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Running Man: Episode 147

This week, the cast challenges two flower boys in an athletic competition that calls for more than beautiful hair and a killer smile. Their laughter is addicting, their charm is adorable, and both are more than ready to bring their skills to the variety table. It’s virtually impossible to sit through this episode without cracking a smile and giggling at all the silly antics they have to offer.

EPISODE 147. Broadcast on May 26, 2013.

We open at a cafe where Kwang-soo has transformed himself into a literal “flower boy.” Hm, this looks familiar. He struts around the place until he meets Kookie‘s stern gaze.

Everyone looks spiffy in their dandy clothes, and even Ji-hyo looks chic and handsome in her black-and-white threads. The boys take this opportunity to tease her about Jin-woon’s joke last week since both their names were hot topics on the search engine.

Seems like everyone was just as curious as I was, though I can’t guess how she and Jin-woon would know each other aside from a clothing photoshoot about two years ago.

The arrival of today’s guests take them by surprise. Enter the real flower boys: actors Lee Hyun-woo and Kim Soo-hyun , co-stars of the upcoming movie Covertly, Grandly.

Let’s all take a minute to take in the Pretty. Don’t worry, take your time – I’ll wait.

In the spirit of today’s Flower Boy theme, the cast will participate in a Flower Boy athletic competition and pick up number cards at each station which will come in handy in what looks like a massive three-way tug-of-war.

As for our teams we have: Blue (Jae-suk, Kwang-soo, and Soo-hyun), Green (Monday Couple and Suk-jin), and Red (Jong-kook, Haha, and Hyun-woo).

Although this is Soo-hyun’s second appearance on the show, it feels more like the first time since he spent the majority of the time on his own. Jae-suk does his best to make his guest feel welcome by teasing Kwang-soo (it gets him to laugh), who remains pretty good-natured about it.

In a different car, Ji-hyo admits that she and Gary are on better terms when there aren’t any female guests. When Suk-jin points out that Soo-hyun’s presence may flare Gary’s jealousy, she answers: “Gary’s better looking than he is.” Omo, omo.

She emphasizes that there’s no one else but Gary on Mondays (Eee!), to which Gary says that that’s why the rest of the week is so dreary.

When the cast arrives at the athletic field, Mr. PD tells the cast to take a good look at the course. All the obstacles appear to look normal until they see the track itself. Oh gosh, it’s the return of the prickly floor. Now that’s just cruel.

The Green Team complains that their uniforms match the field, and a minute later, Jong-kook bumps into Ji-hyo. He follows it up with this apology: “Oh sorry! I thought you were there grass!” Hahaha.

The cast will have to complete the obstacle relay course barefoot within the time limit to move on. I can already hear the painful cries in the distance.

Naturally, the cast voices their complaints but Mr. PD is all, It’s totally possible. Haha argues that they all have to pass with flying colors – that way, the RM staff will never subject them to such torture again.

I don’t find Jong-kook’s insistence that overcoming the barbed floor is a mind over matter thing very persuasive. And yet, I can’t wait to see how long that mindfulness technique will last.

Then as Soo-hyun (painfully) gets acclimated to the spiky surface, he asks the staff: “Do we pass if we start bleeding?” Aw, I don’t think it works like that.

Not that we have anything to worry about since Soo-hyun is ridiculously fast, jumping over hurdles and sprinting down the track like it’s no big deal. The second leg of the race is a different story, however, as Jae-suk hollers in pain as soon as he starts running

Stuck in the army crawl, he cries: “It feels like my back is bleeding!” Then he gets pulllled out. Ow, ow, ow.

Kwang-soo makes up for lost time, but in the last few feet, he slips off the bar and lands butt-first on the spiky track. Suffice it to say they finish well past the time limit.

When the Blue Team hears that Soo-hyun finished his leg of the race in record time, they turn the situation around and tease their guest to pick up the pace. Ha.

Leave it to the Ace to give it her all, and as the others watch her painfully endure the army crawl, Jong-kook warns Haha: “You’re dead meat if you’re slower than Ji-hyo.” Gulp.

Over two minutes have passed by the time it’s Suk-jin’s turn. He must be so focused about the pain that he miscalculates when he jumps towards the bar and completely misses the snack. He hangs there on his tippy toes until he ends up in the pool of water.

Hyun-woo is absolutely adorable. As soon as his feet touch the prickly floor, he yells at Soo-hyun: “Hyung, this hurts!” At least he runs down that track with that killer smile of his, even after a tumble to the ground.

As expected, Haha can barely handle the pain as the clock keeps ticking upwards. He’s going to get scolded, isn’t he? (He does.)

