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Running Man - Episode 1

Location: T Shopping Mall, Seoul, South Korea

Guests: Lee Hyori and Hwang Jung Eum

Teams:

Expensive Team- Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Eum, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, and Lee Gwang Soo

Cheap Team- Haha, Ji Suk Jin, Lee Hyori, and Gary

First Mission: Find the first number in the code after receiving the hint. At the end of the night which ever team enters the code correctly first can escape the mall while the other team will be punished. While looking for the codes, name tags from the opposing team may be ripped off.

  • Gary is this first person to rip off a name tag to get another person out in the history of Running Man when he eliminates Lee Gwang Soo (however, Lee Hyori is actually the first person in the history of Running Man to rip off a name tag on screen. At the beginning of the episode, she rips off Yoo Jae Suk’s name tag to demonstrate how it is done). 
  • Lee Hyori finds the first code. 

Second Mission: Clothes hanger relay race. 

  • Expensive team wins the first match.
  • Hwang Jung Eum defeats Lee Hyori in a one on one battle to win the overall mission for the Expensive team.
  • The cheap team must finish drinking a bowl of punch before they can move onto the next mission.

Third Mission: Find the next number in the code after receiving the hint.

  • Lee Gwang Soo obtains the number for the Expensive team.

Fourth Mission: Play mouth rock, paper, scissors to determine which team will go first in the fifth mission.

  • Yoo Jae Suk defeats Ji Suk Jin.
  • Gary defeats Song Joong Ki.
  • Lee Hyori defeats Hwang Jung Eum to win for the Cheap team.

Fifth Mission: Defeat the citizen army in a chicken fight match. The team that eliminates the last member of the citizen army wins.

  • Kim Jong Kook wins for the Expensive team.

Sixth Mission: Find the next number in the code after receiving the hint.

  • While they are not given a nickname, Haha and Gary team up for the first time in order to rip off the name tags of the opposing team.
  • Gary eliminates Lee Gwang Soo after ripping off his name tag.
  • Kim Jong Kook and Gary also are eliminated from the game after having their name tags ripped, however it is not shown who ripped off their name tags.
  • Lee Hyori finds the next number.

Seventh Mission: Find the next number in the code after receiving the hint.

  • Kim Jong Kook finds the fourth code, however this mission is not shown.

Eighth Mission: Photo zone game. Which ever team has the most faces of their team members visible in the picture wins.

  • Cheap team wins the first round.
  • Round two is a draw.
  • Although he is not referred to as “Peaceful Gary”, Gary is given the name “Mr. Calm”.
  • Expensive team wins the third round.
  • Expensive team wins the fourth round and receives the next number in the code.

The Expensive team enters the code correctly before the Cheap team and they are allowed to leave the mall. The Cheap team is punished, and Ji Suk Jin suggests a game of rock, paper, scissors so two members of the cheap team can leave and the two losing members will be punished. Haha and Ji Suk Jin lose at rock, paper, scissors and must dress as women and help out in the mall. Haha works in the elevator while Ji Suk Jin works at the information booth. 

Winners: Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Eum, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, and Lee Gwang Soo

*Song Ji Hyo does not appear in this episode

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