“Running Man” Kim Jong Kook Loses His Mind and His Game When He Hears “Yoon Eun Hye!”
During the episode, Kim Jong Kook’s Kangwon University team advanced to the semi finals in the National Collegiate Ddakji Championship by default. Due to Kim Jong Kook’s immense energy, the team was able to score two consecutive, sweeping wins.
At this time, college students from the opposing teams launched a sudden attack on Kim Jong Kook by shouting “Yoon Eun Hye! Yoon Eun Hye!”, causing an embarrassed Kim Jong Kook to strike out. Yoo Jae Suk commented that “This strategy was quite effective,” amusing those present. SPOILER ALERT– Ultimately, Kim Jong Kook was defeated 2:1 by Ji Suk Jin.
The May 25 episode also included the selection of a “Ddakji King” from among eight competing collegiate heavyweights.