Running Man, the iconic South Korean variety show, has produced numerous unforgettable episodes, and among them are some special series that have left a lasting mark on viewers. From the thrilling missions of Yoo-mes Bond to the hilarious antics of the Running Man Olympics, these special series showcase the creativity and entertainment value that the show is renowned for.
Yoo-mes Bond: A Water Gun Saga
The “Yoo-mes Bond Series,” featuring Yoo Jaesuk as the undercover agent armed with a water gun, has become legendary. The suspenseful missions, the secret identity, and the cinematic quality of episodes 91 and 140 have elevated this series beyond a typical variety show, making it a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike.
Episodes: 38, 91, 140, 196, 231, 318–319, 336, 449
Best of the Best Match: Who Reigns Supreme?
The “Best of the Best Matches” episodes provide a battleground for the Running Man members to determine who truly stands out among them. The intense competitions and unexpected outcomes add an extra layer of excitement to these episodes, keeping runners on the edge of their seats.
Episodes: 42, 74, 130, 196, 257, 285
Running Man-Grasshopper Hunting: The Choi Min-soo Chronicles
The enigmatic ‘Running Man Hunter,’ portrayed by Choi Min-soo, adds a thrilling dynamic to the show. The ongoing rivalry between Choi Min-soo and Yoo Jaesuk creates memorable moments, and viewers are always left wondering who will be the last surviving member in this intense game of cat and mouse.
Episodes: 52–53, 69, 118
Running Man Olympics: A Battle of Wit and Skill
The “Running Man Olympics” bring together members and guests in a fierce competition, mirroring the spirit of the actual Olympics. The challenges and camaraderie displayed during these episodes make them a fan-favorite, showcasing the diverse talents of the members.
Episodes: 86, 104, 129, 184, 195
Running Man Football: Kicking Goals for Charity
Joining forces with football legend Park Jisung, the members engage in charity football matches. The training missions, the anticipation leading up to the matches, and the hilarious moments on the field make these episodes a delightful blend of sports and entertainment.
Episodes: 95–97, 153–154, 199–200, 283
Tru-Gary Show: Pranks, Lies, and Hidden Cameras
Gary’s genuine and trusting nature becomes the perfect setup for the “Tru-Gary Show.” The production staff’s decision to trick him with hidden camera episodes adds a comedic twist to the series, showcasing the playful dynamics between the cast and the behind-the-scenes creativity.
Episodes: 11, 60, 265
The charm of Running Man lies in its ability to continuously reinvent itself through special series that captivate audiences. Whether it’s the suspenseful missions or the heartwarming and intense matches of the members with the guests, each series contributes to the show’s legacy of laughter, camaraderie, and unpredictable entertainment.