Popular variety programme Running Man will be parodying Squid Game for its upcoming episode, airing on Oct 17 in South Korea.

This particular episode – said to be titled Webfoot Octopus Game – kicks off with the Running Man cast members receiving an invitation from masked men to participate in a mysterious game that promises to change their lives.

And like in the megahit Netflix series, they wake up in a strange place to blaring sound of siren and are wearing those famous green tracksuits.

Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook, Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Seok-jin, Haha, Yang Se-chan and Jeon So-min must then compete in various children’s games to win the prize.

'Running Man' is only one of many variety shows doing a parody based on 'Squid Game'.‘Running Man’ is only one of many variety shows doing a parody based on ‘Squid Game’.

Running Man is not the only variety show to do a parody based on Squid Game.

The Korea Herald reported that SNL Korea, Comedy Big League and Amazing Saturday also featured episodes with content referring to the mystery-thriller series.

The games featured in the parody Running Man episode look a little different than the ones in Squid Games.

However, the cast members have played the children’s games such as Red Light Green Light, Honeycomb/Dalgano Candy, Tug Of War and Glass Bridge in its previous episodes. Watch the compilation video below.



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