'Run BTS': 5 funniest episodes to watch before Season 4 premieres

From fighting zombies to betraying each other, BTS members play fun games on their long-running variety show, 'Run BTS!'


                            'Run BTS': 5 funniest episodes to watch before Season 4 premieres
BTS members captured from some of the 'Run BTS!' episodes that have been released over the years (V Live/Run BTS)
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BTS has made a name for itself when it comes to their music and philanthropy, but only ARMYs know that BTS members can also moonlight as comedians all thanks to their years of experience in clowning one another on variety show ‘Run BTS!’ aka ‘Dallyeora! BTS’.

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In K-pop, various groups launch their own variety shows (reality and game shows) that see members of the group in their raw, unedited avatars as they play games or visit certain places.

BTS started their indoor game show in the comfort of their dance practice room, but as the years passed following their debut in 2015, they launched their outdoor variety show, ‘Run BTS!’. The first episode of ‘Run BTS!’ was released on August 1, 2015, and has racked up a total of 155 episodes and six specials so far. With all seven members of BTS in the same room, the show has the members of the group competing with each other in teams (duos or individuals).

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Members of BTS speculating the culprit in the new Run BTS episode. (@BTS/Weverse)
Members of BTS speculating the culprit in one of the 'Run BTS!' episodes. (@BTS/Weverse)

Some of the funniest ‘Run BTS!’ episodes so far

The prizes for these games are modest including food coupons, rice cookers that BTS members can obviously afford. Despite that, fans love to see the betrayals that go down on the show where each member of BTS is up against the other, promising a hilarious roller coaster ride for fans. Here are our five picks for the funniest ‘Run BTS!’ episodes to watch before the premiere of Season 4 on August 16.

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5. Hangul Day Special 1, 2, and 3 (Episodes 86, 87, and 88)

In these series of episodes, members of BTS take on quizzes on Korean traditional words and phrases to celebrate Hangul Day. The catch here is they cannot speak in English whatsoever. Seems easy for a Korean boy band right? Not really, as members end up using a lot more English words on Hangul (Korean) Day than one would imagine. The second leg of the show sees the members play a game of ‘Hide and Seek’ while being chased by a tagger.

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Each BTS member is assigned a tagger - a different BTS member. The members make words using Hangul letters and win stickers. The goal of the tagger (members) is to stick these stickers on the backs of the member assigned to them. The person who is able to stick the most number of stickers wins. This episode will be infamous for ending the friendship between Jimin and V (Kim Taehyung) as it saw the worst betrayals in the history of ‘Run BTS’

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4. BTS School 1, 2, and 3 (Episodes 63, 64, and 65)

Ever wondered what BTS was like in school? These episodes of ‘Run BTS!’ show the members playing different games with the theme of a school. The seven members are divided into teams of three with the final member hosting the game. As the episodes progress, BTS members attend a PE class as well as have a debate during Korean class. During the debate, the team with the most points wins while the losing team suffers a penalty aka having water sprayed on their faces at random moments. The members also attend a music class whereas the episode sees Jungkook as the bad-boy class monitor. Jimin is the typical cutie when he offers his lunchbox to the members with a promise of “bringing more food tomorrow.”

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3. BTS Village in Joseon Dynasty 1, 2, and 3 (Episodes 145, 146, and 147)

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BTS first went back in time with the ‘Reply BTS Village’ in episodes 120 and 121. Continuing on the story at the end of episode 121, BTS is thrown back in time where they must find the missing part of the ARMY bomb headstone to return home. However, just like a period drama, there is a twist where one of the members is actually the culprit and the goal of the other members is to find that culprit.

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2. BTS X Manito 1 (Episode 33)

Just like every other BTS episode, the show has a secret element to it, where ahead of the game, members of BTS randomly choose a “Manito” (similar to Secret Santa) and a mission is assigned to that member. If one member succeeds in the mission, he will get the gift of his Manito. BTS begin by playing a game where they have to jump inside the photo zone whilst expressing the keyword given. This gave ARMYs the best BTS meme face because there is nothing better than freeze-frames of the members as they “jump” into the screen. Fans watching the episode for the first time need to pay close attention to the thumbnail of the episode.

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1. BTS vs Zombies (Episode 24)

BTS’ leader RM (Kim Namjoon) himself declared that Jin and J-Hope are two of the most cowardly members of the group. Other than those two, this ‘Run BTS’ episode proved how Suga really is one of the funniest members of BTS when he gets scared. And what is better than having Jin, Suga, and J-Hope alongside the other BTS members be threatened by scary zombies who can absolutely never kill them? In this episode, BTS members are taken on a trip to Zombieland where they are divided into two teams. Here BTS plays three games namely, zombie safari, secret mission, and freeze tag to fight off zombies and get free passes to this amusement park. Keep an eye out for Suga losing his mind as he practically fights off the zombies, ready to throw punches along the way.

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