'Master in the House,' which is also known as 'All the Butlers' and 'Jipsabu,' is an SBS variety show that airs weekly, every Sunday, with their current members, Lee Seung Gi, Yang Se Hyung, Kim Dong Hyun, Eun Ji Won, and their recently added maknae, Doyoung. They also have former members, or students as they fondly call them, over the years, such as Yook Sung Jae, Lee Sang Yoon, Shin Sung Rok, Cha Eun Woo, and Yoo Su Bin.
The show aims to learn and gain knowledge with the cast visiting and spending a day or more with masters who are reputable, famous, or figures of various fields and professions who can share their wisdom and experiences. The show started off with the masters spending time with the members in their houses, but the show eventually evolved eventually and developed into a show where learning and entertainment meet. Sometimes, the show also invites one-day disciples who would be the guests to also join in the learning experience alongside the cast members.
The show started on December 31, 2017. It served as the first comeback variety show of Seung Gi after his discharge from the military, as he promised SBS before his enlistment that his comeback variety show would be with them. They originally consisted of Seung Gi, Se Hyung, Sang Yoon, and Sung Jae and were called SangSeungHyungJae together.
On December 29, 2019, it was revealed that Sung Rok would begin appearing in episodes as a fixed cast on January 12, 2020. Original cast members Sang Yoon and Sung Jae left the show on February 11, 2020, during Episode 111. In Episode 114, Dong Hyun joined while Eun Woo joined in Episode 116, now as new members of 'Master in the House.' Eun Woo and Sung Rok left the show on June 20, 2021, with their last appearance as regular cast members during Episode 177. Yoo Su Bin then joined as a fixed cast member on episode 180 and graduated from the show, and left the show after his last appearance during Episode 215. Eun Ji Won joined as a regular cast member after his guesting starting on Episode 216, followed by Doyoung who joined in as a regular cast member after his stellar performance as a guest, with his first episode as a member in Episode 227.
Here is the first part of the must-watch episodes of 'Master in the House,' which will include the episodes from the first episode to Episode 111!
1. Episode 1
The first episode was definitely a delight to watch as it first introduced the members of the show, starting from the showcase of Seung Gi's life after his enlistment, their first meeting before the show proper, Sung Jae's role model, Se Hyung's flex as a fashion king, and their huge prank to the variety show newbie Sang Yoon to make him adjust right before they meet their master. P.S. There's a refreshing girl group who they stan and called them to invite them to the show!
2. Episode 2-3
Master: Jeon In Kwon
Watch the members who finally meet their first-ever master, who seems eccentric yet left a profound impact not only on the members but on the viewers themselves. Get into the world of honey powder and rice crusts, drawing time, the start of a battle on who would sleep beside the master, their midnight meal escapade featuring Seung Gi's military meal kit, and their tearful goodbye with their first master as they watch him perform live exclusively for them.
3. Episode 6-7
Master: Choi Bool Am
The members anticipate a great time as the master was said to come from Pyongyang and the coincidence that it is currently a cold winter, not to mention the call hint coming from Taeyang! To spend the night with the master, the members compete to stay out longer in the cold snow. The members become impressed with the master's friendships, and as a token of their own friendship, SangSeungHyungJae goes out to the snow forest for resolution.
4. Episode 8-9
Master: Youn Yuh Jung
For the first time, the master's house cannot be used since all water pipes were broken due to the freezing cold, so the members decide where they should film among the own houses of the cast members. As they settle in, the members were tested on their acting skills as the master watches their abilities while they are given detailed and challenging situations. They also do a funny game at night and decide who among them would be the one to wake up the master through a song.
5. Episode 12-13
The members meet the Queen of K-Pop and join her in her life as a trainer and counselor of idols in the same entertainment agency. They prepare special meals for master BoA because this is her first home party. They huddle around, converse, and speak about their professional life as artists. On the second day, the members perform on stage as a new idol group, "Master's Way."