The staff offers to lengthen the time limit (originally 45 seconds), but before both sides arrive at a consensus, Jong-kook agrees to a minute. The others naturally gripe at this, and the captions read: We were going to give you 90 seconds…

Woah, did Soo-hyun just break his own record in nearly half the time? Things are looking good for the Blue Team, that is until Jae-suk jumps towards the bar with the baton in his mouth. HA – how are you going to eat the snack like that?

Soo-hyun is so caught up in the possibility of success that when they clock in at 88 seconds, he yells with excitement. Whoops.

The Red Team speeds through the course, and it looks like they’ll make it… but they’re outside the time limit by a few seconds. The blame falls upon Haha, who runs to escape Jong-kook’s wrath.

So here we are at the cast’s third attempt, and the Blue Team fights through the pain. Even though Soo-hyun gets caught up at the bar, he crosses the finish line just under a minute.

Each of the teams pick up their number cards once they succeeds. It’s hard to tell at this point whether a higher number will help them or hurt them, but Jong-kook instructs Haha to choose theirs so that: “We can have someone to blame later.”

The cast arrives at a swimming pool for their second mission. When they see the flying chairs waiting for them, they’re all It’s a great day for a dip in the water!

It looks like Jong-kook is going to hold a grudge against Haha all day. This time he lectures Haroro to act more like the Iron Man character depicted on his hat. Haha returns a Why I oughta gesture when Kookie‘s back is turn, only to be tattled on by Kwang-soo less than a minute later.

Here, the teams will face off in a mukjippa battle (a tweaked version of rock-paper-scissors which ends when your opponent copies the same move as yours) where the losing team ends up in the water. First to win three matches moves on.

The Green and Red teams face off in the first round with Suk-jin and Haha acting as representatives, respectively. It’s amazing how a simple game like this one can wrack the nerves so much, since one can easily gain and lose the upper hand in a few short turns.

Haha takes a deep breath before calling out “Rock!” Problem is, he gives a different hand gesture and his teammates go flying into the water. Ha, I love that Jong-kook has done this so many times that he manages to put on his hat looking oh-so-awesome while he’s in the air.

Then by the time they make it out of the pool, Haha has lost the round again. Dude, seriously digging your own grave here.

It’s up to Hyun-woo to close the gap, who ties it up at two wins easily. After the Monday Couple lands in the water the second time, Mr. PD notes that they’ve accidentally switched hats. Gary: “Just take my heart, not my hat!” I wholeheartedly concur with this idea.

Both teams sit by the edges of their seats, but it’s Hyun-woo who loses. Haha and Jong-kook strike their best superhero poses as Iron Man and Batman, respectively.

The Green Team moves on to face the Blue Team, and Ji-hyo is pitted against Soo-hyun. Jae-suk reminds Soo-hyun to win, telling him that he didn’t bring spare underwear (“I’m one panty!”), to which Gary responds: “I’m going commando!”

Soo-hyun’s first loss takes his teammates by surprise, and the staff expresses their disappointment at their flying positions with the caption: How… boring.

When Jong-kook points out that Jae-suk is without underwear from here on out, Jae-suk spits out: “I’ll just wear yours!” Ha and ew.

Mr. PD instructs the two competitors to get closer, so Ji-hyo casually throws her towel over Soo-hyun’s shoulder. Okay, maybe Gary has to worry a little after all.

It gives the Blue Team their first win, but the couple towel wrap tactic doesn’t quite give off that same warm, fuzzy feeling when it’s Jae-suk under the throw. His attempt to throw Ji-hyo off doesn’t work, and Soo-hyun goes flying into the air.

The Blue Team sends in Kwang-soo as their last hope, and he falls face-first to the ground when Jae-suk throws a waterlogged towel over his head. When Haha claims that Kwang-soo’s just fooling around, he gets hit by the same towel and topples over. Hahaha.

Unfortunately, Kwang-soo loses the match, so when he’s pitted against Jae-suk for kicks, he names his condition: If he wins, he can drop the formal speech with Soo-hyun. (Up to now, Jae-suk barred him from doing so.)

Thanks to Kwang-soo’s rudimentary strategy that’s basically “Rock! Rock! Rock! Paper!” he wins the match. Guess who’s going to become best buddies with Soo-hyun now. Kwang-soo lets out a victorious yell, full of endearment: “Soo-hyun-ah!”

After another intense battle, Kwang-soo wins the right to drop the honorific address with Jong-kook, though methinks he’ll keep up the respectful relationship with his hyung once the cameras stop rolling.

At their next mission location, the other teams notice the Red Team munching on ice creams and immediately follow suit. It’s a chaotic situation, but they mistakenly think that Hyun-woo will pick up the tab. (In reality, Jong-kook hustled Myuk PD for the money.)

So Kwang-soo whispers in the store ajumma’s ear to receive payment from Kookie. When Jong-kook makes a fuss, she jokingly threatens to report his ill-mannered behavior on the internet, which would shatter his celebrity image. Ha, she’s hilarious.

