Ok, so you know I have this thing with Running Man and because Moon Geun Young watches RM religiously also, we’re practically besties. I stayed up past 4 am watching an old RM episode (new for me) with Moon Geun Young as the guest.
She was sweating bullets, laughing, blushing, beating Kim Jong Kook, and doing that thing with her hands bouncing off of her face because she was so psyched to be on RM.
I like RM because we get to see a natural side of celebrities. RM is ruthless. It doesn’t matter if you are world star Rain, you will wear that kangaroo costume and pole jump in Australia. (See also rising international star who influences with just a Tweet G-Dragon).
For those who are not familiar with Running Man here is a recap of that clip above. Click it to see the gif of the scene. Kwang Soo and Haha are creating a ‘love line’ between Moon Geun Younng and Kim Jong Kook. This makes Jong Kook uncomfortable because he is always this way around women. In X-man, a wildly popular variety show in the early 2000s, Jong Kook had a love line -borderline- scandalous with Yoon Eun Hye, an actress – and this has been the bane of his existence that has continued onto this variety show. Kwang Soo and Haha re-enact a game scene that everybody knows, when Jong Kook covers up Eun Hye’s ears to say “Of course” to a response in which he agrees that he likes this other female celebrity (or something along those lines) in order to beat his opponent. Thereby, implying and reliving JK’s old love line flame with a possible new one with Moon Geun Yoon. (The “Of course” game will its own post because of its influence and popularity.) This all to make JK uncomfortable and to which he replies, “Don’t think I won’t beat you just because Moon Geun Young is here.” He is also known as the Tiger with strength and a temper to match. (It’s all scripted, I think, and in fun.)