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Running Man Episode 255 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s episode of Running Man is a summer special. There are six pairs of chairs and the male Running Man members must lift up the blinds to see who their partner is. The guests are: Sistar’s Soyu, APink’s Bomi, AOA’s Seolhyun, Sistar’s Bora, and Lee Guk Joo. The teams are: 

  • Jae Suk & Soyu
  • Jong Kook & Bomi
  • Gary & Seolhyun
  • Suk Jin & Ji Hyo
  • Haha & Bora
  • Kwang Soo & Guk Joo

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Running Man Episode 254 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s episode of Running Man features Girls’ Generation. The theme is “Welcome to Game World, Girls’ Generation.” The Running Man members receive an invitation to the virtual game world. They all respond with “Yes”, and then instantaneously disappear. The eight members of Girls’ Generation are at a hair salon. They receive the invitation and also vanish when they respond with “Yes”.

Everyone has entered the game world. In order to go back to the real world, they must clear all the missions in the game world. Every time a team wins a mission, they will receive a hint exchange ticket that will help them at the final mission. Only one team can return to the real world.

They are divided into teams:

  • Yellow Team: Gary, Yoona, Sooyoung
  • Green Team: Jae Suk, Kwang Soo, Hyoyeon
  • Orange Team: Haha, Tiffany, Yuri
  • Pink Team: Jong Kook, Seohyun, Taeyeon
  • Blue Team: Suk Jin, Ji Hyo, Sunny

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Running Man Episode 245 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s episode starts in a toy store. Jinu and Sean are the guests. The theme is a Children’s Day Special with the toy race. All of the toys in the world have vanished because of the toy collector. The goal is to find all the toys for the hopes and dreams of children. The winning team will receive a ticket they can use to donate all the toys.

There are three teams:

  • Jinu, Sean, Jong Kook
  • Jae Suk, Suk Jin, Kwang Soo
  • Gary, Haha, Ji Hyo

The members go to an elementary school. They will do a mission with three students. They need to find a friend to do the mission with. It’s one student per team and they must find them after listening to their voice recorded on a phone. 

The first mission is ‘I see the children’s mind’. The kids take turns giving questions. They will watch and listen to a song and then repeat it. The members must guess three songs correctly. The first team to get three answers will get the best hint. The songs that the kids will sing to are 90’s hits.
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Running Man Episode 243 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s theme is the hottest icon race. Five top stars who qualify as the hottest icons are the guests: Noel’s Kang Kyun Sung, Jang Soo Won, Son Ho Joon, Hong Jong Hyun, and Yoo Byung Jae. The guest will be waiting on the street. The Running Man members need to discuss whether or not they want that guest in their car. One member has to get off. If they don’t want the guest, they continue driving. The people who are kicked out are collected and will become one team. Seven people will be kept in the car.

The first guest on the street has a giant mascot head and is holding shopping bags. The Running Man members ask him to show his face. It’s Kyun Sung. He asks them to please let him in the car. They ask him to decide which member he wants to get out of the car. He wants Suk Jin to get out. Kyun Sung gets in the car.

The second guest wearing a giant mascot head is reading a magazine and sitting on a bench. They ask him to show his face. It’s Soo Won. He asks to be let in the car. Jae Suk asks him to dance. He asks him to choose one person to get out. Soo Won picks Kwang Soo. He gets in the car.

The third guest is sitting on a chair holding a cup of coffee at a table with sandwiches. He is Ho Joon. They drive away and leave him there. They think that the other team needs hot guys too. Suk Jin and Kwang Soo arrive. Ho Joon gives them his sandwiches. He says he’ll try his best and asks them to let him in. He gets in the car.
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Running Man Episode 242 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s episode of Running Man is the Hallyu race, which features missions created by fans around the world. The guests are popular overseas: Jung Il Woo, Jung Yong Hwa, and Lee Hong Ki. There will be a team of three and a team of seven. They will play three games. One member from the team of three will play against the seven people per game. The leader of the team of three will be Kim Jong Kook. The other team’s leader will be Yoo Jae Suk. Kim Jong Kook selects Lee Kwang Soo and Jung Il Woo to be on his team.

The first mission is ‘What time is it, Mr. Wolf?’. One person from the team of three becomes a wolf and stands in front of the tree. All members of the team of seven will be lambs. They will ask the wolf, “What time is it, Mr. Wolf?” Then the wolf will choose between 1 o’clock and 8 o’clock and answer the time. They will go forward the number of steps the wolf says. They will win when they rip off the wolf’s name tag. When the lambs are close, the wolf says “Meal time!”, turns around, and runs. The wolf has to oust the lambs before they get out of the water. 

The team of three needs to choose one member to play this game and that person cannot play the next game. Jong Kook decides to be the wolf in this game. He eliminates Suk Jin’s name tag during the first round. In the second round, Jae Suk and Gary are close to reaching Jong Kook’s name tag. Jong Kook eliminates Jae Suk’s name tag and Gary is on land before he rips off his name tag.

In the third round, Jong Kook calls out 8 o’clock and can sense that the members are close, so he calls out “meal time”. Jong Kook chases after them, and then Haha turns around. Haha is unable to escape Jong Kook’s grasp and gets ousted. Jong Kook has to win four rounds for his team to win this mission. In the fourth round, Jong Kook runs after Yong Hwa, but he is unable to rip off his name tag. He is so close. Yong Hwa is able to outrun Jong Kook with his speed. The lambs win the game for the first time. Continue reading →

Running Man Episode 241 Recap

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anitaya: This week’s theme is that the Running Man members are burying a time capsule with new students who are as pretty as flowers. The guests are Park Ye Jin, Yoon Jin Seo, and Shin Se Kyung. The partners are:

  • Jin Seo & Jong Kook
  • Shin Se Kyung & Gary
  • Ye Jin & Kwang Soo
  • Ji Hyo & Haha
  • Jae Suk & Suk Jin

They see ten white friendship stones. Everyone makes a wish and puts a stone in a box and bury the time capsule. Time passes by and it’s 20 years later. They have a reunion and dig up the time capsule. One stone is missing from the time capsule. 