Then when Jong-kook tries to lunge after Kwang-soo after sending her back inside, she reappears to remind him that she’s keeping a sharp eye out.

Back to the mission where the cast will complete various tasks in the village and aim to be the first one(s) back. Their first task is to kick an item of clothing found in laundry bins so that it hangs on the line.

It’s a task easier said than done as Hyun-woo’s item flies behind him and Jae-suk can barely kick it into the air. That’s still better than Soo-hyun, who roams around the village, turning over any and every bin he comes across.

When he finally does get the chance to kick, it gets stuck in a tree limb. It happens again and again until the tree is decorated with laundry. Hahaha.

Jae-suk is the first to arrive back, and he smugly leans into his chair with pride. His prize? A couple thousand won (about two dollars) to “buy some snacks with.”

A few of the boys rise to Ji-hyo’s aid when she freaks out over an insect buzzing around her. Kwang-soo gets scolded for not letting the Monday Boyfriend take care of her, and the situation evolves into an argument over their variety personas.

Gary: “How would you like it if I acted like an idiot [on purpose]!” It’s worth noting that though the comment (and following exchange) may sound mean-spirited, the entire cast is aware that it’s not a personal attack and further solidified with hearty laughter.

The cast (sans Jae-suk) is sent out again to return with a watermelon seed stuck on their faces. Kwang-soo uses the classic If you can’t beat ’em, stop ’em tactic on Jong-kook by intercepting him at the finish line.

But don’t worry – they later agree to cross the finish line together, hand-in-hand, and both succeed.

Time for the third task – a yogurt bowling game – where the cast members will used their rolled-up socks as a bowling ball to knock down the yogurt bottle pins. The other teams target Soo-hyun, the last of his team who has yet to succeed.

I really do feel bad for Soo-hyun, who’s been running ahead of everyone else so far, only to return just a bit too late. Hyun-woo has run into the same bad luck as well, but he turns his luck around and arrives just after Suk-jin.

Which makes me wonder why Soo-hyun expends his energy to run back so quickly. His speed is both a blessing and curse, and Kwang-soo sighs, “He’s a good-looking idiot.” Aw, maybe just adorably dim.

The tasks get increasingly difficult after each round, and the remaining cast members’ faces fall when they’re told to catch a chicken. Not only that, the coop is pretty far.

As per usual, Soo-hyun is ahead of the pack, only this time, he barely has the energy to chase after the birds. Thankfully, his quick reflexes kick in and he clutches a chicken in his arms fairly quickly. That’s pretty impressive considering it’s his first time.

When Soo-hyun arrives at the finish line, he’s met with applause and this punny gem: “It’s the Chicken Embraces the Sun!”

Back at the coop, only Ji-hyo and cowardly Haha are left. I know that the animals scare you Haroro, but isn’t Jong-kook scarier? How sweet – Ji-hyo hands over her caught bird and sends Haha off first.

Overwhelmed with gratitude, Haha nearly breaks down in tears: “You’re giving him to me?! I’ll never forget this!” Aw, then when he gets back, he gives her all the credit.

So now it’s off to the final mission and the sum of the team’s cards are: Blue (11), Red (9), and Green (7).

An enormous crowd awaits the cast when they arrive at the college campus. Their final mission is a massive tug of war and each team enlist the help of a hundred students. The first team to win three rounds wins.

Now we learn what those cards were for as a pack of Spartakooks clones, aka college athletes, join them. I love how Suk-jin asks, “Who likes Ji-hyo?” and a dozen of the guys raise their hands.

After everyone’s places are determined, each team ends up with around 112 students, plus or minus two. Spirits run high among the teams, who each announce their own strategy.

The aerial shot makes this mission look epic.

The gunshot sounds the start of the game, and it cracks me up that the Green Team uses the chant “Ji-HYO.” That fanboy love must be strong as the rope slowly inches back, steadily dragging the other teams towards them.

The bell is within easy reach, and Gary wins the first round for the Green Team.

In the second round, the Red Team find themselves getting dragged again by the other teams, who struggle to gain the upper hand. Both Suk-jin and Soo-hyun extend their arms towards the bell… and it’s Soo-hyun who rings it first. Is there a way to get in on that group hug?

The score now two wins for both the Blue and Green Teams (the Red Team still has zero), Jong-kook encourages his team – this gives them more time to spend with each other, right? Way to stay optimistic.

Everyone gives it their all, knowing full well that this could be their last match. None of the teams seem to at all budge as everyone pulls on the rope with all their might.

The Green Team taps into their “Ji-HYO Power,” as the rope slowly moves in their direction once more. But the Blue Team pull their weight, and Soo-hyun waves his arm to ring the bell… then Gary rings the bell, securing the victory for their team.

