The main thing that variety shows are known for is their humor.
Another thing that’s surprisingly popular in variety shows is couples. There have been some iconic variety show couples through the years, to the point where it becomes a running joke on the show. Here’s a list of 5 of the most iconic variety show couples.
1. Kim Jong Kook & Hong Jin Young
Kim Jong Kook and Hong Jin Young made headlines for their great chemistry together. It was quite amazing as Hong Jin Young is one of the few people who can control Kim Jong Kook, as well as show some aegyo to him.
There have been numerous times when the two showed their chemistry together.
Their chemistry together was so great that there were even rumors about the two being a couple.
The 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards even made a compilation of the couple!
2. Song Ji Hyo & Kang Gary (Monday Couple)
The pairing between Song Ji Hyo and Kang Gary was one of the longest-running jokes in Running Man. From essentially the start of the show, the two were always teased as a couple. There has even been a couple of episodes dedicated to the iconic pair.
One of the most surprising moments for the Monday Couple was when Kang Gary kissed Song Ji Hyo during an episode.
This couple was an element in Running Man for over 5 years but ended once Kang Gary left Running Man and announced that he was a married man.
3. Park Na Rae & Kian84
These two originally started as a joking couple, as nobody thought that they would ever develop into a variety show love line. Yet, multiple moments caused the general public to start wondering if they were dating. One of these moments is when Park Na Rae was seen acting extremely caring towards Kian84.
Jun Hyun Moo also revealed that the two are constantly seeing each other whenever they’re free.
Park Na Rae even reveals that she would be willing to date Kian84 if they ever shared mutual feelings for each other.
The most iconic moment between the two is probably when Kian84 lightly kissed Park Na Rae’s forehead during an award show.
4. Kim Jong Kook & Yoon Eun Hye
Kim Jong Kook has had several love lines throughout his career. This one began during X-Man when Kim Jong Kook was asked if he didn’t like Yoon Eun Hye.
Kim Jong Kook shocked everyone once he blocked Yoon Eun Hye’s ears so she couldn’t hear his answer.
This iconic moment has caused Kim Jong Kook to get teased about Yoon Eun Hye many times, especially from Yoo Jae Suk.
5. Joy (Red Velvet) & Sungjae (BTOB)
We Got Married has had plenty of iconic couple pairings, but Sungjae and Joy seem to be the pairing that left a big mark among viewers. One of the most iconic moments between the two is when Sungjae sang a song in front of Joy, which caused her to get emotional.
The two also got teased quite a bit whenever they appeared on other variety shows.
Even after the two left We Got Married, they still had some heartwarming interactions with each other.