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Happy Sunday
해피선데이
Genre Reality television
Format 2 segments
Written by Shin Yeo Jin
An Ju Hyun
Lee Woo Jung
Kim Hyo Jin
Choi Jae Young
Jo Mi Hyun
Kim So Young
Lee Sun Hye
Kim Dae Ju
Creative director(s) KBS Art Vision
Digital Arts Center for Visual Arts
Starring 1 Night 2 Days:
Kang Ho Dong
Eun Ji Won
Lee Su Geun
Kim C
Lee Seung Gi
MC Mong
Kim Jong Min
Sang Geun (dog)
Qualifying Men:
Lee Kyung Kyu
Kim Geuk Jin
Kim Tae Won
Lee Yoon Seok
Kim Sung Min
Lee Jung Jin
Yoon Hyung Bin
Mentor teacher
Narrated by Kim Shi Hyang
Country of origin  South Korea
Language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 265 (as of December 20, 2009)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Myung Han
Lee Min Ho
Cho Seung Wook
Shin Won Ho
Na Young Seok
Cho Sung Sook
Shin Hyo Jung
Choi Seung Hee
Kim Yang Hwi
Ryu Ho Jin
Producer(s) Kim Young Shik
Editor(s) Kim Hyo Chan
Cinematography Kang Chan Hee
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes (155 minutes)
Production company(s) Koen Media Corporation
Vision Productions
Broadcast
Original channel KBS2
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Stereo
Original airing November 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)
Status Currently airing
Chronology
Preceded by 101% Sunday (일요일은 101%)
Related shows 다녀오겠습니다 (KBS JOY)
External links
Official website

Happy Sunday (Korean: 해피 선데이) is a Korean reality-variety show shown on the KBS2 network, which competes directly against MBC's Sunday Sunday Night and SBS's Good Sunday line-up. Although it has been broadcast since 2003, its line-up of shows has frequently changed, with a complete revamp occurring in Spring of 2007. At that time, three new shows were introduced – Are You Ready, High-Five, and Immortal Music Classics. Due to its poor reception, Are You Ready quickly evolved into 1 Night 2 Days, with most of its cast intact. In late November of 2008, Happy Sunday had a revamp of its shows keeping 1 Night 2 Days as the second segment and bringing back Immortal Music Classics which was previously liked by viewers. However in late March, Immortal Music Classics ended once again and was replaced with Qualifying Men. Thus far, Happy Sunday is an all-male cast, with a total of 14 members.

1 Night 2 Days and Qualifying Men has maintained good viewership ratings managing to place second for the most viewed Sunday night programs for 16 weeks with more than 30% viewership ratings.[1] Even the re-run for 1 Night 2 Days which airs on the same night has viewership ratings within the Top 20 Sunday night programs.

Out of the three Sunday night shows, KBS's Happy Sunday, MBC's Sunday Sunday Night and SBS's Good Sunday, only KBS has kept its program as a "whole program". Both MBC and SBS has divided their Sunday night show into two parts, the first segment as one program and the second as another. Both MBC and SBS have done this to record better TV ratings, which is important in South Korea media to prove the show's popularity. The key variety programs which garner Sunday night ratings and are usually compared to one another are Happy Sunday's 1 Night 2 Days, Sunday Sunday Night's We Got Married, and Good Sunday's Family Outing.

Contents

History

During the 1990s KBS2's Sunday program was called Super Sunday (슈퍼선데이). But in February 1998, the name was changed to Joyful Super Sunday TV (슈퍼 TV 일요일은 즐거워). In November 2003, the name was changed again to 101% Sunday (일요일은 101%). On September 13, 2004, voice (dubbing) artist and 2003 KBS Entertainment Awards Grand Award (Daesang) winner, Jang Jeong Jin (장정진), was recording for The Lord of the Alley (골목의 제왕) segment where he had to eat rice cakes during a game and was later hospitalized[2]. Because of this incident, Jang died a month later (October 11, 2004) due to necrosis ("brain death") and loss of oxygenation to the brain[3]. The segment was abolished and since November 2004, the program has been renamed Happy Sunday.

Narration (dubbing)

  • Lee Won Joon (November 7, 2004 - March 23, 2008)
  • Byun Young Hee (April 22, 2007 - September 9, 2008)
  • Lee Chul Yong (September 14, 2008 - November 16, 2008)
  • Kim Shi Hyang (November 23, 2008 - Present)

Broadcasting times

  • 2004-2006: 5:55 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
  • 2006-2007: 5:45 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
  • 2007-2008: 5:30 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
  • 2008-2009: 5:25 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.
  • 2009-present: 5:20 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.