6. Episode 14-16
Master: Park Hang Seo
The cast members travel overseas together for the first time to meet master Park Hang Seo, the manager of the Vietnamese national soccer team. The members showcase their fame in Vietnam as they make their way to the airport. In the meantime, the players compete to become the master's soccer team's captain. They also challenge the master with kicks, and they battle out to be with the master in his room alongside the million-dollar prize through sour lemons.
7. Episode 16-18
Master: Cha In Pyo
Seung Gi finds himself crying from laughter when they meet master Cha In Pyo who he finds strangely similar to him. They also celebrate the variety rookie Sang Yoon's 100th day since he joined in as an entertainer by asking him to do a special gratitude greeting. He also spreads his YOLO agenda and asks them to do things until they have time.
8. Episode 19-20
They meet their ninth master in the mountains with a wide field and farm, who insists that they should work to have meals and starts farming for a self-sufficient life. They spend time with the Buddhist monk who teaches them to leave their desires and meditate, and at night they go wild with the cold waters they found in the bath.
9. Episode 35-38
Master: Shin Ae Ra
To meet the new master, the members travel to LA. They receive an invitation with a task. Their goal is to carry out the master's orders. The master sends a posh limousine to transport the members to Beverly Hills and tour the well-known landmarks and eat delicious local cuisine. Prepare for a fun and heartwarming series of episodes as the members share their feelings towards each other and meet Ae Ra and former master In Pyo's well-loved children.
10. Episode 39-40
Master: Kim Byung Man
By having them set up tents and start fires on their own, Master Byung Man challenges the group to live in the jungle. He brings unique items so he may prepare a nice dinner for them. The master sends the group members to the airport on the second day, where he challenges for his ambition. One of them gets to grip the control stick as they board the aircraft together.
11. Episode 46-47
Master: Son Ye Jin
In this episode, the members celebrate the first anniversary with Son Ye Jin, starting up with their starstruck reactions to the actress and giving pilates a try. They recreate her most iconic movie moments, but it can be challenging to gain her approval. The members take on the role of master for one another because it is a special episode. The class turns into a wonderful party as they discuss how to be hip at the karaoke in their own ways.
12. Episode 62-63
Master: Kang Hyung Wook
Lee Hong Gi, Bo Ra, and Crush all join the show as guests with their cute dogs, with Seung Gi bringing his dog, Perro, for today's episode, alongside their master, the dog whisperer, Kang Hyung Wook. They also visit Busan to meet Hyung Wook's old friend, Leo who served as a police dog for the past eight years after being separated from Hyung Wook and celebrate Leo's retirement ceremony.
13. Episode 68-69
Master: Firefighters Bae Mong Gi, Hong Beom Seok, Cho Myung Soo, Lee Jin Hee
The members get ready to meet their special masters while wearing the masters' uniforms, and surprisingly, the masters fall from the sky. They experience the 4-on-1 physical training challenge, rappel training, and first aiding in emergency situations. They also put their learning by trying to put off an actual fire and join the actual duty of the Rescue Team and Emergency Medical Team.
14. Episode 70-71
Master: Jung Doo Hong
They meet a master who has a huge experience in Hollywood, and they experience his talent and skills. They experience stunts some of them haven't experienced, with different weaponry and situations that make them deal with various props. After they have learned various action acting skills, they experience the basic skills themselves and deal with complex car stunts.
15. Episode 72-73
Master: Lee Seo Jin
They go abroad again and travel to Japan with a master who is like a friend and travel mate. The travel mate shows his unexpected charms and shares his personal connection to Aomori. The members and the mate enjoy the great nature of Aomori and play a game to win the single room. They also spend time teasing their naive master from time to time, while providing entertainment for themselves.
16. Episode 82
Master: Hur Jae
They meet the legendary basketball player turned coach, Hur Jae, who teaches them skills and special ways in basketball, only to realize and see that most of them have innate basketball skills. From Seung Gi, who makes miracles happen, Sung Jae, the blank canvas and absorbs lessons very quickly, Sang Yoon, who loves basketball the most among all sports, to Se Hyung, who might be small but is very swift and athletic, they all enjoy until the exhibition game.