This week’s race is ‘The Secret Alumni’ and ‘The Culprit is Among Us’ race. The missing stone from the time capsule is a meteorite and is worth a fortune. The culprit who knew where it was buried is among them. The members need to find the culprit. They will win if they reveal who the culprit is before the race is over.

The winner will be awarded with money according to the meteorite’s value. They can spot someone as the culprit at the end of each mission. The first and second place team will spot them. If one of the two suspects is the culprit, they will win the race. Continue reading →

Running Man Episode 240 Recap

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anitaya: The guests for this week’s episode of Running Man are 2PM’s Junho, Kim Woo Bin, and Kang Ha Neul. Everyone is wearing clothes that they wore when they were 20 years old. The winner has been nominated and is Suk Jin. If Suk Jin scores 100 and becomes the winner, everyone will win. Nine members will need to have a strategy to help Suk Jin win the race. Suk Jin needs to have 100 points at the end to win.

The first game is ‘oh shiny 20’s quiz’. They will be in two teams, one with Suk Jin and one without. Ten water bombs are installed in the pool. Each member will solve the quiz. If all of the team members get it right, each member will score 30 points. They get to decide their own teams. Team Suk Jin will solve short-answer questions. Team Not Suk Jin will solve Dichotomous questions and choose between the two. When the answer is wrong, the whole team will be water bombed. 

Team Suk Jin needs to win while Team Not Suk Jin needs to lose. Team Suk Jin answers three questions correctly and then gets the fourth question wrong. They are water bombed. Team Not Suk Jin answers two questions correctly and then gets the third question wrong. It’s Team Suk Jin’s turn again and they get the question wrong right away. Team Not Suk Jin answers one question and gets the second answer wrong. Team Suk Jin answers five questions correctly and wins the first round. Each member of the team scores 30 points each. Continue reading →

Running Man Episode 239 Recap

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anitaya: The guests for this week’s episode of Running Man are Kim Dong Hyun and Sung Shi Kyung. Everyone is a member of the Dark Night, the best night errand boys. Gary and Ji Hyo’s mission is to acquire the secret key in a treasure chest at the bottom of the aquarium. Jong Kook’s mission is to find the ‘R lock’ among the locks of love and acquire the secret key. Kwang Soo and Suk Jin’s mission is to acquire the secret keys in a gondola. They can’t get off the gondola in the middle. Haha and Dong Hyun’s mission is to open a lucky bag on the rock climbing wall and acquire the secret key. Jae Suk and Shi Kyung’s mission is to acquire the secret key from the people who are in animal costumes. 

After acquiring the secret keys, everyone attends a regular meeting. It’s the ‘Hunter of the Key’ race. When they succeed the final mission, they will get a huge dividend and live in luxury. The secret keys are critical to complete the mission. Before the final mission begins, they will receive another chance at getting an additional key. 

The next mission is a race for the key. There is a track shaped like a key. Three runners will start. They will pick a person from each zone and go to that person. They will throw the person down and pop the balloon underneath. They run to the finish line and the first one to finish is the winner. There will be three rounds, so three winners will go to the finals. It is an individual battle. Dong Hyun wins the first round, Ji Hyo wins the second round, and Gary wins the third round. Ji Hyo wins the race for the key and gets an additional key.
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Running Man Episode 238 Recap

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anitaya: The guests for this week’s episode of Running Man are Kim Seo Hyung and Ye Ji Won. The theme for this race is ‘The Water Fairy Race’. In the bottles, there is a special water that can purify any kind of water. They need to bring this bottle and find the black muddy water at the world water forum in Daegu and then purify the black muddy water. The winner will be the first team that purifies the water.

They can only use two public transits to get to Daegu among the train, airplane, inter-city bus, city bus, and taxi. They will have to complete the missions and go to ‘D’ park in Daegu as soon as possible. They will pick which public transit they will use by selecting an envelope randomly.

Seo Hyung’s team with Haha and Jong Kook select the airplane and bus. When they arrive in Busan, they must take the bus and get to Daegu. Ji Won’s team with Jae Suk and Kwang Soo select the train and bus. They can take the train for two stations maximum. If they don’t get off at the first station, they have to get off at the second station. Ji Hyo’s team with Gary and Suk Jin select the bus and taxi.  Continue reading →

Running Man Episode 237 Recap

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anitaya: The guests for this week’s episode of Running Man are EXID’s Hani, Nam Ji Hyun, Jung So Min, Yoon So Hee, and G-friend’s Yerin. The theme is that they will play student couples in the ‘Greatest Love Race’. The couples are: 

  • Hani and Jae Suk
  • Ji Hyun and Jong Kook
  • So Min and Gary
  • So Hee and Kwang Soo
  • Yerin and Suk Jin
  • Ji Hyo and Haha

Each team will receive a token of love. The winner will be the couple who puts the token in the best spot. They will get a chance to switch the token when they win the missions and also receive a hint. They get to choose their token.

The first game is ‘Knight on a Horse’. The couples race on the acupuncture mat in their bare feet. On the first stage, the guy runs while carrying the girl. Then they throw the girl over the hurdle. For the second stage, the guy carries the girl on his back and runs to the pull-up bar. Then the girl eats the biscuit hanging from it. At the last stage, the guy puts the girl down on the mat and throws a ball up. They both turn around, hug, and catch the ball. There are only four balls and it’s a foul if they use their hand.  Continue reading →

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