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KBS apologizes for giving their guests so little screen time on the 500th special of 'Happy Together 3'

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KBS2's 'Happy Together 3' issued an official apology after the controversy surrounding their 500th episode special, part 2 of which was aired on June 1. 


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The controversy arose after netizens complained that after inviting so many celebrity guests unexpectedly, they sat in the recording studio like folding screens, with none of the guests getting ample screen time. It was also pointed out that during part 2 of the special, the show spent approximately 10 minutes recapping highlights from part 1 aired last week. Guests who appeared on the show after receiving unexpected calls from the MCs and panelists included IU, DinDin, Yoo Byung Jae, Guillaume Patry, Oh Sang Jin, Block B's Park Kyung, Jo Bo Ah, Song Jae Hee, Choi Yoon Young, Lee Jin Ho, Lee Myung Hoon, and more. 


A representative of 'Happy Together' stated, "It is our fault for not being considerate and dividing up screen time among the celebrities, who lent their precious time after being called by their friends for the 500th special episode. After watching the broadcast, we saw that the first 5-10 minutes of the broadcast was mostly useless material, and the staff has no excuse for such a mistake. We are apologetic to 4-5 of the guests especially, who only managed to show their faces." 


The show also revealed possibly considering a new special episode by inviting the above guests again for "proper treatment". 

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    Broken_Red 26 days ago

    They change the format everytime they got low ratings so can't KBS produce a new variety show?

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    lunar1412 26 days ago

    I think the one at fault is actually the person who propose the idea of inviting a guest. Its alright to invite people but they need to reduce the amount of guest . 3 friends per cast member is crazy

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    Jaraiya_Ero 26 days ago

    Its not their fault but the Editing team fkd up!! Blame where the blame should lay...

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    NORM 26 days ago

    But why do they need to invite the guests again? wasnt this an editing issue?? so shouldnt they have the footage & audio of those guests, or did they ignore them during the whole recording?? :(

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    NoahL 26 days ago

    KBS got too greedy.

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    hiroonakamura 26 days ago

    finally the netizens complain about something that needs to be complained about!

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    westilham95 26 days ago

    Why are people below all complaining and saying that this show is a mess with new changes? yes, the controversy happened and they have apologize and just move on. Btw, the show ratings increased dramatically to 7.9% so even though theres controversy, many people do watch it. They apologize and just move on....

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    hiroonakamura westilham95 26 days ago

    i think the ratings increase was a one time thing due to this being the 500th special. Even still, the ratings have gone up for two weeks in a row though and lately it's been a positive trend as well

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    9001reasons westilham95 26 days ago

    Pretty sure people just wanted to see SJK. They were hinting it during the previous episode. I wouldn't be surprised if the ratings come crashing down on the next one.

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    westilham95 9001reasons 26 days ago

    dont think so cause this years HT rating isn't that bad. the lowest was 4.5% which is still great. If yo compare to last 2 years, this year has been good in ratings

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    myanaconda 26 days ago

    That lolita cunt ruined the show

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    _Jarhon 26 days ago

    This is just a fucking FAIL. Those who dont know, the show already has 5 hosts of which 2 are basically useless BUT they invited 3 more HOSTS for permanent position starting this episode. Why? Nobody fucking know. On top of that, they wasted almost an entire episode on these boring useless hosts and their lines, when infact they had god damn Jo In Sung there. And that was the 1st part. I havent checked this later episode, but apparently its even worse.

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    hiroonakamura _Jarhon 26 days ago

    they switched things coz ratings wise the show has been poor for a long long time. They needed to do something big to make viewers interested again. Also, Jo insung is the celeb that gets the most airtime in ep2....

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    yangshyeonin 26 days ago

    This is not the first time HT doing this. Even with only 4 guests they also cannot give fair airtime so this news nothing surprise me. They just give extra airtime to 1 or 2 guests or sometime they only 'care' about the MCs.

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    hiroonakamura yangshyeonin 26 days ago

    that is just the way it should be! in REGULAR episodes, they are there to compete for screen time. It's not a charity, mind you. HT needs to air the parts that are the best in order to achieve as high a rating as possible. If you're a guest who is boring, they'll cut you out coz they need to do it in order to survive. I dont see the need to complain about that.

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