MBC variety show Infinity Challenge celebrated their 400th episode on October 18th, and staple member of the show, Yoo Jae Suk, showed a great music video cover of Big Bang Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips”.
The cast of the variety show, comprising Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa, Park Myung Soo, Jung Hyung Don (Doni), Noh Hong Chul, and Jung Jun Ha, recently held a press conference in celebration of Infinity Challenge’s 400th episode. The weekend variety show has been on air for 9 years, since 2005.
A few months ago, the producer of the show teased their viewers, hinting that there could be special features in the 400th episode.
In this episode, the nation’s MC, Yoo Jae Suk, used a clever way to apologize to their viewers regarding the broadcast accident that took place last week. In last week’s episode, the producers of the show set up a hidden camera and revealed the shocking language the cast members used off-camera.
To apologize for this mistake, a special music video cover was filmed, where Yoo Jae Suk transformed into BIGBANG’s Taeyang with “Eyes, Nose, Lips”. Fellow cast member and producer, Jung Hyung Don, seemed to have participated in producing the song as he made an appearance in the recording studio, introducing Yoo Jae Suk’s cover and expressing his apology.
Much effort was put into the music video cover, with the crew producing almost a carbon copy of the original. The video starts off by focusing on the temporary tattoo writing “broadcast accident” on Yoo Jae Suk’s neck, and then it slowly zooms out to film his full body and the entire filming set, just like how it was done in Taeyang’s video.
Of course, being a veteran entertainer in the industry, Yoo Jae Suk made it more entertaining by turning it into a parody. Taeyang was shirtless in his own music video, while Yoo Jae Suk wore a tight skin-colored top with abs design, accompanied by a huge chain necklace that resembled Taeyang’s, but there was a comedic feel to it. Just like Taeyang’s music video, Yoo Jae Suk filmed his version against a huge board that was ablaze on fire.
Although there was obvious auto-tune editing done in Yoo Jae Suk’s song, many viewers still complimented him for his singing. Yoo Jae Suk is also praised for his great effort in showing emotions through his facial expressions. He also did some exaggerated dance movements to bring more laughter from the viewers.
Yoo Jae Suk’s version also changed most of the lyrics of the song, focusing on the regret and apology for the broadcast mistake. It included lyrics such as “please forgive us for one last time“, “we will pull ourselves together and work harder in future“, and “this kind of shocking accident will not happen again“.
It was a clever way to let the viewers feel better and forget about the past broadcast accident with Yoo Jae Suk’s music video cover.
Meanwhile, Taeyang’s original music video has gained more than 23.5 million views ever since its release in June this year.
What do you think about Yoo Jae Suk’s cover of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips”? Is it your favorite version?