* I was reminded of Happy Together
, last mentioned here two years ago
, when Reason requested a Song So-hee clip from YouTube as bedtime music and YouTube's sidebar suggested the HT episode
on which she'd appeared in 2014. (Reason is fascinated by a young entertainer; I ...want Song So-hee to continue maturing so that her voice sounds less shrill.) They seated her in the prestige spot, but she's youngest of the five guests on that ep and she knew it; she has restrained manners.
Anyway (I didn't watch the whole thing), then the sidebar suggested the 2014 HT
featuring Jackie Chan, Narsha, and [Choi] Siwon. omg. (KBS is kind: HT
?always has English subtitles.) Chan speaks a bit of Korean, and the dour co-host speaks some Mandarin, so they patched the opener into a hilarious moment in which Chan (by far the eldest person present) says that he'd rather call the lead host "oppa" instead of "hyeong" because it's easier to say. In general, oppa is what a girl or woman might call a slightly older male person whom she considers close, or the term she'd use for an actual older brother; hyeong is what a boy or man would use for an older male person, similarly, except not so similar, is it, when most young women with boyfriends call the bf "oppa" too. And then Chan addresses the co-host as eonni (older sister if you're a female speaker). :P As the host remarks near the four-minute mark, everyone's wearing headsets so that offstage translators can supply the guests and hosts with translations as needed, heh. Those translators must be amazing---there's hardly a lag, and the manner of delivery (it's "live" comedy) suggests that they don't cut much during post-production.
Notably, the host calls Chan "seonsaengnim," teacher, which is as it ought to be. One reason that Korea likes Yu Jae Seok
---"the nation's MC"---is that he's funny, he pokes at things, yet (at least on this show) he holds a line.
Also, Jackie Chan loves the environment, and he tries to make his staff respect it as well.
And then I stopped watching because sleep matters more, but on another day...
* ...I picked up the "I am from America" HT
special (2015) with five guests, three younger and two older. I happen to have seen two (one from each subgroup) in kdramas: Stephanie Lee in Second Last Love
and Yi Hyeon U in Dal Ja's Spring
. The humor's more predictable because I'm more familiar with the crossings, but I still laughed. Must remember to dip into HT
every so often for ear-practice.