After a word of thanks to the audience, the Green Team is awarded a trophy to mark their victory as the official Running Man Flower Boys.

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Haha, in the end it's the team without the flower boys that is crowned the official RM flower boys xD

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Thank you Gummimochi for this recap. SO. MUCH. GOOD. STUFF in this episode!
I loved loved loved this episode. It was hilarious. I wasn't impress with Kim Soo Hyun tho but still he looks like a nice guy and Hyun Woo was almost invisible.
This episode had a lot of Ji Hyo moments and I loved everyone of them. I love her vibe :)
Anyway I had a great time. It took me much more time than usual to watch it because I rewatched the parts I liked over and over again until I had to litterally stop myself from doing it to be able to continue lol

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"The aerial shot makes this mission look epic." <--- Yes so true!!!

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The best episode in quite some time, last 8 episodes or so. It was a hilarious laugh-fest all around. I wasnt impressed at all by Kim Soo Hyun the first time he guested, but he did turn himself around this time round.

I've always thought IRL, Ji Hyo's probably least close to Haha and Gary (yes, I'm rational. MC is fiction). So it was very sweet though, to see how Ji Hyo gave away her chicken to Haha just because Haha looked absolutely petrified he'd been slaughtered by Jong Kook. My other LOL moments were the whole of the first game and when Jong Kook purposely knocked into Ji Hyo and then called her grass. And she just stood there seething. I realise Jong Kook loves to make fun of her, and she just takes it with so much gusto.

I know there are alot of Kwang Soo fans out there, but I've just about lost my patience seeing him disturb Jong Kook. See? Jong Kook fools around with Haha, first time in a long time we've seen it, so its funny. But Kwang Soo disturbs Jong Kook just about every episode. It has lost its originality and is no longer funny.

Who knew the red team was so popular with the girls? Sadly, that was the reason why it was so obvious they were never going to win the tug of war. Not with 80% of the team girls, and not against a 90% male green team.

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I agree with you on her probably being the least close with Gary and Haha (but for clarity, least close doesn't mean they're not close...just she's closer to other people).
She's the closest to Sukjin and Gwangsoo I think, followed by Jae-suk, and then Gary/Haha/Jong-kook.
But regardless, her teamwork with any of the members is usually awesome (they taking care of her, her not betraying usually/not being overly mean). I think that's why she has many shippings (because even if you're not a MC fan, Gary and Jihyo often have really amazing teamwork and protect each other without batting an eyelash, same with spartace and all the others).
OT7 forever haha :)

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Really? I actually think she's closest with Kwang Soo and Jong Kook, I wouldnt put Jong Kook so far down the list. While the show really doesnt like to focus on the Spartace pairing, from a lot of their interactions (very understated) I think you can tell they are close,

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Forgot to add, for one, Ji Hyo doesnt use formal on Jong Kook (see their Kaist video where he actually asks Ji Hyo why she's suddenly using formal), whereas people like Kwang Soo, so famous for being close IRL to Jong Kook, still uses formal to him

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That's probably due to the age difference whereas Ms. Mong and Spartakooks are closer in age.

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At this point, think Mong-ji is close to everybody but in different ways.

Seems like she has known Sukjin, Jae-suk, Kwang-soo and KJK the longer than Haha or Gary, but there are things she will do w/ Haha and Gary that she wouldn't do w/ Sukjin or Jae-suk due to the similarity/difference in age (for instance, Mong-ji likely has no issue sharing a drink or a snack with Gary even outside of the whole MC thing, but she has repeatedly refused to partake when Suk-jin would offer to feed her and she abandoned Jae-suk to partner up with Haha recently).

Considering Mong-ji having absolutely no qualms about biting, using an arm-bar, pinching, pulling hair, etc. on Kwang-soo and KJK, she's definitely has a level of comfort with them to do those things, variety show or not.

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Yeah that's true. I guess we'll never know unless Ji Hyo specifically says but she seems to be comfortable with all of them now :) (I still remember ep. 43 with Ji-Hyo and Haha pairing up for the first time...so awkward!)

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Had mixed feelings for this ep.

While the guests were enthusiastic, neither were good with the funny/witty quip or had an engaging RM persona like the best guests so it was missing that, a key element for being one of the top eps.

Also, was a bit underwhelmed by the games - too much of a rehash of games done recently w/o an interesting enough twist to them.

The thing that saved this ep was the interaction of the RM cast.

While RM has been on a bit of miss streak, thought the ep w/ Cha In-pyo was better/funnier among the more recent eps since CIP was so awesome.

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Hi there! Thank you for recapping Running Man! They are awesome!