17. Episode 85-86
Master: Park Ji Woo and J. Black
The members take the challenge of learning dancing from master Park Ji Woo, an expert in the ballroom, and master J. Black who takes expertise in hip-hop and street dances. After a time of practicing and learning dancing skills, they memorize routines and choreographies and eventually perform in a huge crown to showcase what they learned.
18. Episode 87-88
They take on a special where their master is their best friend, with the members bringing in their best friends to the show. The members and their best friends first test their compatibilities and eventually try on rides that can be relatively scary for some but enjoyed by some friends. At night, they play multiple games to bond over and do the crowd's favorite noraebang.
19. Episode 91-92
Master: Park Chan Ho
The members meet with the legendary professional baseball player, Park Chan Ho, who exceeds what meets the eyes, and is one of the most talkative masters ever. As they spend time learning about the humble beginnings of the player and meeting his family, they also learn more about him, and they eventually play baseball with him and his friend. The members eventually display their shocking baseball skills and athleticism.
20. Episode 95-96
Master: Lee Young Ae
The legendary actress, Lee Young Ae, makes a very rare appearance in a variety show as she becomes the master whom the members meet alongside her beautiful family. The members meet the polar opposite fraternal twins, with Sung Jae and Seung Gi finding themselves immersed in the Frozen fever and Sang Yoon and Se Hyung finding themselves immersed in a science lesson. They also spend a night calling their friends and learning more from Young Ae.
21. Episode 97-99
Master: Kim Byung Man
Kim Byung Man becomes the very first master who became a master two times, now filming abroad and going to the beautiful country of New Zealand. The members first fight among themselves for their allowances and to find whom would they would be traveling with and finish a mission together. They also experience firsthand Byung Man's flight talent and experience things that they can only experience in New Zealand, marking many memories together.
22. Episode 100-101
Master: Jang Joon Hwan, Moon So Ri
The members meet a blockbuster couple as their masters, who shows huge liking towards the members, particularly Seung Gi. They also help the members realize their dreams of being able to direct their own movies by holding a film festival among themselves. They gather together at night to watch the movies they have directed on their own and react to them, but of course, the masters would not miss out on the fun and showcase an emotional closing film.
23. Episode 102-103
Master: Jang Jin Woo
Sung Rok has finally joined in as a permanent and regular cast member of Master in the House, and what could be a greater welcome by making him experience a variety show firsthand. They meet the master, who is the coach of the South Korea National Representative Cheerleading Team, who will teach them how to smile always, to trust, and to do the simplest down to the most complex of steps and choreographies that they will eventually perform alongside the cheerleading team.
24. Episode 104-105
The episode showcased all athletes who brought pride and honor to their country by winning in their fields and fighting for their skills. The members find themselves in an unending vault of learning, with each of them learning from each of the master's sports and experiencing them firsthand too. Some of them showcase the undeniable potential that the masters have seen themselves.
25. Episode 108-109
Master: Park Hyun Bin, Hong Jin Young
The members find themselves in a trance as they enter the world of trot with their masters, who are great trot singers in their own right. The members find themselves singing alongside their masters, and the masters find themselves fighting for the members they want to recruit for their team performance. The two masters are completely different from each other, but both are equally talented, making the members work hard too for their trot performance.
26. Episode 110-111
Master: Lee Se Dol
The members meet the genius Go player, Lee Se Dol, along with a very refreshing girl group. The episode becomes one of the most tearful episodes in the history of the show as the episode marks the graduation of their beloved members, Sang Yoon and Sung Jae, with appearances from their beloved masters to bid them goodbye and send them off in a good note. The members also feel emotional, but they know that they will meet again because this is not a permanent goodbye.
Here are only some of the many episodes that you should check if you want to start binge-watch Master in the House! This is only the first part, but we surely recommend you to watch each episode filled with learning as we learn alongside the members who meet their masters.