 teams too, running balls and the loser lottery, punishment for losers haha like the hotpants

    • 19.1 Lila

      I love the pairing! There’s the age difference but they’re so cute together!

      It’s funny cuz in the previous episode, she mentioned being the new Monday Couple with Gary, which I didn’t like at all. But she’s good with JongKook.

      It does seem like she’s a natural part of Running Man, and I think they should make her a regular.

      • 19.1.1 min

        i was actually looking forward a loveline between her and gary when she said that. I think they would be really cute >.< ah, too bad i guess the PD's saw more potential of jk and gy loveline πŸ™

    • 19.2 Nia

      i wonder as well about homin asking jihyo for jyj news…

    • 19.3 fdyane

      nah.. i dont think jihyo will touch on such sensitive matters..n she is not very close with tvxq..she is close wit jyj

  20. 20 xiaoSxin

    If ever they come to LA for filming, I will make a banner welcoming them at the airport for Kwon-ryul VJ (for being almost as hilarious as his partner Yoo Jae Suk) and Myuk PD (bec you just want to grab his collar, heh) γ…‹γ…‹

  21. 21 Mcx

    Awesome awesome episodes I love the mud fighting Super funny Kwangso trying to pull himself n YjS cant help but laugh boink boink boink theres too much going on and I love it Song Jihyo lose weight her makeup is so lovely and Miss Moon is such a cowgirl shes up to everything shes an A list but you can see that shes having too much fun….

  22. 22 Mcx

    The dodge ball is great also poor YJs Yaahh those Vjs must be scolded how dare them target the golden egg hehehe YJS must be sore down there he needs more kids you know He has a first class sperms hehehe coz his a kind soul he must spread his offspring hehehe

  23. 23 F.Ids

    Is it me or tye staff is trying hard to couple Gary and Blank Ji Hyo is the last episodes?

  24. 24 jenz

    It is sweet that MGY is really a fan of the Running Man show, she really watches the program, even before she was invited as guest

  25. 25 ajj

    Miss the Monday Couple,Im glad they are back. I enjoyed their time in the mud.But I was expecting Yunho’s Rhino 2.0, their episode back in 2011 was way funnier because of the drawing relay. And I was kind of anticipating something from Ji Hyo-TVXQ interactions, since shes in the movie with Jaejoong.

    • 25.1 flyaway

      There has been an increase in Monday Couple interactions lately. I think I’m in the minority, but I’m not really feeling it. Don’t misunderstand, I adore Monday Couple as much as the next person, but currently they seem a tad forced and awkward. I think the staff should stop trying to make it happen.

      Now about Ji Hyo and TVXQ, tbh I don’t understand why anyone would expect anything just because her and Jaejoong are in the same company/movie. I’m sure the two (TVXQ/JJ) have many mutual friends, yet as you can see, it doesn’t help patch anything. I could go on, but… eh, I’m already OT enough.

      I love Moon Geun Young and Jong Kook, especially seeing how shy he is around her. I hope she guests on the show more often.

      • 25.1.1 flyaway

        Whoops. Not the whole reply was meant for ajj. OTL

      • 25.1.2 z

        Yeah, you’re in the minority πŸ˜› Gary’s just playing the dumped boyfriend who sometimes playfully tries to get back with the ex. (tbh I think Jihyo needs it for more screen-time) I don’t find it forced or awkward at all.

  26. 26 Quiet Thought

    Gary and Ji Hyo must have been tired again this week. They basically phoned it in on a the hide and seek and gave up as soon as someone got close.

    One reason K-variety reminds me of American TV from fifty years ago: the patronizing attitude towards female guests. If you aren’t up to throwing a ball at them, don’t set up a game where you throw the ball at them. It’s insulting.

    • 26.1 z

      … Asian girls aren’t like Americans. There’s no expectation on them to have been as physically fit as a male. I’m Asian and I don’t feel insulted/patronized if they go easy on me when throwing balls. If they didn’t, it’d be frowned upon by the masses. And god forbid RM only have girl-compatible games.

