Producer Im Hyung Taek of SBS’s variety show “Running Man” spoke about the “100 vs. 100 race” episodes which aired for two consecutive weeks. He commented, “I felt like I was at a wedding running into long time friends. Everyone who showed up were asked to appear on the show spontaneously, so they all had their own stories to tell. I was so grateful to them for giving us their time to show up.”
During the taping of the show, entertainer Lee Kwang Soo called up the mega star Jo In Sung. Lee Kwang Soo was flustered when Jo In Sung asked “Who’s calling?” clearly trying to pull one over Lee Kwang Soo. To such unexpected response, Lee Kwang Soo said, “I don’t know why he’s acting this way. We’re really close friends.” Jo In Sung was able to pull such a stunt on Lee Kwang Soo because they are such good friends.
Jo In Sung later sent a text message to Lee Kwang Soo joking, “I’m not an acquaintance of yours. If you thought we were close, I’m sorry about that.” Comedian Yoo Jae Suk then told Lee Kwang Soo, “Stop bothering In Sung. He’s done enough for your drama” cracking everyone around them. Lee Kwang Soo flippantly said, “I guess he can misunderstand me” and moved on
In actuality, Jo In Sung, Song Joong Ki, and Im Joo Hwan had made an impromptu appearance on June 14 broadcast of “Running Man” surprising the crew who did not expect them at all. Song Joong Ki, who is one of the original members of “Running Man” commented, “This is like my home. I’m glad to see all the members and staff in such a long time.” He also added, “Jo In Sung isn’t busy at all. Please kidnap him one of these days.”
With such spontaneous appearances like that, the “Running Man” fans are highly anticipating Jo In Sung’s guest appearance in the near future. At the mention of this fact, Producer Im said, “I’d be so grateful if Jo In Sung would make his appearance. But I can’t force it to happen. I would love to have him on the show if there is a chance. He’s the most wanted guest on my list.”
About Song Joong Ki, Producer Im added, “He still has very good relationships with the members. They look after him. He wants to come on the show. I would love to have him back on when his work on the drama is over. I wish all three of them, Jo In Sung, Song Joong Ki, and Im Joo Hwan, would appear together.”
Meanwhile, November 15 broadcast of the “Running Man” will have comedians and Cultwo as guests for the “People Who Find Laughter” episode. Due to the WBSC Premier 12 baseball game, “Running Man” will air at 4:50 p.m. KST.