I started doing this post about a week ago, but suddenly I got caught up with work and school activities. I did not know I would be this busy.
Anyway… I wanted to share some of my favorites skit from Gag Concert — it’s Superstar KBS. If you have not watched Gag Concert before, it’s a weekly show on Sundays on KBS where comedians (gagmen as the Korean call them) make skits. Over the years the skits have changed. You might have remembered this show for Wang Biho — the guy wearing shorts with a top that has a red heart who was fond of criticizing Kpop idols! (i miss that skit!)
But today, I won’t be writing about Wang Biho. On to Superstar KBS. This was made to be a spoof on Superstar K. This skit features the comedians with celebrity guests at times performing a revamped version of a popular Kpop song. It was so funny that I would always laugh my heart out. The skit usually ran for about 8-10 minutes, but I won’t be posting a whole episode, instead I will be posting my favorite acts.
Nobody – Army Version
I love this! Haha.. I was literally laughing a loud! I know Nobody by the Wonder Girls is a very popular song, and it was so fun to be used like this. The funniest part was when they brought out the chocopie! Oh Korea!! Haha.. for the unfamiliar, when someone goes into the army especially when they are on active duty, they don’t really get to eat much sweets and chocopie is seen as a luxury. I had several students telling me that they cried when they ate chocopie.. in the toilet! And these are men we are talking about!!! Though they said rules have become a bit lenient now.. chocopie is still considered like a symbol of happiness for enlisted officers (though now I think it’s those girl groups performing on camp! lol)
Blood Type Singers – Sorry Sorry, Run To You and Majimak Insa
I have lots of favorites from this parody! hahaha.. It actually depicts blood type and their personalities. In most East Asian countries, blood type is a way to say someone’s personality. Type A is the passive one, who always thinks before they act. Type B is usually the one who follows and goes with the flow, Type O is the leader and the assertive one while Type AB is the spontaneous, weird sometimes crazy type. It’s fully depicted in the songs they sing! Haha.. it’s soo funny though!
Foreigner – Bad Girl Good Girl
Hahaha.. It’s a Chinese, a Japanese and an English/American singing a song in Korean! I know it’s not nice to laugh, but I can relate to this because of the accents of my students in the past. But this time they are singing Korean. I am so amused by the man who plays the English speaker. If you have seen other skits on gag concert you will know that he is Mr. Fernando from Good Morning Hangul. I am amazed because his accent is really good!!
Ppong Brothers – Manmanhani, Sarangbi
My all time favorite! And this is also the part of Superstar KBS where most Kpop artist appear one. A lot of my favorites have been removed by yt! Unfortunately.. but I found some that I did like. In this skit, they turn a pop song into a trot song! Haha.. trot is like a type of Korean music with a certain beat and a particular tone of voice when singing. Think Shabang Shabang. It’s fun to listen to Kpop revamped into a trot song. And it’s even more fun to see your favorite Kpop singer do it! haha
These are just some of the skits I really enjoy. Though to some, these may not be as funny, but for someone who like Kpop and has been watching gag concerts for like a long time now I love Korean humor!
Watch this before it disappears!!!
**credits: Yari U-Kiss, filmrhyme, Lợi Lanh Lợi @yt