Knowing Bros Recap: Episode 58
Episode 58: Rain & Hani : January 14, 2016
Kang Ho-dong is the last to arrive on set. He walks in and praises Seo Jang-hoon. Seo Jang-hoon says he saw him yesterday for their <Let’s Eat Dinner Together> filming. Jang-hoon is not in a good mood. Kang Ho-dong claims that Seo Jang-hoon has trouble controlling his anger. Seo Jang-hoon says he’s not the one with the problem.
Seo Jang-hoon complains about going to some name research center during the <Let’s Eat Dinner Together> filming. The researcher there said that <Let’s Eat Dinner Together> is a good name, but <Knowing Bros> isn’t. Seo Jang-hoon asked, “What are you talking about? <Knowing Bros> has much higher ratings.” Kang Ho-dong then replied, “Uhhhhh.” Seo Jang-hoon is upset that Kang Ho-dong seems to possibly favor the other show.
Lee Soo-geun was a guest on the show too. He says that he has good chemistry with Kang Ho-dong. He should replace Lee Kyung-kyu.
Meanwhile, Lee Sang-min is on the phone with his mother. She says its the fifth, the day of the month that Lee Sang-min is supposed to wire her some allowance. LOL! Lee Soo-geun jokes that he’ll be sure to send it by lunchtime.
Lee Sang-min’s mom then talks with Kang Ho-dong. She tells him that she wants to meet him. “Please help Sang-min. He’s been a kind kid since he was six years old.” Kang Ho-dong asks, “What about when he was five?” He was kind then too. She asks about Heechul and Min Kyung-hoon. She then says hello to all the cast members, but almost forgets the last one, Kim Young-chul.
Kang Ho-dong says he’ll visit her and asks for some food. This isn’t <Let’s Eat Dinner Together>.
EXID’s Hani knocks on the door from Up and Down High School. She’s a bit nervous. Kang Ho-dong jokes that she’s not at the level to be a solo guest. She’s staggered lately. Hani, “I know. That’s why I brought a friend. Come out friend.”
Suddenly the classroom lights go out. A blue light turns on, and it’s Rain dancing to his new song, ” The Best Present.” He brings out his best Michael Jackson moves.
Rain is from Escaping the Sun High School. Kang Ho-dong tries to interrupt, but Rain tells him to be quiet. Rain says, “Your heyday is over.” Rain says Kang Ho-dong wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him on <Match Made in Heaven>. Kim Heechul says in the dressing room, Rain gave Kang Ho-dong a 90 degree bow, so why’s he acting so cocky now?
Lee Sang-min says that Rain also saved him. Back in 2007, he was at a coffee shop talking with his creditors when Rain came by and greeted him, “Hello sunbaenim.” Lee Sang-min didn’t recognize him because he was so stressed, but the creditors did and it made him seem so trustworthy that the negotiations went well. Seo Jang-hoon is in shock that he was in debt even back then. Lee Sang-min says he went bankrupt in 2005.
Rain says he watches <Knowing Bros> often. He then talks about his song ” The Best Present” which was composed by Psy. Psy called him at 3 AM saying there was a song, perfect for him, it’s a proposal song. Kim Heechul asks, “You have a girlfriend?” All the MCs ask, “Are you here to announce your wedding? Congratulations!” Rain is looking tired already. Rain responds, “No!”
The MCs are more interested in Hani. To them, she’s today’s main guest. This is Hani’s first time meeting Rain. She says it’s an honor since she was a big fan when she was younger.
Lee Sang-min then walks up to Rain and notes that his watch is worth 150,000,000 won (~150,000 USD). Seo Jang-hoon says he doesn’t have to worry because last week Kim Heechul said his personal worth was 600,000,000,000 won (~600,000,000 USD), so this stuff is nonsense.
Hani’s real name is Ahn Hee-yeon. She doesn’t want to be partners for Heechul because he’s too pretty.
Rain’s name is Jung Ji-hoon. He debuted in 1998 along with Shinhwa and Fin.K.L. His motivation for transferring to Knowing Bros High School is to promote his new album. As a child, his dream was to be a new variety program with Kang Ho-dong. He wants to do something to give people hope since hard time. He doesn’t want to be partners with Kang Ho-dong because he has a childhood trauma from getting hit. Kang Ho-dong doesn’t remember because those who hit don’t remember, only the ones who get hit do.
Min Kyung-hoon says back when he was on <Love Letter>, he wanted to quit, but Kang Ho-dong called him early in the morning and convinced him that he would make him as popular as Rain.
Rain tells a story, “My middle school senior was Lee Sang-min, so my teacher used to tell us we could be like Sang-min one day. I wanted to be a back-up dancer at the time so he really wanted to meet him.”
Guess About Me Quiz
Rain says he knows that the Knowing Bros are good to the female students. He says he’ll give them a kiss to, so pay attention. LOL. His first question is “Because of Ho-dong I had a really hard time. When was it?”
- Seo Jang-hoon, “Being shocked walking down the streets seeing Ho-dong’s face on all his restaurants.”
- Kim Heechul, “Because he’s always late.”
- Correct Answer → He pretends to act cute. Kang Ho-dong is actually the youngest in his family. Rain says he starts to subconsciously copy Kang Ho-dong’s mannerisms.
Rain says that when he’s having a hard time, he watches Kang Ho-dong’s wrestling matches as motivation, especially the one where wrestler Lee Man-ki swears at him, but Kang Ho-dong wasn’t flustered and just responded, “Don’t swear at your opponent” and won.
Rain then asks, “My father was born and raised in Seosan County, and decided to throw a feast in Seosan, and told me to come down. Why?”
- Lee Soo-geun, “There was a drought and he needed rain.”
- Correct Answer → Rain made Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential.
Rain asks, “What’s the first thing I do after dancing?”
- Min Kyung-hoon, “Go to the PC cafe.”
- Seo Jang-hoon, “Go to her house.”
- Correct Answer → Get physical therapy.
Rain asks, “Where do I usually get inspiration for my choreography?”
- Heechul, “Porn”
- Heechul, “Lotteworld”
- Hani, “Nature”
- Seo Jang-hoon, “Daily life”
- Correct Answer → Objects. His latest dance was inspired by the violin.
Hani asks, “What is one of my big complexes?”
- Seo Jang-hoon, “Arrow nose”
- Lee Soo-geun, “Mustache”
- Correct Answer → Her toe nails grow inwards. It’s very painful for her when she wears heels.
Hani then takes a selfie with her feet.
Hani asks, “What did my mom say when I was seriously considering plastic surgery?”
- Correct Answer → Even if you get plastic surgery, you won’t be Kim Tae-hee.
Hani then asks, “What does my manager do most when I’m filming?”
- Heechul, “Shakes his head.”
- Correct Answer → Claps his hands.
Hani’s final question, “What do I always do right before I sleep?”
- Rain, “Watch TV dramas.”
- Heechul, “Think back on what you did that day while smoking out the window.”
- Correct Answer → Write down three good things that happened that day.
Rain’s final question, “What sport can I defeat all of you in?”
- Correct Answer → Wrestling
When he was in middle school, he won wrestling against six of his classmates.