Btw, on how Ji-Hyo knew Jin-Woon, I think it's due to her current drama - Mandate of Heaven. The one who plays Lee Ho, Suelong is a member of 2AM, the same group as Jin-Woon. I bet that's how they know each other. :)

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Jihyo was an inkigayo mc before so it's not too suprising that they would know eachother to any degree - but Jihyo and 2am both endorsed Jambangee together way-back-when, and the two seem like really good friends in all the campaign BTS footage. Jihyo and Jinwoon in particular goof around alot on set (jump to 1:19)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xh2umg_110218-2am-song-ji-hyo_shortfilms#.UatIfUpYWSo

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omg thank you for sharing this! do you know if there is a subbed version?

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sorry not that i know of! they are super cute together though - ahh Jambangee should bring them together again for another campaign

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AHHH THE PRETTTIES!! but why no Park Kiwoong though?

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He stated on his twitter that he couldn't join because of "personal reasons", it might be because he's busy for his upcoming army enlistment but it also might be because he's such a very close friend with Joo Won and he doesn't want to go against him and 1n2d.

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It's quite funny to see Jong Kook paired with Haha again, Gary and Haha used to be paired with him earlier until they formed their own identities. Seeing him yell at Haha is annoying, I understand it's his shtick to be the commander but it's a very one-dimensional character.

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i agree, it used to be funny but now every time he goes off on a "commander rant". i just roll my eyes. even the way he treats gwang su is starting to get old and annoying. the other RM members find new ways to tease gwang su but with jong kook, its just oh i'm going to use my strength to intimidate you.

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I think it's the result of his character which is partially his fault and part the production team. You know the mary sue or the perfect character that sounds good on paper but in movies or literature are boring. His Commander title is a lot like that where his approach to games is straightforward where all of the other members can have fun with it and be serious he needs to be constantly pushing.

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I thought KSH would struggle with the athletics match, whats with his health and all but dayuum! He left them all in the dust-and am so in love with his super huge grin, its so adorable!

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Great episode; very funny. Laughter at every mission point; the interaction with the store ajumma was hilarious. I had never seen 3 way tug if war until RM; it was cool they used college kids in the teams. I bet the 2 guests had a great time.

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First of all, I don't know why people were so serious about whether it was funny or not, or someone was not funny at all or not, or even someone was annoying or not.
Just laugh if you think it's funny, do not laugh if you think it's not funny. That's it.

But anyway, back to this episode, love this episode so much.
Love all the MC moments (Gary's jealousy, hat incident, etc).
Love all the efforts of RM casts for the games.
Last, but not least, love the guests so much :)
thanks a lot gummi...

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This episode was EPIC !!. Definitely one of the best so far this year, every minute was hilarious & each member once again had their LOL moments.
KJK being the fierce leader and poor HaHa having to bare the front of it all due to his lack of strength/courage etc.
It was clearly a fair episode as opposed to others, the first round with the acupuncture, flying chairs decided by rock/paper/scissors, whoever came in first and the last being tug of war. It was an all round great episode.

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Thanks for the recap gummimochi!

This is just the way I like my Running Man - simple, cute and energetic guests and lots of interaction bring on the funny, every time!

The Monday Couple are making a concerted effort to bring back the 'old magic' between the two of them and it's working. It's lots of fun to listen to Gary and his quick responses ("take my heart, NOT my hat!") just killed me.....

:)

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A hilarious episode all around...the three way tug of war was epic!

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thanks for the recap=)))))))))))
the cast never fail to make me laugh=)))))))))
kwangsoo is so funny with his body gags as always kekekekekekeke that must have been painful when landing such way on the spiky track but it's so damn funny LOL He really have got blessed by the variety god=))))) *dun know if this is the bad luck or the good luck for him =)))))))*
And the scene jihyo got hugged from one of the male fans is EPIC=)))))) the daughter was so freaking laughing out loud when daddy sukin could only yell at the one who had just stole my daughter hug but no where to find =]]]]]]

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Hasn't had a good episode in very long.. thoroughly enjoyed this one! Especially with my favourite flower boys^^

