Running Man, one of the most challenging of Korean variety shows, is also known for some fairly intense punishments, although sometimes the actual games themselves turn out to be far more grueling than the actual penalties and punishments. Any time the games are played in mud the contestants end up exhausted.
Some penalties play a recurring role and will show up with a certain regularity. One such penalty is forced air being blown at a contestants face if they answer a question incorrectly.
Whenever there’s an episode with a pool location there’s a chance of the penalty being the ‘catapult dunk’. This one looks a little bit scary as you have no control.
Another type of punishment is something hitting your head, like a metal tray, or even water or flour.
The forehead slap seems like it would really hurt.
And the walking in public or riding the subway dressed in crazy outfits is embarrassing, although I’m not sure all the Running Man members can even feel embarrassed any more.
Poor Kwangsoo even had to wear hot pants to work while he was filming a movie.
While Weekly Idol likes butt slapping as a punishment, Running Man has taken that one step forward and used the historic form of that punishment method and used a large paddle.
All the Running Man members enjoy punishing each other, as well as just making fun of each other, and they seem to take quite a bit of delight in making each other ugly by drawing on each other’s faces.
There are a lot more penalties and punishments that take place on Running Man, do you have a favorite? You can let me know in the comments section below.
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You may also enjoy Part 1, The Humor In Mud, Six Degrees of Yoo Jae Suk, and Korean Variety Show Games.
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