Current Segments

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1 Night 2 Days (1박2일)

In this segment, hosted by Kang Ho Dong, the members go on an overnight trip to various places of interest in Korea. The aim of the segment is to recommend holiday destinations to its viewers. Often the members are accompanied by a dog nicknamed "Sang Geun". His real name is Herbie but was nicknamed "Sang Geun" by Ji Sang Ryul. Sang Geun is a Great Pyrenees whose popularity grew hugely in the first half of 2008 partly due to the show. Throughout the show, there are several mini-games played to see who will eat dinner (as opposed to a simple snack), who will do the chores or work that needs to be done, and who will sleep comfortably. The segment's cast includes entertainer Eun Ji Won and comedian Lee Su Geun; recent additions include singers Kim C and Lee Seung Gi and rapper MC Mong. Kim Jong Min had to leave the show because he started his mandatory military service in November of 2007, while No Hong Chul left the show due to exhaustion. No Hong Chul now appears on SBS's Good Sunday line-up in the segment Change. On December 18, 2009, Kim Jong Min completed his military service and on the same day joined the cast for the filming.

Qualifying Men (남자의 자격)

  • Originally aired: March 29, 2009 - Present
  • MCs: Lee Kyung Kyu, Kim Gook Jin, Kim Tae Won, Lee Yoon Seok, Kim Sung Min, Lee Jung Jin, Yoon Hyung Bin, mentor teacher

Qualifying Men replaced the second season of Immortal Music Classics in late March of 2009. It is a show where a group of mostly middle-aged male celebrities try to complete missions (deemed to be of a quality required of a "qualifying man") given by the Producer or sometimes thought of by the members.

The show is widely popular and has been steadily increasing in ratings. The cast includes the main MC Lee Kyung Kyu, who has made his comeback into the Korean TV industry with this show; Kim Gook Jin, a famous comedian who recently came back from attempting to become a professional golfer; Kim Tae Won, leader of the legendary rock-ballad band Boohwal; Lee Yoon Seok, a comedian known for his doctor's degree and conversely his ridiculously weak strength (Though, since commencing this show, Kim Tae Won virtually took over his title of "Weakling of the nation"); Kim Sung Min, an actor who is disliked by the rest of the cast for being so energetic and always saying "Oh I always wanted to try that" whenever a new mission is revealed; Lee Jung Jin, an actor who is deemed to be the best looking out of the group and subsequently the face of the show, and often called by the nickname "Visual Blob"; and Yoon Hyung Bin, a famous comedian from the show Gag Concert who frequently compares himself to Lee Jung Jin, although often without much avail.

The cast has been through a variety of physically and emotionally taxing missions, usually spanning over 24 hours, performing the likes of serving mandatory military service again, crying, becoming employees of random companies, not smoking for a day, wake-boarding, and forming an amateur band.

Former Segments

I'm Going To See

  • Originally aired: 2005

Zero Member

  • Originally aired: 2006
  • MC: Kim Jae Dong, Choi Min Soo

Perfect Attendance! Let's Go To School

  • Originally aired:' 2007

Cool Times, Game Song

  • Originally aired: Unknown - April 29, 2007
  • MC: Kim Jae Dong, Kang Su Jung
  • Cast: Noh Ju Hyeon, Lee Kye In, Tae Jin Ah, Park Chul, No Hong Chul, Yoon Jung Soo

Shooting kid

  • Originally aired: Unknown - Unknown
  • Coach: Jun Jin
  • Assistant coach: Kim Jong Min
  • Former/honorary coach: Kim Jong Kook
  • Honorary Shootdori: Lee Hyun Joon
  • Guest assistant coaches: Shin Jung Hwan, Tak Jae Hoon, Jo Hye Ryun, Lee Hae Young
  • Supporters: Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Hyori, So Ie Hyun
  • Soccer Team: Ji Seung Joon, Jo Min Ho, Kim Tae Hoon, Oh Ji Woo, Lee Seung Kwon, Choi Sung Woo, Kim Tae Soo, Jin Hyun Woo

A variety show where a group of kids train and practice their soccer skills to compete with other mini-leagues. Shoot-Dori is still airing, however at a different time slot and is no longer a part of Happy Sunday. This program now airs on KBS N Sports channel. It is into its fourth season with a different cast.

Choi Yong Man and Strong Friends

K-1 fighter Choi Hong Man and celebrities participate in various physical challenges and games.

Heroine 6/Heroine 5

This variety show has a school theme, where male celebrity guests come and firstly try to partner with the heroines of their choice, through dance (usually) or special performances. Should more than one male choose the same heroine, then they battle it out to win their girl. They will have to do the most bizarre things, like role plays, singing, etc. Afterward, they play two very original games – "Catch the Mouse" and "Dibidibidip".

Are You Ready

Due to low ratings, Are You Ready was replaced by 1 Night 2 Days with its original cast still in place. Are You Ready was a variety show where its cast and special guests played games. The first three episodes were games that were related to the Chinese language, while the following episodes leading to its last episodes were physical and logical games.