      Gender differences exist, I don’t see why pretending they don’t is ‘better’ but I digress. You may feel we’re brainwashed by chauvinistic views or whatever, but that’s just your opinion. Whatever you may feel, don’t impose your own cultural views on other cultures as if it’s the one true way.

    • 26.2 Raptor

      What the…. MC were in a lose lose situation. Even if they hasn’t opened the door, that stupid clerk would have opened the door anyways.

  27. 27 Cynthia

    Thanks for the recap, Gummimochi!

    This was an excellent episode – of course, give me mud flat antics any day of the week and I’m there! I loved it when Hyori battled on them in FO and the RM were no less funny.

    It’s also great when the female guest is as enthusiastic as GY is and she didn’t hesitate to participate fully in all the foolishness. Great to see, especially since Ji-hyo is looking rather burned out from her RM appearances. Delightful seeing the pretty flower boys – I laughed when they were taking those mud flat pics and neither one of them had any mud on those adorable faces!

    Good episode! πŸ™‚

    • 27.1 Ryoko

      The RM cast was probably a bit afraid to get any mud on DBSK’s pretty faces, lol, but they had no reservations about smearing each other πŸ™‚

  28. 28 Libby

    Geun-young is really irritating.. hope she doesnt play running man again

    • 28.1 moon

      Why you said like that? I’ve never seen and known RM before. As well as kjk too. But because of mgy i watched it and i like this show and kjk now. So, please don’t say like that again and respect other feelings. She’s my idol ever,very talented and kind-hearted girl. Even though, i don’t understand korean language but i can’t stop laughing while watching this episode.

      • 28.1.1 Libby

        Cause she rips off other ppl’s name tag without batting an eye. I know thats suppose to be the purpose of this game.. but if u take a look at how the other running man or guest do it.. they at least do it on a more friendly/apologetic basis or sometimes give chances, because they know they are new and they respect the existing running man members in the show.

        • Libby

          I liked how suk jin is trying his best to step up his game.. but she just rips him off right at the beginning!. Both TVXQ and her were guests.. but this episode TVXQ are the new guests but they just cant stop focusing the love line between her and kjk.. of coz with kjk, she will definitely win.

        • Cynthia

          I loved the fact that she ripped those name tags off – nothing like an apparently sweet young girl who jumps into the game feet-first and is ruthless from the get-go.

          The guests that I can’t stand are the ones who don’t speak up, are afraid to play the games and are too concerned with how they appear on camera. It’s usually the female guests who display that type of behavior – and it’s as boring as hell to watch.

          • z

            Yeah, she’s not as bad as those guests, but I find her no less boring. There was no ability on her part, just tearing whomever KJK held down for her in the most hasty, boring way.

          • Raptor

            But this girl was as boring as hell with very little personality too.

          • megumi

            i like MGY but have to admit she’s very weak like most of the female guests that come on the show, all the name tags she tore was offered by her bodyguard KJK, she hide behind him for the entire show, i always wish they bring in more sport athletes than actress/idols…

  29. 29 Lilian

    Hmm…I still cannot bear to call both Yunho and Changmin as DBSK. For me, DBSK refers to five not two. Anyway, yeah, the mud game was totally funny. And the bell hide and seek is always fun!

  30. 30 IBkaytee

    I wonder if it was super awkward with Ji hyo and TVXQ. It seems they had little to no interactions what so ever. Most likely they would be polite to each other and show the usual mannerisms to each other but I do wonder if JYJ asked Ji Hyo what it was like and what her response was.

  31. 31 Minz

    Yay thanks gummi for pointing out the jj-jihyo-homin link! And I’m sorry but did anyone else notice how the first actor that Yunho thought of was Song Seung Hyun! (Dr Jin –> Jaejoong) ^^ made my little delusional heart go crazy.

  32. 32 Running Man Fan

    I like this episode. KJK And MGY love line was so awkward but cute. Love the photo taking game at the beginning. Everyone have fun and they’d wish to be part of the game too.. Gary and Gwang Soo were so funny… I also love the Monday couple and their interactions… I agree that MGY was given special treatment… But she is so cute so I guess I can let it go… πŸ™‚ I also love kookie new songs played in the show.. πŸ™‚

  33. 33 Jonathan

    Hoping someday MGY and a member of Super Junior to be a guest star in the RM and it is sure to be an interesting spectacle.
    Hopefully MGY could be a guest star again in the RM.

