IMPORTANT!!! I have moved to Korea since I created this blog, and I since have discovered that many videos – especially ones that are uploaded by fans with English subs – have been blocked on Korean YouTube and other websites. This also means I cannot add as many full videos as before, because they simply are not available in my region. All of the videos on the list are the ones I can access easily in Korea, or they are subbed clips I can find on Korean YouTube. I apologize for the inconvenience! – Katherine
Approximate Promotion Period: May and June 2020
케이밥스타 [K-밥 STAR]
A new online variety show hosted by well known comedians Lee Youngja and Kim Sook. It is a “mukbang” or eating style show for K-pop idols (“밥” is the Korean word for “rice” or “meal”). The hosts and guests talk about their favorite foods and eat a meal together.
The group introduces themselves and talks about their favorite foods.
The “mukbang” portion of the episode.
The group promotes their latest single.
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 Shownu and Hyungwon competing in the “grand face window” segment.
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.
A popular series of dance videos where an idol group performs their latest track standing in a line, with one member dancing at a time.
A segment where idols try to beat various Guinness Records (usually sports, speed, or agility related). In this episode, Monsta X attempts to catch a badminton shuttlecock with chopsticks 23 times in one minute.
An idol group dances through their latest single, but each member wears a headband on their head with a different action (fashion pose, take a selfie, etc.) When a member does his or her part, the group has to follow what the headband says.
You can watch the broadcast on V-Live here.
TRAVEL AT HOME
Travel At Home
(트래블 앳 홈)
Monsta X shares travel trips and memories, as well as food they like to eat and music they like to listen to while traveling.
An idol group tries to sing some of their songs in a foreign language. Monsta X attempts “Shoot Out,” “Follow,” and “Fantasia” in Spanish.
Monsta X plays the Telephone Game in Spanish with several native Spanish speakers.
IDOL TROOPS CAMP
Idol Troops Camp
MEMBERS: Shownu, Kihyun, Jooheon
A new online segment where idols train to become variety show masters. They start out with a low rank, but can improve their rank by winning games. The ones with the highest rank can eat snacks provided by the show staff. (NOTE: This might have been filmed earlier and then delayed, because Shownu is injured and doesn’t do some of the physical activities.
Vision test (trying to guess an object after glimpsing it for half a second) and hearing test (guessing song titles)
Hearing test continued, olfactory test (guessing a food through smelling it while blindfolded)
Language test (answering difficult questions with a limited amount of words), agility test (trying to grab the flag before your opponent)
Snack break and werewolf game (kind of like the mafia game)
IDOL ON THE QUIZ
This is *technically* several months after Fantasia promotions, but this seemed like the best place to put it.
Idol on the Quiz(퀴즈 위의 아이돌)
Members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Jooheon
An idol variety show hosted by Jung Hyungdon and Jang Sungkyu, where teams of idols compete against each other in different quizzes based on the Korean language (speed quiz on words and proverbs, consonant quiz, etc.). The winning team’s points get converted into donations made to an organization that helps people studying Korean language and culture outside of South Korea.
SOURCES: YouTube, Dailymotion*, 케이밥스타 [K-밥 STAR], 1theK, Dingo Music, hello82, MBC and MBCY Every1, Seezn 시즌, The K-POP
*Idol on the Quiz episode uploaded and subbed by user 1stonkpop.