High-Five/Hi-Five

Hosted by Ji Suk-jin, High-Five focuses on having its five female stars try out different jobs; over the course of the show, they have become flight attendants, stuntwomen, and police officers. Because of the stars' backgrounds, comic twists and events are often added in during training. At the show's start, comedienne Jo Hye Ryun, entertainer Hyun Young, singer Chae Yeon, MC Park Kyung-lim, and actress Kim Min-sun were the High-Five stars. Due to filming commitments, Kim had to leave the show on its November 4, 2007 broadcast. She has since been replaced by news anchor Lee Jung-min. This show has been replaced by Delicious Quiz.

Delicious Quiz!/A Taste Of Life

  • Originally aired: June 1, 2008 - September 7, 2008
  • MC: Hyun Young, Jo Hye Ryun, Jung Ji Young, Kim Shin Young, Boom, Lee Moo Song, Kim Soo Hyun
  • Judges: Lee Byung Jin, Han Joon Hee

The first episode aired June 1, 2008 replacing High-Five with Hyun Young and Jo Hye Ryun still intact. Delicious Quiz is a food-based variety show where they will travel around Korea visiting famous restaurants or places related to food. The MCs must answer quizzes related to food and get a certain number of questions correct before they are able to eat the food. The show aims to introduce viewers to the variety of great foods available in Korea. This show was last aired on September 7, 2008 and has been replaced by Schoolympic.

2008 Schoolympic

The first episode aired September 14, 2008 replacing Delicious Quiz!/A Taste Of Life with Hyun Young still intact. Olympic stars compete in simple yet nostalgic games and activities on a set created to look like a classroom with celebrities as their competitors. The games will require the "athletes" to use simple school necessities like chairs, desks, mops and even buckets. Aiming to bring a more interesting and fun school environment, the show will combine elements of sport and school activities with the help of sports stars and celebrities. This show was short lived and there will be no replacement as the 2 segments - Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single and 1 Night 2 Days will both get extended time.

Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single

  • Originally aired: September 21, 2008 - November 23, 2008
  • MCs: Tak Jae Hoon, Shin Jung Hwan

The first episode will be aired September 21, 2008 and replacing Unforgettable Songs/Immortal Music. It will be co-hosted by former Country Kko Kko partners Shin Jung Hwan and Tak Jae Hoon. Celebrities invite someone they have been interested in and get to know them during a trip somewhere. Audiences will get to see the true, sensitive side of celebrities as they open their hearts on air. Only 2 trips have been aired over a span of 10 episodes. This segment was cancelled due to high production costs and low ratings. The show will be replaced with a new season of Immortal Music Classics which was previously cancelled.[4]

Immortal Music Classics (불후의 명곡)

  • Season 1 originally aired: May 6, 2008 - September 14, 2008
  • Season 2 originally aired: November 30, 2008 - March 22, 2009
  • MCs: Tak Jae Hoon, Shin Jung Hwan, Kim Sung Eun

Season 1

A segment of Happy Sunday, titled 불후의 명곡 in Korean (Bulhooae Myeonggok), is co-hosted by former Country Kko Kko partners Shin Jung Hwan and Tak Jae Hoon. Although the show initially had various co-hosts, Kim Sung Eun became the final permanent host alongside Shin and Tak. The special guest for the week is their "vocal coach", usually a famous Korean singer, although sometimes producers and composers have appeared as the special guest in past episodes. During the course of the show, the special guest's top singles (as voted by Netizens) are revealed and the "students" must sing Karaoke-style. At the end of the show, the best singer/student is chosen by the special guest and receives a special prize. This segment started from Kim Won Joon's episode where he brought in presents on his own accord. The show has typically showcased older singers from the past who may or may not be still active in the entertainment industry, including Lee Seung Chul and Kim Heung Gook. However they have also had episodes featuring more recent artists, including S.E.S., in recognition of their 10th anniversary since debut, as well as Sung Si Kyung just before he left for military service in July 2008. This show aired its final episode on September 14, 2008 and is being replaced by Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single with Shin Jung Hwan and Tak Jae Hoon as the hosts.

Season 2

Happy Sunday brought back Immortal Music Classics with the same hosts, Shin Jung Hwan, Tak Jae Hoon and Kim Sung Eun. Its first returning episode began airing November 30, 2008, replacing Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single. Kicking off the second season, Patti Kim (패티김) will be the special guest.[5] Patti Kim was the first Korean artist to be invited and perform on Japan's NHK TV as well as Johnny Carson Show in Las Vegas, United States.[6] In season 1, Patti Kim was one of the guests that they wanted to invite on the show but was unable to. This segment was canceled in late March of 2009 and has since then been replaced with Qualifying Men.

