The concept of Running Man has always been mostly about winning. It began with a sort of Amazing Race vibe; finish all the given missions and win the final race. But as I've mentioned before, Running Man isn't so much about winning. It's about the relationships that are built between the members, how the betray each other, laugh at each other and bond just like a family. So at the gist of it, the members are essentially not all about winning, but more of the camaraderie between each of them.
As such, Running Man team victories are my favorite kind to watch. Whenever the entire Running Man team is pitted against another side, I just enjoy watching them stop their backstabbing and betrayal and just team up for the victory.
So here are the 6 best Running Man team victories, in no particular order. I didn't include any of the One Chance Missions in this list because I've written about that before in this post here.
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#6 Ep 190: Running Man vs Angel Eyes
When the cast of Angel Eyes paid the Running Man team a visit, it was another chance for the Running Man team to show their teamwork abilities. After losing the first mission because of communication problems and the second because they aren't all that hot on quizzes, Running Man finally kept up the momentum to knock Team Angel Eyes out, literally.
The final mission was the fireman relay, which Team Running Man won with a comfortable margin because of their excellent team work.
#5 Ep 95: Find the Strikers
When it comes to team missions, Running Man members don't always see eye to eye on certain matters. But when the going gets tough, they usually are able to work together for the bulk of the episode to solve missions.
Just like in episode 95 when they had to go up against idol groups SISTAR and MBLAQ, easily defeating them. In the case of MBLAQ (and poor Lee Joon especially), where they were all outed by being water-gunned down.
It's refreshing to see the members click so well.
#4 Ep 129: Running Man Idol Winter Olympics
Revenge was on the line. In the previous Running Man Summer Olympics, they were thoroughly beaten by the youthful Idol Team. And revenge it was, with the Running Man team working so efficiently as a team to annihilate the Idol Team.
The "ice" hockey game, especially, saw the rise of the Commander's takedown move and Running Man's secret weapon "AZ887" (poor Kwang-hee).
Overall, a Running Man team working hard together will never fail.
#3 Ep 171: Ryu Hyun-jin's Missions
Running Man and the giant crane game. Running Man and the Meat Tower. Running Man vs EXO. The Running Man members were all pushed to the limits in Ryu Hyun-jin's missions for them. From the epic relay with the giant crane, to the balancing of the meat tower (and the subsequent Meat Riots)
and the final mission against the hottest Korean idol group EXO, it was a non-stop, packed episode which really tested the members and their teamwork.
#2 Ep 126: Fool Choi Ji-Woo
One of the things which make Running Man so enjoyable to watch is when they go all out to trick one another for the victory. But when the whole Running Man team comes together to trick the guest, you know you've got a bargain. When the Queen of Melodramas Choi Ji-woo makes her appearance, and is told that she has to best the Running Man members in a 1:7 duel.
Little did she know that the tables were to be turned, and her "victory" ended up going to the Running Man members, who kept their composure throughout. That or they're just very good at trickery.
#1 Ep: 178: Running Man vs Producers
Okay. Let me just say that the final victory wasn't the Running Man members but the PDs. But, they didn't get splashed at the end, so that's sorta kinda like a victory. And the way they completed all the missions; from removing pieces of the Giant Jenga, and to relay gymnastics and crossing the freaking Han river on paper boats made by their own hands.
It was insane the kind of teamwork they put into the episode and to finish up all the missions. That's really what Running Man is all about. It's not about winning, it's about how they go about supporting each other.
Which Running Man team victories did you enjoy the most? Leave a comment below!
Running Mondays News
1. I know I've said this for the past 3 weeks, but there will be a surprise in next week's Running Mondays 2nd Anniversary post. So look out for it next week!
2. Running Man will be in Malaysia for their fanmeeting this 1st Nov 2014!
Get your tickets now to watch Ji Suk-jin, HaHa, Kim Jong-kook, Song Ji-hyo and Lee Kwang-soo dole out their slapstick brand of humor on stage. More information is available here or on ONE TV ASIA's page. You can also buy your tickets at TicketCharge.
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