  34. 34 mpari

    thanks for your awesome recaps! This was one lolsome episode πŸ˜€ Loved it! From the frontyard performance, to the photo in the mud game, to chicken fight…loved every bit of it. It was nice to see the VJs participate & hvsome fun πŸ™‚ Kudos to the entire cast & crew of Running Man for their hardwork πŸ™‚

  35. 35 vivian

    Can anyone tell me what is the brand of the cap ji hyo wearing?

  36. 36 Tress

    woowoo…big fan of RM here but because of school work haven’t been updated lately. After months I’m finally back and on a whim started up with episode 114-115.

    I’m 30, compared to KJK”s 36 and MGY’s 26 but I’m not going to lie, a ten year gap ain’t no thing anymore at this day and age.

    If KJK does have a real interest in MGY, I say, go for it, bud!

    Usually, “Good Girls” have a tendency to annoy me because most are fake and try too hard to be cute and over the top sweet and accommodating.

    I never really followed MGY much because truthfully I may be one of the very few people who couldn’t stand Autumn Love when it first came out. Weepy girl here, weepy girl there…years later weepy woman here…weepy woman there. I was just like,” lady get over it and if you are going to die, at least find something to be happy about! Gosh!” hahaha…but Moon Geun Young grew up sparked my interest with her role as Eunjo in Cinderella’s Sister.

    Her circumstances weren’t good but she had a backbone of steel and a vibrancy about her.

    That’s when I as a viewer began to see that there was more to Moon Geun Young that met the eye, and I think this appearance on RM proved it to me.

    Yes she’s very deserving of the title “Nation’s Little Sister” in her deeds and her mannerisms toward others, very thoughtful, poised and respectful.

    But I also got to see a lot of fire in her…the need to succeed. The ability to be set in her ways in order to achieve victory. I too love the fact that she didn’t hesitate to go for the kill. Therefore, she complimented RM’s Commander really well. They worked well together and she was able to help KJK achieve another RM personal victory.

    Hence why I wouldn’t mind seeing a love connection between KJK and MGY. Being a child actor has probably prompted her to grow up faster than others her age or even older than her. This is where the age difference disappears for me. I’m a girl and even I can feel that though young, MGY sets herself apart from all the other ‘idol’ girls that have appeared on RM. She’s sweet and cute but also wise and empathetic. A girl who can hold her own. Girlfriend material, totally suitable for KJK!

    Funny how she went in as a Gary fan but came out in a KJK fog.

    I want her to appear on one or two more eppies just to shake things up for KJK. lol

    • 36.1 jademwong

      You said it Tress! I am totally hoping for a real love interest between KJK and MGY. I think they really suit each other and honestly, if people didn’t bring up the age, I never would have thought they had a ten year age gap, they just clicked for me during this ep. Sooo cute together.

    • 36.2 z

      I really don’t see how she “helped KJK win” πŸ˜› The ones he met, he could’ve as easily ripped them himself. He was just giving her something to do.

  37. 37 jademwong

    This was a hilarious episode! Running Man simply can’t go wrong with their classic hide and seek format. Love the chase! I have to admit, as soon as the ep started with the Yunho/Changmin dancing alarm clock, I knew I was going to love this ep xD

  38. 38 cinthy

    love this episode!!! hide and seek with bells!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. 39 Raptor

    Good ep, but for that stupid marine clerk who gave Monday couple’s hiding place away. In the first place, I feel that the police station is the last place to hold such a race

    Love the Monday couple in this one too.

  40. 40 KJKFan

    Not trying to be a whiny KJK fan here, but I thought the cast was a little unfair to him attacking Jihyo (I’m her fan too!) as opposed to Haha doing the same thing just before …

  41. 41 Jerine

    Anyone knows what is the song at the ending of the show? Thanks!

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