GFriend Variety Shows and Essential Content: “Me Gustas Tu” Era

(Updated August 2020)

IMPORTANT!!! I have moved to Korea since I created this blog, and I have discovered that many videos – especially ones that are uploaded by fans with English subs – have been blocked on Korean YouTube and other websites.  So unfortunately, I cannot watch most of these videos or verify the links anymore.  This also means I cannot add as many videos as before because they simply are not available in my region.  I’m sorry if you click on something and it’s no longer there, but there’s not really any way for me to check! – Katherine

Approximate Promotion Period: Fall 2015
NOTE: Like with “Glass Bead,” GFriend did not have any major variety show appearances for their initial promotions with “Me Gustas Tu.” I’m pretty sure this was because they came from a very small company. However, they gained a lot of public attention for their professionalism while performing on a slippery stage at a concert. Because of this, they made several more appearances after their initial promotions – which is why everything is in the fall rather than the summer (when they first released the song).


This episode’s theme had the cast trying to find 100 celebrities to compete against 100 professional athletes (GOT7 and SEVENTEEN also make appearances).  There’s not much to GFriend’s appearance, as they just perform their two songs during a break. But you can watch all the guys fanboying over them.

Running Man
Episode 272
A popular and long-running variety show featuring a fixed cast who completes missions with various guests during themed episodes.


Weekly Idol
(주간 아이돌)
MBC Every1
Episode 221
A popular variety show that shines the spotlight on one or more idol groups every episode.  There are well-known corners that often involve dance challenges or aegyo, but the guests always play games or complete missions to earn prizes.

Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point. This clip is of GFriend playing the famous Random Play Dance segment.


Immortal Songs 2
(불후의 명곡: 전설을 노래하다)
A popular singing variety show.  Each episode features a famous singer as the theme of the episode.  Guest singers perform their own versions of the special guest’s songs, and the audience votes for their favorite at the end of the episode. GFriend sang “Love and Remember” by g.o.d.

SOURCES: YouTube*, KBS, MBC Every1, SBS
*Weekly Idol clip uploaded and subbed by ALL THE K-POP

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