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I LOVED this episode! I think more than any other episode thus far :)
Some really golden moments for me (sorry, quite ji-hyo biased):
- Ji-hyo's entry (with 1D in the background)...kakoii! :P And of course her claim that she's the most handsome (which the RM members agree to LOL)
- Soohyun in the obstacle race part. He's so fast!
- YJS holding the baton in his mouth when he was supposed to be eating stuff from the bar
- KJK bumping into ji hyo because "she looked like grass". Gary trying that too...to be met with bad ji hyo!
- As soon as the red team's time is said to be 1 min 3 sec, haroro bolts. Then as soon as the blue team succeeds, haroro bolts again. And lol at hyunwoo "but I tried hard, don't hit me" *sad eyes*
- The towel thing with soo hyun and ji hyo (poor gary haha)
- Gary and jihyo switching caps without realizing and YJS's "you'll even start dating without knowing" LOL (probably true though with ji-hyo being so blank all the time)
- The towel being so heavy...and then everybody trying it out to verify
- Such dramatic post-games with LKS on the flying chairs...and yay he won! (although I don't think his deal with KJK will hold out very long :P)
- When ji hyo was scared of the bugs, she looked so cute :) And it was awesome how most of them stood up to help (and aww LKS stood up so fast!) RM family ftw!
- Suk jin asking ji-hyo how she's not scared of people, but still scared of bugs
- Ji hyo giving the chicken to haroro cuz he's too scared (so nice!) and haroro being so grateful :D (RM family ftw pt. 2)
- Ji hyo's fanboys = daebak! and the ji hyo chant led by suk jin and gaelly :) (suk jin actually cares so much for ji hyo it's ridiculous and she feels really comfortable around him...she even rested her head against his shoulder at one point)
- Green team winning!
- How much we can see that their RM personas are just personas...KJK is the bully leader in RM but he cares so much in RL always comforting the university team members and telling them that it's just important to make good memories and take pictures
- Everybody laughing and having fun :D :D so many spontaneous and funny interactions + awesome games + likable guests (the last event was amazing!)
and just everything in general sakldjsd;saklkashsakdjh

I think you can tell from my ranting how much I liked this episode LOL...def gonna rewatch this! (already did once haha)

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Well said. I had the exact same reactions throughout the entire episode. This one felt spontaneous and fun, and it didn't feel staged at all. Good times, good times. :)

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Seriously this episode was one of the best.I really enjoyed it.
I watched it two times already.
The guests were good.
MC moments were cool.
Ji Hyo chant power among the fan boys was unbelievable O_O
This episode was hilarious.
I loved it!

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I loved this episode! It was hilarious and enjoyable from beginning to end.

I caught up with RM pretty late in the game and watched the episodes randomly (depending on the guests or themes), without any order. A few days ago, I started watching from episode 1 (quite a project, believe me). What I love about this show is that even if the format has changed through these years, the cast's chemistry was there from day 1. Even though I've tried to watch other variety shows, RM is by far my favorite.

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that eye smile from hyun woo is so mesmerising. and this is definitely one of the best running man episode. i enjoyed it thoroughly. and that wet towel moment, i could safely say that i watched it about 10 times.

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in this episode, 3 images stood out for me:
1. LKS falling on his ass during the relay -- i laughed so hard tears leaked out of my eyes
2. YJS gripping his team's "baton" with his teeth, and then realizing too late that he couldn't take a bite at the cracker(?) while his mouth was otherwise occupied (he was hanging at the bars, so he obviously couldn't use his arms either LOL)
2. haha's vs. the chicken (seriously?)

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I really enjoyed this ep :)
I know people gripe a little about how RM is like promotion overload and overly attentive to guests, but I honestly dont think about that aspect a lot.. I enjoy the interactions of the cast the most.
If there was something I can get tired of is when a game goes on and on with little progress. Even if it has its funny moments due to cast and guest interactions, if the game feels stupidly set up I dont get into it.
Oh,and sometimes.. When they use sound effects/effects in general excessively. That can get tiring.
But the promotion side I've never really noticed. Perhaps because the guests are the promotion itself. Hahah. Have I made my criticisms overlap and not make any sense?

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Thanks gummimochi for the awesome recap! I LOVED this episode so, so much!! Happy Kim Soo-hyun got to come back & actually participate with RM cast. Their group dynamic is my favorite aspect of the show & the reason I'd go on (except I'd fear my lack of physical prowess would earn me multiple scoldings from Spartakooks - I heart you, Ha Ha!!). I think another viewing of Flower Boy RM is in my not-too-distant future :D

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yeah...they are so funny...:P..btw,anyone know what is the background song played during "the Chicken Embraces the Sun!”?

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Most likely it was something from the drama's OST.

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시간을 거슬러 by Lyn, from the drama OST.

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thanks for the recap!!! great episode!!!

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I'm super late to Running Man and only began watching when I read a few recaps and decided to give it a shot. It is AWESOME!

With that being said, I've watched a lot of the older episodes and some of them really rubbed me the wrong way. I realize I'm not Korean so I shouldn't be judging but some of the "jokes" at Ji-Hyo have bothered me. For instance, telling Ji-Hyo how she's not pretty or young whenever they have females guests or telling her to lose weight, etc. I know, I know...different culture and all that but it's still hard to watch. I'm not saying she needs to be worshiped but no need to really run her down either. This episode, however, was great. It's charming, absurdly hilarious, and just so much fun to watch.

Thanks for doing the recaps and introducing me to Running Man.

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Don't have to be Korean to understand that those are just jokes and don't mean a thing b/c everyone knows that Mong-ji is pretty and doesn't need to lose any weight, etc. - hence the funny is how ridiculous those comments are.