Awards & achievements

Year Awards
2005
  • 4th KBS Entertainment Awards[7]
    • Best Entertainer Award - Kim Jong Kook (Nal Ah Ra Shoot-Dori)
    • Best Variety Show Award - Happy Sunday
2006
  • 5th KBS Entertainment Awards[8]
    • Best Entertainer Award - Kim Jong Min (Heroine 6)
    • The Very Best Variety Show Female MC Award - Hyun Young (Heroine 6)
2007
  • 6th KBS Entertainment Awards (December 22)[9]
    • Best Entertainer Award - Lee Su Geun (1 Night 2 Days, Gag Concert "We Need Conversations')
    • Best Variety Show Award - Happy Sunday: Immortal Music Classics
    • The Very Best Variety Show Award - Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days
    • Best Variety Show Male MC Award - Ji Suk Jin (High-Five)
    • The Very Best Variety Show Female MC Award - Hyun Young (High-Five)
    • Grand Award (Daesang) - Tak Jae Hoon (Unforgettable Songs/Immortal Music Classics)
2008
  • 20th Korean Producers' Award of Korea (February 28)[10]
    • Best Show Host - Kang Ho Dong (1 Night 2 Days)
  • 44th Paeksang Arts Awards (April 24)[11][12]
    • Daesang (TV Category) - Kang Ho Dong (1 Night 2 Days)
  • 15th Korea Entertainment Art Awards (November 12)[13][14]
    • Best Comedian Award - Lee Su Geun
    • Best Program Award - 1 Night 2 Days
  • 7th KBS Entertainment Awards (December 27)[15][16]
    • Best Screenwriter - Lee Woo Jung (1 Night 2 Days)
    • Best Popular Award - Lee Seung Gi (1 Night 2 Days)
  • Audience & Producer's Best Program Award - Happy Sunday
    • Grand Award (Daesang) - Kang Ho Dong (1 Night 2 Days)
2009
  • 21st Korean Producers' Award of Korea (March 6)[17][18]
    • Best Entertainment Show Award - 1 Night 2 Days
  • 8th KBS Entertainment Awards (December 26)[19][20]
    • Best Entertainer Award - Kim Sung Min & Kim Tae Won (Qualifying Men)
    • Best Male MC Award - Lee Su Geun (1 Night 2 Days & Sang Sang Plus Season 2)
  • Audience & Producer's Best Program Award - Happy Sunday
    • Grand Award (Daesang) - Kang Ho Dong (1 Night 2 Days)

See also

References

  1. ^ (Korean) '1박2일' 혹한기 특집 효과 톡톡! 코너 시청률 37.9% 폭발 Newsen. December 21, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009.
  2. ^ (Korean) KBS 녹화중 떡먹다 '의식불명' 사고 Star News. September 14, 2004. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  3. ^ (Korean) 성우 장정진씨, 끝내 별세...투병 한달만에 사망 Chosun. October 12, 2004. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  4. ^ (Korean) '꼬꼬관광' 4~5% 시청률 어떡해! 폐지 결정. Newsen. November 12, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  5. ^ (Korean) KBS '불후의 명곡', '꼬꼬관광' 이어 연말 깜짝 부활 My Daily. November 19, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  6. ^ (English) Patti Kim Marks 50th Anniversary of Singing Career Chosun. March 25, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  7. ^ (Korean) ★★2005연예대상★★ KBS. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  8. ^ (Korean) ★★2006연예대상★★ KBS. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  9. ^ (Korean) ★★2007연예대상★★ KBS. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  10. ^ (English) TV Producers Pick the Year’s Favorites KBS World. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  11. ^ (Korean) 제44회 백상예술대상, 추격자ㆍ강호동 대상 수상 HanKyung. April 24, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  12. ^ (English) The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Sparkles with Stars KBS World. April 24, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2008.
  13. ^ (Korean) '1박2일' "앞으로도 독한 프로그램으로 웃음드릴 것" StarNews. November 12, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008.
  14. ^ (Korean) 이수근 "희극인상 수상과 아들 100일, 겹경사 맞았다" HanKyung. November 11, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008.
  15. ^ (Korean) ★★2008연예대상★★ KBS. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  16. ^ (Korean) 강호동, 눈물의 대상 수상..."재석아, 내가 받아도 되나" Sports Chosun. December 28, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2008.
  17. ^ (Korean) 나영석 PD, 시청자들에게 재미와 감동을! MK. March 6, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  18. ^ (Korean) '1박2일' PD대상 작품상 수상 "웃음과 위안 드릴 수 있는 프로그램 만들 것" Newsen. March 6, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  19. ^ (Korean) 강호동·1박2일, '2009 KBS 연예대상' 최고 수혜자 Newsis. December 27, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2008.
  20. ^ 최고의 프로그램상 받은 해피선데이 Star News. December 27, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Happy Sunday
KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Program Award
2009
Succeeded by
TBD

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