This week’s Running Man episode was filled with absolute hilarity, as the cast members showed off their wit, comedic antics, and incredible chemistry once again. In the midst of all the amazing moments, however, came one particular moment that has been making headlines left and right.
During a game of “Can you hear me?”, it was Kim Jong Kook‘s turn to fool his cast members. While wearing a pair of noise cancelling headphones, the Running Man member controlled a device that allowed him to either listen to music or to pause the music to tune into his cast members’ conversation. This meant that the rest of the cast members were given a golden opportunity to talk about Kim Jong Kook-related topics “behind his back” that could otherwise tick off sparta.
As soon as Kim Jong Kook put on the headphones, Ji Suk Jin suggested that the rest of the members use a nickname to talk about Sparta‘s (Kim Jong Kook’s nickname) past X-Man flame, Yoon Eun Hye.
It’s obvious by our mouthing shape if we say ‘Eun Hye’ so let’s call her apple or something.
— Ji Suk Jin
Piggybacking off of Ji Suk Jin’s introduction, Yoo Jae Suk revealed he had something to share with the Running Man members. The host of the program confessed that he actually received a text message from Yoon Eun Hye recently, which led to complete shock.
I won’t talk too much about it, but I got a text from Eun Hye.
— Yoo Jae Suk
While Kim Jong Kook was trying to fool his cast members into thinking he wasn’t listening, the mention of his past X-Man love line hardened his facial expression!
Following his confession, the rest of the Running Man members couldn’t help but try to guess the content of Yoon Eun Hye’s text message to Yoo Jae Suk. It was here that Yoo Jae Suk revealed he ended up having a phone call with the actress.
Ji Suk Jin: “Is this what she said, ‘please stop talking about me.'”
Haha: “Or, ‘I will come out [on the show].'”
Yoo Jae Suk: “No, but I did think that too. So I contemplated if I should call or her not, but I was worried I would be scolded. But Eun Hye wasn’t like that at all. We had a phone call.”
Due to the riveting conversation topic, the cast members briefly forgot that they were playing a game. When Haha realized that Kim Jong Kook could hear, the rest of the members began to test him, but it was Song Ji Hyo‘s question that garnered the best reaction out of the singer.
Song Ji Hyo: “Do you like me or Yoon Eun Hye?”
Kim Jong Kook: [Laughs in response to Song Ji Hyo’s question]
Yang Se Chan: “I told you! He can hear!”
First of all, we are thoroughly obsessed with this hilarious game. Secondly, what does Yoo Jae Suk mean he shared a phone call with Yoon Eun Hye?! We have so, so many questions, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait.
In the meantime, check out the entire segment of Running Man hysterical game down below!