Just like on "Family Outing" - the male cast members would just ignore Hyori and Park Ye-jin whenever a young female idol or actress guested on the show and Hyori would go into her jealous act - which was funny b/c everyone is well aware that Hyori is one of the great beauties of Korea and all the attention lavished on the young female guests and comments about Hyori's age or her long midsection is that much more ridiculous/funny b/c very few female guests could ever rival Hyori with regard to her beauty/sex appeal.

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I don't know for other shows but yeah in Running man they alway over do it. They will have a plain looking actress and they will say over and over that she is the godess of this or that, they will say that she is beautiful, when somebody will touch her they will say how bless the person felt for touching her and so on lolll.

Sometime you just have to burst into laughter because you can see that this is so not true lol. Sometimes they do that with men too. At first it's surprising even annoying but you'll get use to it. Plus I think it's kind of how they are, teasing each other, it's not meant to be mean. The other gets teased also for various things like being too slow, being the idiot of the village, the commander being weak in front of women and so on... It's just a play :P

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Definitely one of Rm's best episode in the last couple of weeks. Glad kim soo hyun did better here than his last guesting. Who knew he could run that fast. All the teams got a fair amount of airtime. Monday couple was at their best. Nice to see the green team win because of ji hyo's fan boys.

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Seems like it wasn't that long ago when KSH guested on RM the 1st time (guess time flies) which was a disappointing ep to say the least.

KSH did much better in this ep, much of it due to the fact that he wasn't by his lonesome most of the time like in his 1st appearance.

While KSH was engaging and bright (always seemed to have a smile on his face and laughed heartily at everyone's jokes), one thing he didn't do that the best guests do is have his own funny quips/retorts, but usually its the older, more experienced guests who are able to do that.

Have to say, was a bit surprised at how fleet of foot KSH was.

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I dont like the episode being the flower boy olympics bec theres not enough guests like the winter olympics

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However I enjoy it ofcourse just the rm members is morethan enough for me however Kim Soo hyun ia not good in variety he looks like a fan of RM watching TV like us the other guy is much better and interacts well over him he just laughed the whole time like I would do hehehe I think his popularity just gave him a second chance at RM but if not he will never come back Jaesuk is not even excited to deal with him unlike when Seunggi Yonghwa he enjoys playing with them

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When I saw the theme for this episode and the cast... my first thought was "How could they have had a flower boy theme without the original Running Man Flower Boy - Song Joong Ki!"

Totally miss Joong Ki, would've been nice to see him guest on this episode and show his Active Joong Ki side bursting with enthusiasm.

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Agreed! I miss him in RM :(

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I absolutely LOVE this episode!!!!
I can't get enough of it! it's so hilarious and cute! <3
Definitely one of my favourites! the games are awesome! the guests were great and interacted naturally with the casts :) and I definitely became a fan of Lee Hyun woo! (well more than before, first saw him in Queen Seon deok! and he was just adorable there as always!)
I can't get enough how great this ep is!!!

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U missed out on JSJ being SJH father and refusing to give Gary permission to date SJH! That was hilarious!

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I think this episode was fun and the flower boys guests were cute. I like the introduction when Kwang Soo look like a flower tree. Then followed by Kim Jong kook who wears a pair of sunglasses which look cool in my opinion. Hmm.. Are we missing out on Song Joong ki? Anyway, I like the RM interaction the most. Their RM persona makes the show so interesting. Kim Jong Kook the fierce coach, Jae Suk as usual the best MC, Suk Jin as the protective father of Ji Hyo, gary the boyfriend. HaHa as the bullied younger brother (reminders me of the old episode KJk and the two kids). Monday couple moment, Kwang Soo the funny 'idiot' character that keeps disturbing Spartakook and the lovely smiles of the guest.
Classic moment-
1) haha gestures behind Jong Kook and was betrayed by Kwangsoo
2) Kookie Bump on Ji Hyo and say he thought she is the grass.
3) Jong kook and Haha pose as ironman and batman ( they are the vertern when it comes to this punishment. Ha)
4) Kwang Soo and Jong kook hold hands and complete the course. Sweet.
5) Ji Hyo scared of bug and the rest help. Suk Jin comment that Ji Hyo is not scare of people but bug.
6) MC moment with the switch of cap
7) Jong kook snatch money from PD. Kwang Soo uses the ahjuma to deal with Spatakook.
8) Gary told Kwangsoo not to switch role.
9) Jong kook told Kwang Soo not to interfere and leave it to Gary to help Ji Hyo.
10) Ji Hyo help haha catch chicken
11) the last game tug of war and Ji Hyo power was amazing. I can see the red team is at a disadvantage here because of female fans ( apparently are Jong kook fangirls).
Lastly, all the RM members are used to teasing and they tried their best to entertain us in variety show so I can enjoy and have a good laugh. In my opinion ji hyo is close to Jae Suk, suk jin (shown respect for the eldest), followed by Jong Kook (sibling like) kwang soo (he is youngest here), gary and Haha (buddies like). Thanks so much for the recap. :)

