On episode 220 of Running Man, the members, along with a variety of guests, comedians Park Soo Hong, Jang Dong Min, and Kim Min Kyo, actor Song Jae Rim, and M.I.B’s Kangnam are left as the last 12 men and women in the world. Will they be able to complete their couple races?
1. Jihyo and Jang Dong Min’s couple moments
cue The Lion King’s “Can You Hear the Love Tonight”
Every “couple” moment Jang Dong Min had with Jihyo, he experienced a 180 degree change, where he went from his usual dirty, stingy character to…a gentleman.
2. The Running Men Women colliding on the field
After spinning on the spindle, three of the Running Man ladies toppled over as they tried to run across the field.
Well, we know we would too, if we were spinning like tops!
3. Gary’s four years curse with Jihyo
After Dong min became noticeably smitten with Jihyo and her beauty, Gary gazed on, saying ah, falling for her is a four years curse, much to everyone’s laughter
Our usual “Monday Couple” never fails to surprise us.
4. Jaerim’s bread jump…to the ground
Ah, to reach for the bread…or to fall flat on your face
These were the only two choices Jae Rim was left with as he played the game. Unfortunately, gravity decided he should be rewarded with the latter, earning him a face full of mud.
5. Jongkook’s unexpected kiss from Park Soo Hong
Celebrating his “female” partner’s dominating man-like power, Park Soo Hong gives Jongkook Jongsook a kiss on the cheek, much to the other’s shock.
6. Jae Rim’s “male honey”
As the other men called their partners “sweetie” and other cute nicknames, Jae Rim ultimately chose this one to address his partner ㅋㅋ
I guess this is Jaerim’s affectionate pet name for Kwangja~
7. What great weather for nametag ripping!
Noting the beautiful sunshine, Sukjin announced that this is “great weather for name tags to be ripped.” Hearing this, Jaesuk wittily replied, “Do you mean yours?”
What an ironic thing to say for our usual Race Starter!
8. The men’s Test of Strength:
The last 6 men on earth had to undergo 3 tests of strength, all increasing in difficulty.
The first had the men squish each other’s hands, and the first person to squeal in pain lost. Ouch. The next had the remaining members pulling on each others’ sideburns, almost to the point of ripping them off (Haven’t you heard, they are a man’s pride!) double ouch
The last three members had to endure Jongsook’s tickling, which ended up being a very painful rib massage (thanks to his muscular fingers.)
9. Gary’s (own) team kill
One shot K.O.
Admist all the confusion, Gary accidentally ripped off Kangnam’s nametag, leaving him teammate-less against Jongkook and Park Soo Hong. We guess he got too excited!
10. Dong Min’s low aim at Jongkook
Now who said he didn’t fight dirty?
Dong Min, as he fought one on one with Jongkook, realized he was fighting a losing battle and did what any desperate man would do…aimed right for his crotch. Not only did Dong Min knee him there, but he also attempted to grab it multiple times to gain the upper hand.
Non romantic, comedic Dong Min has returned!
Jae Rim’s small but cute gesture
After the women’s struggle for the prized bread, Kwangja’s partner, Jaerim, kindly gave to bread to Jihyo after seeing how hard she struggled to get it.
Park Soo Hong’s Birthday
At the end of the episode, the Running Man staff surprised Park Soo Hong with a birthday treat, as they were filming on his birthday! Jokingly, someone slyly asked if there was a golden ring inside the cake (similar to what the winning duo was presented it), and Park Soo Hong immediately delved into it. However, his expectations fell when the PD told him there was none, and for him to just eat the cake haha.
What were your favorite moments in this episode? Did we miss any? Which Running Man turned woman were you happy to see return?