Holidaze, part two our our “The Mostly Actually Entertaining Episodes Of Season One” trilogy, looks at the quirks and conundrums of Korean holiday culture.
Rob interviews Christine about sombreros (you had to be there). Jajangmyeon Jan switches sides. Overthinking Jeff shops for White Day (guest starring Olivia as the cutest kid in the world). Girls talk in the Bathroom discusses beauty pageants, body shaming, the male gaze, and lip gloss!
In The Weekly Update, North Korean tensions, corrupt doctors, Equus car branding news, and a confusing press conference about match fixing in baseball fill the time, and At the Hagwon, Dave gets mixed up, and Mina gets discouraged by all the different holidays they have to celebrate with the kids.
Pop Stop features SNSD, Son Yeonjae, and Japaguri, while K-Star talk about their favorite holidays.
Old school? New school? Cafe Seoul gets schooled in Episode Five, one, a contender for best episode of season one.
On the way to clearing that bar: fake ads about raising funds for schooling, and modern classical music for modern kids (in the bin for Bach and Mozart!)
Christine interviews Mike and ends up with a book recommendation, and At the Hagwon, an enthusiastic student approaches the teacher after class with… unclear… intentions.
Pop Stop covers Psy, Hyuna and CN Blue news, and on the first day of history class, the new teacher is a little out of her depth, and unsure what to do with kids who’ve already covered the lesson, at their hogwans.
At BOKT, Lee turns the tables on his boss… or does he? and Kimchi Kim and the Spicy Trinity encounter a rogue’s gallery of villains, and stuff mandu mandy with meat… no innuendoes intended.
The Weekly update signs in President Park, Girls’ Talk in the Bathroom discusses School Uniforms, and A Relatively Recent Interlude misses the point of multiculturalism at a multicultural school.
All in all, if you want an example of the best Season One’s sketch comedy had to offer, episode five to seven are pretty clearly a cut above the rest of the season, so enjoy an example of what could have been. Whew!