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You cannot say if Jihyo is close not closer to whom bec of what you see on TV... Right ofcourse shes close to Kwangsoo everybody is his like Daesung in Family Outing I think Haha has an love issue with Jihyo before so ita very awkward for them its all in the past Jihyo cannot be too close to them coz they have wives you know and people viewers might take it the wrong way... I just enjoy them as being very comfortable friendship family bonding thingy... RMembers jive awesomely thats why they lastss.. And the leader Jaesuk is freaking Awesome so Ill do RM if Iam Jihyo just to play with these guys..

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Iam a 1n2d original fanatic before and the thing I love about it its their true chemistry together its so hard to get that in 6 guys thats why it worked and lasted for so long well until KBS screwed their own show whatever done... Now RM fanatic now I saw the bonding with them they truely like each other the members now grew so fast in variety its great Jaesuk must be a proud mentor Kwangsoo improve so much from being undersog to be on the maincharacter.. Gary too has a great confidence they are not scared Jaesuk loves when they shine on their own thats why that guy needs a Super Awesomeness Award MC Forever.. When a New Celebrity guests in RM they need to be strong witted bec. They will fade RMembers are too strong personas that young Kim Soohyun will be speechless and be outshine thats why strong character like LeeSeunggi works he has a very strong and smart no Fear no Shy person.

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In variety you need to be shameless Quick Witted Outspoken Person/Funny. Its not going to work if your just a Good Looking Smart Awesomely popular Celebrity...Outwit OutRun Outsmart be Dumb Funny!!! Then you will Shine...

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Is this recap without screenshots? I refreshed the page twice incase the pictures didn't load.... It's weird reading recaps without pictures....
Thanks for the recaps by the way.

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Two things....

I loved the store lady letting Jong Kook have it. He gets a little too much sometimes and she took him down a bit.

the tug of war. It was a no brainer that JK team was going to loose when all the girls ran to his team and also a no brainer that Ji-hyo team had the best chance for winning because all the beefy guys ran to her team. It really wasn't very fair.

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Its good tho..for the underdog team to won sometime :D

Ji Hyo team has the least member anyway..then they only get 7 bulky guys as a help compare to Jae Suk 11 bulky guys..

So..yeah..i would say this episode tug of war is epic & fair :D

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Does anyone know the sound effect when LKS falling on his ass during the relay? :D that sound effect also appeared on episode 135 and 145.. 135, when blue teams start to jump on first try and the skeleton show up.. 145, when sukjin doing jump rope and suddenly his pants off.. Thank's for helping..^^

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I love love love this episode! Running man hasn't been this funny in a while, so I am really happy it finally picked up!
Anyway, just love everythig about this episode. Love the guys taking care of Ji-hyo's scarce of bugs. Love when Jongkook knoched her because he thought she was grass. Love that Jihyo got the attetion she deserves from all those college kids. Love that jihyo gave her caughy chicken to Haha, that was just really sweet of her... well well well I am Jihyo unni biased.. what can I do..? LOL

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anyone know background song Ep147 (ji hyo and soo hyun towel scene at swimming pool) ?

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Ost the classic - me to you, you to me

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They should make a Dream High episode with Soo Hyun, Suzy, IU, Taeyceon, and etc. I named these four since they have experience with this show. It would be awesome lol.

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This episode was so aewsome I laughed so hard at. Many scenes. There are many Kwang soo' hilarious moment here and i always love it when him ans yoo jae suk are paired up. Kim asoo Hyun is a really great guest and he seemed like he enjoyed running man

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Finally got around to watching this one, and I'm glad I did. It was definitely one of the better ones of late! As many have already commented above, there were some great moments of interaction among the cast in this episode, including the accidental hat switch, KJK bumping into the "grass" Ji-hyo, the father-daughter-boyfriend team antics, Ji-hyo's chicken gift to Haha, and of course, the awesome showing of male fans for "JI - HYO!" tug of war. Sooo glad Ji-hyo's team won.

Now if only I could get a nice, clear not-photoshopped screencap of Ironman and MuscleBat for my desktop, I'll be happy. :D

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And forgot to mention the wet towel! OMG! It was one of those stupid things that had my laughing like a fool for several minutes straight. It was the equivalent of saying, "Ewww, this tastes terrible! Try it!"

"WHAP!" hehehehehe

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Anyone knows what is the name of the song during the time after Ji Hyo catch the chicken for HAHA?

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anyone knows the background music when the two flower boys (Kim Soo Hyun) & (Lee Hyun Woo) enters at the opening?

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Anyone know song played when they review the mission after the introducing?

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